Monthly Archives: August 2015

My 5 Katrina 10th Anniversary stories, and TWO NEW BOOKS from Defend New Orleans

Feeling ambivalent, at best, about Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary and the monetizing of said event as a writer, I wanted only to write AROUND Katrina, not address it directly. I didn’t totally stick to that plan but… I believe the … Continue reading

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Panel discusses mental health and race in N.O. (Louisiana Weekly. July 2015).

Times-Picayune columnist Jarvis DeBerry told the dozens assembled at the New Orleans Jazz Market in Central City on Tuesday, June 20 the story of Alfred Postell, picked up for homelessness in Washington D.C. and charged with sleeping outside a building. … Continue reading

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Why Save-A-Lot Doesn’t Count in New Orleans’s Downtown Food Desert (Gambit Weekly. July 2015).

St. Roch resident David Roe says he lives in a food desert. But the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) says that’s not the case. The nearest food desert to the corner of St. Roch and St. Claude avenues, site of … Continue reading

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