City Curfew
10:33 pm
Fri January 6, 2012

New Orleans City Council Lowers Curfew for Minors Around French Quarter

The New Orleans City Council has approved an 8 p.m. weekend curfew for 16-year-olds and those younger in the French Quarter and in the area around Frenchmen Street in the Faubourg Marigny.

The move comes as officials try to curb shootings involving minors. Mayor Mitch Landrieu says he supports the move.

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WWNO News Reports
9:31 pm
Thu January 5, 2012

Mayor Landrieu Forms Midnight Basketball League to Fight Crime

The city of New Orleans is launching a midnight basketball program at the St. Bernard community center. Eileen Fleming reports it's part of the Save Our Sons initiative designed to keep young men out of trouble.

Mayor Mitch Landrieu says the midnight basketball league is linked to his Crime Action Summit held last September, where residents suggested that young people have recreational options for using their spare time.

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American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen
4:09 pm
Thu December 29, 2011

American Graduate: Incarceration and Education

Louisiana incarcerates more people per capita than any other state. Ironically, schools contribute directly to this dubious distinction. The phrase, "school-to-prison pipeline," describes how schools convey students directly into the criminal justice system through "zero-tolerance" policies that criminalize mundane school infractions, which are called status offenses.

These policies lead to high suspension and expulsion rates. Dana Kaplan of the Juvenile Justice Project of Louisiana explains our state of affairs.

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Community Impact
6:36 pm
Tue December 27, 2011

Northshore Focus: Ice Man Dip and Dash

Franco's Fitness is celebrating the New Year with an exciting event that will challenge even the most athletically-inclined. Jollaine Schear talks with the organizers and participants of the event about what they have in store.

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7:17 pm
Fri December 16, 2011

A Haircut to Manhood

Andre Perry discusses the importance of a boy's first haircut.

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Occupy Wall Street
7:59 pm
Tue December 13, 2011

Federal Ruling Expected on Occupy NOLA

The order allowing Occupy New Orleans to remain in Duncan Plaza expires later today. It's unclear what's next for the group.

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Community Impact
10:38 am
Tue December 13, 2011

Community Impact Series -- Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations

"Place-based initiatives" is a big buzz phrase in philanthropy circles these days. It means taking a comprehensive approach to improving a neighborhood, considering how factors like jobs, education, transportation and housing all interact in a specific place. But even if you've never heard that term before, if you live in the New Orleans area, chances are you already know what it means.

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Occupy Wall Street
8:19 am
Mon December 12, 2011

Occupy NOLA Protests Outside Mayor's Home

Occupy New Orleans protesters have taken their complaints to Mayor Mitch Landrieu's home. Several speakers are demanding help for the city's homeless.

About a dozen protesters are calling for help in housing homeless as well as keeping the Occupy New Orleans encampment in place outside City Hall. Spokesman W. C. Johnson says the mayor's eviction of the camp last week is illegal.

"We are here at his home to let him know that he cannot get away from the wrong that he inflicts on the citizens in the city that he claims that he loves."

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All Things New Orleans
3:10 pm
Thu December 23, 2010

The Northshore, John Besh, and Reveillon

A Northshore resident gives back to his community, Chef John Besh speaks from the TEDxNOLA conference, and Eve Abrams reminds us about a local holiday tradition, Reveillon.

Community Impact
10:06 am
Tue August 31, 2010

Community Impact Series - Market Umbrella