7:00 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Lower Ninth Ward Releases Plan For Getting Fresh Food

A community effort to establish a fresh-food market in the Lower Ninth Ward is taking shape. The first step is in a new plan written by residents.

Residents discuss plan to get fresh food establishment in the neighborhood.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Fri February 1, 2013

Veterans Advocate Pushes For More Jobs

Paul Rieckhoff discusses veterans issues.

Amid the parties and hoopla that come with a Super Bowl, there is some serious business going on behind the scenes. There’s a drive under way to get more jobs for veterans.

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Roots of Music
1:46 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

StubHub Announces $50K Grant to Roots of Music

StubHub, the online ticket marketplace, announced the launch of a philanthropic program to spotlight outstanding grassroots nonprofit organizations in a press release today, as well as its first award: a $50,000 grant to The Roots of Music Foundation.

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10:00 am
Tue January 29, 2013

Hurricane Katrina Recovery Info From The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, five years after the onset of the Great Recession, and nearly three years after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, what does the very latest data say about how the city and region are doing?

New Orleans is a smaller city but is still growing.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Mon January 21, 2013

Martin Luther King Jazz Awards Recipients Honored

Jazz Awards handed out at Royal Sonesta Hotel.

Five New Orleans leaders are the recipients of this year’s Martin Luther King Jazz Awards handed out at Irvin Mayfield’s Jazz Playhouse. The founder of the Project Prodigy music program, Joe Saulsbury, is honored separately for his work. The honorees at the 4th annual event represent a wide variety of professions.

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Team Gleason
7:53 am
Fri January 18, 2013

Gleason, Brees Accept Technology Donation

Saints quarterback Drew Brees joined former teammate Steve Gleason in accepting a donation for technology that can help people living with ALS and multiple sclerosis. Gleason showed off the technology that he says will help other patients live richer lives.

Gleason says when he was diagnosed two years ago with ALS, he didn’t know how to cope with the condition that’s left him in a wheelchair and unable to speak. But his wheelchair now has equipment that allows him to talk, as directed by his eyes.

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4:41 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Growing Home Helps New Orleans Invest Millions to Landscape Vacant Land

Linda and Chester Blunt built several raised vegetable beds on their new lot.
Abigail Feldman

You see it in your neighborhood or on your way to work: an abandoned house or empty lot — a small piece of New Orleans which once belonged to someone, but now, is sagging or overgrown or both.

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Latest News
7:00 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Study Shows 27 Percent of Regional Workforce Lacks Literacy Skills

An overview of Community Data Center report on adult literacy in the New Orleans metro region.

A new study shows New Orleans and surrounding parishes are suffering economically from a poorly trained adult work force. The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is calling for an “all hands on deck” approach to turn those numbers around.

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Farmers Market Minute
9:30 am
Sat December 29, 2012

The Future is Food

Wendell Berry.

About a decade ago, I was visiting a particularly beautiful part of Kentucky to help a community grow its farmers market. Dinner involved farm-fresh items on a comfortably rustic ranch, and thoughtful dinner discussion was led by original and influential author Wendell Berry.

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Latest News
12:01 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Lack of Funds Hinders NOLA Civil Rights Museum

After 13 years on the drawing board, a civil rights museum in New Orleans appears to be far from becoming a reality in Louisiana.

Lt. Gov. Jay Dardenne tells The Advocate given the fiscal condition of the state, he doesn't see it becoming a priority.

The pace of the project frustrates former state Sen. Diana Bajoie, who originally pitched the museum to the Legislature in 1999.

Bajoie introduced legislation establishing the Louisiana Civil Rights Museum as the state's official civil rights museum.