Monthly Archives: December 2013

Controversial Vigil Held for 14-year-old Marigny Burglar (Louisiana Weekly. December 2013).

On July 26, Marshall Coulter went over a six-foot fence and onto private residential property in Marigny around 2 a.m. with either the confidence of an armed man, or the naiveté of a child. It turned out the 14-year-old was … Continue reading

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10th Ward Buck’s new stage play about his personal life (The Advocate. Nov. 2013).

Known as 10th Ward Buck, Marlon Horton is credited with throwing some of the city’s first official bounce parties, at Airline Skate Center in the ’90s — documented in his autobiographical coffee table book, “The Definition of Bounce.” At 32, … Continue reading

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Fishing to Escape Gentrification (VICE. Nov. 2013).

Moving to New Orleans from Florida in 2000 seemed a really sketchy thing to do at the time. Plenty of my old friends had gotten the hell out of the Sunshine State, but none of them had moved to the … Continue reading

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La. Bucket Brigade tallies oil industry accidents (LA Weekly. Nov. 2013).

On November 12, in a tiny office on Canal St., the Louisiana Bucket Brigade (LABB), an information and activism organization, held a press conference to raise awareness of the high number of oil industry accidents in Louisiana. Big oil’s 327 … Continue reading

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Common Ground Health Clinic in Algiers (LA Weekly. Nov. 2013).

In September 2005, just after Hurricane Katrina, a small, ragtag group founded the Common Ground Health Clinic (CGHC) in the McDonough neighborhood of Algiers. This mobilization unit where healthcare workers, volunteers and activists aided community members that remained in the … Continue reading

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