Jordan Flaherty

Jordan is a journalist, an editor of Left Turn Magazine, and a staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. He was the first writer to bring the story of the Jena Six to a national audience and audiences around the world have seen the television reports he’s produced for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, GritTV, and Democracy Now. His post-Katrina reporting for ColorLines shared an award from New America Media for best Katrina-related reporting in ethnic press. Haymarket Press will release his new book, FLOODLINES: Stories of Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six, in 2010.

From Heroes to Villains: NOPD Verdict Reveals Post-Katrina History

by Jordan Flaherty on Aug 8, 2011 9:30AM

The Justice Department's victory is a decisive rejection of the idea that chaos in the days following Katrina justified the violence of the New Orleans Police Department. It's a win for police accountability nationwide.

Topics: Katrina Recovery, Criminal Justice

Federal Civil Rights Suit Challenges Louisiana's Felony Sex Work Law

by Jordan Flaherty on Mar 17, 2011 10:19AM

Jordan Flaherty follows up on last year's report of an archaic anti-gay law that puts sex workers in child molestation registries.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Gender & Sexuality

The Long Rap Sheet of New Orleans Cops

by Jordan Flaherty on May 13, 2010 12:00PM

As the Justice Department considers overhauling the city’s law enforcement, it will have to round up more than a few post-Katrina rogues. Even the coroner's got a past.


James Perry’s Run for Mayor <br>of New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Jan 28, 2010 12:00PM

Can a social justice candidate win an election in the new New Orleans?


Her Crime? Sex Work in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Jan 13, 2010 12:00PM

With police charging sex workers as sex offenders, activists hope the city's elections will pave the way for fighting the law.

Topics: Criminal Justice

Discriminatory Housing Lockouts Amid Post-Katrina Rebuilding

by Jordan Flaherty on Oct 7, 2009 12:00PM

St. Bernard Parish has the support of Alice Walker and Oprah Winfrey, but continues to exclude Black residents.


Homeless and Struggling in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on Aug 27, 2009 12:00PM

On the fourth anniversary of Katrina, people are still dying.


2-Cent from New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty on May 22, 2009 12:00PM

A new group of Black video activists thinks MLK would have been on YouTube.


New Orleans Intifada

by Jordan Flaherty on Apr 22, 2009 12:00PM

Young Arab activists have been organizing in the Big Easy for the last six years. Now, they’re watching their work pay off.


Gulf Coast Update - May 07

by Jordan Flaherty on May 16, 2007 12:00PM

Mississippi Forgotten? The most impoverished state has been left out of the reconstruction aid.