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

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.

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

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

The Long Rap Sheet of New Orleans Cops

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

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

Her Crime? Sex Work in New Orleans

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

Discriminatory Housing Lockouts Amid Post-Katrina Rebuilding

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

Homeless and Struggling in New Orleans

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

2-Cent from New Orleans

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

New Orleans Intifada

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

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

Overlooked Spaces

Black-owned businesses and community centers in New Orleans are in crisis.

Touring Disaster

Does viewing the devastation in New Orleans help?

Imprisoned in New Orleans

The people wanted to rebuild. What they got instead were private security forces.