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Pastor John Raphael Jr. of the New Hope Baptist Church has been preparing his New Year's Eve sermon while holding a vigil at South Claiborne Avenue and Felicity Street. 

Pastor Raphael had thought his three-day fast and anti-violence vigil would be a solitary experience. But his signs calling for and end to the city's killings have drawn supporters to his encampment on the neutral ground. He chose the spot for its memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King.

New Orleans Hornets guard Chris Paul opened the first of three basketball courts his foundation is refurbishing in the city.

A study of race relations in the New Orleans area has uncovered what sponsors say is the first comprehensive look at how the community sees itself, for better and worse. It is part of a local media cooperative called The One Community Initiative.

The complete report is available online at onecommunityintitiative.org

An organizer of protests in Catholic Churches closed in the Boston Archdiocese will be in New Orleans tomorrow to deliver a message of solidarity with people occupying two churches closed in New Orleans.

First-timers Vote Today

Nov 4, 2008

First-time voters in New Orleans find different reasons to vote today.

In the last several days, Republicans and Democrats alike have been reminding voters how important it is to get out and vote. Across the nation, citizens are making phone calls and volunteering rides to neighbors. Here in New Orleans, getting out the vote is a personal and passionate act. Eve Abrams talks with a few enthusiastic voters in New Orleans on election day.

An innovative project to gather stories about New Orleans.

nopjf.org

Tomorrow morning, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation will be running its 12th annual Walk the Beat 5K. Proceeds will help provide NOPD police officers with training and operational tools.

While a race can only have one winner, at the end of this race every participant will find a party at the finishing line. More information on the Walk the Beat 5K can be found at nopjf.org.

The schedule for the Blues and BBQ Festival is available at jazzandheritage.org.

Project "Sync-Up" is a new economic initiative to help Louisiana's musicians.

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