Hurricane Katrina Anniversary: Revisiting the Gulf Region
The filmmaker has never been one to hold back. He still isn't, weighing in on everything from Katrina to the BP oil spill to his annual bash for Michael Jackson's birthday.
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.
Out of the media spotlight that New Orleans enjoys, Mississippi's Gulf Coast towns depend on fragile private efforts to come back from Katrina -- five years later.
Mostly, yes. But by failing to reform Bush-era laws on housing, the administration has allowed the Crescent City's recovery to drag.
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.
Katrina Wasn't the Region's Only Disaster
5 Ways the Oil Spill Wasn't Obama's Katrina
The Root makes a side-by-side comparison of Bush's response to the hurricane's aftermath and Obama's response to the BP oil leak using several criteria.
Black Gulf Fishers Face a Murky Future
The African Americans who make their living from shrimp and oysters on the Louisiana Gulf Coast have long been an endangered breed. The oil spill may be the final blow to their way of life.
PHOTOS: The Forgotten Black Fishermen in the Gulf Oil Spill
The news coverage of the Gulf oil spill might lead you to think black fishers did not exist or were not affected. That is not true, although they are a dwindling breed.