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Ruling in the case of New Orleans City Council v. Tracie Washington

This case against Tracie Washington, champion of the rights of the poor to return to New Orleans, sets a frightening precedent: Make a successful public records request that an official doesn't like and you too could be summoned to court.

Stop the evictions! Stop the demolition of public housing!

Rally and march Saturday, March 7, 1 p.m., Orleans and Claiborne Avenues in New Orleans to stop the demolition of Lafitte and the Mid-City area where the replacement for Charity Hospital is planned.

Dr. King shows us the way to end poverty in America

The Gulf Coast Civic Works Act to fund "green" resident-led recovery projects is inspired by Dr. King's proposal for ending poverty: a public works New Deal-like program assuring full employment.

New Year’s resolution: Stop shooting young Black men

Oscar Grant III and Adolph Grimes III were both young and Black, and therefore both were gunned down by police in the early hours of New Year's Day, one in Oakland, one in New Orleans.

New Orleans mobilizes against police murder of Adolph Grimes

About two dozen citizens gathered outside of the 2nd District police headquarters at 7:30 this morning to condemn the slaying of Adolph Grimes III by a gang of New Orleans police officers.

New Orleanians gear up for long overdue rebuilding

Neighborhood planning and oversight on needed infrastructure and services will keep the focus on regional needs and local job creation and work related income for workers, with job-oriented training and backup services like child care and transitional housing.

Condemn the New Orleans police murder of Adolph Grimes III

The New Orleans police have murdered another African American youth. Around 3 a.m. New Year's Day, an elite squad of un-named plainclothes officers shot and killed 22-year-old Adolph Grimes III.

Five bailout lessons from Katrina

Year end bonuses continue while foreclosures increase? The needs of the poor must take priority over the wants of the rich.

How will you celebrate Christmas?

In this year of financial and economic collapse, and pretty near unprecedented global, geopolitical and military stress, the greatest irony is that we are now living in conditions similar to the deprivations of the Infant of Bethlehem.

‘If it moved, you shot it’: Investigation uncovers vigilante shootings of Blacks in New...

In an 18-month investigation, A.C. Thompson weaves together stories of both innocent victims and unrepentant vigilantes, painting a terrifying and never before told picture of a hidden race war in New Orleans in the days following Hurricane Katrina.

Three years and 69 days: Obama’s victory as seen from New Orleans

Three years and 69 days was a lifetime ago in political terms. There are still many Americans living today who grew up in an apartheid America where the concept of even allowing Blacks to vote in many states and counties was considered impossible.

‘This is criminal’

This story, dictated by Malik Rahim to the Bay View two days after Katrina, was the call heard round the world that Black and poor New Orleanians were being abandoned in nothing less than attempted genocide and volunteers were needed. Now Malik is in a winnable race for Congress Dec. 6. Go Malik!

Malik Rahim for Congress Dec. 6!

Malik Rahim has spoken out with courage, asked the difficult questions and built viable community alternatives. He is a strong organizer who acted while the politicians waited. Now he wants to take his courage to Congress.

Displaced poor still arriving in New Orleans as Saints go marching in

Tears dripped down her face as she searched for her missing suitcase in the busy New Orleans bus station. "It had my ID, my children's birth certificates, my money and my credit cards," she softly cried. It was one week after she was bused out of New Orleans to a military base in Arkansas. She was supposed to be at work.

New Orleans News Briefs

The Lower 9th Ward Village, a post-Katrina nonprofit community center, is to become a multipurpose, multi-use facility that caters to the community in general, with emphasis on providing services, skills training and recreational activities to youth and the elderly.

Katrina housing crisis still hinders recovery, report says

Three years after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita battered the homes of hundreds thousands of Louisianans, too many residents are still unable to afford to rebuild their homes or find an affordable place to rent.

Katrina Pain Index: New Orleans three years later

Zero apartments currently being built to replace the 963 public housing apartments formerly occupied and now demolished at the St. Bernard Housing Development. 2.6 billion FEMA dollars for Katrina damages that have not yet been delivered. Renowned people's attorney Bill Quigley has compiled a shocking "pain index" caused by the continuing ethnic cleansing of New Orleans.

Congressmembers Frank and Waters call for halt on public housing demolition

‘Over 60 percent of public housing units demolished or disposed never come back online,’ they tell HUD by Matthew Cardinale Atlanta (APN) – U.S. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Maxine Waters, D-Calif., have written a letter to the...

A spork in the road

At the press conference held by Rethink: Kids Rethink New Orleans Schools, 19 middle school Rethinkers rolled out a riveting multi-media presentation describing who they are, what they have learned and their 12 recommendations for ALL public schools in New Orleans.

U.N. weighs in against demolishing public housing

The U.N. Human Rights Council concluded, "Thousands of Black families would continue to suffer displacement and homelessness if the demolition of 4,500 public housing units is not halted. ... We therefore call on the Federal Government (U.S.) and state and local authorities to immediately halt the demolitions of public housing in New Orleans."
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