O Produce, Where Art Thou

By Sophia Cross The national average for grocery store access is approximately 8,800 people per store. In New Orleans before the storm, it was approximately 16,000.Post-Katrina, it became 18,000. “So many grocery stores closed during the storm,” says Dr. Jeannette Gustat from Tulane University’s Prevention Research Center during an interview in November, “and people had… Read More O Produce, Where Art Thou

Liberty’s Home

By Rebecca Krause Nineteen-year-old Cavren Sims saunters around Liberty’s Kitchen like she owns the place. This is quite the feat for someone who first arrived here two months ago, quiet, overwhelmed, unemployed, and pregnant. “I came in, did three weeks of orientation, and ever since then Liberty’s Kitchen is like home,” Cavren says. “Since I’ve… Read More Liberty’s Home

The New New Orleanians: A Growing Population’s Fight for Rights in New Orleans

By Stephanie Wartelle Little known outside of the Hispanic community, the Congress of Day Laborers (Congreso) situated on S. Miro Street is a community whose weekly gathering seems like a huge celebration. The smell of meat cooking and tortillas baking wafts from a barbeque pit outside, and children run around their mom’s feet playing soccer… Read More The New New Orleanians: A Growing Population’s Fight for Rights in New Orleans

Jackson Square: It’s Alive

By Rubi Ferras The pulse of Jackson Square permeates through the entirety of the French Quarter. Rhythms, words, illustrations and spirits encompass the perimeter entirely. Unsurprisingly, as part of this network of lives there are scattered semi-permanent fixtures; the population ranges from brass bands, guitarists, tarot card readers, artist, locals, commuters, and vagrants. However, these… Read More Jackson Square: It’s Alive