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Hurricane Katrina

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After Katrina -- Poverty Is Still Americas Shame

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Aug 29, 2007

As President Bush and leading Democratic candidates rush to Louisiana to commemorate the second anniversary of Katrina, the root cause of the disaster -- poverty in America -- has been ignored by both parties.


A Human Levee

Colorlines, News Report, Jeffrey Buchanan, Aug 29, 2007

Nearly 200 residents and their supporters in New Orleans build a Human Levee for Human Rights just ahead of Katrina's second anniversary.

Tram Nguyen

Refuge From The Storm

Nguoi Viet, Q&A, Anh Do, Aug 25, 2007

Two years ago this month, the deadliest and costliest catastrophe in U.S. history unfurled just as Tram Nguyen started her new job with the much-lauded Virginia-based charity, Boat People SOS. Nguyen, now 26, recounts the drama on the second anniversary of the storm that resulted in more than $80 billion in damages.

Urban America Not Prepared For Disasters

Final Call, News Report, Charlene Muhammad, Aug 05, 2007

Over 800 million dollars in federal grants were recently made available for community disaster response organizations to respond to public health emergencies.


Breach of Faith

The Nation, Special Exchange, News Analysis, John Nichols, Aug 04, 2007

The catastrophic bridge failure in Minneapolis and crumbled levies in New Orleans are the leading edge of an ongoing national disaster, John Nichols writes. Instead of financing wars, the federal government should be tending to our decaying national infrastructure.

Dear Mr. Trump: Do the Right Thing

The Know and Silicon Valley Debug, Open Letter, Jesse Andrews, Aug 04, 2007

Donald Trumps recent offer to buy the bankrupt Running Horse Golf Course in Southwest Fresno, Calif., has been trumpeted by the citys mayor as a great day. It will surely inject much-needed cash into a neighborhood, But some local residents are concerned that big development may push them out of their homes.

Schools a Stage: My First Year at Howard University

YO! Youth Outlook Multimedia, Feature//Video, Words: Pendarvis A. Harshaw//Video: Pendarvis A. Harshaw and Jazmynae Young, Jul 31, 2007

The growing gender gap at historically black colleges and universities has been a major issue over the last five years with 60 percent female enrollment common across the board. But from a male perspective, the college experience can still be a place to shine.

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How to Destroy an African-American City

Black Commentator, Commentary, Bill Quigley, Jul 20, 2007

A scathing indictment of "facts on the ground" as viewed through the lens of New Orleans, the hurricane-battered city well on its way to being the new model for urban renewal.


A Game of Monopoly: New Orleans Post Katrina

Color Lines, News Feature, Tram Nguyen, Jul 14, 2007

Black communities struggle to return to New Orleans has national significance for an overdue debate on urban inequality, reports ColorLines' executive editor, Tram Nguyen.

Presidential Candidates Silent on African American Issues

Amsterdam News//NNPA, News Report, Amber English, Jun 06, 2007

The war and immigration dominated the recent democratic debate while issues that are of primary concern to African-Americans were left on the back burner.

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