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Bywater Color

When I work I kind of sort of multi-task. I may be working on one particular story or another, but my eyes and brain are working as I scan the bigger picture. 441 more words

Ray Laskowitz

New Orleans: A Long Walk Along The Levees

By: Chinwe Obodo

NEW ORLEANS (March 13,2014)- As stated in the Washington Post (21 September 2005) “Louisiana’s top hurricane experts have rejected the official explanations for the floodwall collapses that inundated much of New Orleans, concluding that Hurricane Katrina’s storm surges were much smaller than authorities have suggested and that the city’s flood- protection system should have kept most of the city dry.” 349 more words


Such a humbling experience to visit the ruins of New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina.  I was telling a friend who was with us while we checked out the 9th ward, that I’ve always seen pictures of the damage done to houses and buildings but there was nothing like seeing it in person, right in front of my own eyes. 325 more words

“Ninth Ward ” by Rhodes, Jewell Parker


– Twelve-year-old Lanesha lives in a tight-knit community in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward. She doesn’t have a fancy house like her uptown family or lots of friends like the other kids on her street. 336 more words

Ninth Ward

Celebrating Mardi Gras NYC

This year, Mardi Gras comes to us much later than usual. Normally in February, Mardi Gras 2014 is officially on March 4.

Sure, when you think Mardi Gras, you think New Orleans, but let’s not kid ourselves for one second. 212 more words

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