Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Whaat ya done? 7th Ward and stealing from Habitat Volunteers...

Come on 7th Ward around Frenchmen Street. You know who done it. You know which of your neighbors, which youths, broke into the Habitat for Humanity bus this past Saturday and STOLE, THEIVED - the volunteers i.d.'s, monies, credit cards... WOW that is just plain wicked mean.

Volunteers who PAY for the privelege to come and build new houses in the neighborhood. People who come here to help us, who give of themselves and you steal from them??? Why are ya cutting the hand that helps to feed you?

Turn 'em in. Turn in who did this. You know who they are - they're braggin bout what they've done.

One Love.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Holt Cemetary: A Portrait of Neglect and Racism: From Birth to Death in New Orleans

I attended a burial in Holt Cemetary by Delgado College yesterday, and left in tears.

The state of neglect of this cemetary was shocking.

The neglect of the owners of the Cemetary (NEW ORLEANS LOCAL GOVERNMENT OWNED) was appalling, alarming, dire, dreadful, deeply saddening. When I asked people who had family buried there, some over 50 years ago, they all said the same thing... "It's always been kept like this".

When I looked around I could see the tender care, the flowers, the little plaques, the things loved ones leave behind, the families who care. And in stark contrast to the love and tenderness, I could see the neglect of the owners-operators of the cemetary.

And I wept. For all my planetary brothers and sisters who have lived in poverty, who have so little in life...

those who have been asked to tolerate so much... even in death.