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Jon Renthrope was displaced by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and relocated to Florida. But, he didn’t let that tragedy define him. Renthrope returned to his native New Orleans in 2010 after the city’s recovery from the devastation and made history. At 32, Renthrope engraved his name in the history books when he founded the New […]

A New Orleans pastor was found guilty Monday of cheating a Hurricane Katrina victim out of Road Home grant money, Nola.com reports.  Prosecutors reportedly plan to move forward with additional, similar charges that are still pending. Elijah Mealancon was found guilty of one count of unauthorized use of a movable after a one-day bench trial. Mealancon, […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A white man who fired a shotgun at three African-Americans amid the chaos that followed Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans more than 13 years ago pleaded guilty Wednesday to two federal criminal counts. Roland Bourgeois, 55, was indicted in 2010 and originally pleaded not guilty. His case dragged on for years, […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt’s foundation over the degradation of homes built in an area of New Orleans that was among the hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The forthcoming lawsuit against Pitt’s Make It Right foundation will be filed on behalf of some Lower Ninth Ward residents, who […]

Oh, snap!  A new film featuring Terrence Howard, Wesley Snipes, T.I. and Demetrius Shipp Jr. are about to be in the same film together. Deadline.com reports that the three are starring in a film called Cut Throat City a film about four childhood friends who return home to Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. They find their homes were taken away by […]

Little Known Black History Facts

LaToya Cantrell can now count herself among the growing number of history-making Black mayors across the country. She was just elected as New Orleans first woman mayor in the city’s 300-year history, which brings together her years-long efforts to bring help and revitalize the city. Cantrell was born in Los Angles, California on April 3, […]

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Donald Trump’s base continues to prove that they’re the most ignorant and racist pocket of people in the country. The fact that many are now blasting Barack Obama for not making an appearance during Hurricane Katrina supports the indisputable fact that they are incapable of processing facts and digesting the truth. They do not live […]

08/29/17- T-minus two days to the Family Reunion! Are y’all ready? But we are still on Hurricane Harvey patrol and New Orleans is in the path of bad weather again. Today is the 12 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Some of the people who have been affected by Hurricane Harvey were also affected by Hurricane […]

It’s been 12 years this week since Hurricane Katrina brought death, devastation, and destruction to New Orleans and other parts of coastal areas of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.  The majority of survivors evacuated to Texas,  but they also moved to other parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and Arkansas. led to  But we […]

This week over 125,000 settlement checks have been mailed to the East bank residents and businesses for flood damage from Hurricane Katrina and Rita. According to nola.com most people with claims are expecting to receive checks for $50 to $150. The highest payout to be expected from this settlement will be about $6,000. The checks are being sent […]

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  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The mayor of New Orleans announced Monday that the city has reached settlements totaling $13.3 million in lawsuits over deadly police shootings after Hurricane Katrina and a fatal beating just before the 2005 storm, and he apologized to the victims’ families on behalf of the city. “I am hoping that […]