Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

Katrina’s Message on America’s Poor Still Unheard 10 Years Later

New America Media, Commentary, Earl Ofari Hutchinson, Posted: Aug 26, 2015

That fleeting moment 10 years ago in New Orleans when the plight of the poor grabbed the national spotlight was just that, very fleeting.


California Assemblymember Launches Healthy Nail Salon Task Force


New America Media, News Report, Sarita Hiatt, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

A project of the Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative, hopes to pass legislation protecting nail salon workers’ health, by regulating products among other measures.

President Obama to Observe Katrina’s 10th Anniversary in New Orleans


Afro.com, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

On Aug. 27, President Obama will travel to the Crescent City to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of this costliest and one of the deadliest natural disasters to hit the United States and to highlight the city’s efforts to rebuild.

How the Drought Affects CA Life For Years to Come


Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

According to a new study, the California drought has some serious effects. If the drought were to continue for two to three years, rural communities and wildlife would suffer most–but urban populations have readied themselves to withstand further restrictions in water deliveries.

Post-Katrina Reforms Make Levee, Floodwall Inspections a Daily Job


Louisiana Weekly, News Report, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

The heat reflecting off the concrete floodwall along Orleans Canal one July morning made the heat index of 109 seem like a joke, but a three-man team inspecting the walls kept walking, probing and taking notes.


Fires, Drought, Melting Glaciers: Tribal Climate Experts Hope We Haven’t Passed the Tipping Point


Indian Country News, Commentary, Richard Walker, Posted: Aug 25, 2015

Mother Earth is teaching a lesson. The message: We have to change the way we live, the way we use the land and waters.


Navajo Nation President to Decide On Opening San Juan Canals


Navajo Nation, News Report, Cindy Yurth, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

President Russell Begaye Friday morning was tracing the route of the Aug. 5 Gold King Mine waste spill with members of the Navajo Nation Council and a medicine man, blessing the rivers and trying to decide whether to open the San Juan River to irrigation.


Ten Years After Hurricane Katrina, Another Reminder #BlackLivesMatter


Tri-State Defender, Commentary, David A. Love/theGrio, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

The tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina comes at a time when we must remind ourselves that #BlackLivesMatter.

Quigley’s Katrina Pain Index Shows New Orleans Not Affordable for Blacks


Louisiana Weekley, News Report, Posted: Aug 24, 2015

It costs 33 percent more to rent a one-bedroom apartment than it did in 2005 and 41 percent more to rent a two-bedroom apartment.

Racism in the Air You Breathe: When Where You Live Determines How Fast You Die


The Root, News Report, Posted: Aug 17, 2015

More African Americans will die from environmental causes than from police brutality this year, yet there is no movement to stop the environmental racism that invades our neighborhoods and homes.

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As Fed Jobs Abound in Dallas, a Congressman Pushes for Naturalization
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Posted: Aug 21, 2015



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