Such are the irreconcilable parameters of an ugly battle over race and history in New Orleans that seems to only be growing uglier, one that demonstrates the Confederacy’s enduring power to divide Americans more than 150 years after the cause was lost. Photo Protesters shouted at supporters of keeping Confederate monuments on display at Lee Circle in New Orleans on… Continue reading "Tempers Flare Over Removal of Confederate Statues in New Orleans"
With pump capacity essentially cut in half, the possibility of street flooding with the next rainstorm has put city residents on edge. Photo The 17th Street Canal pumping station in New Orleans on Thursday. With more rain in the forecast and city pumps malfunctioning, the mayor urged residents to be ready to move their cars to higher ground. Credit Gerald… Continue reading "New Orleans Scrambles to Repair Drainage System After Severe Flooding"