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A Primer For '!' (The Politician Formerly Known As Jeb Bush)

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Dear !: You were supposed to be "the smart one." So, before you get yourself deeper in dog doo-doo. Bottom line: "he kept us safe" doesn't pass the smell test. I suggest you sing a different (swan?) song.

A Katrina Kid's Reflection on 10th Anniversary Coverage

Talmon J. Smith | Posted 09.16.2015 | College
Talmon J. Smith

With opinions surrounding Katrina as widely colored and as deeply layered as our king cakes during carnival season, I did my best not to go into the interview series with a predetermined angle or scope for fear of skewing the story through confirmation bias.

Life-Saving Tech Solutions Created From The Hurricane Katrina Aftermath

Jana Sweeny | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Jana Sweeny

Then the evacuees started to arrive in Baton Rouge. One woman desperately begged for my phone. Her husband was injured during the storm and they were plucked off their roof by separate helicopters. She didn't know where he was. She didn't know if he was alive. Since that time, everyday technology has made numerous and significant advances to keep people safe and families connected.

#Katrina10: How Trust Faith and Grace Got Us Out of New Orleans in the Knick of Time

Laura Aiisha | Posted 08.31.2015 | Impact
Laura Aiisha

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.

7 Facts School Leaders Want You To Know About Kids In New Orleans

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 09.09.2015 | Black Voices

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Qatar Really Wants You To Know How Much It Gave For Katrina Relief

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 08.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Here are some things you may know about Qatar: It's very, very small and it's very, very wealthy. With a GDP estimated at upwards of $3...

A Katrina Anniversary Tribute: To a Truly Resilient New Orleanian

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 08.28.2015 | Politics
Leslie Gerwin

I did not realize ten years ago this week that, I would never again live in New Orleans, but I am astonished that after so many years I cannot talk about this anniversary of Hurricane Katrina without my voice cracking.

Haunting Photos Show The Real New Orleans, Through Hope And Despair

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

David Spielman’s New Orleans is solemn and still, a place where cat’s claw vines creep up walls and consume entire houses. A staircase le...

Hurricane Katrina and the Rise of the Social Entrepreneur

Forward Cities | Posted 09.01.2015 | Impact
Forward Cities

As the adage goes, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In 2005, on the heels of one of the costliest and deadliest disasters in American history, necessity created opportunity in New Orleans and ushered in a new wave of purpose-driven entrepreneurs who took a fresh approach to the city's challenges: social innovation.

Ten Years After Katrina

Michael Brune | Posted 08.27.2015 | Green
Michael Brune

Although the events of 10 years ago were certainly momentous enough in and of themselves to warrant commemoration, Katrina is also a harbinger of our future. We know that climate disruption threatens to increase the frequency of extreme weather events, from droughts to heat waves to hurricanes.

How Black Life In New Orleans Has -- And Hasn't -- Improved Since Katrina

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 08.27.2015 | Black Voices

The State of Black New Orleans report released by the National Urban League on Wednesday gives clear context for the many ongoing challenges black re...

Lessons From Katrina: Broadening our Circle of Compassion

Scotlund Haisley | Posted 08.26.2015 | Good News
Scotlund Haisley

My fellow animal rescuers and I had been deeply affected and forever changed by our time in New Orleans. Each of us has the responsibility and the power to create a society that values all life, and we can start by doing the least harm in the ways we choose to live our daily lives.

Katrina 10: Looking Back, Looking Forward | Posted 08.26.2015 | Black Voices

Over a million people have a Katrina story to tell and we're dedicating this week to exploring those stories. And while many narratives include sorrow, we will not fetishize suffering. Instead, we'll provide context, tell the truth and celebrate the resiliency of New Orleans and her people.

After Katrina, Store Made New Orleans Believe 9th Ward Was 'Coming Back'

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 08.27.2015 | Good News

One man used a grocery store to help bring security to a damaged New Orleans neighborhood.  New Orleans native Burnell Cotlon created o...

Lessons From Katrina: After the News Moves on, the Hard Work Begins

Sandro Galea | Posted 08.24.2015 | Impact
Sandro Galea

Katrina pushed us to consider new ways of reaching hard-to-reach populations; now, the challenge is to keep that momentum going, so that the lapses in our initial response to Katrina are never repeated.

Watch The Transformation Of New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.24.2015 | Politics

Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf region 10 years ago, severely flooding New Orleans and leaving 1,833 people dead. Since then, local communities ...

Ten Years After Katrina: Ninth Ward Rising

NationSwell | Posted 08.22.2015 | Impact

New Orleans native Burnell Cotlon has spent the last five years on a mission. He's turning a two-story building that was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 (along with most of his Lower 9th Ward neighborhood), into a shopping plaza. Watch.

See The Photos That Families Left Behind After Hurricane Katrina

The Huffington Post | Chris McGonigal | Posted 08.21.2015 | Politics

Most of the news coverage in the wake of Hurricane Katrina focused on the damage and flooding in New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward. But another area devasta...

A Decade After Katrina: Aftermath Lounge by Margaret McMullan

Melanie Bishop | Posted 08.18.2015 | Books
Melanie Bishop

Recurring themes of maternal abandonment, marital strife, classism, depression and addiction bob like so many buoys out in the Gulf, forming a strange dot-to-dot that somehow spells strength.

Repubs Anti-Science Agenda Endangers All of US

Harlan Green | Posted 05.07.2015 | Business
Harlan Green

Last week, the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, headed by Texas Republican Lamar Smith, approved a bill that would slash at least three hundred million dollars from NASA's earth-science budget, says the New Yorker's Elizabeth Colbert.

Why Brian Williams Got Away With Pandering to Racial Stereotypes about Black Gangs

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Now it turns out that temporarily defrocked NBC news anchor Brian Williams may have blatantly lied about being terrorized by gangs during the Katrina debacle in 2005.

Found in the Flood

Michael Brune | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Michael Brune

Although we can't prevent more powerful storms, we are far from powerless. We still have time to take action to limit the climate disruption that makes storms more severe. But let's be clear: That time is limited.

Pre-Katrina and Today, the Army Corps of Engineers Always Has the Final Say

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Sandy Rosenthal

This week, the New York Times Magazine featured John Barry and his brainchild, the lawsuit against 90 oil, gas and pipeline companies filed in New Orl...

Is Banksy Over?

Matthew Israel | Posted 10.26.2014 | Arts
Matthew Israel

Could he now be considered part of art history? Or would he start to mean less to the general public and the street art community? I hope not.

The Citizens Fight Against Big Oil in Louisiana Continues

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 08.24.2014 | Green
Sandy Rosenthal

Nine years after Katrina, the focus is still too often on imagined causes of the flood instead of the proven ones. It is our hope that AG Buddy Caldwell continues defending the constitution and the law, and continues his stand against Jindal, Adley and Big Oil.