I went into a local independent grocery store to buy chickpeas. I couldn't find them among the other beans. When I asked, first one clerk, then another, neither had heard of "chickpeas" or garbanzo beans" before. Needless to say, they were not in stock.
NOLA 504 is a regularly updated blog detailing life in the Big Easy post-Katrina, post-BP oil spill. NOLA is the acronym for "New Orleans, Louisiana" and 504 is the area code for the region; in terms of education, "504" also refers to civil rights legislation protecting students with disabilities. As a city, New Orleans definitely has special needs that demand more support; she also has a special cultural history that deserves more attention.