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Robert Morris

Jan 172017
 
Patrick Armstrong

Patrick Armstrong

In one of the episodes in HBO’s Treme, there’s a scene where Clark Peter’s character Albert “Big Chief” Lambreaux emerges from a darkened street in full Mardi Gras Indian Chief regalia. I think it is a beautiful scene, because out of the desolate landscape emerges something beautiful, overwhelming, and completely unexpected. It marks an important and iconic scene in the show – the character Lambreaux is doing this as a protest to the way things are, and a demonstration of the promise of the way things should be. Continue reading »

Dec 142016
 
The International School of Louisiana's Camp Street campus. (UptownMessenger.com)

International School of Louisiana students from the Dibert building in Mid-City will return to the school’s Camp Street campus in Uptown next year. (UptownMessenger.com)

With the Mid-City campus no longer an option and an uncertain future for the Jefferson Parish campus, parents at the International School of Louisiana pleaded with school leaders Wednesday night for answers that no one yet seems to have. Continue reading »

Nov 302016
 
Miranda Murray (standing) leads a strategy session during a meeting of the Green Party of New Orleans on Nov. 22 at Monkey Monkey coffee shop in Mid-City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Miranda Murray (standing) leads a strategy session during a meeting of the Green Party of New Orleans on Nov. 22 at Monkey Monkey coffee shop in Mid-City. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Despite a distant fourth-place finish for Presidential candidate Jill Stein in both Louisiana and nationwide, members of the Green Party of New Orleans now plan to increase their focus on local issues and candidates as they seek to build their presence locally — starting with rallying around an unconventional mayoral candidate in Gretna. Continue reading »