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Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community
Monroe’s a religion columnist, weekly commentator on Boston Pu...
The hurricane exposed not only race and class fault lines, but the odious fault lines of heterosexism and faith-based privilege. LGBTQ evacuees, many of whom are now displaced, faced all kinds of discrimination at the hands of many of the faith-based relief agencies.
After Katrina, Store Made New Orleans Believe 9th Ward Was 'Coming Back'
Burnell Cotlon spent over $80,000 of his life savings to help his community get back on track.
Post-Katrina Struggles Continue in the Lower Ninth Ward and Parts of West Bank New Orleans
In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church says an estimate that less than half of that area's pre-Katrina population has returned looks accurate.
Rebuilding New Orleans's Lower 9th Ward, One Bag of Groceries at a Time
NationSwell is a digital media company focused on American inn...
The Lower Ninth Ward, which experienced catastrophic flooding during Hurricane Katrina, has had a much slower recovery than most New Orleans neighborhoods.
9 Years After Hurricane Katrina: New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward and Recovery
The group of citizens gathered today alongside the levee which runs the length of the Industrial Canal, in the Lower Ninth Ward, the hardest hit, the place where so many lost their lives. The names written on a banner reminded us of the lives lost.
Has New Orleans Recovered?
Author, musician and photographer
While the term Mardi Gras is certainly still synonymous with New Orleans, and we are certainly still known for music and indulgence, Hurricane Katrina may be the most defining event of our city in this century.
New Orleans Ninth-Ward Bayou Needs Funds To Bounce Back
At the Bayou Bienvenue Marina, Dixon said he's waiting for ecologists to release floating islands, made of plants and recycled
A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 2)
William S. Becker
Energy & Climate Policy Expert
There is no question that sustainable recovery from disasters -- particularly moving out of harm's way -- can be a slow, frustrating, arduous process. More enlightened federal funding policies and programs would make it easier and more common.
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The New Ninth Ward
D.C.-based writer and education activist
We have met the enemy, and it is us. The sooner we accept that, the sooner we may actually figure out a way to be free. Until that happens, get ready -- a new Ninth Ward is coming your way soon.
Our School at Blair Grocery (VIDEO)
5 Young People, 48 States, 1 Converted School Bus
Started simply as an idea for an 'Experimental Hands-On School,' Our School at Blair Grocery provides a place for young people in the Lower Ninth Ward to learn, as well as a space to explore their interests.
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ReThink Interview: Joseph Garner, Director of
Movie Critic for ReThink Reviews
Could you live for a month relying on the generosity of strangers for food, shelter, transportation, and even showers, with no money and no help from friends or family? That's what Joseph Garner attempted to do in his documentary
New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans
Residents in parts of New Orleans exit gas stations and "dollar stores" with big bags of groceries in their arms. And they're not carrying picnic food. It's tonight's dinner and pantry-stocking for tomorrow's meals.
Permeable Concrete Tested To Reduce City Street Flooding
Pervious concrete has been around for twenty years or more, but its use in New Orleans is fairly recent.
Funds For Reviving the Coast Will Be Lean, Even With BP's Infusion
Federal funds have been approved for rehabilitating the eroded, Orleans Land Bridge between Lakes Pontchartrain and Borgne
The 'It Wasn't My Point' Defense of Journalists
Founder of Levees.org
In the world of journalism, I actually hear this defense: that if a mistake is not central to the point of a piece, then the mistake doesn't matter. Since when did misstatement of facts cease to matter?
New Orleans Tap Water Beats Odds, Meets All Regulatory Standards
Residents worry about spills in the river, and wonder if oil lapping at the coast has affected their faucet water. Local, state and federal authorities, however, say the city's tap water meets and, under some criteria, exceeds their standards.
Streets Unlit After Dusk In Parts of New Orleans
Patches of New Orleans are dark as a country lane at nightfall because of corroded wiring from Katrina, missing power lines or voltage that's turned off during road construction.
Gulf coast fishermen join Katrina victims and vow never to forget
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On Assignment for HuffPost
Also, the Louisiana Environmental Action Network produced a report today by environmental scientist Wilma Subra that found
Alex Hubbard Struggles To Find Work After Returning To Lower Ninth Ward
The homecoming celebration is scheduled for later this month. They are trying to find a time when Mr. Hubbard will be in
Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille
Director of Policy at Working Partnerships USA
The federal government still has a long fight ahead to make good on promises to rebuild a stronger, safer and more equitable Gulf Coast.
Thanks to Brad Pitt, One Homecoming, One Reunion in New Orleans
Senior reporter/White House beat Talking Points Memo
This weekend, Robert Green slept in his own home in the Lower 9th Ward for the first time since Hurricane Katrina flattened his neighborhood and killed his mother and infant granddaughter.
Download A Song, Help Build A Home In New Orleans
Music journalist, active blogger, New Orleans devotee, handsom...
100% of "Healing Time" will be donated to the Make It Right Foundation which helps build green, sustainable homes in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans- one of cities hardest hit areas.
New Orleans Faces "The Nation"
Your dog's best friend
's investigative piece on the unsolved shootings in Algiers Point in the days after Katrina is a lengthy, painstaking piece of work. And, just like much of the media coverage of the disaster three-plus years ago, it lies.
Will There Be Justice in New Orleans?
Katrina vanden Heuvel
Editor and Publisher of The Nation
A new investigation exposes for the first time a rash of vigilante shootings in New Orleans, as white residents in the Algiers Point neighborhood formed an ad hoc militia and opened fire on blacks.
New Takes on the Post-Katrina Struggle
Author, "Tasty: The Art and Science of What We Eat"
There's room for more enterprising takes on the Katrina story -- the pre-and post-Katrina problems and struggles have so many more facets than you'll ever see on CNN.
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