Hurricane Katrina

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Climate change

Natural Disasters Hit Women Harder Than Men

Inter Press Service, Thalif Deen, Mar 08, 2010

Climate change is exacerbating existing gender inequalities with a devastating effect on the quality of life of poor women and girls.

Katrina rebuild

Discriminatory Housing Lockouts Amid Post-Katrina Rebuilding

Colorlines, News feature, Jordan Flaherty, Oct 14, 2009

Since September of 2006, St. Bernard Parish has been aggressive in passing racially discriminatory laws and ordinances.

Photo by Joseph Rodriguez

Four Years Later: Still Here, Stories After Katrina

New America Media, Book Review, Reviewed by Khalil Abdullah, Aug 28, 2009

Four years after Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, the Big Easy still has the highest vacancy rate of any city in America. Meanwhile, many of those who have returned continue to live in squalor. The stories of New Orleans are captured in a recent book of photography by Joseph Rodriguez, "Still Here: Stories After Katrina."

Gulf Coast Leaders Share post-Katrina Census Concerns with Congress

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Aug 03, 2009

With many residents still displaced and living in other parts of the U.S., it is likely that areas like southeast Louisiana will be hit hard by a lower Census count.

Risk Communications

Ethnic Media: The Missing Piece in Emergency Messaging

New America Media, News Report, Anthony D. Advincula, Jun 10, 2009

Health and response management agencies say ethnic media play a vital role in sending out emergency messages to the communities they serve.

Body of Evidence

The Nation , Investigative News Report, A.C. Thompson, Dec 19, 2008

In September 2005, roughly a week after Hurricane Katrina ripped into the Gulf Coast, the burned shell of a car was disccovered sitting on an earthen levee overlooking the Mississippi River.

new orleans

Katrina's Hidden Race War

The Nation, Investigative News Report, A.C. Thompson, Dec 18, 2008

White vigilante justice tore through New Orleans in the wake of the storm. No official investigation has ever examined the crimes.

Suit Alleges New Orleans' "Road Home" Program Discriminates Against Blacks

Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Staff, Nov 29, 2008

The Road Home, an $11 billion federally funded program, is the largest housing redevelopment program in U.S. history. The suit alleges that the Road Home, discriminates against African-American homeowners in New Orleans.

missing children

Thank You For Reuniting Us with Our Children

New America Media, News Report, Donal Brown, Nov 25, 2008

As families give thanks for their loved ones during the holidays, the stories of parents and children who were separated for up to six months during the Hurricane Katrina disaster is a reminder to undertake proper disaster preparation at all times.

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During Ike, Vietnamese Radio Run by a 'Small Village'

New America Media, News feature, Ngoc Nguyen, Sep 23, 2008

During the darkest moments of Hurricane Ike, Radio Saigon Houston struggled to stay on the air to inform and comfort listeners. Some listeners and their families even showed up to help.

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