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Lower Ninth Ward

Hurricane Katrina's Struggling Black Gay Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 09.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

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'

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 one of the first...

Post-Katrina Struggles Continue in the Lower Ninth Ward and Parts of West Bank New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.14.2016 | Business
Susan Buchanan

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 | Posted 06.01.2015 | Impact

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

Vivian Norris | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics
Vivian Norris

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?

Kenny Klein | Posted 02.03.2014 | Impact
Kenny Klein

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 02.04.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article was published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the Dec. 3, 2012 issue.) The feds and the state want to see Bayou Bienvenue in the Crescent ...

A Silver Lining in Sandy? (Part 2)

William S. Becker | Posted 01.26.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

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.

The New Ninth Ward

Sam Chaltain | Posted 12.31.2012 | TV
Sam Chaltain

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)

Bus 52 | Posted 11.04.2012 | Good News
Bus 52

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.

ReThink Interview: Joseph Garner, Director of Craigslist Joe (EXCLUSIVE CLIP)

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.02.2012 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

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 Craigslist Joe.

New Supermarkets Planned for Underserved New Orleans

Susan Buchanan | Posted 11.11.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 09.11.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 07.16.2011 | Green
Susan Buchanan

An injection of BP funds and continued spending by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers may not be enough to counter decades of erosion along the Gulf, sp...

The 'It Wasn't My Point' Defense of Journalists

Sandy Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Sandy Rosenthal

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

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

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Buchanan

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

Rocky Kistner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rocky Kistner

Five years ago today, the deadly floodwaters of Katrina breached the levies near New Orleans' Lower 9th Ward, flooding this working class neighborhoo...

Alex Hubbard Struggles To Find Work After Returning To Lower Ninth Ward

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Alex Hubbard has many things in his life to be thankful for. He has two daughters in college, two more finishing high school and a newly constructed h...

Four Years Later, Let's End the Human Rights Crisis in KatrinaRitaVille

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

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

Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Christina Bellantoni

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

Sal Nunziato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sal Nunziato

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"

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Harry Shearer

The Nation'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 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Katrina vanden Heuvel

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.