Hurricane Nate Downgraded To Tropical Depression After Making Second US Landfall
The storm has weakened considerably as it heads north. Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama have been declared states of emergency because of the storm, which is responsible for the deaths of at least 21 people in Central America.
This Family Lost Everything During Katrina. Then Harvey Came For Their New Home.
LaTanya Stewart never returned to her New Orleans home after it was destroyed by Katrina. While much of Houston was in the midst of recovery Saturday, she went back to her new home for the first time to find the damage Harvey had wrought.
Inside The Most Magical, Fun Safe Space For Black Women Around The World
For many, Essence Fest is an annual tradition between friends, à la Girls Trip; for others, it’s a bucket-list goal, a journey to our very own mecca that every black woman knows she should make at least once in her life. In 2017, the safe space is needed now more than ever.
He Says His Lie Sent A Man To Prison For Life. Coming Forward Could Put Him Behind Bars
More wrongful convictions are being overturned than ever before, thanks in part to witnesses coming forward. But in New Orleans, recanting witnesses are facing perjury charges, creating a chilling effect that could keep innocent people behind bars.
How A 125-Year-Old Mass Lynching Tried To Make America Great Again
In the hysteria following the murder of a New Orleans police chief, 11 Italian-Americans were lynched by a vigilante mob angry about the city's influx of immigrants. Here's how the past and future of American nativism may not be that different.
How One Of Katrina's Feel-Good Stories Turned Bad
When Kathy Phipps was relocated to a suburban Utah neighborhood after the storm, she was hailed by the media as an example of how the tragedy could turn into opportunity. But 10 years later, Kathy is back in Louisiana, scarred by what happened after the cameras went away.
Is Post-Katrina Gentrification Saving New Orleans Or Ruining It?
In the decade since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, an influx of billions of dollars and thousands of new residents has helped revitalize portions of the city. However, for some longtime residents like local MC and activist Domonique Meyers, the Crescent City is at risk of losing something much more valuable than what it has gained.