Katrina Pain Index 10 years later: Who was left behind

By Bill Quigley Contributing Writer When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left

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Pres. Obama says race infects U.S. Criminal Justice System

By Damon C. Williams Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune) — Hours after announcing his administration had secured a multinational pact

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Symbols are important to Black America
By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) — Five days after South Carolina retired the Confederate flag with much fanfare, a small group of protesters in Oklahoma City greeted President Barack ...
During Hurricane Katrina, the floodwall and levee on the 17th Street Canal collapsed without being overtopped. It was one of about 50 breaches in the flood protection system that caused widespread flooding in the city.  Photo courtesy of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Katrina fact-check: Guesstimate of Katrina’s flooding in N.O. was correct
By Charles Maldonado The Lens Eighty percent of the city of New Orleans flooded in Hurricane Katrina: That’s one of the undisputed facts about the storm and the subsequent levee failures. It’s ...
No bullets, no books
By Karsceal Turner Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from The Florida Courier) — From the beginning, America’s founders and their descendants in formal and informal leadership have been willing to ...
National Commission on hunger faces uphill challenge
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) — Feeding the nation’s increased numbers of hungry citizens has be­come an uphill challenge for local and national ...
Amid deepening child poverty registered in the South, there are glimmers of hope
By Alex Koch Contributing Writer (Special from Facing South) — This week the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its annual KIDS COUNT report looking at child well-being in the United States. It ...
Lower Nine and parts of Algiers still struggle to rebuild after Katrina
By Susan Buchanan Contributing Writer Last week in the Lower Ninth Ward, Rev. Charles Duplessis of Mount Nebo Bible Baptist Church said an estimate that less than half of that area’s pre-Katrina ...
N.O. Council votes ‘no’ to trains being routed through Hollygrove
By Mason Harrison Contributing Writer The City Council voted unanimously July 23 to oppose any effort to reroute freight train traffic from Old Metairie through four neighborhoods in New Orleans, ratcheting up ...
Incarcerated women, girls suffer abuse/ neglect in justice system
By Shantella Y. Sherman Contributing Writer (Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper) – U.S. Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) recently held a panel of juvenile court judges and young women to ...

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