The Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8th, 1815, which doesn't have much to do with what's going on this week, but it is a nice way to begin this post.
Things have been moving so quickly that it has been hard to respond to emails and phone calls that aren't emergencies. Here's some news: Anderson Cooper is marching on Thursday. There's a rumor that Senator Obama is marching. Newman High School is marching. Central City is marching. Mid City is marching. Aboena House day care center is marching. The Garden District is marching. The Hot 8 Brass band, who lost one of their members two weeks ago, is marching. The family of Ronald Madison, who was shot in the back seven times by New Orleans police while trying to flee the floodwaters, is marching. And so on...
Who is not marching: Mayor Nagin and Chief Riley.
For those who want more info on what we are doing and how you can contribute, you can go to www.silenceisviolence.org.