Billy McDonald rose to political power in a little Mississippi beach town on the strength of his resilience and colorful personality. But when Hurricane Katrina hit Pass Christian, it took everything from him and his city.
To the cops, Jabbar Gibson was just a low-level drug pusher. But to the residents of a New Orleans public housing complex, he’s the man who rescued them from Hurricane Katrina when no one else would.
Despite the heated debate over removing the Confederate battle flag from the South Carolina Capitol Grounds, Governor Nikki Haley’s office said she sent and received no emails on the subject.
“We stopped ourselves from going over a cliff.” Since Hurricane Katrina destroyed parts of New Orleans 10 years ago, the city has changed in big, gentrifying ways. And Mayor Mitch Landrieu, for one, is proud of it.
New Orleans is the latest city to reconsider Confederate symbols following the massacre of black churchgoers in Charleston last month.
To his friends and associates, Clementa Pinckney, the pastor and state legislator slain in the Emanuel Church massacre, seemed destined for great things.
The rally took place just days after a racially motivated shooting left nine people dead at a historic Charleston church.
The removal of the Confederate flag flying on the South Carolina State Capitol grounds has become a rallying cry for many of those mourning the massacre at a black church in Charleston.
Mayor Joe Riley was among hundreds who gathered Friday evening to mourn the nine people allegedly killed by Dylann Roof.
Even before Wednesday’s massacre at the historic Emanuel AME Church, the black community of Charleston had been slowly disappearing. Now they fear it will only get worse.
The Office of Commonwealth Attorney for the City of Charlottesville said it dismissed all the charges against Martese Johnson in the interest of justice and the community. A court order prosecutors filed said the evidence didn’t warrant prosecution.
The ACLU is asking a court to reopen a lawsuit over conditions at the “crumbling” and “vermin-infested” Baltimore city jail.
The first out gay player drafted into the NFL will get another shot at football in Canada’s professional league.
When Ben Carson announced his run for the presidency Monday in his hometown of Detroit, it wasn’t exactly a homecoming.
BuzzFeed News was in the room when the family of Freddie Gray, who died in Baltimore police custody on April 12, first heard the news that the officers linked to his death would face charges.
“You can rest, Freddie. You can rest. You can be in peace now,” Gloria Darden told BuzzFeed News.
The West Baltimore corner store whose security footage may have recorded a key part of Freddie Gray’s journey in the police van prior to his death was destroyed in Monday’s riots. Locals say it was a neighborhood institution.
The first ever Major League Baseball game without fans, turned Camden Yards into a surreal deserted landscape.
Only a day after police brutality protests erupted into violence in Baltimore, many residents predict things could get much worse if police officers aren’t held responsible in Gray’s death.
Des violences ont secoué Baltimore ce lundi, après les funérailles de Freddie Gray, un jeune homme noir mort des suites de blessures survenues lors d’une arrestation.