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Friday, August 21, 2015

'Katrina Truth' Site Details Neglect of Black New Orleans | Huffington Post

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast , with New Orleans facing the greatest devastation. More than 1,800 lives were lost and 600,000 people were left homeless. With the ten-year anniversary of the storm looming, now is an important opportunity to reflect on the ways New Orleans has changed since Katrina.

Today, Advancement Project and Families of Louisiana's Incarcerated Children (FFLIC), have teamed up to launch, according to a press release. The website details how African Americans in New Orleans have been left behind in the city's recovery efforts and focuses on the decade-long displacement and neglect this community has suffered...

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