ABOUT Jordan Flaherty
August 27, 2011
Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice -- and justice.
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Shortly after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans police officers allegedly fired on two black families on the Danziger Bridge. Two people died. Now the officers are on trial in a case that exposes widespread corruption in the city's justice system.
From seeing headliners such as Lauryn Hill and John Legend to checking out the best the city has to offer, here's an insider's view of what to do at Jazz Fest.
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.
Never mind Katrina and the Gulf oil spill. There's a reason the rallying cry here is, "Laissez les bon temps rouler." It's all about letting the good times roll -- by any means necessary.