New restrictions are being placed on fishermen in the Gulf of Mexico and along the Atlantic coast to protect the prized Bluefin tuna species from overfishing.
On Monday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the rules, which affect commercial fishing vessels and take effect in January.
Under the new rules, fishermen will be barred from the practice of using miles-long fishing lines in areas of the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of North Carolina during certain sensitive periods for Bluefin tuna.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu plans to make racism and race relations constant touchstones as New Orleans prepares to celebrate its 300th anniversary in 2018, NOLA.com reports.
Landrieu announced a commission composed of eight planning committees will help plan the 2018 celebration of the founding of New Orleans. One of the eight committees will be called the "racial reconciliation" committee.
Percentage-wise, New Orleans has more local businesses than most other American cities. In fact, the city has the fifth-best ratio of local to non-local businesses in the country.
So in New Orleans this year, thereâ€™s a push to make Cyber Monday more profitable for local businesses.
Mark Strella is the program manager for Stay Local, a group whose mission is to raise visibility for locally owned, independent businesses. He says when people shop online with big box retailers, very little of that money trickles down toÂ New Orleans.
The Jefferson Parish public school system's desegregation task force will hold public meetings Monday and Tuesday.
NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports the meetings are being held to get public input on the system's compliance with its federal desegregation agreement. The deal requires racial diversity and equal school choices on both sides of the Mississippi River.
Over 300 people gathered at Lee Circle on Sunday for a peaceful demonstration in solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri. The event marked the grand jury's decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson for fatally shooting 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The demonstration was organized by Black Youth Project, a group of young activists working to end the criminalization of black youth.