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Empty street in the French Quarter - Covid-19

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Lone homeless person in the French Quarter - Covid-19

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Empty French Market - Covid-19

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Lone security guard  at the French Market. - Covid-19

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Tourist riverboat anchored with no where to go -  Covid-19

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Mississipi barge boat - Covid-19

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Lone man singing gospel along the Mississippi River - Covid-19

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Altar along the river - Covid-19

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Covid19 graffiti along the Mississippi River - Covid-19

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Graffiti  "hope you find all you seek" along the Mississippi River - Covid-19

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French Quarter - Covid-19

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French Quarter - Covid-19

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French Quarter - Covid-19

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Mississippi River Walk - French Quarter - Hunger, Covid-19

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Factories spewing fire and pollutants in Louisiana's Cancer Alley along the Mississippi River

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Factories spewing fire and pollutants in Louisiana's Cancer Alley along the Mississippi River

Covid-19 News Spotlight
The Empty Quarter - Covid-19
sokari ekine
May 30, 2020
The Empty Quarter:  The Mississippi River  in the Time of Covid-19

New Orleans is one of the major epicenters of Covid19 in the USA with the second-highest death rate per capita.      Like many other cities with significant Black populations, the impact of Covid-19 has overwhelmingly affected our cities, black residents.  This is not surprising given New Orleans is one of the most segregated cities with unequal access to health, housing and education. New Orleans has been my home since 2017 and the city has given me joy and creativity, love, and community.  My heart is here and I like other New Orleanians miss our vibrant, festival loving Diasporic city.   I take daily walks with my dog companion and these are just a few photos from our city walks during the Covid-19 #stayhome.

Sokari Ekine

Sokari Ekine is a Queer Nigerian British Feminist, diasporic nomad, visual scholar, and activist, writer, educator seeking out new possibilities and ways of being beyond the normative and hegemony of whiteness, heterosexuality and native informers.
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