Hurrican Katrina

Now that our school PA systems' are no longer spewing out stale black facts during morning announcements and history teachers are done glossing over the minuscule civil rights unit of their obsolete textbooks, it is time to finally ask ourselves this lingering question: what happens once black history month is over?
A decade ago, as New Orleans commenced its long, slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, pundits warned against sweetheart deals and no-bid contracts to rebuild the city obtained with bribery and kickbacks.
“The American public needs to learn not to rely on the government to save them when a crisis hits,” Brown wrote.
Chris Tusa was born and raised in New Orleans. He watched in disbelief as the Hurricane ravaged his hometown. The 2005 disaster, weighed heavy on his heart and mind, and he began working on a novel in pursuit of capturing the emotional and physical distress inflicted by Hurricane Katrina.
Neither one of us had planned on this sudden intimacy. He crouched reluctantly into the cramped quarters and nuzzled in for the night. We never spoke, and I tried not to breathe on him.
The sudden sweep of a natural or personal disaster can happen at any time causing loss of life as well as treasured property and possessions. Ancient physician Galen reminds us that resiliency should not be left to chance.
Hurricane Sandy was undeniably a disaster for tens of thousands of New Jersey and New York residents. But as the headlines begin to recede, what more can we do, as leaders of nonprofits, to help their stricken communities?
The bill apparently would not prevent the Corps from absorbing its share of the across-the-board "sequester" cuts that agencies
Bruce Cockburn recalls when he first started calling himself a Christian in the early '70s: "I wasn't sure exactly what that meant at the time, so I went with the people who claimed they did."
Shannon Jones, the executive director of Tulane University's Scott S. Cowen Institute for Public Education Initiatives, said
There appears to be a complex formulation of political and religious requirements that must be met before the media glare focuses on a natural disaster abroad and Americans reach into their pockets.
Four current or former officials of a Queens nonprofit group or a related charity founded by State Senator Malcolm A. Smith
We must understand the changes from the last 10 years in order to anticipate the direction of our global economy for the next few years. I believe the zeitgeist is the Decade of Disillusionment, or the condition of having lost naive faith and trust.
If H1N1 is a national emergency and an informed hospital health care worker I overhead talking today is right, that most of the flu we're now seeing is H1N1, then what is going on?
An overburdened city is an overburdened city and on Saturday, regardless of whether you lived in a shanty town or in a utilities-paying neighborhood, it was time to pay the price.
R.I.P. Walter. There will never be another like you. Just a few short years ago I had the thrill of sitting a couple of rows