Jeanne’s Take | April 9, 2020
Beaux, Australian Shepherd Bunny, wishes all a Happy Easter, Passover, Spring.
Image inspired by Jeanne Nathan, executed by Matthew Foreman.
Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has dedicated his life to music, theatre and education. At the age of 17, he began his career as a producer and has to date produced over 120 recordings garnering one Grammy award and several nominations.
He has composed over 90 songs that help introduce kids to jazz through musical theatre and has reached over 5,000 students nationally with his Swinging with the Cool School soft introduction to jazz workshops.
Lesen is am associate professor and researcher in the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center at Dillard University. Her work centers on how environmental change affects coastal and urban communities.
Prior to his M.F.A., he wrote about the former Soviet Union for Forbes and Russia, and he was a columnist for Russia Profile. He lives with his wife, a public defender, in Detroit, Michigan.
More on the legend from the New York Times
Those chickens are coming home to roost now. We are quite literally in a fight for lives. We must pay attention to issues of income inequality and race as the pandemic unfolds over the next weeks and months. Will this crisis finally spur us to direct the necessary resources toward addressing health disparities in our state and our nation? Isn’t it time to right the historic inequalities present in our health care system? We have the power to face those questions with courage, with real action, and with the knowledge that every person has the right to health.
Deep Delta Justice
In this powerful work of character-driven history that benefits from the author’s deep understanding of the law, Van Meter brings alive how one court case changed the course of justice in the South, and eventually the entire country. The events that Gary Duncan set in motion brought to an end a form of injustice – denial of trial by jury- that led to the incarceration of thousands of poor and mostly black Americans. Duncan vs. Louisiana changed America, but before it did it changed the lives of the people who litigated it.
How Gig Workers Are Weathering the Virus Shutdown
Notes from New York Times, here.
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By Doug Maccash for NOLA.com.
This Daily Show supercut ‘Heroes of the Pandumbic’ dissects Fox News’ coronavirus coverage
Today, we salute the Heroes of the Pandumbic.
Hannity. Rush. Dobbs. Ingraham. Pirro. Nunes. Tammy. Geraldo. Doocy. Hegseth. Schlapp. Siegel. Watters. Dr. Drew. Henry. Ainsley. Gaetz. Inhofe. Pence. Kudlow. Conway. Trump.
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Getty Museum Asks People To Recreate Paintings With Stuff They Can Find at Home
Artist Relief will distribute $5,000 grants to artists facing dire financial emergencies due to COVID-19; serve as an ongoing informational resource; and co-launch the COVID-19 Impact Survey for Artists and Creative Workers, designed by Americans for the Arts, to better identify and address the needs of artists.
Many small companies and nonprofits are eligible for federal grants and low-interest loans. But red tape abounds.Get answers from New York Times.
Some people are going to dramatic lengths to protect themselves from the coronavirus in public
What’s the unique you’ve seen?
A Goldstein Family Passover Dinner in London
Video by Darcy Pulitzer Goldstein
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum changed their snowglobes to red liquid last month, an antiquated method of signaling precaution.
Photos by Libby Bollino for NO Secret Tours
Esplanade Palm Sunday
Photographs by Jeanne Nathan
That’s me front row left with my best friend Toni Butler behind me.
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Executive Editor: Jeanne Nathan
Editor: Juli Shipley
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