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ViaNolaVie: How it all started
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The tangled web of law, lore, and life in contemporary society with navigating the complexities of racial injustice and activism in the era of black lives matter
Kylee Naylor's article delves into the origins of the phrase "When life gives you lemons, make lemonade" by Elbert Hubbard, linking it to the broader context of racial injustice and police violence in America. It highlights the struggles and resilience within the African-American community, especially in the face of systemic challenges and the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement.
The tangled web of law, lore, and life in contemporary society with the New Orleans teen court program
In his exploration of Teen Court programs, Mike Maloney highlights their role as an alternative to traditional juvenile justice systems, focusing on the successful model in Orleans Parish. These courts, driven by positive peer pressure and youth participation, offer nonviolent juvenile offenders a chance to learn and reform, rather than face the negative impacts of detention. Despite challenges and varying effectiveness, the resurgence of the program post-Hurricane Katrina and COVID-19 shows promise for its role in reducing juvenile crime.