*The Hurricane Katrina victims of New Orleans were forced to become immigrants within their own country.  People all over the world, but more importantly the U.S., have nearly forgotten about our brothers and sisters and their dispersement throughout the nation.

Once again, broken away from families and made to begin again with entirely different cultures with little to no resources available to them.

But some did not take that route.  They stayed.  They stayed behind for better or worse and a new culture was stimulated in old surroundings.

The defenders of the city tried to preserve their houses, their music, their culture…the way.  The way that only N’awlins natives can.

And now, HBO had the great idea to illuminate the darkened places left to decay and fester in the great, not late, New Orleans. (more…)