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Real crime solutions needed

The so called “Crime Wave” in the French Quarter spawned an ineffective “Word Wave” of predictable meetings with officials that followed a spate of attention

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Leave TOPS alone

The year was 1988. A successful New Orleans businessman named Patrick F. Taylor had a speech to give. His audience was 183 restless middle schoolers

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Smoke-free ordinance
As a pastor, I support a smoke-free ordinance. It may seem unexpected for a member of the faith-based community to support an ordinance that involves casinos and bars but the truth ...
Home-grown terror
With the Martin Luther King Jr. National Holiday looming on the horizon, we would be remiss if we did not ask why mainstream media coverage of the recent bombing of ...
I love loosies
The cops who ganged up on Eric Garner, got him into a chokehold, and mashed his face into the sidewalk didn’t intend to kill him. They intended only to show ...
Choked out
This one is different. We didn’t see George Zimmerman kill Trayvon Martin or Darren Wilson murder Michael Brown. Having only the perpetrators’ accounts to go by, we were left mercilessly ...
I Can’t Breathe
The haunting cry, “I CAN’T BREATHE” has echoed around the world and its impact grows daily. Eric Garner’s dying words have become an eloquent expression of helplessness and frustration at ...
Solar policies come at the expense of communities least able to afford them
In the drive to develop certain sectors in our nation’s economy, we have all too often seen policies born of good intentions produce damaging consequences, particularly for people on the ...
A city of resiliency
Recently I had the great pleasure of visiting New Orleans to promote breast-cancer research, and the new book Just Peachey: Bearing Fruit. Of all the things I’ve heard about the ...
Violence against women
Just before I participated in a panel discussion on how to end sexual assault on Louisiana’s campuses yesterday, the New Orleans Inspector General released a report on the NOPD’s mishandling ...

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