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Jordan Flaherty

Jordan Flaherty
Jordan is a journalist, an editor of Left Turn Magazine, and a staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience and audiences around the world have seen the television reports he’s produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now. His post-Katrina reporting for ColorLines shared an award from New America Media for best Katrina-related reporting in ethnic press. Haymarket Press will release his new book, FLOODLINES: Stories of Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, in 2010.

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

by Jordan Flaherty on August 8 2011, 9:30AM

The Justice Department’s victory is a decisive rejection of the idea that chaos in the days following Katrina justified the violence of the New Orleans Police Department. It’s a win for police accountability nationwide.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana's Felony Sex Work Law

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana’s Felony Sex Work Law

by Jordan Flaherty on March 17 2011, 10:19AM

Jordan Flaherty follows up on last year’s report of an archaic anti-gay law that puts sex workers in child molestation registries.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

The Long Rap Sheet of New Orleans Cops

by Jordan Flaherty on May 13 2010, 12:00PM

As the Justice Department considers overhauling the city’s law enforcement, it will have to round up more than a few post-Katrina rogues. Even the coroner’s got a past.

Topics: Criminal Justice

James Perry’s Run for Mayor
of New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on January 28 2010, 12:00PM

Can a social justice candidate win an election in the new New Orleans?

Topics:

Her Crime? Sex Work in New Orleans

Her Crime? Sex Work in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on January 13 2010, 12:00PM

With police charging sex workers as sex offenders, activists hope the city’s elections will pave the way for fighting the law.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Discriminatory Housing Lockouts Amid Post-Katrina Rebuilding

by Jordan Flaherty on October 7 2009, 12:00PM

St. Bernard Parish has the support of Alice Walker and Oprah Winfrey, but continues to exclude Black residents.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Homeless and Struggling in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on August 27 2009, 12:00PM

On the fourth anniversary of Katrina, people are still dying.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

2-Cent from New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on May 22 2009, 12:00PM

A new group of Black video activists thinks MLK would have been on YouTube.

Topics: Arts & Culture

New Orleans Intifada

by Jordan Flaherty on April 22 2009, 12:00PM

Young Arab activists have been organizing in the Big Easy for the last six years. Now, they’re watching their work pay off.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Gulf Coast Update - May 07

by Jordan Flaherty on May 16 2007, 12:00PM

Mississippi Forgotten? The most impoverished state has been left out of the reconstruction aid.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Overlooked Spaces

by Jordan Flaherty on March 1 2007, 12:00PM

Black-owned businesses and community centers in New Orleans are in crisis.

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Touring Disaster

by Jordan Flaherty on June 21 2006, 12:00PM

Does viewing the devastation in New Orleans help?

Topics: Hurricane Katrina

Imprisoned in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on March 21 2006, 12:00PM

The people wanted to rebuild. What they got instead were private security forces.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Hurricane Katrina