Long Since Gone, Can Black Residents Regain Thriving Community on Claiborne Without “Monster” Interstate?

April 6, 2023

Today, Interstate-10 towers over Claiborne Avenue, cutting a path through the Treme and Seventh Ward. Some residents call it “The Monster,” its massive, concrete pillars lord the raised highway — as well as its accompanying noise and air pollution — over what remains of one of New Orleans’ most historic communities. Raynard Sanders, executive director […]

Municipal Auditorium & Armstrong Park Jazz Complex Buildings Sustain Damage From Hurricane Ida

September 19, 2021

The four almost 200 year-old historic buildings in Armstrong Park along with the Morris F.X. Jeff Municipal Auditorium suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Ida, according to the Save Our Soul (SOS) coalition which has been opposing the relocation of City Hall to the auditorium. “The damage that Hurricane Ida inflicted to the Municipal Auditorium and […]

Armstrong Park Stakeholders Plan Voter Registration Drive; Await Council Action on Change to Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

July 14, 2021

The Save Our Soul Coalition (SOS) will hold a voter registration drive Saturday, July 17 at Optimus Entertainment, 9820 Lake Forest Blvd. SOS opposes the proposed relocation of City Hall to the Morris F.X. Jeff Municipal Auditorium in Armstrong Park. The effort to educate and sign-up new voters will take place from 2 p.m. until […]

On leaving Green New Deal event at Mahalia Jackson Theatre for the Performing Arts, and finding myself exiting through Armstrong Park’s main entrance

December 20, 2019

On May 7th, 2019, going to Mahalia Jackson Theatre for The Performing Arts (for the Green New Deal gathering and rally) was a very nice 2-block walk down a side street, and into the St. Philip Street sidewalk entrance into Armstrong Park around 6 p.m. Two hours later, that side entrance, like all the other […]

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