The Urban League’s Women’s Business Resource Center provides training, assistance and resources to aspiring and existing entrepreneurs. As an entrepreneur WBRC services can help improve your management skills, strengthen your enterprise, and increase your business’ capacity for success.
Gary Harrell is teaching a class called Empowering Communities One Entrepreneur at a Time at the Urban League’s Women’s Business Resource Center.
For $250 a year, anyone can apply to lease a vacant lot and turn it into a community garden or green space, under NORA’s “Growing Green” program. There are about 2,500 unused and empty lots around the city.
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places, can be used to manage water rather well. New Orleans’ new skate park is being designed as a water management tool.
It's loud underneath I-610 at Paris Avenue. Cars and trucks barrel overheard, and the overpass rumbles and thumps. But there are other noises contributing to the sea of sound: skateboards.
New Orleans Works (NOW) is a workforce collaborative focused on building partnerships between employers, trainers, educators and workers to connect low-skilled workers to jobs that provide immediate economic security, and also prepare workers for professional growth and a focused career path.
Julia Pierce is a medical assistant at Ochsner Baptist Medical Center.
A year ago this week, the City of New Orleans was reeling — at a second line, on Mother’s Day, shots were fired into the crowd, striking 19 people. Another was trampled in the chaos.
Today on All Things New Orleans, we explore some issues brought about by the Mother’s Day shooting. We hear from one person shot at the second line, and his thoughts on any type of justice that might come from such an event.
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro explains a new approach to prosecuting violent crime.
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New Orleans is making progress toward losing the "murder capital" label. For a second straight year, homicides declined in the city, in keeping with a nationwide trend.
For African-Americans in the city, though, the numbers are less comforting. Of the nearly 350 killings in the past two years, 91 percent of the victims have been black. It's a cycle that's worrisome to the city's African-American community — and law enforcement.