Black People : How Is New Orleans Doing?

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  1. medusanegrita

    medusanegrita Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    This a except from a local black weekly about Lousiana has been doing since the Hurricanes.

    Watchdog group Charity Navigator estimates that about $4.5 billion was donated to charities for Katrina relief. Most of those dollars have not made it to their intended destination.

    Because the cameras are gone, we don’t know that a third of the addresses in the city are vacant or abandoned, the highest rate in the nation. We don’t know that rent rates have doubled and tripled to keep poor folks out of the city. We don’t know that thousands are squatting and thousands more are homeless. We don’t know that 82 percent of the landlords refuse to accept Section 8 vouchers, according to New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center.

    We still don’t know the identity of some victims because of budget restraints to analyze DNA. We still don’t know the exact number of missing and dead.']


    http://www.stlamerican.com/articles/2010/03/05/news/columnists/ljamala04.txt

    I always wanted to go to New Orleans, and may still; but I fear it will never be the same. I fear it has lost its heart and soul and what remains is a whitewashed version of something that is trying to imitate but can no longer be if these trends describe above continue.

    So if you visited there and especially if you have lived there or currently lived in New Orleans or Lousiana, how it going there now?
     
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    Just lke the aftermath of 9/11 allowed the war machine to invade Iraq, with national public support, and as Trent Lott said, "Now we can do the things we wanted to do before, but couldn't, there is said to be a big time real estate developer who was qouted as saying, they were looking and hoping for a way to get Black folks out of the 9th ward.

    http://www.naomiklein.org/articles/2008/09/new-orleans-city-wont-
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    http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/03/19/sou.la.ninth.ward/index.html
     
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    The true music of the city,BOUNCE, has returned. Also a few folks who left are back. But as usual, so is the political corruption from local politicians and high crime from lost and ignorant negroes. I stay an hour away so I can go all day about the 40 dollar hookers in Kenner, the homeless who are living in abandon buildings by the thousands, and the replacement of blacks by Hispanics. Many areas that were nearly all black are largely Mexican/Honduran nowadays. But over all, its much of the same with fewer people. As far as whites trying to get rid of blacks, thats nothing new. There were also 2 police found guilty at the beginning of March of shooting Katrina victims trying to cross the double span bridge to seek help in Mississippi. I dont know the fate of the over 100,000 people who were put in Cancer alley. This is a large area located not very far from an Exxon refinery about 100miles from N.O. It drops tons of sut(industrial waste that is very cancerous and causes a long list of other illnesses)
     
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    still a slow progress but coming back and with there football team winning the title
    helps and gave hope .......
     
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    100 thousand can make up a small city in some states,

    this is very serious!!!!!
     
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    Yep, u have to watch the news very closely. It was mention on Democracy Now. I have known about it since 2006. Many people have moved out but there are still many there. It was a 100,000 a year or so after the storm. Its probally significantly lowwer now but still a lot of people
     
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    And what about the families that were seperated, in buses to various states,

    have those folks found their children?
     
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    Most people have found their kids. Over 97%. Only the ones who lost both parents were even given to relatives or taken by the state. Many kids were separated by states from their parents but once cpu systems were back up and running, many were reunited from states away after weeks and sometimes months. A few dozen women abandon their kids alltogether. Most of these were addicts.
     
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    Glad to hear the majority are all right but how can the est of us here help out the Black community regading the regentrification situation down there?
     
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    Hispanics are strong because of the money threat. This is y many rich white people want a North American Dollar for all the Americas and Canada. The Hispanic secret is that as long as Mexico has the Peso, they will send their money there and out of this economy to their relatives if they feel they may have to return to Mexico. Politicians like to keep them happy, employed, and housed. AAs have no monetary outlet and don't economically insolate our dollars. Honduran owned stores will threaten to send their money home unless some of his relatives are hired and bought here.Needless to say, Hispanics shop heavily at Hispanic stores. Many shop exclusively there. Hondurans call it whippin whitey with his own buck. There is a quenn in Uganda I occasionally send money to but not nearly enough AAs do this. If we do, instead of wasting our money on bull, we will be heard. In the meantime until we show some unity with the fam from cross seas and the carribean, we will be marginalized and only our vote counted for their gain. I guess the bright part of the whole mess that is N.O. is that most the city has always been mixed. A third of those considered black are creole( Indian+black or french+black) and whites draw no different. The majority lean toward black culture in general. Many creole females have Malcolm's mama syndrome. In that they date very tall dark and big black dudes exclusively. A tradition stemming from gross treatment at the hands of perverted french land owners. Overall, most of those displaced are living across cities and town in Lousiana. Shreveport, Alexandria, Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Monroe, etc. Many of these towns more than doubled in size. The others will probally only return for holidays and special occasions like the Jazz fest, Mardi Gras, Bayou Classic, etc.
     
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