When the National Endowment for the Arts informed Kenny Barron that he'd been named a Jazz Master — that's the highest honor in jazz that the nation bestows — "I was elated and surprised," Barron says. "And then I kept thinking, 'Damn, am I really this old?' "
New Orleans, LA – Is it better to be lucky, or rich, and aren't the two sometimes closely related? Those are the questions locals must ponder when peering into the cooking pot on New Year's Day in a city where food traditions hold powerful sway.
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Good Work Network Dec. 29, 2009
For Thomas Brown, the path to becoming a small business owner began at the top of a short ladder and at the butt of a hurtful prank. This was about two years ago, when the New Orleans native was working as a driver for a waste management company. After eight years on the job, he was hungry to advance, so he asked his supervisor for advice on how to move up. Here's how Brown remembers his supervisor's response:
New Orleans, LA – Community IMPACT Series: Covenant House Gardens Dec. 8, 2009
Homeless young people and runaways learn lessons of survival on their own. But to transition to mainstream society, to get on the path to healthy adult lives, they need to develop different skills and have different experiences than what they knew on the streets.