Amid bureaucracy, scammers, and confusion, the close-knit, predominately black community is a tapestry of hope and despair.
While others lost everything, I stayed in FEMA-funded hotel rooms and lapped up pity from those who saw my Louisiana license plate. Instead of character, all I got out of Katrina was a party-friendly anecdote.
The deaths of several black men in New Orleans at the hands of police and the subsequent lack of accountability have left many Big Easy residents wondering if the troubled city's police department is beyond reform.
Rollins “Bullet” Garcia Sr. is a longtime New Orleans barkeep and owner of the legendary Bullet’s Sports Bar. A victim of a shooting that earned him his nickname, Bullet is a devoted member of the Seventh Ward neighborhood—but don't ask him to start...
Mardi Gras Zone may have started as a bead and party supply business, but after Hurricane Katrina it morphed into a hybrid grocery store, pizza parlor, and laundromat, serving the community as much as it possibly could.
In officially reclassifying the death of Henry Glover, a 31-year-old father of four, as a homicide, New Orleans's coroner has began to correct one of the more grotesque examples of injustice of an era defined by it.
The men paid up to $20,000 each to their recruiter, some selling all they had to make the trip. But they never got the promised green cards — getting trapped instead in what advocates called “one of the largest labor trafficking cases in US history."
The archive, started by Holly Hobbs in conjunction with the Amistad Research Center, collects interviews with New Orleans rappers and bounce artists to give hip-hop its proper place in the pantheon of New Orleans music.
The US disaster response agency has a bit of a history of misallocating funds and then trying, usually unsuccessfully, to get them back.
Kenan Juska's new exhibition, Daily Operation, brings together 526 sequential collages made of garbage found on the streets of New York between March 2005 and November 2008.
In post-Katrina New Orleans, Latin cuisine is beginning to thrive in the ethnic flea markets of New Orleans's West Bank neighborhood, where most of the vendors don't want people to find out about this hidden culinary treasure.
Though it's possible to bring the figure down just a bit with massive protection improvements.