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  1. A Tale of Two KatrinasRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    When I teach a course on the history of New Orleans I often tell my students that there were two Katrinas. To be sure, this is a heuristic device, but I've found that it helps students understand the historical origins of the disasters that struck the Gulf Coast in 2005.


  2. Thank You President Obama for Your New Orleans VisitRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    Those who were hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath were the poor. They were also part of the fabric of a city, which, without them, would lose much of its soul.


  3. After Katrina, Here's How New Orleans Improved Education, Low-Income Housing, Health CareRead the original story w/Photo

    10 hrs ago | The Huffington Post

    A decade ago, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, claiming 1,800 lives and causing unspeakable destruction. But, parenthetically, experts say, the storm gave the reeling city no choice but to hit the restart button on some of its broken systems that were long overdue for repair, including education, low-income housing and health care.


  4. 10 Years After Katrina, A Tribute to New Orleans With Dee Dee Bridgewater and Kataalyst AlcindorRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Huffington Post

    On Monday night, join me as we pay tribute to the great city of New Orleans with multiple Grammy award-winning vocalist, Dee Dee Bridgewater and three-time National Poetry Slam Champion, Kataalyst Alcindor. Dee Dee's latest album, Dee Dee's Feathers , is a powerful ode to the people and culture of "The Big Easy."


  5. 10 Years After Katrina, Here's Who's Still Helping Rebuild New OrleansRead the original story

    Thursday | Switched

    Ten years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, claiming almost 2,000 lives and displacing 1 million people, the emotional and physical scars are still visible. In the decade since, the city has worked to rebuild itself despite widely publicized funding challenges .


  6. Katrina Displacement Took Major Psychological Toll On Some MomsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Huffington Post

    Esther Joseph stands in her home which is being rebuilt with the help of volunteers from in the Lower 9th Ward on August 24, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The area was one of the most heavily devastated areas of the city following a levee breach during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.


  7. Lil Wayne's Explanation Of How He Became A Packers Fan Is DeepRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Huffington Post

    Lil Wayne is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana, and like many other New Orleans sports fans , he isn't much of a fan of the city's actual teams. Instead of riding with the New Orleans Saints as his favorite NFL team, Lil Wayne has shed his geographic sports birthright by becoming a Green Bay Packers fan.


  8. 10 Years After Katrina, Louisiana Is Becoming A Model For Climate ResilienceRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 24 | The Huffington Post

    A decade after Hurricane Katrina devastated coastal Louisiana, forcing 1.5 million residents to evacuate and causing $100 billion in damage, the region is becoming a model for climate change adaptation planning -- even if some people in the state still don't want to say the "c" word. Louisiana's governor, long-shot Republican presidential candidate Bobby Jindal, has been non-committal on climate change.


  9. Ten Years Later, It's Still Gut-Wrenching To Look Back At Katrina FootageRead the original story

    Sunday Aug 23 | The Huffington Post

    Ten years ago, people around the country were glued to their television sets as Hurricane Katrina shattered New Orleans and other areas of the Gulf Coast. Entire neighborhoods were gone, dead bodies floated in the streets and people were crowded into the blazing hot Superdome , begging for clean water and information about what was happening.


  10. 7 Best Apps To Download For CollegeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | Switched

    If you're heading to or already in college in 2015, you most likely own a smartphone. And when you're in college, you'll want to be as productive as possible.


  11. Watts: Fifty Years LaterRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 14 | The Huffington Post

    Before the summer of 1965, it was always easy to define the South - especially Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, and Mississippi - as the American embodiment of racism. There was Sheriff Jim Clark of Alabama with his feet on the desk, overseeing beatings of protesters; there was Georgia Governor Ernest Vandiver who said, "No, not one" black child would ever go to a white school; there was NAACP field director Medgar Evers, murdered in hate-filled Mississippi; and there was little Ruby Bridges, escorted into an all-white first grade in Louisiana.


  12. Kim Kardashian And Friends Try On Masks And Eat Beignets In New OrleansRead the original story

    Tuesday Aug 4 | The Huffington Post

    It may not be Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but Kim Kardashian and her friends are still having fun in The Big Easy. The "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star shared a series of Instagram photos of herself and her friends having a blast in the Louisiana city .


  13. The iPhone 6 Photoshoot: On Assignment in New OrleansRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 27, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Not only by the weight of my looming assignment - but by the many tools I'd gathered to meet them: glistening vials of rare perfumes, flower infused soaps and candles, jars of jiggling hydrating masks, soothing ionic body sprays. Each, I carefully wrapped before tucking away in the first bag.


  14. Great Conversations: Werner HerzogRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    I interviewed iconic German filmmaker Werner Herzog in 2009 for his film "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans." Several memories: Herzog's dry, yet oddly melodious speaking voice; his somewhat acerbic sense of humor; his unique, grimly optimistic outlook on life.


  15. New Orleans Katrina Pain Index at Ten: Who Was Left BehindRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    When Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on August 29, 2005, the nation saw tens of thousands of people left behind in New Orleans. Ten years later, it looks like the same people in New Orleans have been left behind again.


  16. How Small-Business Growth And Entrepreneurship Have Powered New Orleans' Post-Katrina ComebackRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Switched

    Nearly 10 years ago, Hurricane Katrina shone a spotlight on the major challenges the greater New Orleans region had been facing for decades: high poverty, structural unemployment, major population declines, a non-diversified economy and migrating businesses. All this meant that in the 40 years preceding, the area had underperformed the national average in job creation by more than 40 percent.


  17. I Had to Ask Google If I Was MexicanRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2015 | Switched

    About two years ago, I found myself sitting at my kitchen counter one morning Googling the phrase, "Am I Mexican?" Not too long before that, my grandmother had dropped a bomb on my family that left us all scratching our heads as to who -- and what -- we really were. My dad grew up as a middle class Irish Italian kid in the suburbs of New Orleans with the quintessentially Irish name "Stephen Michael Maloney."


  18. Here's What Chicory Is, And Why It's In Your CoffeeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 30, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    But underneath the plant is its root, and that's the stuff that we're going to talk about today. The root is what gets roasted and ground to be brewed with coffee in some parts of the world.


  19. Love Is Love as Last State Issues First Gay Marriage LicenseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | The Huffington Post

    Louisiana, the last state to issue a same-sex marriage license, was off to a romantic start this afternoon. The first license was issued to a couple who work for the Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court and have been watching for the state to comply with the Supreme Court's Marriage Equality ruling.


  20. U.S. Supreme Court Rejects BP, Anadarko Bids To Avoid Gulf Oil Spill PenaltiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 29, 2015 | Switched

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected bids by BP Plc and Anadarko Petroleum Corp to avoid penalties under federal pollution law in connection with the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The high court left in place a June 2014 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which said the companies were liable for civil penalties under the federal Clean Water Act.


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