All posts filed under: Hurricane Katrina/ New Orleans

Miss A.

The Magic of New Orleans: Remarkable People

There is no way to do justice to “the people” of New Orleans in a blog post, a book, or even a thousand books, and that is not my goal here. Instead, I will introduce a few of the people I have come to love while living and working part of each year in New Orleans since Katrina.

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The Magic of New Orleans: Bon Jovi and Cats

The Magic of New Orleans: Bon Jovi and Cats

New Orleans is an amazing city.  I had avoided the city before Katrina, despite several road trips that took me through the South.  Given my Christian upbringing, I thought of the Crescent City as a sinful place to be avoided, an aversion that lasted longer than my religion. […]

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The Truths of Katrina

The Truths of Katrina

It’s been five years since Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast, and the average American knows almost nothing about the atrocities that occurred in New Orleans: political corruption and abuse; disaster profiteering; overt racism; and murder.

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Race and the Red River Tragedy

Race and the Red River Tragedy

Two things jump out about the Red River incident. First, it fits with a startling statistic that 70% of black children have no or low swimming ability — nearly twice the number of white children. Secondly, nobody is hailing the six teens who lost their lives trying to save their friend/cousin as heros, despite the fact that they jumped in after Warner, risking their lives to save his.

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