SEP 1 Here's a feature from the BBC that looks at Louisiana's coastal loss and the very real threat it poses to Cajun culture. (Of course, that should make our governor happy, since he says immigration without assimilation is invasion. But we digress.) There are some cool old photos here, but unfortunately, the story points out, it's not just the people pictured who are gone. The cities pictured are gone as well.
SEP 1 After Katrina, a lot of displaced people ended up in Houston. Shortly thereafter, the urban legend that attributed all and sundry crime to those people was born, and it lives to this day. This post in the Houston Chronicle takes a look at the data - and finds that it is just not true.
SEP 1 Al Jazeera posts this video interview with General Russel Honore, as he stands in New Orleans and remembers what happened 10 years ago. Interspersed with clips from that time, Honore talks about the past but also looks forward.
SEP 1 This is a brief, yet thoughtful, commentary upon the 10th anniversary of Katrina by John McQuaid on Medium. In a tight collection of eloquent sentences, he sums up why a hurricane became an unimaginable disaster, and what we have refused to learn from those mistakes.
SEP 1 If you are a member of the Twitterverse and you aren't following this guy, you're missing out. This post on the Advocate is a profile of Skooks, a librarian who has some of the funniest tweets. Very often, Skooks tweets about New Orleans and Louisiana, but he does cover a lot of ground.
SEP 1 This is kind of another Katrina story, but it's really a look at the stories told by education reformers. Katrina gets dragged in because "reformers" like to point to the "success" of the RSD as proof that their brand of reform works. But since this is posted on the Cloaking Inequity site, you have to know what's coming next, right?
AUG 31 Blogger Bob Mann gives his view of the dust up between Donald Trump and Jorge Ramos recently at a press conference. He seems a little shocked that the 'journalists' there didn't get bent out of shape. Hey Bob: maybe that's because most of them aren't journalists!
AUG 31 The Guardian takes a look at how the leader of the free world is received in the Lower Ninth Ward. Given the "uneven recovery" since Katrina, the big cheese doesn't necessarily merit the red carpet treatment in the neighborhood.
AUG 31 This post on Indian Country Today explores what "Creole" means. Author Kyle Mays is an academic, and this article certainly has an academic bent, but it's interesting - especially for folks who claim this heritage.