The meeting in a high school auditorium was called by the Reverend John Raphael of the New Hope Baptist Church. The former police officer is known for calling on the African-American community to work together to stop violence, especially involving youth. His Yes We Care anti-violence coalition arranged the meeting before the weekend killings of an elderly pastor and his wife, and the next day -- a 13-year-old boy. Raphael said the turnout alone is an encouraging sign.
New Orleans, LA – As proprietor of a local wine shop, Jon Smith has experience with the fruit of the vine. But lately he has been spending a good bit of his time with many other types of fruit -- plus vegetables, seafood and the occasional bag of kettle corn.
When someone dies in New Orleans, it's common practice to parade through the streets in what is known as a Second Line. This tribute to the deceased is lead by a brass band, which forms the "first line," and its music includes both somber dirges and joyful tunes.
This Sunday, in Algiers Point, the third annual Gatsby Dog Second Line and Celebration will take place, which brings the Second Line tradition to pets. Eve Abrams has more
The Treme Brass Band led a second-line to the renovated home of Gloria Mouton (MOO-ton). More than 100 volunteers from Church World Service groups marked the ending of the project that's finishing up repairs of a dozen homes that flooded after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans actor and UNO alum Lance E. Nichols garnered a nomination for a 2008 Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Award for his portrayal as "Hoke" in Driving Miss Daisy. He returns to the stage in New Orleans in the play Shotgun. Hal Clark chats with Lance Nichols.
Wardell Quezergue has been a professional musician since he was 12 years old. Now 79, Quezergue is still arranging and producing records for the likes of Dr. John, Paul Simon, and Willie Nelson -- adding to a long list of musical luminaries including Earl King, Professor Longhair, and James Booker.