It’s more about looking forward than looking back for Kenny and Brenda Heaton as the ninth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina approaches. But what happened then has shaped their today.
Diane Peranich was pregnant with her fourth child when her family rode out Hurricane Camille in August 1969 at their home in the DeLisle community along the coast. The former state lawmaker said her family hunkered down in the hallway to wait out the storm.
The 2012 presidential campaign between President Obama and Mitt Romney will be book-ended by hurricanes.
While there’s nothing wrong with an African-American president speaking in a black dialect, there is something terribly wrong with him speaking in a black accent and cadence when undoubtedly inciting racism to a predominantly African-American audience.
As Hurricane Isaac threatens the Gulf again, we will see if Katrina and Isaac serve as bookends of GOP hostility to federal disaster relief. An odd stance for a party that claims to “choose life” while watching people die in natural disasters rather than provide an adequate response.
CHAUVIN, La. (AP/WAOK) — Isaac has become a hurricane that could flood the coasts of four states with storm surge and heavy rains on its way to New Orleans. Residents are hunkered down behind levees […]
Jury selection is scheduled to begin today for the federal trial of five New Orleans police officers in connection with the post-Katrina shooting of a man whose body was later discovered in a burned out […]
An historical black community in suburban New Orleans is putting its resources together to bring back the neighborhood it’s always known. Tina Douglas spoke to a young woman who is helping to tell the story.