by Neela Banerjee onAugust 22, 2010
Despite their strong influence over the culture and celebratory spirit of New Orleans, blacks still cling to the lower rungs of the city's narrow, often wobbly economic ladder. Here's why.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onJanuary 10, 2012
More than six years later, the agency says it overpaid and is sending out bills.
by Jenée Desmond-Harris onAugust 30, 2011
Six years after the storm, St. Bernard Project volunteers are helping to bring New Orleans residents home.
by Jordan Flaherty onAugust 27, 2010
Police violence in the Crescent City has led to indictments -- and a struggle for reforms. But will real change really happen? On the fifth anniversary of Katrina, The Root takes a look at a department plagued by systemic corruption.
August 27, 2010
This week on The Confab: Fifth Anniversary of Katrina; the power shift in New Orleans; Glenn Beck's Martin Luther King rally; the debate over the Ground Zero Mosque, and more. Join The Root's senior editor Teresa Wiltz as she talks with Brentin Mock in New Orleans and staffers Cord Jefferson and Nsenga Burton.
August 26, 2010
Judy Reese Morse, chief of staff to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, weighs in on the Katrina recovery, the BP oil spill disaster and the city's gaping, $79 million budget deficit.
August 23, 2010
The levees weren't the only thing that broke down in the aftermath of Katrina. Black political leadership took a tumble, too.
July 14, 2010
The former Black Panther and founder of Common Ground Relief is biking from Louisiana to Washington to raise awareness about the environmental havoc being wreaked by the BP oil spill. Brad Pitt approves.
by Nsenga Burton onMay 28, 2010
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by Natalie Hopkinson onJanuary 17, 2010
The news media could be repeating the mistakes of Katrina in Haiti.
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