Imani Perry: The Legacy of Slavery in New Orleans

The city has been shaped by both suffering and celebration, and its strength lies in its dualities.

#new-orleans-la, #slavery-historical, #southern-states-us

Jami Attenberg’s Memoir Is a Portrait of the Artist as a Born Writer

In “I Came All This Way to Meet You,” the novelist reveals how far she’s traveled — and how many obstacles she’s cleared — to get where she is now.

#attenberg-jami, #books-and-literature, #brooklyn-nyc, #new-orleans-la, #writing-and-writers

In the Lower Ninth Ward, an Artist Renews His Purpose

Kevin Beasley was invited to create an installation in New Orleans for a few months. Instead he bought land, and met his neighbors.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #art, #beasley-kevin, #black-people, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #new-orleans-la, #philanthropy, #prospect-new-orleans, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

In New Orleans, King Cake Is a Way to Make Joy

The colorful cake is more than a dessert — it’s the flavor of the city. And a diverse community of bakers is adapting the Carnival specialty to their own tastes.

#bakeries-and-baked-products, #cakes, #carnival-pre-lenten, #mardi-gras, #new-orleans-la, #three-kings-day

After Hurricanes and Pandemic, a New Orleans Museum Fights to Hold On

The Backstreet Cultural Museum served as an enduring tribute to the city’s Black culture, as the Tremé neighborhood gentrified around it. Then Hurricane Ida destroyed its home.

#andrews-james-r-1942, #black-people, #collectors-and-collections, #mardi-gras, #museums, #new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-museum-of-art

The Most Powerful ‘Daily’ Episodes From 2021

In a volatile year again dominated by politics and the pandemic, “The Daily” sought out personal stories. Here’s a look back on the episodes that our team can’t forget.

#afghanistan, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #germany, #new-orleans-la

17 Covid Cases Found Aboard Cruise Ship in New Orleans

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship, carrying more than 3,200 people, made stops in Belize, Honduras and Mexico. A crew member probably has the Omicron variant, health officials said.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cruises, #new-orleans-la, #norwegian-cruise-line, #ships-and-shipping, #vaccination-and-immunization

Three Months After Hurricane Ida, Residents Are Still Waiting for FEMA Housing

As storms and fires become more severe, disaster housing policy has failed to keep up, leaving people displaced for months on end.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #enterprise-community-partners, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #homeland-security-department, #houma-la, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #lake-charles-la, #louisiana, #mobile-homes-and-trailers, #new-orleans-la

Going Deep Into Oyster Country

From coastal Virginia to New York and New Orleans, a writer delves into the history and lore surrounding the shellfish, with a focus on the role African Americans have played over the years.

#black-people, #chincoteague-island-va, #maryland, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #oysters, #travel-and-vacations

Righting the Historical Wrong of the Claiborne Highway

Is it possible to undo the damage done to Black communities by the expressway projects of the 20th century?

#audio-neutral-informative, #black-people, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #new-orleans-la, #roads-and-traffic

One Historic Black Neighborhood’s Stake in the Infrastructure Bill

Generations of New Orleans residents have dreamed of the day when the Claiborne Expressway might be removed. President Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure package could eventually make that possible.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #federal-budget-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #infrastructure-investment-and-jobs-act-2021, #new-orleans-la, #roads-and-traffic

A Cherished New Orleans Restaurant, Upperline, Closes

For nearly 40 years, Upperline has been a showcase for JoAnn Clevenger’s vibrant art collection and effusive hostessing.

#art, #clevenger-joann, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #new-orleans-la, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants, #shutdowns-institutional, #upperline-new-orleans-la-restaurant

Archdiocese of New Orleans to Pay $1 Million to Settle FEMA Fraud Claims

The archdiocese was accused of participating in inflated damage claims to the federal government after Hurricane Katrina.

#federal-emergency-management-agency, #frauds-and-swindling, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #justice-department, #new-orleans-la, #roman-catholic-church, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #xavier-university-of-louisiana

Fried Oysters Are Delicious. They’re Even Better at Home.

They’re a seafood-shack favorite, but making them yourself can be an almost fine-dining experience.

#brittany-france, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #long-island-sound, #new-orleans-la, #oysters, #recipes, #seafood

Louisiana Inmates Who Were Promised a Chance at Parole May Be Released

Relief could be imminent for several of Louisiana’s longest-serving inmates, whose cases have drawn renewed attention generations after the state changed their parole eligibility requirements.

#black-people, #jefferson-parish-la, #louisiana, #louisiana-parole-project, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-orleans-la, #orleans-parish-la, #plea-bargaining, #probation-and-parole, #sex-crimes

Bennie Pete, Bandleader Who Kept the Beat After Katrina, Dies at 45

A tuba player and the leader of the Hot 8, one of New Orleans’s high-profile brass bands, he brought music to his fellow citizens in the difficult days after the storm.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #hot-8-music-group, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #jazz, #music, #new-orleans-la, #pete-bennie-1976-2021

3 Weeks After Hurricane Ida, Parts of Louisiana Remain Dark

As businesses and schools have reopened in New Orleans, ongoing power outages in communities just beyond the city put recovery out of reach.

#electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #floods, #grand-isle-la, #gulf-coast-us, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #restoration-and-renovation, #roads-and-traffic, #union-of-concerned-scientists, #weather

Why Louisiana’s Electric Grid Failed in Hurricane Ida

Much of the state, including New Orleans, lost power for days because many of Entergy’s electrical poles and towers were not built to withstand a major hurricane, energy experts said.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-laura-2020, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather, #wind

The Greatest Killer in New Orleans Wasn’t the Hurricane. It Was the Heat.

A huge power failure after Hurricane Ida left vulnerable residents in sweltering apartments for days. At least 10 deaths in the city have been tied to the heat.

#deaths-fatalities, #disasters-and-emergencies, #hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Talking With Kids About Climate Change and Hurricane Ida

One New Orleans mother on Hurricane Ida and what comes next.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #parenting

New Orleans Built a Power Plant to Prepare for Storms. It Sat Dark for 2 Days.

The electric utility promised the plant would swiftly generate power during storms. It didn’t after Hurricane Ida, and many wonder why the city has put its faith in fossil fuels.

#entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Southern Republicans Cannot Be Trusted With Public Health

Some matters are too important to be entrusted to state governments anymore.

#abortion, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #global-warming, #governors-us, #gun-control, #hurricane-ida-2021, #lee-william-byron-1959, #louisiana, #mississippi, #new-orleans-la, #southern-states-us, #tennessee, #vaccination-and-immunization

New Orleans Power Failure Traps Older Residents in Homes

“I had to get out of there,” said one 86-year-old man who sat in his eighth-floor apartment for nearly a week after Hurricane Ida, struggling to breathe without his medical equipment.

#hurricane-ida-2021, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Nearly a Week Without Power, New Orleans Is Facing a ‘Race With the Clock’

Forecasters are warning of dangerously high temperatures this weekend as 70 percent of the city remains without power after Hurricane Ida.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #federal-emergency-management-agency, #heat-and-heat-waves, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

A Massive Levee System Saved New Orleans. Can Other Towns Be Helped?

A massive flood protection system built around New Orleans helped save it from flooding during Hurricane Ida. Surrounding communities, which weren’t so lucky, want their own system.

#disasters-and-emergencies, #federal-aid-us, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

The Hunt Is on to Fix the Power Grid

Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.

#air-conditioning, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #california, #electric-light-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #home-appliances, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #north-carolina, #oregon, #pacific-northwestern-states-us, #portland-ore, #portland-general-electric-company, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Biden to Tour Hurricane Ida Damage in New Orleans

The president has taken pains to show his commitment to the storm response even as his administration deals with the Afghanistan pullout and other critical issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #united-states-politics-and-government

New Orleans in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ida

Sixteen years after Katrina, the latest hurricane was a test of how prepared cities like New Orleans are for extreme weather.

#audio-neutral-informative, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #new-orleans-la, #weather

N.F.L. Moves New Orleans Saints’ Season Opener to Jacksonville

As much of New Orleans remained without electricity in the wake of Hurricane Ida, the Saints’ Week 1 home game against the Green Bay Packers was relocated.

#entergy-corporation, #football, #green-bay-packers, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #jacksonville-fla, #jacksonville-jaguars, #mercedes-benz-superdome-new-orleans, #national-football-league, #new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-saints, #payton-sean, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #tulane-university

Louisiana Residents Who Fled Before Ida Are Urged to Stay Away Indefinitely

New Orleans, which is introducing a curfew, remains without electricity. Hundreds of thousands have no water.

#cantrell-latoya, #edwards-john-bel-1966, #entergy-corporation, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts

Hurricane Ida Offers a Glimpse of the Dystopia That’s Coming for All of Us

Louisiana is no longer an outlier. 

#american-jobs-plan-2021, #american-rescue-plan-2021, #armstrong-louis, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coast-erosion, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-isaac-2012, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricane-laura-2020, #infrastructure-public-works, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #united-states-politics-and-government

In Louisiana, Rescue Workers Search for Those Stranded by Hurricane Ida

More than a million people, including most in New Orleans, were without electricity, but the city’s levees held.

#deaths-fatalities, #floods, #hurricane-ida-2021, #jean-lafitte-la, #jefferson-parish-la, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #rescues

Scenes From Louisiana in Ida’s Wake

A day after the Category 4 storm struck the state, rescue operations were underway amid widespread power outages, flooding and wind damage.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricanes-and-tropical-storms, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

Hurricane Ida Exposes Grid Weaknesses as New Orleans Goes Dark

A new natural gas power plant, meant to power the city in an emergency, did not come to the rescue when the storm disabled eight transmission lines.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #batteries, #disasters-and-emergencies, #electric-light-and-power, #energy-and-power, #entergy-corporation, #global-warming, #hurricane-ida-2021, #louisiana, #natural-gas, #new-orleans-la, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #solar-energy, #weather

In New Orleans, Anxiously Watching the Levees As Hurricane Ida Arrives

The prospect of “another Katrina” has haunted New Orleans, and the rest of the nation.

#evacuations-and-evacuees, #hurricane-ida-2021, #hurricane-katrina-2005, #hurricane-zeta-2020, #levees-and-dams, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la

At a Children’s Hospital, a Wave of Young Patients Struggling to Breathe

A federal “surge team” is helping exhausted doctors and nurses through one of most trying periods in the history of Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

#children-and-childhood, #childrens-hospital-of-new-orleans, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-delta-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #disease-rates, #emergency-medical-treatment, #hospitals, #new-orleans-la

Zaila Avant-garde Makes Spelling Bee History

Zaila, a 14-year-old from Harvey, La., won on the word “murraya.” She became the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee in almost 100 years of contests.

#louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #scripps-national-spelling-bee, #spelling, #zaila-avant-garde

I Write About the Law. But Could I Really Help Free a Prisoner?

For years as a journalist, I’ve covered attempts to exonerate incarcerated people. But a letter from Yutico Briley led to a different kind of story.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #crime-and-criminals, #false-arrests-convictions-and-imprisonments, #jury-system, #new-orleans-la, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #williams-jason-1975

Help! How to Support Local Communities in Your Travels

A reader asks for recommendations for domestic travel destinations, particularly places that rely on tourism — and encourage vaccinations.

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$2.6 Million Homes in Louisiana, California and Illinois

A four-bedroom condo with a one-bedroom guest apartment in New Orleans, a midcentury-modern complex in Los Angeles and an 1893 brownstone in Chicago.

#chicago-ill, #los-angeles-calif, #new-orleans-la, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Lloyd Price, ‘Personality’ Hitmaker, Is Dead at 88

His “Lawdy Miss Clawdy” was a rhythm-and-blues smash that hooked white listeners in 1952, anticipating the rise of rock ’n’ roll. Even bigger records would follow.

#black-people, #deaths-obituaries, #lawdy-miss-clawdy-song, #new-orleans-la, #personality-song, #pop-and-rock-music, #price-lloyd, #rhythm-and-blues-music

Troy Carter Elected to Congress From Louisiana

Mr. Carter, a state senator from New Orleans, defeated State Senator Karen Carter Peterson in a race to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

#carter-troy-1963, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-orleans-la, #peterson-karen-carter-1969, #richmond-cedric, #state-legislatures

Two New Orleans State Senators Vie for a Seat in Congress in Runoff Election

Karen Carter Peterson and Troy Carter are hoping to succeed former Representative Cedric Richmond, who left Congress to become an adviser to President Biden.

#carter-troy-1963, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #house-of-representatives, #new-orleans-la, #peterson-karen-carter-1969, #richmond-cedric, #state-legislatures

Philip Roth’s Biographer Blake Bailey Is Accused of Sexual Assault

W.W. Norton, citing the accusations that the author, Blake Bailey, faces, said it would stop shipping and promoting his new best-selling book.

#metoo-movement, #bailey-blake, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #new-orleans-la, #norton-w-wco, #philip-roth-the-biography-book, #roth-philip, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #writing-and-writers

A $1.2 Million Charles Schwab Bank Deposit Error Buys a House, and an Arrest, Officials Say

Kelyn Spadoni tried to keep a deposit that was off by five decimal places, according to the authorities, who said she was charged with fraud and fired from her job on the same day.

#arbitration-conciliation-and-mediation, #bank-robberies, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #charles-schwab-corporation, #financial-brokers, #financial-industry-regulatory-authority, #frauds-and-swindling, #jefferson-parish-la, #louisiana, #new-orleans-la, #suits-and-litigation-civil

‘The Start of a Comeback’ in 5 U.S. Cities

With vaccinations picking up, warmer weather and increased business reopenings over the last week, tourism has picked up in these destinations.

#coronavirus-reopenings, #las-vegas-nev, #los-angeles-calif, #miami-fla, #new-orleans-la, #new-york-city, #travel-and-vacations

The Disruption of Weddings, Then and Now

During World War II and over the past year, couples learned to be resilient and flexible. A New Orleans museum keeps some memories from wartime alive.

#national-world-war-ii-museum-new-orleans-la, #new-orleans-la, #weddings-and-engagements, #world-war-ii-1939-45

Biden Seeks to Use Infrastructure Plan to Address Racial Inequities

The president’s $2 trillion proposal allocates money to help communities of color, like a New Orleans neighborhood devastated by a highway project a half-century ago.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #black-people, #bridges-and-tunnels, #infrastructure-public-works, #minorities, #new-orleans-la, #race-and-ethnicity, #roads-and-traffic, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

How to Pretend You’re in New Orleans Tonight

The Crescent City is the kind of place you daydream about long after you’re gone. Here are a few ways to be there in spirit.

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Two New Orleans State Senators Win Runoff Spots for U.S. House Seat

Troy Carter and Karen Carter Peterson will meet in an April runoff for the seat vacated by Cedric L. Richmond.

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