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On Hurricane Katrina's Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

On Hurricane Katrina’s Eighth Anniversary New Orleans Residents Continue Rebuilding

by Von Diaz on August 29 2013, 3:03PM

New Orleans appears to be on the rebound and residents who chose to stay or have returned are working hard to revitalize the city.

Topics: /NOW

Condoleezza Rice Regrets Watching Broadway Show During Katrina

Condoleezza Rice Regrets Watching Broadway Show During Katrina

by Jamilah King on October 25 2011, 10:00AM

The former Secretary of State dishes it all in her new memoir.

Topics: Politics

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Has Big Post-Katrina Regrets

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Has Big Post-Katrina Regrets

by Jorge Rivas on August 30 2011, 1:32PM

Six years after Katrina, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin says he regrets not evacuating the city sooner.

Topics: Environment

NYC's Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

NYC’s Non-Plan for Rikers Inmates During Irene Reminds Many of Katrina

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2011, 9:38AM

While city officials claimed that the island that houses 12,000 prisoners wasn’t in immediate danger from Hurricane Irene, they also admitted that there’s no evacuation plan. Period.

Topics: Criminal Justice

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans' Schools?

What Explains the Post-Katrina Success of New Orleans’ Schools?

by Julianne Hing on August 29 2011, 10:32AM

Six years later, the city is fetted as a prime example of how aggressive reforms can improve results. But the question there is the same elsewhere: do the market-based ideas help all students or just those with resources?

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Schools & Youth

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

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers--and Maybe the People in Them

New Orleans Dumps FEMA Trailers—and Maybe the People in Them

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2011, 3:37PM

The new tough-on-blight policy doesn’t mean the city will help people work out stable housing.

Topics: Economy

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

Katrina Survivors in Alabama are STILL Waiting for Help

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 12:05PM

In one poor town, they’re scraping together volunteer labor and donated materials to get out of tent cities.

Topics: Economy

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

Race-Baiting the Gulf to Exploit Black and Brown Workers

by Brentin Mock on September 30 2010, 11:54AM

Keilen Williams doesn’t know where to direct his economic frustrations. Scapegoating pols and profiteering capitalists tell him and other workers to blame each other.

Topics: Economy, Jobs Crisis, Katrina Recovery

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana Photo

Working Together: Images from Point a la Hache, Louisiana

by Shawn Escoffery on September 30 2010, 10:00AM

The fishers of Brentin Mock’s investigation into race-baiting in the Gulf recovery effort.

Topics: Katrina Recovery

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

Did Charter Schools Save New Orleans After Katrina?

by Naima Ramos-Chapman on August 31 2010, 2:27PM

Today only 38,000 students are enrolled in New Orleans schools, compared with 65,000 in the year before Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth

Obama Calls Katrina a

Obama Calls Katrina a “Manmade Catastrophe;” Many Still Await Repair

by Jamilah King on August 30 2010, 12:59PM

Read the president’s remarks on the storm’s fifth anniversary.

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How New Orleans Plans to Clean Up Its Cops Infographic

How New Orleans Plans to Clean Up Its Cops

by Hatty Lee on August 30 2010, 11:10AM

A breakdown of the efforts to rebuild New Orleans police—and hold officers’ accountable to violence in the days after Katrina.

Topics: Criminal Justice

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

For New Orleans, Katrina Recovery Means Remaking Police, Too

by Julianne Hing on August 30 2010, 11:02AM

With the Justice Department bearing down, the city tries to go from worst to best in holding police accountable to the communities they serve.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Katrina Recovery

Housing Crisis Lingers in Post-Katrina New Orleans

Housing Crisis Lingers in Post-Katrina New Orleans

by Michelle Chen on August 30 2010, 9:10AM

While New Orleans hobbles toward recovery after Hurricane Katrina’s punishing blows, a deep affordable housing crisis continues to hold back impoverished mothers:

Topics: Economy, On Gender

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

Kids Still Shaken by Katrina

by Michelle Chen on August 24 2010, 9:52AM

Research shows the emotional impact of years of poverty, instability and government neglect.

Topics: Health, Schools & Youth, Schools & Youth

Spike Lee on Katrina Anniversary and the Oil Spill

Spike Lee on Katrina Anniversary and the Oil Spill

by Kai Wright on August 23 2010, 10:54AM

The filmmaker talks to the Root about his new HBO documentary.

Topics: Kai Wright

GOP Governors’ Chair: Bush Did a Heckuva Job on Katrina

by Kai Wright on April 12 2010, 9:00AM

The Southern Republican Leadership Conference closed out a rich few days in New Orleans over the weekend. On Thursday, Sarah Palin once again urged the faithful to “reload.” A straw poll on Friday and Saturday found Mitt Romney running…

Topics: Katrina, Politics

Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans

Pushed Out and Pushing Back in New Orleans

by Tram Nguyen on April 7 2010, 12:00PM

Housing crisis? Corporate giveaways? It’s already happened in the Big Easy. There, out of demolitions and displacement, has come a new demand: housing as human right.

Topics: Economy, Katrina Recovery

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