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Hurricane Katrina

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How Qatar Helped Katrina Victims

Arab American News, Book Review, Delia Habhab, Feb 19, 2008

A new book details the state of Qatars role in rebuilding New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. The Amir of the State of Qatar, pledged $100 million toward the rebuilding of areas destroyed by the hurricane.


Katrina Housing Grant Looted

New America Media, Commentary, Michael Datcher, Feb 05, 2008

HUD recently approved a $600 million grant in congressional funds to expand the port in Gulfport while tens of thousands of Katrina victims still live in FEMA trailer homes. NAM contributing writer Michael Datcher says that the government is failing at its job to help the poor.

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New Orleans Ethnic Media Hold First Convening

New America Media, News Report, Christine Senteno, Jan 31, 2008

In the first-ever convening of Louisiana ethnic media, civil rights and immigrant rights groups in New Orleans, representatives from African-American, Latino and Vietnamese news organizations met last week to discuss how to work together on issues of common concern.

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Bobby Jindal Sworn in as Louisiana Governor

India West, News Report, Richard Springer, Jan 18, 2008

The first Indian-American governor in the country took office on Jan. 14 in Louisiana. Bobby Jindal easily won election but now he faces governing a state with an image of corruption and still reeling from the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

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Ethnic Media Presses on in Katrina Aftermath

New America Media, Commentary, Christine Senteno, Jan 17, 2008

New Orleans is still struggling to rebuild after Katrina, but survivors and newcomers are showing a remarkable spirit of perseverance.

In New Orleans: Affordable Housing Activists Tasered, Arrested

NNPA from the Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Bill Quigley, Jan 14, 2008

Hundreds of people were locked out of a public New Orleans City Council meeting addressing demolition of 4500 public housing apartments. Some were tasered, many pepper sprayed and a dozen arrested.


End of an Epoch: Nature Becomes Us

NAM, News Analysis, Walter Truett Anderson, Sep 06, 2007

We are now entering the Anthropocene era, one in which there's no separation between human activities and what we used to call nature. NAM contributor Walt Anderson is the author of, most recently, "The Next Enlightenment: Integrating East and West in a New Vision of Human Evolution."


Where Did the Katrina Money Go?

Institute for Southern Studies, News Feature, Jeffrey Buchanan and Chris Kromm, Sep 05, 2007

Now that the two-year anniversary of Katrina has passed and the media turn toward other events, the question still remains, why have most hurricane rebuilding funds yet to be spent, much less reached those in need -- and exactly where and how was $116 billion spent?

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Home Demolition Sparks Sympathy for Katrina Victims

New America Media, Commentary, Sandip Roy, Aug 31, 2007

As I hear voices on the radio in Alabama, in Utah, in Houston talk about barbecues they had in the 9th Ward of New Orleans, about 80 years of memories now sunk under water, I think of my mother packing, a chance they did not get.

First School in Lower 9th Ward Reopened

New America Media, News Report, Daniela Rible, Aug 30, 2007

Yesterday President Bush visited the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Charter School in the Lower 9th Ward, the first school in the devastated neighborhood to open after Katrina -- but the struggle for decent schools in New Orleans goes on.

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