Gospel/ blues singer Marva Wright passed away March 23 after complications from a stroke suffered last year. The 62 year old crooner was a native of New Orleans, but spent time in Chicago at the home of Mahalia Jackson who was a friend of her mother Wright started singing blues professionally at age 40 and […]
NEW ORLEANS — In Hurricane Katrina’s chaotic aftermath, police shot six people – killing two – as they crossed a bridge in search of food. For years the case was a shocking symbol of the confusion and violence that swept through the flooded city. On Wednesday it became a mark of shame for the police […]
A huge crime wave blamed on thousands of Katrina evacuees in Houston and other Southwest cities never happened, say criminologists who warned public officials and the media to be careful in attributing crime to the former New Orleans residents.
From the NY Times: NEW ORLEANS — One week after the Super Bowl, citizens of this enchanting and peculiar city will place a crown upon the head of Saints quarterback Drew Brees. They will dress him in a tunic, put him on a float and parade him through the streets before cheering throngs.