Sunday, March 22, 2009
Lower 9th Ward: 1302 Days After Katrina
December 2005 photo by author
Looks like the Lower 9th Ward is coming back into the spotlight on a few issues:
Congregation looks to oust pastor. Looks like a crooked pastor has been sitting on a pile of money and not rebuilding his Lower 9th Ward church, so the congregation is looking to oust him and get a hold of all the financial records he's been keeping secret. Could turn out to be a microcosm of the city reflected at this little church.
CNN Revisits the Lower 9th Ward.
Cliff has been wondering what's up with the illegal dumping in the Lower 9. Looks like it's just a disgruntled employee trying to blackmail Sidney Torres, but there are a few more possibilities, like a competitor trying to take out an upstart. We'll see what other facts come out. More here.
Let the rest of America not forget that the Lower 9th Ward is all around them...
December 2008 Photo by author.