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But price won’t be the only factor, Hines said. Because the loans were intended for an arts nonprofit, the winning bidder also must include a “public purpose” and an “arts” component.

A study by two Yale University sociologists titled Network Exposure and Homicide Victimization in an African American Community found that some accepted metrics of vulnerability to becoming a homicide victim — such as race, membership in a gang or physical proximity to a murder victim, are less important than one’s social network.

These mothers and fathers — members of the Congress of Day Laborers at the New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial Justice — are standing up for justice and risking being deported from the United States. They risk being separated from their children, many of whom are U.S. citizens.

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Mark Moseley blogs at Your Right Hand Thief. Until mid 2014, Mark Moseley was The Lens' opinion writer, engagement specialist and coordinator for the Charter Schools Reporting Corps. After Katrina and the Federal Flood he helped create the Rising Tide conference, which grew into an annual social media event dedicated to the future of New Orleans.