Publication: Larry King Live on CNN.com
Author: Branford Marsalis
Date: August 27, 2010
Editor’s Note: Be sure to watch Harry Connick Jr. on LKL tonight from Musicians Village in New Orleans. Also, check out the Marsallis Family’s new album, “Music Redeems.” It benefits the Ellis Marsallis Center for Music.
Five years after Hurricane Katrina struck and decimated my hometown, I am certainly buoyed by the rebuilding successes of a city reinforced with an invincible spirit and proud of the strides we have made through our partnership with New Orleans Habitat and through the contributions of individuals from around the world. I am fiercely disappointed, though, by the inconsistency of the attention paid to this disaster between these anniversaries and the lack of a sustained, long-term approach to the rebuilding our city.
New Orleans remains in crisis.
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