Tag Archives: New Orleans

Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

After opening the Heartland Café in 1976, trips bolstered my positive outlook about life, and probably kept me sane. By Michael James | The Rag Blog | August 19, 2014 [In this series, Michael James is sharing images from his … finish reading Michael James :
Stepping into America to see family, comrades & friends, then a return to Mexico, 1976-’78

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METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

By Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | April 9, 2014 AUSTIN — Austin novelist Thomas Zigal has won the prestigious Jesse Jones award for fiction from the Texas Institute of Letters for his highly-acclaimed novel about post-Katrina New Orleans, … finish reading METRO | Tom Zigal’s gripping post-Katrina novel wins state’s top literary award

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Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

In the new New Orleans, privatized, voucher-financed housing, left, has replaced traditional public housing like the deserted Lafitte housing projects on the right. Photo by Gerald Herbert / AP.A divided city:Seven years after Katrina in rebuilding New Orleans, the key … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Post-Katrina New Orleans is a Divided City

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

Black Flags and Windmills:Hope, Anarchy, and the Common Ground Collective scott crow’s book tells of the abandonment of a great American city by the powerful, the refusal of its poorest and most vulnerable citizens to lay down and die, and … finish reading BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : scott crow’s ‘Black Flags and Windmills’

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Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

New Orleans after Katrina. Image from Slate. Six years after Katrina: The battle for New Orleans continues Political power has shifted to whites, but blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice — and justice. By Jordan Flaherty … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : The Battle for New Orleans Continues

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ART / Jordan Flaherty : ‘Every Portrait Tells a Story’

Sheila Phipps with some of her work from the exhibit, “Every Portrait Tells a Story.” Photo from Loop21. A mother’s art: Every portrait tells a story Sheila Phipps does portraits of young men she believes were convicted of crimes they … finish reading ART / Jordan Flaherty : ‘Every Portrait Tells a Story’

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Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

Rev. Raymond Brown pumps his fist outside New Orleans Federal Court Friday in celebration of conviction of cops involved in the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge shootings. Photo by Ted Jackson / The Times-Picayune From heroes to villains: NOPD verdict reveals post-Katrina … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Historic NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina Cops Run Amuck

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Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

Trial of cops connected to the post-Katrina Danziger Bridge killings has gripped New Orleans.New Orleans cops:Danziger bridge trialbrings corruption front and center By Jordan Flaherty / The Rag Blog / July 13, 2011 NEW ORLEANS — In New Orleans’ federal … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Cop Corruption on Trial in New Orleans

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Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

Crime scene: New Orleans’ Danziger Bridge was the site of police shootings. Photo by Lucas Jackson / Reuters.New Orleans cops go on trial:Shot unarmed African-Americans in cold blood Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after hurricane Katrina? By … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Murder Trial Begins for Danziger Bridge Cops

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Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

Many residents have been forced from their homes as a spillway is opened to protect major cities from the flood. Photo by Gallo / Getty / Al Jazeera.One disaster after another:Mississippi flood renews Gulf Coast anxietiesBy Jordan Flaherty / The … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Rising Anxiety on the Gulf Coast

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BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

Jordan Flaherty’s Floodlines:Community and resistance in New Orleans By Lewis Wallace / The Rag Blog / April 7, 2011 See ‘Jena Six activist convicted, faces decades in prison’ by Jordan Flaherty, Below. [Floodlines: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the … finish reading BOOKS / Lewis Wallace : Jordan Flaherty Chronicles Post-Katrina Resistance

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Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

Harassment of New Orleans sex workers. Photo from ColorLines.Justice Dept. calls law discriminatory:Victims fight Louisiana’s repressive‘Crime Against Nature’ statute Legal action comes with increased scrutiny from the federal government over the conduct of the New Orleans Police Department. By Jordan … finish reading Jordan Flaherty : Challenging Louisiana’s ‘Crime Against Nature’ Law

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