April 2012 Archive

HUB New Orleans designed to revitalize S. Broad
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Striking graffiti covers 4035 Washington Avenue, both inside and out. One particular piece, depicting a man with what appears to be a lowered rifle, prompted some of ...
Jazz Fest – Second weekend pics
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer A variety of flavors marks Jazz Fest’s first weekend with the sounds of Africa prominently featured. The importance of continuance and remembrance also plays a ...
Homeownership is up in New Orleans
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer William and Tess Monaghan founded Build Now in 2008 with the mission of building quality, affordable housing in the greater New Orleans area for people affected by ...
Efforts under way to protect Orleanians’ right to vote
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Restricting access to voting has become a widespread campaign in recent years under the banner of preventing voter fraud. As many New Orleanians who lost all their ...
Legislating an end to racial profiling
By Suzanne Manneh Contributing Writer (Special from New America Media) — No one denies — at least openly — that racial profiling is bad practice. The question at hand, and one raised ...
NOAH contractor changes plea to guilty; stole post-Katrina federal funds
By Karen Gadbois thelensnola.org Appearing last Thursday in federal court before Judge Nannette Jolivette-Brown, former New Or­leans Affordable Homeowner­ship contractor Earl Myers changed his plea from not guilty to guilty of ...
Department of Justice threatens sheriff with lawsuit, ICE removes detainees
By Zoe Sullivan Contributing Writer Last week saw further developments in the ongoing drama surrounding Orleans Parish Prison. On April 23, the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division released a 21-page letter ...
City Council seeks to expand CeaseFire to include more social-outreach services
By Tom Gogola thelensnola.org New Orleans Crime Com­mis­sioner James Carter was called before the City Council’s Criminal Justice Committee Wed­nesday to talk about the implementation of the city’s new CeaseFire initiative in ...
Asian-American fishermen sue BP for racial discrimination
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Vietnamese and Cambodian fishermen in Village L’est and Versailles in New Orleans East were among the first residents to return after Katrina, only to see their livelihoods ...
NOPD completes probe of Allen shooting
Just days after the family of Wendell Allen said it no longer believed the 20-year-old was shot in the back by a New Orleans cop and said it hoped the ...

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