<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0621-new-orleans-agenda-reverbnation-is-hub-for-artist-showcase-submissions-to-cutting-edge-music-business-conference-and-new-orleans-music-festival">ReverbNation is Hub for Artist Showcase Submissions to Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and New Orleans Music Festival</a>

ReverbNation is Hub for Artist Showcase Submissions to Cutting Edge Music Business Conference and New Orleans Music Festival

75 performance slots for ReverbNation artists/bands that submit their RPK.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0621-new-orleans-agenda-cutting-edge-announces-kevin-lyman-and-michael-koch-as-keynote-speakers-for-new-orleans-music-business-conference">Cutting Edge Announces Kevin Lyman and Michael Koch as Keynote Speakers for New Orleans Music Business Conference</a>

Cutting Edge Announces Kevin Lyman and Michael Koch as Keynote Speakers for New Orleans Music Business Conference

Lyman is best known as the producer and creator of the hugely successful Vans Warped Tour, the longest running traveling music and extreme sports festival in the world while Koch's eOne Music is the largest independent record company in the U.S.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0620-new-orleans-agenda-louisiana-incarcerated---an-evening-with-cindy-chang">Louisiana Incarcerated - An Evening with Cindy Chang</a>

Louisiana Incarcerated - An Evening with Cindy Chang

A panel discussion convened to examine the multifaceted issue of the business of incarceration in Louisiana.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0619-new-orleans-agenda-reforming-education-in-post-katrina-louisiana">Reforming Education in Post-Katrina Louisiana</a>

Reforming Education in Post-Katrina Louisiana

A public forum centered on Louisiana's school choice movement hosted by the National Association of Black Journalists and New Orleans Association of Black Journalists.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0612-new-america-media-new-orleans-boasts-rising-test-scores---critics-ask-whos-left-out">New Orleans Boasts Rising Test Scores - Critics Ask, Who's Left Out?</a>

New Orleans Boasts Rising Test Scores - Critics Ask, Who's Left Out?

Widely considered one of the nation's worst school district for years, New Orleans' schools have been showing remarkable academic gains, but not everyone is convinced that the improved test scores tell the whole story of the school district.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0411-new-america-media-parents-the-missing-engine-behind-school-reform">Parents: The Missing Engine Behind School Reform</a>

Parents: The Missing Engine Behind School Reform

A series of NAM-sponsored forums across the south east focused on connecting parents to the education reform movement.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0125-new-orleans-agenda-state-superintendent-of-education-appoints-patrick-dobard-as-interim-rsd-superintendent">State Superintendent of Education Appoints Patrick Dobard as Interim RSD Superintendent</a>

State Superintendent of Education Appoints Patrick Dobard as Interim RSD Superintendent

A New Orleans native, Dobard is a career educator and graduate of Southern University.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0125-new-orleans-agenda-state-education-board-names-john-white-state-superintendent-of-education">State Education Board Names John White State Superintendent of Education</a>

State Education Board Names John White State Superintendent of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and other National, State and Local Leaders Praise Appointment.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0125-new-orleans-agenda-red-tails-mission-accomplished">Red Tails' Mission Accomplished</a>

Red Tails' Mission Accomplished

The packed audience of New Orleans Who's Who showed their appreciation as soon as the credits began rolling with a round of applause, especially when Blanchard and Hemmingway names rolled across the screen.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2012-0120-new-orleans-agenda-louisiana-awarded-17-million-race-to-the-top-grant-from-department-of-education">Louisiana Awarded $17 Million Race to the Top Grant from Department of Education</a>

Louisiana Awarded $17 Million Race to the Top Grant from Department of Education

The Louisiana Education Reform Plan, addresses standards and assessments, the collection and use of data, school turnaround strategies, and effective support for teachers and school leaders.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-1128-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-launches-52-million-first-time-homebuyer-initiative-to-promote-neighborhood-redevelopment">Mayor Landrieu Launches $52 Million First-Time Homebuyer Initiative to Promote Neighborhood Redevelopment</a>

Mayor Landrieu Launches $52 Million First-Time Homebuyer Initiative to Promote Neighborhood Redevelopment

The City will provide affordable gap financing in the form of a "soft second" mortgage for two programs.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-1117-new-orleans-agenda-city-houses-homeless-individuals-from-under-pontchartrain-expressway">City Houses Homeless Individuals From Under Pontchartrain Expressway</a>

City Houses Homeless Individuals From Under Pontchartrain Expressway

Permanent Housing Solutions Sought for Over 100 Individuals.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-1020-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-launches-nola-wise-an-energy-efficiency-initiative-for-homeowners">Mayor Landrieu Launches NOLA Wise, an Energy Efficiency Initiative for Homeowners</a>

Mayor Landrieu Launches NOLA Wise, an Energy Efficiency Initiative for Homeowners

Federal, city and non-profit partnership helps homeowners make green retrofits federal investment will create local jobs.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-1018-new-orleans-agenda-louisiana-department-of-education-gets-an-i-for-incomplete">Louisiana Department of Education gets an &quot;I&quot; for Incomplete</a>

Louisiana Department of Education gets an "I" for Incomplete

The State must add letter grades that separately measure key components of school performance as part of a school report card.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-1017-new-orleans-agenda-rsd-and-opsb-officials-announce-facilities-master-plan-will-serve-all-students">RSD and OPSB Officials Announce Facilities Master Plan Will Serve All Students</a>

RSD and OPSB Officials Announce Facilities Master Plan Will Serve All Students

The Revised plan doubles funded facilities through $242 million in savings and new revenue while increasing the number of funded projects in the next phase of the plan from 23 to 52 facilities.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0922-new-orleans-agenda-mbi-announces-music-line-up-for-nola-downtown-music-and-arts-festival-in-new-orleans">MBI Announces Music Line-Up for nola DOWNTOWN Music and Arts Festival in New Orleans</a>

MBI Announces Music Line-Up for nola DOWNTOWN Music and Arts Festival in New Orleans

The free festival will feature local, national, and international acts from places as far as Canada, London, and Guadeloupe. featuring various genre of music...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0920-new-orleans-agenda-major-league-baseballs-5th-urban-youth-academy-to-be-built-in-new-orleans">Major League Baseball's 5th Urban Youth Academy to be built in New Orleans</a>

Major League Baseball's 5th Urban Youth Academy to be built in New Orleans

Major League Baseball and City of New Orleans break ground on $5.3 million project to build facility at Wesley Barrow Stadium to provide free baseball and softball instruction.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0919-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-urges-participation-in-crime-action-summit-designed-to-reduce-new-orleans-murder-rate">Mayor Landrieu Urges Participation in Crime Action Summit Designed to Reduce New Orleans' Murder Rate</a>

Mayor Landrieu Urges Participation in Crime Action Summit Designed to Reduce New Orleans' Murder Rate

S.O.S NOLA: Saving Our Sons" campaign involves prevention, intervention, interdiction, prosecution, rehabilitation, and re-entry as the model to reduce violence in the community.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0914-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-only-fortune-500-ceo-says-city-is-quickly-rebounding">New Orleans' Only Fortune 500 CEO Says City is Quickly Rebounding</a>

New Orleans' Only Fortune 500 CEO Says City is Quickly Rebounding

Just six years after Hurricane Katrina, Southern Business & Development Magazine called New Orleans the "Co-Major Market of the Year." Forbes ranked it No. 2 on its 2011 list of Best Cities for Job Growth.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0908-new-orleans-agenda-entergy-new-orleans-sees-increase-in-number-of-customers">Entergy New Orleans Sees Increase in Number of Customers</a>

Entergy New Orleans Sees Increase in Number of Customers

New study shows company's economic impact of nearly $1 billion in New Orleans area.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0906-new-orleans-agenda-how-seniors-survived-katrina-family-community-offset-government-failures">How Seniors Survived Katrina: Family, Community Offset Government Failures</a>

How Seniors Survived Katrina: Family, Community Offset Government Failures

Six years after Hurricane Katrina robbed seniors of their homes ways of life, family, faith and community have offset government failures to help them go on.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0830-new-orleans-agenda-six-years-after-katrina-the-battle-for-new-orleans-continues">Six Years After Katrina, The Battle for New Orleans Continues</a>

Six Years After Katrina, The Battle for New Orleans Continues

Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0830-new-orleans-agenda-katrina-six-years-later-shooting-blanks">Katrina, Six Years Later: Shooting Blanks</a>

Katrina, Six Years Later: Shooting Blanks

So now with a large segment of the community disinterested in voting, how do we "demand" anything ... We can be and are being ignored.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0822-new-orleans-agenda-the-truth-behind-the-times-picayunes-misleading-article-about-miller-mccoy-academy">The Truth Behind the Times-Picayune's Misleading Article About Miller-McCoy Academy</a>

The Truth Behind the Times-Picayune's Misleading Article About Miller-McCoy Academy

As New Orleans' only all-boys public charter school, we are unwavering in our commitment to the most demanding demographic in America.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0819-new-orleans-agenda-major-league-baseballs-5th-urban-youth-academy-to-be-built-in-new-orleans">Major League Baseball's 5th Urban Youth Academy to Be Built in New Orleans</a>

Major League Baseball's 5th Urban Youth Academy to Be Built in New Orleans

Major League Baseball and City of New Orleans Break Ground on $5.3 Million Project to Build Facility at Wesley Barrow Stadium to Provide Free Baseball and Softball Instruction.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0811-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-attorney-regina-bartholomew-announces-her-candidacy-for-civil-district-court-judge">New Orleans' Attorney Regina Bartholomew Announces her Candidacy for Civil District Court Judge</a>

New Orleans' Attorney Regina Bartholomew Announces her Candidacy for Civil District Court Judge

New Orleans Clerk of Court Dale Atkins: "Regina Bartholomew is the kind of attorney that lawyers admire. She has broad courtroom experience, for both plaintiffs and defendants, small businesses and private persons."
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0808-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-and-hospital-service-district-board-announce-east-after-hours-urgent-care-at-new-orleans-east-hospital">Mayor Landrieu and Hospital Service District Board Announce &quot;East After Hours Urgent Care&quot; at New Orleans East Hospital</a>

Mayor Landrieu and Hospital Service District Board Announce "East After Hours Urgent Care" at New Orleans East Hospital

Urgent Care Services Began in July. First Patient Arrived 37 minutes after opening.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0804-new-orleans-agenda-changing-homeownership-landscape-focus-of-black-realtists-national-convention">Changing Homeownership Landscape Focus of Black Realtists National Convention</a>

Changing Homeownership Landscape Focus of Black Realtists National Convention

NAREB grapple with impact of foreclosures, redefined mortgage lending and homeownership prospects for Black Americans and other minority groups.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0729-new-orleans-agenda-cutting-edge-music-business-institute-announces-new-orleans-first-nola-downtown-music-and-arts-festival">Cutting Edge Music Business Institute Announces New Orleans' First &quot;nola Downtown Music and Arts Festival&quot;</a>

Cutting Edge Music Business Institute Announces New Orleans' First "nola Downtown Music and Arts Festival"

Conference brings together music industry personnel from across the country.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0728-new-orleans-agenda-nolan-rollins-selected-as-us-delegate-for-2011-british-american-project-conference-in-london">Nolan Rollins Selected as US Delegate for 2011 British American Project Conference in London</a>

Nolan Rollins Selected as US Delegate for 2011 British American Project Conference in London

Participants are selected based on proven leadership in their professions and in their communities.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0727-new-orleans-agenda-algiers-economic-development-foundation-highlights-20-years-of-economic-leadership">Algiers Economic Development Foundation Highlights 20 Years of Economic Leadership</a>

Algiers Economic Development Foundation Highlights 20 Years of Economic Leadership

Rodrick Miller, President & CEO of New Orleans Business Alliance to Deliver Keynote Address at AEDF's Annual Luncheon.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0721-new-orleans-agenda-bloomberg-philanthropies-awards-new-orleans-42-million-grant-to-fund-innovation-delivery-team">Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards New Orleans $4.2 Million Grant to Fund Innovation Delivery Team</a>

Bloomberg Philanthropies Awards New Orleans $4.2 Million Grant to Fund Innovation Delivery Team

Team to Focus on Murder Reduction and Customer Service Improvements.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0719-new-orleans-agenda-civil-rights-icon-ruby-bridges-meets-with-president-obama">Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges Meets with President Obama</a>

Civil Rights Icon Ruby Bridges Meets with President Obama

Norman Rockwell Painting, "The Problem We All Live With," Hung in the White House.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0713-new-orleans-agenda-treme-200-americas-first-black-neighborhood-celebrates-its-bicentennial-in-2012">Trem&eacute; 200: America's First Black Neighborhood Celebrates Its Bicentennial in 2012</a>

Tremé 200: America's First Black Neighborhood Celebrates Its Bicentennial in 2012

The neighborhood takes its name from Claude Tremé, the Frenchman who acquired, subdivided, and sold his holdings ... primarily to free people of color including craftsmen, musicians, and Haitian Creoles.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0712-new-orleans-agenda-suno-gets-approval-for-on-campus-business-incubator">SUNO Gets Approval For On-Campus Business Incubator</a>

SUNO Gets Approval For On-Campus Business Incubator

The facility will also support the College of Business & Public Administration's accreditation plan by allowing the faculty to deliver more practical teaching, research excellence, community service, and meet other accreditation requirements.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0711-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-east-must-rise-again">New Orleans East Must Rise Again</a>

New Orleans East Must Rise Again

The New Orleans Regional Business Park alone boasts over 7,000 acres of commercial real estate that is directly connected to interstate, rail and water transportation.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0707-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-police-violence-trial-begins">New Orleans Police Violence Trial Begins</a>

New Orleans Police Violence Trial Begins

Did New Orleans Media Contribute to Police Violence After Hurricane Katrina?
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0705-new-orleans-agenda-city-announces-plan-to-clean-up-asbestos-filled-blighted-apartment-complex">City Announces Plan to Clean Up Asbestos-Filled Blighted Apartment Complex</a>

City Announces Plan to Clean Up Asbestos-Filled Blighted Apartment Complex

The 7.8-acre property, first cited for blight in August 2008, has long been an environmental concern in the Algiers community.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0701-new-america-media-open-letter-from-ethnic-media-on-new-orleans-redistricting">Open Letter From Ethnic Media on New Orleans Redistricting</a>

Open Letter From Ethnic Media on New Orleans Redistricting

After a NAM-organized meeting on June 21, to discuss redistricting in New Orleans, ethnic media organizations prepared this open letter to the Times Picayune and the Press Club of New Orleans.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0701-new-america-media-nam-briefing-in-post-katrina-new-orleans-redistricting-is-just-the-start">NAM Briefing: In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Redistricting Is Just the Start</a>

NAM Briefing: In Post-Katrina New Orleans, Redistricting Is Just the Start

At a June 21 meeting, news organizations discussed how to assure that ethnic minorities don't lose ground as post-Katrina political maps are drawn.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0629-new-orleans-agenda-doj-pre-clears-louisianas-house-redistricting-plan">DOJ Pre-clears Louisiana's House Redistricting Plan</a>

DOJ Pre-clears Louisiana's House Redistricting Plan

Advocacy organization still holds hope that DOJ will preserve "Communities of Interest" in New Orleans east and the Lower 9th Ward
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0629-new-orleans-agenda-concerned-citizens-present-alternative-7-single-member-city-council-redistricting-plan-for-new-orleans">Concerned Citizens Present Alternative 7 Single-Member City Council Redistricting Plan for New Orleans</a>

Concerned Citizens Present Alternative 7 Single-Member City Council Redistricting Plan for New Orleans

This rearranging of political boundaries to accommodate the shifts in growing populations will impact elections and the resulting governmental policy outcomes for the next ten years
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0624-new-orleans-agenda-civil-rights-sports-and-philanthropy-in-councilmember-at-large-arnie-fielkows-2011-alabama-youth-trip">Civil Rights, Sports and Philanthropy in Councilmember-at-Large Arnie Fielkow's 2011 Alabama Youth Trip</a>

Civil Rights, Sports and Philanthropy in Councilmember-at-Large Arnie Fielkow's 2011 Alabama Youth Trip

While this trip is designed to be a history lesson, it is also very much intended to coach these youth on overall life skills, from conflict resolution to making good decisions.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0620-new-orleans-agenda-cracking-stovepipes-and-gerrymandering-redistricting-in-the-wake-of-hurricane-katrina">Cracking, Stovepipes and Gerrymandering: Redistricting in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina</a>

Cracking, Stovepipes and Gerrymandering: Redistricting in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina

It is just this sort of disregard for the rights of minority citizens that has subjected Louisiana to heightened scrutiny of its redistricting plans (both federal and state) under the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0617-new-orleans-agenda-st-marys-academy-bestows-its-highest-awards-on-seven-graduating-seniors">St. Mary's Academy Bestows Its Highest Awards on Seven Graduating Seniors</a>

St. Mary's Academy Bestows Its Highest Awards on Seven Graduating Seniors

The Class of 2011 is the first to graduate in the newly built state-of-the-art campus following the damage caused to the old buildings since hurricane Katrina.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0523-new-orleans-agenda-how-green-is-your-money">How Green is Your Money?</a>

How Green is Your Money?

The Love Doctor Column: So, yeah, "Green" can include recycling, but real "Green" would mean not having to recycle it in the first place because it was never made ...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0520-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-ladies-of-jazz-stephanie-jordan-germaine-bazzle-leah-chase-at-bayou-boogaloo-festival">New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase at Bayou Boogaloo Festival</a>

New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase at Bayou Boogaloo Festival

The Bayou Boogaloo is a free admission music festival in Mid City, the heart of the City of New Orleans, held on the banks of the beautiful and historic Bayou St. John.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0518-new-orleans-agenda-joseph-peychaud-appointed-presidentprincipal-of-xavier-prep">Joseph Peychaud Appointed President/Principal of Xavier Prep</a>

Joseph Peychaud Appointed President/Principal of Xavier Prep

XUP is a Catholic college preparatory school open to female students in 7th thru 12th grades which has been recognized twice as an Exemplary Secondary School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0512-new-orleans-agenda-gnofhac-and-lawyers-committee-release-handbook-on-zoning-and-fair-housing">GNOFHAC and Lawyers' Committee Release Handbook on Zoning and Fair Housing</a>

GNOFHAC and Lawyers' Committee Release Handbook on Zoning and Fair Housing

Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center and Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Handbook to Assist in the Development of Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0511-new-orleans-agenda-uno-charter-network-ceo-andre-perry-announces-resignation">UNO Charter Network CEO Andre Perry Announces Resignation</a>

UNO Charter Network CEO Andre Perry Announces Resignation

Perry served on Mayor-Elect Mitch Landrieu's Transition Team as the co-chair of the Education Taskforce, helping to develop a set of recommendations that help form Mayor Landrieu's education agenda.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0506-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-regional-black-chamber-of-commerce-taps-new-chief-executive-officer">New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Taps New Chief Executive Officer</a>

New Orleans Regional Black Chamber of Commerce Taps New Chief Executive Officer

Patrice A. Williams-Smith will serve as new CEO.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0505-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-announces-key-leader-for-new-orleans-criminal-justice-system">Mayor Landrieu Announces Key Leader for New Orleans' Criminal Justice System</a>

Mayor Landrieu Announces Key Leader for New Orleans' Criminal Justice System

As the new City's Criminal Justice Commissioner, former Councilman James Carter will administer current U.S. Department of Justice grants and coordinate the city's criminal justice strategy.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0503-new-orleans-agenda-jindal-birthers-and-the-new-hospital">Jindal, Birthers, and the New Hospital</a>

Jindal, Birthers, and the New Hospital

Governor Jindal's no show at the ground breaking of one of his biggest pet projects is much more than just a scheduling conflict.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0502-new-orleans-agenda-officials-celebrate-groundbreaking-of-university-medical-center-hospital-in-new-orleans">Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of University Medical Center Hospital in New Orleans</a>

Officials Celebrate Groundbreaking of University Medical Center Hospital in New Orleans

Strategically positioned to share facilities, services and innovation with the nearby Veterans Administration Medical Center, the $1.2 billion teaching hospital will occupy 37 acres in the Biosciences District.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0426-new-orleans-agenda-does-new-orleans-still-matter-in-the-state-of-louisiana">Does New Orleans Still Matter in The State of Louisiana?</a>

Does New Orleans Still Matter in The State of Louisiana?

When New Orleans was the state's largest city, it always had the political sway... New Orleans' losses in the redistricting battle will only be exacerbated in the upcoming legislative sessions.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0412-the-louisiana-weekly-transit-ridership-reaches-highest-level-since-katrina">Transit Ridership Reaches Highest Level Since Katrina</a>

Transit Ridership Reaches Highest Level Since Katrina

The Regional Transit Commission, however, said that while use is climbing, overall ridership is still down almost two-thirds from where it was prior to the flood. Current wait time now for most lines is 20 to 40 minutes while before Katrina that figure was 10 minutes.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0407-new-orleans-agenda-jena-six-activist-convicted-faces-decades-in-prison">Jena Six Activist Convicted, Faces Decades in Prison</a>

Jena Six Activist Convicted, Faces Decades in Prison

Caseptla Bailey and Catrina Wallace were active in the campaign to support the Jena 6. Their door was broken down by police while they slept.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0406-the-louisiana-weekly-mayor-announces-14m-investment-in-fresh-food-access">Mayor Announces $14M Investment in Fresh Food Access</a>

Mayor Announces $14M Investment in Fresh Food Access

"The city needs about twice as many grocery stores as it currently has just to be at the national average."
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0405-new-orleans-agenda-volunteer-day-brings-diverse-groups-to-no-east">Volunteer Day Brings Diverse Groups to NO East</a>

Volunteer Day Brings Diverse Groups to NO East

Volunteers trimmed trees along the lagoon, and in the process, revealed breathtaking scenery that was not visible before. Volunteers also trimmed trees and removed remnants of damaged fences near the tennis courts.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0317-new-orleans-agenda-urban-league-ceo-to-address-2011-xavier-commencement">Urban League CEO to Address 2011 Xavier Commencement</a>

Urban League CEO to Address 2011 Xavier Commencement

Xavier will award honorary degrees to businesswoman and philanthropist Camille Hank Cosby, BET Holdings Chair and CEO Debra Lee, and Xavierite Olympic medalist and businessman Herbert Douglas.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0316-the-louisiana-weekly-important-black-architectural-gem-saved-from-demolition">Important Black Architectural Gem Saved From Demolition</a>

Important Black Architectural Gem Saved From Demolition

S.W. Green House, the Mid-City home of an early 20th century Black millionaire, is lifted from its site out of the footprint of the new LSU/VA Hospital.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0315-new-orleans-agenda-gulfsouth-youth-biodiesel-project-gybp-seeks-participants">Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project (GYBP) Seeks Participants</a>

Gulfsouth Youth Biodiesel Project (GYBP) Seeks Participants

GYBP is a youth-led social enterprise focusing on the production and sale of biodiesel fuel as a means of educating and developing leadership and social entrepreneurship in young people, ages 16-24, as part of a "Green Collar" workforce.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0314-new-orleans-agenda-st-marys-academy-opens-new-100000-sq-ft-campus-following-post-storm-rebuilding">St. Mary's Academy Opens New 100,000 Sq. Ft. Campus Following Post-storm Rebuilding</a>

St. Mary's Academy Opens New 100,000 Sq. Ft. Campus Following Post-storm Rebuilding

The post-Katrina school boast of 31 state-of-the-art classrooms, SMART Boards, DVD's and televisions and touch enabled computers.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0311-new-orleans-agenda-fashion-week-new-orleans-2011-launches-march-15">Fashion Week New Orleans 2011 Launches March 15</a>

Fashion Week New Orleans 2011 Launches March 15

Fashion Week NOLA was created to spotlight the talents and collections of designers, boutiques, make-up artistry, hair styling and models through a series of runway shows, exhibits & chic parties.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0310-jambalaya-news-public-safety-in-new-orleans-challenges-ahead">Public Safety in New Orleans: Challenges Ahead</a>

Public Safety in New Orleans: Challenges Ahead

Police Chief Ron Serpas plans Hispanic, Vietnamese outreach with El Protector program.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0214-new-orleans-agenda-to-be-equal-3-national-urban-league-announces-12-point-blueprint-for-urban-jobs-rebuild-america-plan">To Be Equal #3: National Urban League Announces 12-Point Blueprint for Urban Jobs Rebuild America Plan</a>

To Be Equal #3: National Urban League Announces 12-Point Blueprint for Urban Jobs Rebuild America Plan

"Freedom has always been an expensive thing. History is a fit testimony to the fact that freedom is rarely gained without sacrifice and self-denial." Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0214-new-orleans-agenda-mlk-injustice-index-2011-racism-materialism-and-militarism-in-the-us">MLK Injustice Index 2011: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the U.S.</a>

MLK Injustice Index 2011: Racism, Materialism and Militarism in the U.S.

As we celebrate the life of Dr. King, let us realize the challenges that still face those who seek a world of justice and peace.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0214-new-orleans-agenda-call-for-a-peoples-king-day">Call for a People's King Day</a>

Call for a People's King Day

King confronted uncomfortable issues, instead of avoiding them. His commitment to racial justice was never buried under a call for racial harmony...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0107-new-orleans-agenda-the-lives-of-senior-citizens-on-the-gulf-coast-after-environmental-catastrophes">The Lives of Senior Citizens on the Gulf Coast After Environmental Catastrophes</a>

The Lives of Senior Citizens on the Gulf Coast After Environmental Catastrophes

A series of articles focusing on senior citizens of the Gulf and how they have had to face significant changes in their way of life due to Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2011-0105-the-louisiana-weekly-community-complains-only-the-rich-have-rights-to-appeal">Community Complains 'Only the Rich Have Rights to Appeal'</a>

Community Complains 'Only the Rich Have Rights to Appeal'

Vietnamese fishermen in New Orleans East call attention to problems with the BP claims process.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1222-new-orleans-agenda-east-new-orleans-neighborhood-advisory-commission-elections-slated-for-january">East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission Elections slated for January</a>

East New Orleans Neighborhood Advisory Commission Elections slated for January

ENONAC is a conglomeration of various neighborhoods in eastern New Orleans with a mission to empower the residents and the businesses of the Eastern New Orleans community.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1220-new-orleans-agenda-fast-forward-main-street-conducts-community-roundtable">Fast Forward Main Street Conducts Community Roundtable</a>

Fast Forward Main Street Conducts Community Roundtable

The vision of the working groups is to ensure that New Orleans East is a vibrant, diverse and safe community that embraces innovation, new technologies, environmental sustainability and collaboration.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1209-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-ladies-of-jazz-holiday-concert-a-hit">New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert a Hit</a>

New Orleans Ladies of Jazz Holiday Concert a Hit

Stephanie Jordan, Germaine Bazzle, Leah Chase, and the Music Alive Ensemble performed to a wild and cheering crowd at the University of New Orleans Performing Arts Center.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1208-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-restaurateur-henry-coaxum-receives-prestigious-award-from-mcdonalds-corporation">New Orleans Restaurateur Henry Coaxum Receives Prestigious Award from McDonald's Corporation</a>

New Orleans Restaurateur Henry Coaxum Receives Prestigious Award from McDonald's Corporation

Coaxum was President of the Great Southern Region's Black McDonald's Operators Association and was recently appointed Chairman of the NOLA Business Alliance Board.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1207-el-tiempo-new-orleans-unemployment-falling-in-louisiana-but-not-for-all">Unemployment Falling in Louisiana, But Not for All</a>

Unemployment Falling in Louisiana, But Not for All

Unemployment rates remain higher for Latino immigrants, many of whom came to rebuild New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1206-new-orleans-agenda-givens-pastoreks-education-transition-plan-for-orleans-parish-schools-not-in-line-with-act-35s-original-intent">Givens: Pastorek's Education Transition Plan for Orleans Parish Schools Not in Line With Act 35's Original Intent</a>

Givens: Pastorek's Education Transition Plan for Orleans Parish Schools Not in Line With Act 35's Original Intent

Local school officials, families and community members have the right to see their schools returned, says BESE member Louella Givens.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1122-new-orleans-agenda-louisiana-music-hall-of-fame-inducts-2010-honorees">Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inducts 2010 Honorees</a>

Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Inducts 2010 Honorees

The Louisiana Music Hall of Fame inducted Harold Battiste, Wardell Quezergue, Larry McKinley, Kidd Jordan and James "Sugarboy" Crawford as 2010 honorees.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1118-new-orleans-agenda-city-council-approves-18-million-rate-reduction-for-entergy-new-orleans-customers">City Council Approves $18 Million Rate Reduction for Entergy New Orleans Customers</a>

City Council Approves $18 Million Rate Reduction for Entergy New Orleans Customers

This marks the third rate decrease for Entergy New Orleans customers in the last three years.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1116-new-orleans-agenda-showdown-in-desire-forty-years-later">Showdown in Desire: Forty Years Later</a>

Showdown in Desire: Forty Years Later

The Black Panthers Take a Stand in New Orleans... Three to four hundred emotionally charged young Negroes had stationed themselves between the police and the Panther group.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1111-new-orleans-agenda-southern-poverty-law-center-and-other-advocacy-groups-file-federal-lawsuit-against-louisiana-department-of-education">Southern Poverty Law Center and Other Advocacy Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Department of Education</a>

Southern Poverty Law Center and Other Advocacy Groups File Federal Lawsuit Against Louisiana Department of Education

Advocacy Groups claim that LDE's systemic failures to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to educational services and are protected from discrimination.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1109-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-hispanic-woman-owned-business-selected-for-program-offering-inner-city-companies-access-to-growth-capital">New Orleans Hispanic Woman-Owned Business Selected For Program Offering Inner-City Companies Access To Growth Capital</a>

New Orleans Hispanic Woman-Owned Business Selected For Program Offering Inner-City Companies Access To Growth Capital

Program offers support during trying times for growing urban businesses. Since its inception in 2005, 191 inner city companies and 150 equity providers have participated.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1108-new-orleans-agenda-us-attorney-general-holder-keynotes-dillard-universitys-inaugural-ortique-lecture-on-law-and-society">US Attorney General Holder Keynotes Dillard University's Inaugural Ortique Lecture on Law and Society</a>

US Attorney General Holder Keynotes Dillard University's Inaugural Ortique Lecture on Law and Society

Mock Trial Center to bear the name of New Orleans' Civil Rights Legend Justice Revius O. Ortique, Jr.; first African American elected to the Louisiana Supreme Court.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1108-new-orleans-agenda-dont-believe-the-hype-black-folks-voted-on-november-2-2010">Don't Believe the Hype! Black Folks Voted on November 2, 2010</a>

Don't Believe the Hype! Black Folks Voted on November 2, 2010

National voter engagement expert Melanie Campbell offers an analysis on Black voter turnout during the recent Mid-Term Election.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1105-louisiana-weekly-citys-farmers-struggle-with-toxins-and-red-tape">City's Farmers Struggle With Toxins And Red Tape</a>

City's Farmers Struggle With Toxins And Red Tape

Urban farming projects stepping up to serve local communities have to navigate through environmental hazards and bureaucratic red tape.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1105-jambalaya-news-aliens-immigrant-and-other-evil-doers">Aliens, Immigrant and other Evil Doers</a>

Aliens, Immigrant and other Evil Doers

What one sees at Home Depot, at Lowe's and on the corners of the city of New Orleans's does not represent the reality experienced daily by immigrants that help rebuild New Orleans after Katrina and Torres-Tama revealed this in a special presentation on the ordeal of the Latinos.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1103-new-orleans-agenda-bringing-the-dream-of-home-ownership-to-fruition-in-12-empowering-hours">Bringing the Dream of Home Ownership to Fruition in 12 Empowering Hours</a>

Bringing the Dream of Home Ownership to Fruition in 12 Empowering Hours

The Neighborhood Development Foundation (NDF) trains clients to be smart home owners and provides advice on financial issues. Special columnist Kathy Taylor profiles NDF's CEO Fred Johnson.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1014-new-orleans-agenda-southern-university-at-new-orleans-receives-1-million-to-strengthen-academic-resources">Southern University at New Orleans Receives $1 Million to Strengthen Academic Resources</a>

Southern University at New Orleans Receives $1 Million to Strengthen Academic Resources

Southern University is one among the Historically Black Colleges in Louisiana to receive federal funds.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1014-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-ensures-that-essence-will-continue-to-call-new-orleans-home">Mayor Landrieu Ensures That Essence Will Continue to Call New Orleans Home</a>

Mayor Landrieu Ensures That Essence Will Continue to Call New Orleans Home

3-Day Festival has over $170 Million Economic Impact Annually. The Essence Music Festival is the largest of its kind in the United States — celebrating contemporary African-American music and culture.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-1005-new-orleans-agenda-empowering-black-women-veterans-and-girls-in-the-gulf-coast">Empowering Black Women, Veterans and Girls in the Gulf Coast</a>

Empowering Black Women, Veterans and Girls in the Gulf Coast

The National Coalition launches its black women's roundtable "Healthy, Wealthy & Wise" National Empowerment Tour.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0915-new-orleans-agenda-friends-of-joe-w-brown-memorial-park--and--louisiana-nature-center-commemorate-katrina-5th-anniversary">Friends of Joe W. Brown Memorial Park & Louisiana Nature Center Commemorate Katrina 5th Anniversary</a>

Friends of Joe W. Brown Memorial Park & Louisiana Nature Center Commemorate Katrina 5th Anniversary

The highlight of the day was a visit from NFC Pro Hall of Famer and former Saints player, Rickey Jackson, who enthusiastically posed for pictures and signed autographs.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0908-new-orleans-agenda-black-student-tasered-at-jackson-la-high-school">Black Student Tasered at Jackson, LA High School</a>

Black Student Tasered at Jackson, LA High School

Dr. Ernest Johnson, an attorney and president of the Louisiana NAACP said he is monitoring the tasing matter.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0903-new-orleans-agenda-my-katrina-memorial">My Katrina Memorial</a>

My Katrina Memorial

"The Love Doctor" penned an open letter to HUD Secretary Donovan seeking relief for Katrina survivors from the court ruled discriminatory practice of the Road Home Program.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0903-new-orleans-agenda-on-the-fifth-anniversary-of-katrina-displacement-continues">On the Fifth Anniversary of Katrina, Displacement Continues</a>

On the Fifth Anniversary of Katrina, Displacement Continues

At approximately 355,000, the city's population remains more than 100,000 lower than its pre-Katrina number, and many counted in the current population are among the tens of thousands who moved here post-Katrina.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0903-lawt-katrina-victims-speak-out-on-reality-of-hurricanes-aftermath">Katrina Victims Speak Out on Reality of Hurricane's Aftermath</a>

Katrina Victims Speak Out on Reality of Hurricane's Aftermath

The 5th Anniversary of the devastation has come and gone, and many in New Orleans' African-American community see disparity in efforts to rebuilding — even as they remain engaged in the struggle.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0901-nam-vietnamese-americans-the-bp-spill-and-the-lessons-of-katrina">Vietnamese Americans, the BP Spill, and the Lessons of Katrina</a>

Vietnamese Americans, the BP Spill, and the Lessons of Katrina

Unlike some ethnic groups, the Vietnamese community reinvented itself after the hurricane — and learned lessons that are proving critical to its post-BP survival....
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0813-new-orleans-agenda-damsels-not-in-distress-stress">Damsels, Not in Distress, Stress</a>

Damsels, Not in Distress, Stress

The Love Doctor Column exams the role of a "good man" in the age of the independent women.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0812-new-orleans-agenda-a-movement-rises-in-arizona">A Movement Rises in Arizona</a>

A Movement Rises in Arizona

Puente has made use of volunteers from across the US, utilizing national support to help with local organizing, ... including a Human Rights Summer modeled after the civil rights movements' Freedom Summer.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0811-new-orleans-agenda-aalp-announces-its-support-for-the-sanders-plan-for-governance-to-reorganize-the-orleans-parish-school-system">AALP Announces its support for &quot;The Sanders Plan for Governance&quot; to reorganize the Orleans Parish School System</a>

AALP Announces its support for "The Sanders Plan for Governance" to reorganize the Orleans Parish School System

The Plan would transfer governance and control of all public schools into the hands of local community parents and residents.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0809-new-orleans-agenda-katrina-pain-index-2010-new-orleans--five-years-later">Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans &mdash; Five Years Later</a>

Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans — Five Years Later

Five years after Katrina, tens of thousands of homes in New Orleans remain vacant or blighted. Tens of thousands of African American children who were in the public schools have not made it back, nor have their parents.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0809-new-orleans-agenda-fourteen-examples-of-systemic-racism-in-the-us-criminal-justice-system">Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the U.S. Criminal Justice System</a>

Fourteen Examples of Systemic Racism in the U.S. Criminal Justice System

In New York City, where people of color make up about half of the population, 80% of the NYPD stops were of blacks and Latinos.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0803-new-orleans-imperative-the-new-orleans-imperative-with-dr-sanders">The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders</a>

The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders

A weekly radio show which focuses on issues related to quality public education. This week Dr. Sanders speaks with Linda Johnson, member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education which oversees public education in Louisiana.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0803-louisiana-data-news-weekly-the-essence-of-who-we-are">The Essence of Who We Are</a>

The Essence of Who We Are

Feelings of the Essence Music Festival and what it means to be truly New Orleans.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0803-jambalaya-news-clinics-offer-affordable-healthcare-part-ii">Clinics Offer Affordable Healthcare, Part II</a>

Clinics Offer Affordable Healthcare, Part II

In New Orleans being Latino and finding affordable healthcare can be difficult. However, there are many health care providers not known to the general public. Jambalaya News investigates...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0720-louisiana-weekly-where-else-can-they-survive">Where Else Can They Survive?</a>

Where Else Can They Survive?

Houma Native Americans of south Louisiana face cultural extinction as the BP oil spill moves ever closer to their fragile cities and villages.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-agenda-mayor-landrieu-announces-plans-for-a-hospital-in-new-orleans-east">Mayor Landrieu Announces Plans for a Hospital in New Orleans East</a>

Mayor Landrieu Announces Plans for a Hospital in New Orleans East

80,000 plus residents of predominantly Black neighborhoods to get first hospital post-Katrina.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-ngoc-lan-fundraiser-to-help-students-attending-national-conference-in-dc">Fundraiser to Help Students Attending National Conference in D.C.</a>

Fundraiser to Help Students Attending National Conference in D.C.

The importance of developing the future through our youth. Ngoc Lan Thoi Bao (New Orleans Times) discusses an important Vietnamese American initiative happening today.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-agenda-xavier-university-1-in-placing-african-american-students-into-medical-schools">Xavier University #1 in placing African American Students into Medical Schools</a>

Xavier University #1 in placing African American Students into Medical Schools

Xavier, the nation's only Black & Catholic University has long enjoyed a solid reputation for its excellence.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-agenda-did-a-racist-coup-in-a-northern-louisiana-town-overthrow-its-black-mayor-and-police-chief">Did a Racist Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town Overthrow its Black Mayor and Police Chief?</a>

Did a Racist Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town Overthrow its Black Mayor and Police Chief?

Did a Racist Coup in a Northern Louisiana Town Overthrow its Black Mayor and Police Chief?
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-louisiana-weekly-parents-sue-rsd-for-handcuffing-6-year-old">Parents Sue RSD for Handcuffing 6-Year-Old</a>

Parents Sue RSD for Handcuffing 6-Year-Old

Shockingly, a six year old child is handcuffed in an area elementary school.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-agenda-levees-pay-for-themselves">Levees Pay for Themselves</a>

Levees Pay for Themselves

Levees.org commissioned study disproves suggestions that improving the levee system is a poor investment of federal funds.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-agenda-marlon-and-stephanie-jordan--i-listened-to-it-twice">Marlon and Stephanie Jordan &mdash; I listened to it twice!</a>

Marlon and Stephanie Jordan — I listened to it twice!

Review of the "You Don't Know What Love Is" CD
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0718-new-orleans-imperative-the-new-orleans-imperative-with-dr-sanders">The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders</a>

The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders

A weekly radio show which focuses on issues related to quality public education. This week Dr. Sanders speaks with Linda Johnson, member of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education which oversees public education in Louisiana.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0716-new-orleans-agenda-danziger-bridge-is-just-the-beginning">Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning</a>

Danziger Bridge is Just the Beginning

Six New Orleans Police Charged in Post-Katrina Killings, But Activists Say Deeper Change is Needed
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0714-new-orleans-agenda-showcasing-nolas-all-male-public-charter-school">Showcasing NOLA's All-Male Public Charter School</a>

Showcasing NOLA's All-Male Public Charter School

Introducing New Orleans to the exciting Miller-McCoy Academy for Mathematics and Business.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0708-jambalaya-clinics-offer-affordable-healthcare">Clinics offer Affordable Healthcare</a>

Clinics offer Affordable Healthcare

In New Orleans being Latino and finding affordable healthcare can be difficult. However, there are many health care providers not known to the general public. Jambalaya News investigates...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0707-louisiana-weekly-renowned-mother-in-law-lounge-faces-hard-times-eviction">Renowned Mother-in-Law Lounge Faces Hard Times, Eviction</a>

Renowned Mother-in-Law Lounge Faces Hard Times, Eviction

For the past 16 years The Mother-In-Law Lounge has been a staple of New Orleans culture. However, following an accident this beacon of bohemia in the Treme district looks almost certain to close.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0707-new-orleans-agenda-comments-on-tar-ball-retrieval-in-lake-pontchartrain-basin">Comments on Tar Ball Retrieval in Lake Pontchartrain Basin</a>

Comments on Tar Ball Retrieval in Lake Pontchartrain Basin

In another depressing development tar balls are found in the Lake Pontchartrain Basin.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0707-new-orleans-imperative-the-new-orleans-imperative-with-dr-sanders">The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders</a>

The New Orleans Imperative with Dr. Sanders

A weekly radio show which focuses on issues related to quality public education. This week Dr. Sanders speaks with former federal Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch about fundamental problems with charter schools in America.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0706-nolabeez-burning-gas-at-the-coast-part-i">Burning Gas at the Coast, Part I</a>

Burning Gas at the Coast, Part I

Capt Bobby Warren, Petty Officer Nathan and Writer David Hobbs explore the Louisiana Gulf Coast while discussing and viewing the effects of the BP Oil Spill. A multimedia experience...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0702-louisiana-weekly-maafa-to-hold-10th-commemoration-of-our-ancestors">MAAFA to Hold 10th Commemoration of Our Ancestors</a>

MAAFA to Hold 10th Commemoration of Our Ancestors

MAAFA — a Swahili term — is a community-wide commemoration which honors the memory of the millions of African people and their descendants who suffered or perished during the period of African capture and enslavement in America.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0630-new-orleans-agenda-national-coalitions-melanie-campbell-joined-nuls-morial-on-gulf-coast-fact-finding-mission">National Coalition's Melanie Campbell joined NUL's Morial on Gulf Coast Fact-Finding Mission</a>

National Coalition's Melanie Campbell joined NUL's Morial on Gulf Coast Fact-Finding Mission

Black fishermen voice their complaints of BP.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0625-louisiana-weekly-ordinance-enforcement-silences-popular-cultural-attraction">Ordinance Enforcement Silences Popular Cultural Attraction</a>

Ordinance Enforcement Silences Popular Cultural Attraction

Every evening young musicians maintain the tradition of New Orleans street performance. However, recently these same musicians have been harassed by police and a cabal of wealthy residents.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0623-nolabeez-bps-closed-door">BP's Closed Door</a>

BP's Closed Door

In advocating for Vietnamese American fishermen on the Gulf Coast, NOLA Beez editorial staff was threatened with arrest by BP. And that was just the beginning...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0621-nolabeez-interview-with-united-houma-nation-chief-brenda-dardar-robichaux">Interview with United Houma Nation Chief Brenda Dardar Robichaux</a>

Interview with United Houma Nation Chief Brenda Dardar Robichaux

For centuries the Houma Native Americans have fished and lived off the coastal lands and waters of the Gulf south. United Houma Nation Chief Brenda Dardar Robichaux speaks with NOLA Beez about the effects of the BP oil spill on the Houma.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0621-louisiana-weekly-bp-oil-disaster-threatens-mississippi-delta-goods-and-services">BP Oil Disaster Threatens Mississippi Delta Goods and Services</a>

BP Oil Disaster Threatens Mississippi Delta Goods and Services

The first study of the Mississippi River Delta as a capital asset concludes restoring wetlands would produce $62 billion in annual benefits.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0615-nolabeez-small-man-to-hero-man">Small Man to Hero Man</a>

Small Man to Hero Man

A trip by NOLA Beez to the Gulf Coast sheds light on a group of Vietnamese fishermen and the land and water of south Louisiana.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0611-louisiana-weekly-buckwheat-dural-jr-to-play-at-no-cajun-zydeco-fest">'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. to play at N.O. Cajun-Zydeco Fest</a>

'Buckwheat' Dural Jr. to play at N.O. Cajun-Zydeco Fest

Known universally in Louisiana's Cajun/Zydeco world simply as "Buckwheat" Grammy award winner Stanley Dural Jr. talks with The Louisiana Weekly about his life and music.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0605-louisiana-weekly-effort-afoot-for-community-owned-supermarket">Effort Afoot for Community Owned Supermarket</a>

Effort Afoot for Community Owned Supermarket

Since Hurricane Katrina there has been a lack of grocery services in our inner-city neighborhoods. Now a new co-op supermarket is opening, one that will bring fresh, healthy food and local produce to the community.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0605-data-news-weekly-faubourg-treme-the-untold-story-of-black-new-orleans">Faubourg Trem&eacute;: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans</a>

Faubourg Tremé: The Untold Story of Black New Orleans

Award-winning documentary Faubourg Tremé tells the story of the oldest African-American neighborhood in America and reveals its historical role as the home to the largest community of free black people in the Deep South and a hotbed of political ferment.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0528-nolatv-superdome-community-meeting">Superdome Community Meeting</a>

Superdome Community Meeting

On May 17th, Mayor Landrieu, New Orleans Police Superintendent Serpas, Representatives from the U.S. Dept. of Justice and community members held a frank discussion of a reform of the NOPD instigated by the Mayor's office and the DOJ. Issues of racial profiling, criminal justice, police brutality and political corruption were also discussed.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0527-nola-beez-the-majority-view-with-vincent-sylvain">The Majority View With Vincent Sylvain</a>

The Majority View With Vincent Sylvain

New Orleans Agenda Publisher Vincent Sylvain talks about the significance of last week's press conference with Mayor Landrieu and Police Chief Ronal Serpas in this week's Majority View, a political roundtable on New Orleans politics.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0526-jambalaya-louisiana-hb1205-to-protect-or-scare">Louisiana HB1205: To Protect or Scare?</a>

Louisiana HB1205: To Protect or Scare?

On the wake of Arizona's SB1070, a new Louisiana House bill is stirring up controversy by calling for fines and legal penalities for undocumented immigrants and those who "harbor" or "shelter" them.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0526-louisiana-weekly-gulf-oil-spill-adds-to-woes-of-minority-fishermen">Gulf Oil Spill Adds to Woes of Minority Fishermen</a>

Gulf Oil Spill Adds to Woes of Minority Fishermen

Louisiana's minority fishermen are having a tough time eeking out a living. A local non-profit financial institition is offering loans and business counseling to under-capitalized fisheries to help sustain their operations.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0526-louisiana-weekly-public-black-colleges-an-endangered-species">Public Black Colleges: An Endangered Species?</a>

Public Black Colleges: An Endangered Species?

Historically black colleges are struggling to survive and our politicians are failing to provide them support. The media have also repeatedly ignored this crisis in African American higher education, commentator Alvin Chambliss argues.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0317-louisiana-weekly-ninth-ward-residents-speak-out">Ninth Ward Residents Speak Out</a>

Ninth Ward Residents Speak Out

Frustrated with residents' inability to get answers from city leaders, advocate Vanessa Geringer has filed a formal complaint, asking for the whereabouts of recovery dollars for the Lower Ninth Ward.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0315-el-tiempo-rise-in-undocumented-workers-demands-more-police-resources">Rise in Undocumented Workers Demands More Police Resources</a>

Rise in Undocumented Workers Demands More Police Resources

As many immigrant workers, mostly Latinos, started migrating to New Orleans after Katrina, Sheriff Normand says that the local police department was not prepared for its security impact on the city.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0303-ngoc-lan-vietnamese-americans-in-no-usher-in-tiger-year">Vietnamese Americans in N.O. Usher in Tiger Year</a>

Vietnamese Americans in N.O. Usher in Tiger Year

In Vietnam, the Lunar New Year is the biggest national holiday. All of the banks, private and government offices are closed for three days.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0217-louisiana-weekly-displaced-seniors-return-home-to-new-orleans">Displaced Seniors Return Home to New Orleans</a>

Displaced Seniors Return Home to New Orleans

Evacuated by boat, helicopter and bus, displaced senior citizens have many stories to tell. The scars of Hurricane Katrina remain, and most of them lost everything, but all are grateful to be back.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0203-new-orleans-agenda-the-mayor-and-public-education-eyes-wide-open">The Mayor and Public Education: Eyes Wide Open</a>

The Mayor and Public Education: Eyes Wide Open

After more than four years of this experiment in New Orleans, our public schools look much like they did pre-Hurricane Katrina.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0129-data-news-weekly-where-have-all-the-black-voices-gone">Where Have All The Black Voices Gone?</a>

Where Have All The Black Voices Gone?

The Loyola University Institute of Politics picked a former white mayor to speak on Black politics.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0128-new-orleans-agenda-dillard-university-hosts-three-mayoral-forums-in-countdown-to-election-day">Dillard University Hosts Three Mayoral Forums in Countdown to Election Day</a>

Dillard University Hosts Three Mayoral Forums in Countdown to Election Day

Gentilly Community Groups Sponsor Mayoral Debate at Dillard University to Discuss Neighborhood Issues.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0127-louisiana-weekly-the-football-game-that-changed-new-orleans">The Football Game That Changed New Orleans</a>

The Football Game That Changed New Orleans

January 16, 2010 is enshrined in New Orleans pro football history, and in this town, pro football affects a lot more than morale.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0118-nam-nola-beez-project-launched">NOLA Beez Project Launched</a>

NOLA Beez Project Launched

A new online collaborative project brings together six ethnic media, which represent New Orleans' diverse population, to provide hyperlocal stories from African American, Latino, Asian, and other ethnic groups.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0118-louisiana-weekly-haitis-sin">Haiti's Sin</a>

Haiti's Sin

Conservative televangelist Pat Robertson said that the devastating earthquake in Haiti is evidence that the small Black nation has been "cursed" for making "a pact with the devil."
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0118-new-orleans-agenda-radio-ad-pushes-for-va-hospital-in-no">Radio Ad Pushes for VA Hospital in N.O.</a>

Radio Ad Pushes for VA Hospital in N.O.

Hoping that a new VA hospital will create more jobs for the public, the radio ad urges LSU to give up a site planned for its teaching hospital and instead give it to the Department of Veterans Affairs.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0118-data-news-weekly-new-orleans-mayoral-election-in-black-and-white">New Orleans Mayoral Election in Black and White</a>

New Orleans Mayoral Election in Black and White

New Orleans could potentially go from what Mayor Ray Nagin described as a "Chocolate City" to a place where Black concerns will be addressed by a white mayor.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0118-louisiana-weekly-black-males-remain-disproportionate-victims-of-homicides">Black Males Remain Disproportionate Victims of Homicides</a>

Black Males Remain Disproportionate Victims of Homicides

Among the cities studied, the highest probability for an African-American male being murdered before he reached 45 was in Washington, D.C. and the lowest was in Brooklyn, N.Y.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0117-ngoc-lan-thoi-bao-pho-bo--a-traditional-vietnamese-soup-goes-mainstream">&#x50;&#x68;&#x1EDF;&#x20;&#x62;&#xF2; &mdash; A Traditional Vietnamese Soup Goes Mainstream</a>

Phở bò — A Traditional Vietnamese Soup Goes Mainstream

Once considered gastronomically challenging, as it includes cow or chicken's tendons, bone marrows and ligaments, phở bò is now a hearty dish for many Americans.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0111-el-tiempo-new-orleans-after-storm-comes-opportunity-for-immigrant-workers">After Storm Comes Opportunity for Immigrant Workers</a>

After Storm Comes Opportunity for Immigrant Workers

"You can say we chased Hurricane Katrina to see what she had left us. Believe me, she left us a lot of work," said Jaime, a Honduran immigrant worker...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0108-louisiana-weekly-study-blacks-latinos-share-similar-experiences-in-post-katrina-new-orleans">Study: Blacks, Latinos Share Similar Experiences in Post-Katrina New Orleans</a>

Study: Blacks, Latinos Share Similar Experiences in Post-Katrina New Orleans

A new Oxfam America report showed that the two groups are willing to work together to bridge their differences and rebuild the city after Katrina...
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0107-jambalaya-news-latinos-in-nola-mixed-about-2010-census">Latinos in NOLA Mixed About 2010 Census</a>

Latinos in NOLA Mixed About 2010 Census

As the decennial census looms, Latino immigrants in New Orleans are still uncertain to participate. Some, however, remain hopeful that census may bring opportunities.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0105-louisiana-weekly-racially-insensitive-skit-raises-eyebrows">Racially Insensitive Skit Raises Eyebrows</a>

Racially Insensitive Skit Raises Eyebrows

During the skit, the only student arrested was the sole Black student. He was pinned to the ground with his hands behind his back by what appears to be another student dressed as a police detective.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0104-louisiana-weekly-willie-maes-scotch-house-is-still-a-taste-of-southern-cuisine">Willie Mae's Scotch House Is Still a Taste of Southern Cuisine</a>

Willie Mae's Scotch House Is Still a Taste of Southern Cuisine

After Hurricane Katrina flooded the restaurant, the Southern Foodways Alliance raised $200,000 to help rebuild Willie Mae's Scotch House, which reopened in April 2007.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2010-0104-el-tiempo-new-orleans-for-young-honduran-scholar-wall-street-is-his-next-stop">For Young Honduran Scholar, Wall Street Is His Next Stop</a>

For Young Honduran Scholar, Wall Street Is His Next Stop

This summer, Ricardo Rivera, 19, will work at Morgan Stanley's institutional securities and IT department. He was also invited to intern at Goldman Sachs in New York.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1214-new-orleans-agenda-us-judge-katrina-tragedy-was-feds-fault">U.S. Judge: Katrina Tragedy Was Fed's Fault</a>

U.S. Judge: Katrina Tragedy Was Fed's Fault

On November 18, 2009, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' "lassitude and failure to fulfill its duties resulted in a catastrophic loss of human life and property in unprecedented proportions."
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1130-new-orleans-agenda-new-orleans-clinics-offer-low-cost-health-care">New Orleans' Clinics Offer Low-cost Health Care</a>

New Orleans' Clinics Offer Low-cost Health Care

With the major public hospital still shuttered four years after Katrina, an innovative array of clinics have sprung up to fill the void, offering affordable health care plan and access for the uninsured.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1123-nolatv-new-orleans-po-boy-festival">New Orleans Po-Boy Festival</a>

New Orleans Po-Boy Festival

Many locals danced, laughed and cried about being back home just to have a po-boy sandwich, and all of these things tied into the city's effort to celebrate and revitalize New Orleans.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1110-lousiana-data-news-weekly-blakelys-comments-out-of-order">Blakely's Comments Out of Order</a>

Blakely's Comments Out of Order

"I could not believe the audacity of the city's former recovery czar. He secured the job with New Orleans based on empty promises and an embellished resume," the author said.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1110-lousiana-data-news-weekly-angola-iii-a-life-in-solitary-confinement">Angola III: A Life in Solitary Confinement</a>

Angola III: A Life in Solitary Confinement

In this moving production, Robert Hillary King, Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who organized a prison protest against the depressed conditions at Angola State Penitentiary. These inmates were later accused of the murder of a prison guard and placed in solitary confinement.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1104-nolatv-john-georges-announces-mayoral-candidacy">John Georges Announces Mayoral Candidacy</a>

John Georges Announces Mayoral Candidacy

"The citizens of New Orleans want a candidate that can solve the crime problem; create economic opportunity; somebody that's fair; that they can trust and someone that's honest — I am that candidate for mayor," John Georges said.
<a href="http://www.nolabeez.org/article/2009-1104-nolatv-john-georges-announces-mayoral-candidacy">John Georges Announces Mayoral Candidacy</a>

John Georges Announces Mayoral Candidacy

"The citizens of New Orleans want a candidate that can solve the crime problem; create economic opportunity; somebody that's fair; that they can trust and someone that's honest — I am that candidate for mayor," John Georges said.
 
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