Friday, December 02, 2005

Notes from New Orleans

I've been down in New Orleans for about two weeks, doing a mix of reporting and volunteering. Here are two very rough reports I've filed for the Voice.

Relief at the Point of a Gun

Black Out: New Orleans Getting More White? Sure, By Locking Out African-Americans

The one thing I would like to convey that I think is not coming across in the news is just how hard folks are working to get the city back up and running, whether it's individuals, local businesses, or community institutions like the zoo, parks and museums. The city has never been so small, personal and friendly. If the recovery stalls out, it will absolutely be a failure of our government to get us the aid we need, not of the initiative and spirit of this place.

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