Eleven years after Hurricane Katrina devastated much of the city, decaying homes are blighting neighborhoods and spreading sickness.
"Formation" celebrates identities that once sparked shame but now inspire pride.
"I've been waiting for 10 years for this, and finally I found her."
I watched as the stories came in that covered the destruction, fatalities and the chaos that ensued. And my heart ached for all those who were missing, dead and displaced as a result of this storm and the busted levies. This experience had an impact on me I will never forget.
Ten years after people were left to fend for themselves post-Katrina, we should all agree that inability to pay cannot mean inability to secure justice. Agreement on this principle, however, is not enough.
New Orleans is a tale of 200,000 cities. That's how many people were left in New Orleans post-Katrina. After the diaspora, each of them became a city unto themselves. And each has lived a lifetime in the last 10 years.
This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.
And they haven't forgotten over time.
“The event was the hurricane. The story was the aftermath."
The president met with residents in the community on the anniversary of the storm.
Hurricanes happen, but for those with resources, insurance payments, family and friends come to the rescue. For poor Americans, those safeguards are lacking -- friends and family are typically strapped themselves, and insurance coverage is thin or absent.
Ten years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, claiming almost 2,000 lives and displacing 1 million people, the