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President Obama Shows Love To New Orleans

U.S. President Barack Obama is welcomed by local residents of an area reconstructed after Hurricane Katrina during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

“Where the jazz makes you cry, the funerals make you dance, and the bayou makes you believe all kinds of things.”

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama holds a child as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America

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A presidential flag on a presidential limo can be seen as President Barack Obama, greets a resident in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Barack Obama greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a visit to an area reconstructed after Hurricane Katrina, accompanied by New Orleans mayor Mitch Landrieu (L), during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

President Barack Obama with Mayor Mitch Landrieu

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right, teases a shy girl as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, left, holds a young girl as he greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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President Barack Obama, accompanied by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, third from right, greets residents in the the Tremé neighborhood in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. Tremé is one of the oldest black neighborhoods in America, which borders the French Quarter just north of Downtown. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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U.S. President Barack Obama sits for lunch at Willie Mae's restaurant near downtown during a presidential visit to New Orleans, Louisiana, August 27, 2015. Obama on Thursday will highlight the "structural inequality" that hurt poor black people in New Orleans before the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, during a visit to celebrate the city's progress 10 years after the storm. REUTERS/Carlos Barria TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

President Barack Obama sits for lunch at Willie Mae’s restaurant with young men from My Brother’s Keeper initiative

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President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable on Hurricane Katrina at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, while visiting for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The roundtable highlighted advancements in national preparedness, showcase Gulf Coast resiliency, mark the achievements of the New Orleans community over the past 10 years with opportunities to build future resilience.(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Barack Obama participates in a roundtable on Hurricane Katrina at the Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans

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President Barack Obama speaks during an event to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 27, 2015 in New Orleans, Louisiana. President Obama spoke at the Andrew P. Sanchez & Copelin-Byrd Multi-Service Center located in the Lower 9th Ward, a largely African-American neighborhood that was one of the hardest hit by the storm

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Four young men who's lives were affected by Hurricane Katrina listen as President Barack Obama delivers remarks at Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center in New Orleans, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, for the 10th anniversary since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. The young men had lunch with the president and discussed resiliency in the face of adversity. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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113 Responses to “President Obama Shows Love To New Orleans”


  1. 1 desertflower
    August 27, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Beautiful. The second one made me cry… happy cry:)

  2. 6 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 10:14 pm

  3. 11 Nerdy Wonka
    August 27, 2015 at 10:14 pm

  4. 12 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm

  5. August 27, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Gorgeous photos, thanks a million for the post Nerdy

  6. August 27, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you for this window into a moving day. Means so much to see President Obama being his sunbeam generous-hearted buoyant self. We can see the effect he has on people; his genuine presence, his respect for every person. So much sadness and longing and loss around this anniversary and this time, that I don’t feel as I usually do, seeing him out among people, sharing his wisdom, kindness, humor, goodness. It’s not him and it’s not the people he is meeting; it’s sorrow and shame for what was lost, what we as a nation allowed to happen to our neighbors. I love seeing these pictures, and I loved his speech; and watching him work his way along the line of greeting people afterwards was a pleasure indeed. I think PBO will return to New Orleans and make a difference there after he is free from the responsibilities of being CIC. I do not look forward to that day for me and for us, but for him and his family, I do.

  7. August 27, 2015 at 10:25 pm

    So Rachel Maddow was talking about Kansas Senator, and South Carolina Governor was letting the President know that they would do everything they can to keep the President from bringing any of those Gitmo prisoners to their state. I want to let Gov. Nikki Haley know that I would be more afraid of the terrorists like Dylaan Roof then I would be of any of the Gitmo prisoners.

  8. 18 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Bonus! 😎

  9. August 27, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    Amazing day, amazing speech, amazing photos. Thank you so much, Nerdy. This is an historic day.
    And I love the idea of PBO passing out White House M&Ms to little children. LOLz.

    • August 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      I would LOVE to add a box of PBO M&M’s to my collection; I have Reagan and B’41. Several months ago, I was at my cousin’s home, chatting in her living room; from 25 feet away, I spied out of the corner of my eye a familiar white box in her china cabinet. I exclaimed “You have Presidential M&M’s! Which President?” She was amazed that I knew that box, at 25 feet, without my glasses! They are PBO M&M’s given to her Mother by a friend of a friend… I’m SOoooooooooooo envious!

  10. 23 Nena20409
    August 27, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Wow……Wow…..Wow….NW, you have done it again.
    I was about to turn off the PC on my way to sleep………then, I clicked in for I saw this Picture of Lincoln from Jeff Obama’s TL……. I quickly popped in and what else did I find? POTUS, more POTUS of the mostest. Thank you NW.
    The Gray Suit and NOLA, POTUS is looking Gentlemanly Quarterly 😉
    Congrats DF on your Solid Gold ⭐
    Here’s the Lincoln Colored Pic taken in Circa 1865ish

  11. 24 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 10:43 pm

    • 25 Dudette
      August 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm

      Thought I’d share the video description:
      “Uploaded on Sep 10, 2010
      Terence Blanchard’s “Levees” was originally part of the musical score for Spike Lee’s documentary, “When The Levees Broke” (2006). Blanchard, a native of New Orleans, included “Levees” in his Grammy-winning album of the following year, “A Tale Of God’s Will,” (2007), a requiem for Katrina. Blanchard’s quintet includes himself on trumpet, Aaron Parks (later Fabian Almazan) on piano, Brice Winston on tenor sax, Derrick Hodge on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. The album features a forty-piece orchestra. In describing the track in this video, William Boerst writes, “‘Levees’ might be depicting a time of peace before the havoc of Katrina hits. Ironically, the title foreshadows a major cause behind the Katrina catastrophe. The piece begins with long, haunting notes by strings. Then the bass picks up with one repeated note, a premonition of something to come. Blanchard enters with his plaintive melody as lower brass and piano accent that single note. A middle string interlude signals the arrival of the storm. At the end Blanchard’s trumpet cries, evoking people on porches and roofs as they plead for help. Both in the middle and at the end, Blanchard wails, an emotive force unto itself.” Blanchard has a new album out (2010) called “Choices.” Terence lives in New Orleans with his wife and children. DL”

    • 26 Dudette
      August 27, 2015 at 10:55 pm

      Video info:
      “Uploaded on Sep 10, 2010
      Terence Blanchard’s “Levees” was originally part of the musical score for Spike Lee’s documentary, “When The Levees Broke” (2006). Blanchard, a native of New Orleans, included “Levees” in his Grammy-winning album of the following year, “A Tale Of God’s Will,” (2007), a requiem for Katrina. Blanchard’s quintet includes himself on trumpet, Aaron Parks (later Fabian Almazan) on piano, Brice Winston on tenor sax, Derrick Hodge on bass, and Kendrick Scott on drums. The album features a forty-piece orchestra. In describing the track in this video, William Boerst writes, “‘Levees’ might be depicting a time of peace before the havoc of Katrina hits. Ironically, the title foreshadows a major cause behind the Katrina catastrophe. The piece begins with long, haunting notes by strings. Then the bass picks up with one repeated note, a premonition of something to come. Blanchard enters with his plaintive melody as lower brass and piano accent that single note. A middle string interlude signals the arrival of the storm. At the end Blanchard’s trumpet cries, evoking people on porches and roofs as they plead for help. Both in the middle and at the end, Blanchard wails, an emotive force unto itself.” Blanchard has a new album out (2010) called “Choices.” Terence lives in New Orleans with his wife and children. DL”

  12. 27 GGail
    August 27, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    Awesome NW, thanks!!

  13. 29 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    When I think New Orleans, I think of Fats Domino! I can still see my two sisters and I back in the late ’50s, in front of the black and white TV, watching the young Fats Domino sing – with my mother right beside us. I heard recently that he still lives in his city, but has dementia now, so I’ll link to this in honor of him.

  14. August 27, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    So much wonderful goodness in these pictures……I so wish so many more people could find this site and learn the truth spoken here!

  15. August 27, 2015 at 11:01 pm

    ‘Only days before President Obama travels to the Alaskan Arctic on Monday to focus attention on climate change, one of the effects of global warming is again apparent: Hordes of walruses are scrambling onto the Alaskan shoreline, because the Chukchi Sea ice floes where they would normally have rested have melted. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed to the Post Wednesday evening that a mass of walruses had “hauled out,” or gathered on shore, near the remote community of Point Lay. The service did not estimate the number or provide images. But photojournalist Gary Braasch has posted dramatic photographs, taken during an Aug. 23 flyover, of what appear to be at least several thousand walruses crowding onto a barrier island. (The photograph shown here was taken during last September’s haul-out.) Government radio tracking of the walruses also show a number of tagged animals clustered at Point Lay. This is the seventh time in a decade that walruses have been driven out of the Chukchi Sea by warming waters, and past haul-outs have numbered in the tens of thousands. This is one of the earliest haul-outs on record; most of the previous ones have occurred in September.

    The Fish and Wildlife Service has been very concerned about the animals’ safety. Walrus populations are easily frightened on shore, and if something spooks them they may stampede into the water, often crushing any babies or smaller adults in their path. Past stampedes have caused thousands of fatalities. To prevent stress on the animals, the Service has issued a press release requesting that people — and specifically the media — keep away from the area while the walruses are hauled out….President Obama will arrive in Anchorage Monday to begin a three-day visit focusing on climate change and its effects in the Arctic, which include melting glaciers and sea ice, thawing permafrost, sea-level rise and their corresponding threats to people and wildlife. Alaska media have reported that one of the other stops on his trip will be Kotzebue — a village about 200 miles south of Point Lay, where the walruses are gathered on shore…continued’

    • August 27, 2015 at 11:14 pm

      Talk about wake up call:

      • 38 jacquelineoboomer
        August 27, 2015 at 11:23 pm

        I’m heartbroken over that.

        • August 27, 2015 at 11:29 pm

          I just can’t tolerate people who don’t respect and revere nature. What’s happening is horrible. If it weren’t for PBO, we’d be even worse off.

      • August 27, 2015 at 11:38 pm

        It is unbelievable, Meta! ….I feel so bad for those seals…reminds of the island in S. Africa, where great white sharks are essentially shooting fish in a barrel…with an unlimited, easy supply of food. That is the reason all the tour guides go there b/c you will 100% see a great white chasing down a seal every time….It is all so sad. I hope President Obama’s visit highlights this in simplest terms that will resonate with the public who are presently entertaining themselves with the GOP clown show.

  16. 41 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:15 pm

  17. August 27, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    We have such an amazing President and what a pictorial of New Orleans. Thank you Nerdy for taking us through this day.

  18. 44 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm

  19. 47 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm

  20. August 27, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Congratulations to DF on being here first to enjoy this stupendous post from Nerdy Wonka. Nancie, I can’t improve on how you described it!

  21. 52 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2015 at 11:41 pm

  22. 53 jacquelineoboomer
    August 27, 2015 at 11:46 pm

    • 54 Dudette
      August 27, 2015 at 11:51 pm

      • August 28, 2015 at 12:44 am

        I first met him in 1975, at Camp Lejeune. He was on the HQMC IG team, investigating racial strife @CamLej. Our paths crossed a number of times over the years. He was so down to earth; and as I had a unique last name, he always remembered me.

        Either 1991 or 92, on the Friday before Mother’s Day, I received a call from MajGen Gary Cooper’s (USMCR) office (at the time, he was Asst Sec Air Force (MRA) inviting me to Sunday brunch at the Quantico O’Club. I declined, however, the young Airman must have been instructed NOT to take no for an answer, as she responded great, Gen Cooper is looking forward to seeing you at whatever time and hung up. Only a guy would schedule something like this on Mother’s Day! Miffed as I was, I of course showed up. SO GLAD I DID! He had invited maybe 10 Black officers (Major and below) and a young Corporal selected for MECCEP. The guests of honor were Gen Petersen, Adm Gravely, and Gen B.O. Davis, Jr! It was such an honor to be there! I was able to share with Gen Davis my story of reading his book. I had attended his talk and book signing at the Smithsonian. As a friend drove, I started reading it in the car on the way back to Stafford, and once home, stayed up all night reading. At the time, I was the Adjutant at MCAF Quantico. I called in to the office and said I wouldn’t be in as I couldn’t put it down long enough to shower, dress, and drive. The XO said ok and asked if he could read next. When I went in on Wednesday, I gave the XO the book, he started it at the office, and on Thursday, called in “reading.” When he brought my book back on Friday, both the CO and SgtMaj wanted to read, however, the SgtMaj INSISTED that the CO read first. On Monday, the CO gave the SgtMaj hell — he realized on the drive home Friday evening that he would have the book over the weekend, hence, he would NOT get a reading day off! Gen Petersen knew my CO, and called him at the office the day after the brunch to rib him.

        • 56 Dudette
          August 28, 2015 at 1:29 am

          LOL! Great story, Alycee! What an incredible man! My Dad is a HUGE fan of his! Used to talk about him all the time. So much history there! Thanks for sharing!

  23. 57 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:48 pm

  24. 58 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:55 pm

  25. 59 HZ
    August 27, 2015 at 11:57 pm

    Thanks Nerdy W. for this beautiful gathering again of our POTUS. There meeting, encouraging, and inspiring the people of America. Yes, this is the America we love to see;. all of our brothers and sisters.HZ

  26. 60 Dudette
    August 27, 2015 at 11:58 pm

  27. 61 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Here’s some shit-kickin’ Cajun music, and even though this guy’s short on good looks, I’d close my eyes back then and just listen to the sound of Louisiana coming through:

  28. 65 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:07 am

    You will want to watch this video. The man was amazing!
    http://on.nba.com/1i6fHmF

  29. 66 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:10 am

  30. 67 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:14 am

  31. 68 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:16 am

    Very cool!

  32. 69 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:16 am

  33. 70 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Goodness gracious I’m old!

  34. 71 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Nerd Alert!!! Star Wars!!!!!!

  35. 74 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:35 am

  36. 75 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:36 am

  37. 77 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:38 am

  38. 78 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:40 am

  39. 79 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:42 am

    Oh my goodness! Love, love, love!!! ❤

  40. 82 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 12:50 am

  41. 83 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2015 at 12:57 am

    Rachel’s starting with the false equivalency test already. No, Rachel, no matter which Dem is our nominee, we’d all plan to still cast a VOTE without hesitation in November 2016, even if it’s not our personal choice. We’re all ready to do that, and live with it, and move forward.

    It’s the Republicans who will have to vote for someone who would harm the country, not us. Because whoever is nominated of their current 17, he or she will harm the country.

    #RunJoeRun

    • August 28, 2015 at 1:21 am

      Well stated, Jackie. Just one look at the chamber of horrors on the GOP side will give us all the enthusiasm we need to cast our vote.

      • 85 jacquelineoboomer
        August 28, 2015 at 1:24 am

        Otherwise, we’ll all have to take that wagon train to Canada! No way can we let RWNJs back in the White House for at least 30 years!

  42. 86 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:02 am

  43. 87 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:08 am

    Really striking photos

    • 88 jacquelineoboomer
      August 28, 2015 at 1:28 am

      I saved this one to look at tomorrow. Thanks for all the good stuff you brought here tonight, Dudette! I am off to dreamland. Sweet dreams to you when you get there!

  44. 90 jacquelineoboomer
    August 28, 2015 at 1:11 am

  45. 91 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:16 am

  46. 92 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:22 am

  47. August 28, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Looks like the people of New Orleans turned out also to show a lot of love for our President.

  48. 95 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:35 am

  49. 96 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:39 am

  50. 98 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:40 am

  51. 99 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:41 am

  52. 101 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:43 am

  53. 102 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 1:49 am

  54. August 28, 2015 at 2:04 am

    • August 28, 2015 at 7:52 am

      Considering the Republicans loves to send people to war, why in the world would they want to end VA.? These Republicans are something else, the only thing they don’t want to end is wars, and tax breaks for the rich.

  55. 105 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 2:24 am

  56. 106 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 2:30 am

    Yes. it’s a Target commercial, but it is TOTALLY AWESOME! 😀

  57. 108 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 2:39 am

    Alright people. I simply can’t go on. You’ll just have to carry on without me for a while! 😀

    Good Night, Good Morning, Good Afternoon!

  58. 109 Dudette
    August 28, 2015 at 2:43 am

  59. 110 57andfemale
    August 28, 2015 at 2:53 am

  60. August 28, 2015 at 6:02 am

    Thank you..Thank so very much ,,NW…for this post showing the heart of our President…there will never be another like him…never….

    i love that pic where the president is standing toe to toe shaking the hand of a young man…i would love to know what the young man is thinking…
    a funny one is the woman who exclaims how she does not have makeup on…smiling…a testimony to my grandmother who said never leave the house without your lipstick on…smilin
    i love to see how “My Brother’s Keeper” is in NOLA….

    I LOVE my President….


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