The New Orleans Redevelopment Authority still holds many properties that owners ceded to government control through the Road Home program, after Hurricane Katrina. Many of those were sold to neighbors who lived next door. Others were auctioned.
The Lens, New Orleans’ investigative newsroom, has been following up on money distributed by the Nola for Life Fund. That’s the grant-making arm of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s hallmark campaign against violence, launched last year.
Charles Maldonado reports on government transparency for The Lens. He sat down with WWNO’s Eve Troeh to talk about his investigation into one nonprofit that received Nola 4 Life funds: It’s called Family Center of Hope.
In the wide-ranging effort to reform the New Orleans criminal justice system, this new nonprofit works for more equal access to expungements of criminal records to help people get jobs and move on after release.
On Friday NOCCA, the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, celebrates with music, guest speakers, a second line and more. The occasion? Plessy Day.
That name should bring to mind history class, and the landmark 1890s Supreme Court case Plessy versus Ferguson, in which the court upheld racial segregation and "separate but equal" as a legal standard.