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And I thought the devil was in the details…

Today’s press conference at the site of the Lafitte Public Housing project was filled with many elected officials and MC’d by Wayne Woods from HANO.

No mention was made of Dwayne Muhammad the Director of the Voucher program at HANO who is now “on leave” for allegedly using the voucher program to pay his own rent. Link to the WWL story

God was not in attendance but was mentioned too many times to count. The tent under which the press event was held felt more like a revival than an information session.

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  • hndymn

    really—all the invocations and compulsory standing reverentially at public meetings in New Orleans amounts to a form of intimidation. City Council meetings are the worst—a long prayer followed by a deafening recording of the Star Spangled Banner accompanying a video of a very idealized New Orleans.

  • “God was not in attendance but was mentioned too many times to count.” lol!