New Orleans is a quintessential survivor. Ten years after Katrina, New Orleans is globally recognized as a symbol of restoration and resilience. As our city endures, it evolves. It refashions and redesigns, because that is how it survives. ... Read More »
Before Burnell and Keasha Cotlon launched the Lower 9th Ward Market, residents of the Katrina-ravaged neighborhood faced at a five-mile, three-bus trek just to find a grocery store. For the Cotlons, something needed to change. Burnell and Keasha ... Read More »
Community engagement around creative expression: it sounds as much like a description of the culture of New Orleans as it does a summary of Kickstarter’s mission. If you haven’t heard of it, Kickstarter is among the biggest names ... Read More »
Imagine you have an idea. A great idea. An idea for a social venture that could change New Orleans. Maybe it’s a bold new solution for attracting minority teachers. Maybe it’s a new app that streamlines disaster management. ... Read More »
These days, when you drive or walk the length of General Pershing from Broad Street toward South Claiborne, you can tell something is growing there.
There in Broadmoor, in the heart of New Orleans, a community is rebuilding itself.
On what was the largest concentration of blight in the neighborhood, construction is underway for an 11,500-square-foot Arts and Wellness Center, a space that will provide quality arts enrichment and improved vitality to over 350 community members daily. Read More »
In New Orleans, “shop local” typically refers to the most literal meaning of the idiom: to support people and their respective businesses within the greater New Orleans area. One entrepreneur, however, has expanded upon the Big Easy’s interest ... Read More »
Ask any born-and-raised New Orleanian and they’ll tell you: where you grow up matters. The people of this city have always prided themselves on their neighborhoods, whether it’s Broadmoor or Treme, the French Quarter or Holly Grove. Although ... Read More »
Over a decade ago when Jonn Hankins worked at the New Orleans Museum of Art, he helped to organize an extraordinary exhibition called Raised to the Trades: Creole Building Arts of New Orleans. Its focus was on the ... Read More »