Economic Justice

10 NOLA Groups Truly Doing the Work When the Cameras Aren't On

by Words by Rosana Cruz. Graphics by Aura Bogado on Aug 28, 2015 1:17PM

For many of us living in the Gulf Coast, the pomp and circumstance around Katrina at 10 has been difficult to stomach. Here are 10 local groups that define what it truly is to fight for the city.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, Labor, Immigration, History, Politics, Native Affairs, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

INFOGRAPHIC: Race and Recovery 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

by Infographic by Miriam Zoila Pérez. Introduction by Akiba Solomon. on Aug 27, 2015 2:34PM

A stark, by-the-numbers look at race and recovery in New Orleans since Hurricane Katrina.

Topics: Schools & Youth, Arts & Culture, History, Media, Politics, Health, Environment, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

WATCH: A Katrina Survival Story Told Over 10 Years

by Tara Conley on Aug 25, 2015 9:44AM

Mediamaker Tara Conley has been interviewing Kellen Smith,  a 33-year-old New Orleanian displaced by Hurricane Katrina, since she met him in Houston in September 2006. The resulting short film, "Kellen and Katrina," takes you through Smith's decade-long journey full of anger, anxiety, rebuilding—and healing. 

Topics: Labor, History, Health, Environment, Economic Justice

DeRay Mckesson, Johnetta Elzie and Co. Launch Campaign Zero To End Police Brutality

by Sameer Rao on Aug 24, 2015 12:14PM

The "data-informed" platform was launched at the end of last week by prominent black activists, presenting a 10-point platform for eliminating police brutality. 

Topics: /NOW, Society, Media, Politics, Economic Justice

New Website Highlights Plight of Black New Orleans a Decade After Katrina

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 19, 2015 11:53AM

KatrinaTruth.org examines the lives of black NOLA residents post-Katrina.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

Bernie Sanders Announces Racial Justice Policy

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 11, 2015 1:04PM

On the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders announces plan that addresses “the four central types of violence waged against black and brown Americans.”

Topics: /NOW, Politics, Criminal Justice, Economic Justice

Vice Writers Vote To Unionize

by Sameer Rao on Aug 10, 2015 11:47AM

Vice—largely known as a politically "edgy" conglomerate—is the largest media company whose editorial employees are unionizing. 

Topics: /NOW, Media, Economic Justice

Check Out a Syllabus for an Urban Design Course That Somehow Doesn't Exist Yet

by Sameer Rao on Aug 6, 2015 4:12PM

Did they include everything they should have? 

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth, Media, Economic Justice

Report: From Unemployment to Food Insecurity, Black Women in the Rural South are Suffering

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 6, 2015 11:55AM

A staggering nine in 10 are living at or below the poverty line.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality

People of Color and Women More Likely to Be Bosses, But Still Overwhelmingly Work Lower-Paying Jobs

by Kenrya Rankin Naasel on Aug 4, 2015 5:40PM

POC and women are running things more than ever before, but still languishing in low-paying service and labor jobs.

Topics: /NOW, Society, Economic Justice, Gender & Sexuality