Posts Tagged ‘orleans

23
Jul
13

The Day in Images

First Lady Michelle Obama hugs Naomi Bouie, 5, during her visit to Sterling Farms Grocery Store in Marrero, La

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@BarackObama A Louisville salute for the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball champion @UofLCardinals

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Bunk!!!!!!!

First Lady Michelle Obama talks with Wendell Pierce at Sterling Farms grocery store in Marrero. She visited the grocery story to continue highlighting a theme of healthy food access after she addressed the 2013 National Council of La Raza Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. Pierce serves on the board of the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, and opened the grocery store to expand the healthy, affordable options available in a neighborhood affected by Hurricane Katrina.

See video here

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….. a hug from Beasts of the Southern Wild actor Dwight Henry at Sterling Farms grocery store

…. Naomi Bouie, a 5-year-old Uptown resident wearing her blue Princess Jasmine costume modeled after the character from the animated movie Aladdin, gave Obama a prolonged hug as she continued greeting other shoppers.

Naomi’s mother and grandmother said afterward that they told her about Obama’s health and fitness campaign, which is called, Let’s Move!, and that the girl dutifully told the first lady that she loves broccoli….

More here

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….. embracing NCLR President and CEO Janet Murguía

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Text of the First Lady’s remarks to the National Council of La Raza here

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….. greeting the crowd at the 2013 National Council of La Raza Conference

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Continue reading ‘The Day in Images’

23
Jul
13

The First Lady at the NCLR Conference

12:30 EDT: First Lady Michelle Obama delivers remarks at the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference in New Orleans

Any trouble with the live streaming video, click here – not sure if CBS will stream the speech, they’re very busy showing live coverage of the front door of the Royal baby hospital in London 😕

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Next up:

2:10 EDT: President Obama Honors the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Champions the Louisville Cardinals

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25
Jul
12

Faith In The Future

The 2012 National Urban League Conference at the Ernst N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans

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President Obama talks with speechwriter Laura Dean aboard Air Force One during a flight from Seattle en route to New Orleans, July 25 (Pete Souza)

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25
Jul
12

Heads up: President Obama in New Orleans

Louis B. Armstrong International Airport

6:45: President Obama delivers remarks at a campaign event at the House of Blues in New Orleans

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Next – 8:0: President Obama speaks to the 2012 National Urban League Conference in New Orleans

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01
Nov
11

let’s move, new orleans!

First lady Michelle Obama visits the Royal Castle Child Development Center in New Orleans as part of her ‘Lets Move!’ initiative

27
Aug
11

take care – and that’s an order

Keep safe Eastcoasters, see you tomorrow 😉

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24
Aug
11

as promised….

Politifact: In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the federal government (along with state and local help) committed more than $14 billion to develop a levee and pumping system around New Orleans capable of protecting against a 100-year storm. It would be the biggest civil works project in the history of the Army Corps of Engineers. And Obama promised it would be completed by 2011.

As promised, nearly six years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, that goal has largely been accomplished.

According to a May 29, 2011, story by Mark Schleifstein of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, “The new system represents an unprecedented engineering feat that took six years to build, with more than $8 billion spent so far on design and construction. And it required a complete rewriting of the rules used by the corps to build both levees and hurricane levees.”

…. the second part of Obama’s campaign promise …. “the ultimate goal of protecting the entire city from a Category 5 storm”.

To that end, a federal task force sent the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Study to Congress last year including several options to reach that longer term goal …. John Barry, vice president of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority-East, said the levees designed to protect against a 100-year storm are “pretty much finished” and that he’s satisfied the corps has met that part of its goal….

More here

15
Jul
11

ruby

President Barack Obama, Ruby Bridges, and representatives of the Norman Rockwell Museum view Rockwell’s “The Problem We All Live With,” hanging in a West Wing hallway near the Oval Office, July 15, 2011. Bridges is the girl portrayed in the painting. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

AOL (2010): When Ruby Bridges arrived for her first day at William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans 50 years ago, she thought it was Mardi Gras. People lined the streets, shouting and throwing things – just like a Carnival parade. But these people weren’t celebrating.

At 6 years old, Bridges had been unwittingly thrust onto the grand stage of American history. Her parents had volunteered her to be the first black child to attend an all-white school in the South. Local law enforcement refused to protect her from the unruly mobs that surrounded her school, so every day she was escorted by four federal marshals – the scene immortalized by Norman Rockwell’s painting “The Problem We All Live With.”

That first day, all the parents had rushed into the building and taken their kids out — effectively boycotting the school. The school didn’t quite know what to do; Ruby was told to just sit in the principal’s office until it was time to go home.

“I remember thinking, ‘This school is easy,'” Bridges told AOL News.

Since then, Bridges grew up, raised four sons and worked as a travel agent before returning to a career as an educational activist that she had started at such a young age. But while her educational career eventually subsided into a normal New Orleans childhood – albeit one charged by forced integration – those exceptional first days in school had shaped her for life.

Full article here

21
Apr
11

eggcellent

New Orleans egg artist John Lamouranne’s President Obama creation. Lamouranne, known as The Egg Man, has been painting and modelling famous personalities using eggs since the early 1970’s. The 64-year old American builds his Egg Art using hollowed goose eggs for the head and warm modelling glue for any facial features.

22
Feb
11

oasis

This January 2011 artist’s rendering, courtesy of Landscape Architect Ken Smith, shows an aerial view looking at Legume Plaza of the Planters Grove project in New Orleans. A grove of trees and flowers that will soon be built is anchoring hopes of transforming a down-on-its-heels New Orleans neighborhood that’s been plagued by crime and poverty.

New York City architect Smith is taking the concept of urban oases to four cities in a public-corporate project that’s won the blessing of the Obama administration. The first of the groves will be built over the next month in New Orleans. Similar groves will be planted in San Francisco, New York City and Washington, D.C.




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