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K10: Gracias Latinos


By Christopher Louis Romaguera

Casa Borrega (1719 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard) will be hosting a street party called “Gracias Latinos” this Saturday, August 29th, on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's landfall. The event is intended to honor the estimated 10 to 14 thousand undocumented workers who arrived in New Orleans during the first year after the levees were breached. 


K10: No White Flags


Many portions of the Recovery elicit controversy. When Gleason blocked an Atlanta punt in 2006, he earned a spot in locals' hearts. Then, the courage that the former Saint later displayed in the face of ALS coupled with his devotion to his adopted home moved the entire City. Ten years after the Federal Flood, Gleason has published an open letter about NOLA and Evacuteer.org.


"Low and Behold" Released on Digital


A decade after the Federal Flood, the City of New Orleans is awash in Katrina retrospectives. Disaster was followed by a surge of art in the Crescent City and the film “Low and Behold” was at the vanguard. Today, the movie was finally released digitally.


Morrell Fires Back at Chicago Tribune's McQueary


The Chicago Tribune’s Kristen McQueary conjured public outrage on Thursday (8.13) after penning a tasteless commentary piece in which she suggested that Chicago would be a better place if it was hit by a Katrina-esque storm. The denizens of social media were not impressed by a followup piece that did not offer an apology. Today, the backlash migrated from Facebook to RL with Louisiana State Senator J.P. Morrell weighing in on the matter.


Mailbag: "Stories That Do Not Belong to You," A Response to Beller's NY'er Piece


Tulane prof Dr. Thomas Beller recently published "Don't Call It Katrina," an essay about the Federal Flood and Katrina in The New Yorker magazine. the essay was received with critical kudos and social media buzz. However, reader Robin McDowell was not impressed. Below she offers a rebuttal arguing that Beller's article continues a dangerous practice of subjugating minorities.


Of Waves And Rallies

Opinion: Crime Hits Home



A wave is something that leaves as easily as it came. It’s something you ride out, or simply ride. When a big wave passes, you rebuild your sand castle, maybe a little further from the shore, and go back about your day at the beach. I’m not sure we can call the violent crime in New Orleans a “wave” anymore.


Thousands Without Power After Noon Storm (UPDATE)


Wait 'til the pumps come on. A powerful storm system moved through the metro area around lunchtime, leaving flooded streets and power outages around New Orleans. The area was under a tornado warning, which was lifted by 1:15 p.m. By the time the storm moved through around 1 p.m., more than 12,000 customers were without power in the Crescent City, according to Entergy New Orelans.


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