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New Orleans Violence

Making It Through The Night

Elizabeth Ostberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Ostberg

While I'm trying to figure out how to pay for a new set of calculators, how to get Alisha to stop swearing at the Dean and how to help the math teacher teach geometry to a student with Traumatic Brain Injury, I also have to worry that one of them won't make it through any given night.

Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson

PHOTOS: New Orleans Moms Pray For An End To Gun Violence | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 07.07.2013 | Black Voices

NEW ORLEANS -- July 4, 2012, was Independence Day as usual for New Orleans native Chanda Burks. As she'd done almost without exception in recent years...

Boy Wounded In New Orleans Shooting To Celebrate Birthday In Style

Reuters | Posted 07.29.2013 | Black Voices

By Mark Guarino NEW ORLEANS, May 29 (Reuters) - A 10-year-old boy who was wounded by gunfire at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans, ...

New Orleans Turns To Biblical Message To Stem Violence

Posted 10.15.2012 | Religion

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is responding to the high rate of violence and murder in the Crescent City with a basic Biblical reminder that reads: T...

What James Craig Anderson's Killing Means to America

Michael Deibert | Posted 10.09.2011 | Impact
Michael Deibert

Where in the world do at least seven people participate in a brutal and fatal sectarian attack against an innocent working man whose only crime is to be part of a targeted minority? Welcome to 21st century Mississippi.

New Orleans Faces "The Nation"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

The Nation's investigative piece on the unsolved shootings in Algiers Point in the days after Katrina is a lengthy, painstaking piece of work. And, just like much of the media coverage of the disaster three-plus years ago, it lies.

Will There Be Justice in New Orleans?

Katrina vanden Heuvel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

A new investigation exposes for the first time a rash of vigilante shootings in New Orleans, as white residents in the Algiers Point neighborhood formed an ad hoc militia and opened fire on blacks.