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ACS Looks to NOLA


FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story has been dominating the airwaves for the past few months. Now, as the series prepares for Tuesday (4.04) night’s finale, the focus is shifting to the second season set in New Orleans.


Final Round of K10 Remembrances Begins


The crescendo of Katrina remembrances has peaked. While events will continue through the anniversary of the levee breaches, on Saturday (8.29) a day of service marked the exact anniversary of the Storm’s landfall. After a wreath laying ceremony, Mayor Landrieu delivered yet another speech, but this address aimed to draw the remembrances to a close.


"Don't Call Me Resilient"


For two weeks, New Orleans has been inundated with coverage of the Katrina/Federal Flood. And more than a few locals are sick of it. In particular, the City’s official slogan “resilient” is drawing fire. After a week of social media backlash, viral signs are now popping up to critique the catchphrase.


K10: POTUS Edition

Obama Marks Katrina Anniversary (Video)



Wednesday (8.27) was a beautiful New Orleans day, perfect for a presidential visit. President Barack Obama spoke at the recently opened Andrew P. Sanchez Community Center (1616 Caffin Avenue) in the Lower 9th Ward. The POTUS touched on government failure, income inequality, and lots about the Recovery.


Brownie Crunch


Michael “heckuva job Brownie” Brown is back. First, presidential candidate Jeb Bush released a video touting in his hurricane management bonafides that includes some footage of the former Florida Gov alongside Brownie. However, Bush is not the only one feeling forgiving about the former FEMA chief. Brownie, himself, penned a longform piece for Politico titled, “Stop Blaming Me for Hurricane Katrina.”


K10: La Renaissance de la Nouvelle-Orléans


An Op-Ed by Alexandre Vialou of nolafrancaise.com

Ten years ago, Hurricane Katrina and the failure of the federal levees destroyed lives and the physical infrastructure of the City of New Orleans. With it, the indigenous connection that had existed between New Orleanians and their French cultural heritage for 297 years was -yet again- put to test. Iconic Cajun and Creole restaurants had to close, local french-singing musicians were scattered all around the nation. Uncertainty even surrounded the fate of Carnival in 2006.


Katrina Snowglobes Bring Blizzard of Controversy


For many New Orleans residents, it feels like the Katrina+10 commemorations are proceeding splendidly for everyone except for the actual victims of the Federal Flood. The slew of media and ceremonies has ripped the scabs off of the City’s racial, economic, and residential wounds. Amidst the second storm of emotions, a “Hurricane Katrina Snowglobe” has emerged as a polarizing symbol of the chasm between the “New NOLA” and the horrors of 2005.


K10: The Big List

Event Listings for Storm & Flood Commemorations



Many New Orleanians are already tired of the ceremonies, op-eds, and panels marking the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the levee breach, and the subsequent Federal Flood. However, for those looking for more events to attend, NoDef compiled a list of them all. (Well, almost all. There are lots and we certainly missed some. So, leave us any additions in the comments section and our writers will update the list.) Click on through for details.


Cargo Ship Company Making Return Voyage to NOLA


A maritime company that was founded by the banks of the Mighty Mississippi is setting a course back to New Orleans. International Shipholding will move its corporate headquarters from Mobile to the Warehouse District, marking the return of a company that left town following the Federal Flood.


SCOUTS Rejects Federal Flood Case


The U.S. Supreme Court has decided not to wade into the MR-GO. The highest court in the land opted not to hear the appeal of a case that blamed damages from the flood following Hurricane Katrina on shoddy work by the Army Corps of Engineers on the since-closed Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet.


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