Local journalist, Chandra Thomas who is from New Orleans recently dedicated a fellowship in Communications to investigating the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina 5-years after the tragedy. Thomas focused on Ponchartrain Park, a neighborhood of mainly African Americans where an aggressive effort is underway to bring it back to it’s former glory. Thomas told us another New Orlean native actor Wendall Pierce is spearheading the project.
Chandra R. Thomas is an award-winning Atlanta-based journalist who works as a reporter for the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange, www.JJIE.org. Her 6 part multimedia video project series on the rebuilding of Pontchartrain Park will appear online on TheGrio.com starting Wednesday Aug. 25th. Find out more. Go to CHANDRARTHOMAS.COM.
Here is a historical timeline on Hurricane Katrina