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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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Case against New Orleans laborer shows a secretive ICE, lacking accountability

by Michael Avery  The Lens |  0 comments

Judges exercise unbridled and arbitrary power over defendants with few legal protections. (continued)

  • 07.02.2015
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Historic switch today to School Board highlights changes in New Orleans schools

by Marta Jewson  The Lens |  0 comments

MLK charter is the first eligible school to choose Orleans Parish School Board oversight. (continued)

  • 07.01.2015
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A letter to the next Dylann Roof

by C.W. Cannon  The Lens |  0 comments

Sure you’ve been screwed, white boy, but it wasn’t by black people. (continued)

  • 06.26.2015
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