Protesters march against racist statues to pressure officials to take action

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer After waiting 180 days for the required protocol for the removal of at least four Confederate monuments from public spaces,

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The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority took this empty lot on Forshey Street and made it into a rain garden.

Katrina helped usher in an acceptance and use of green infrastructure

By Bob Marshall The Lens One sign that Prisca Weems represents something new and surprising in New Orleans is her never-before-seen title in city government:

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In N.O., petitions clash over Bayou Classic
Mere days after the annual football face-off between HBCUs Southern University and Grambling State known as the Bayou Classic, some citizens in New Orleans are now calling for Mayor Mitchell ...
City, residents on edge after recent gun violence
A series of shootings, robberies and other violent crimes over the past two weeks have made it clear that the undermanned NOPD will continue to have its hands full as ...
City gets one step closer to building “low-barrier” homeless shelter
By Della Hasselle Contributing Writer A new “low-barrier” homeless shelter, an initiative led by Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and the Downtown Development District, moved one step closer to reality this month after the ...
42nd Annual Bayou Classic set to kick off November 28
Mark Alexander is what some might call a die-hard fan of the Southern University Jaguars. Even though the New Orleans native matriculated at the University of Houston as an undergrad ...
School site honored as historic landmark
By Ashlee Hill Contributing Writer It was a Saturday on the grounds of Valena C. Jones Elementary School at 1901 North Galvez St. and a group of its alumni ...
African-centered scholar visited N.O.
Professor James Small, an African-centered scholar who has led tours to continental Africa and throughout the African Diaspora and lectured extensively on African history, culture, ingenuity and spirituality, was in ...
Iconic musician and songwriter, Allen Toussaint dies at 77
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer “Any setting in New Orleans, as far as I’m concerned, is pretty close to perfect,” Allen Toussaint once proclaimed. The renowned composer, producer, pianist and ...
Sleep Out puts spotlight on homeless youth
By Kendall Lawson Contributing Writer One day last week, a drop in temperature of a few degrees saw folk visiting Bourbon Street wearing jackets to fend off the crisp cold wind breezes. ...

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