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From heroes to villains: NOPD verdict reveals post-Katrina history

by Jordan Flaherty In an historic verdict with national implications, five New Orleans police officers were convicted on Friday of civil rights violations for killing unarmed African Americans in the...

Mayor, police chief still silent in response to NYPD spying in New Orleans

by Jordan Flaherty In a Pulitzer prize-winning series of investigations over the past year, the Associated Press revealed that the New York City Police Department was conducting spying operations on...

Six years after Katrina, the battle for New Orleans continues

Political power has shifted to whites, but Blacks have not given up their struggle for a voice – and justice by Jordan Flaherty As this weekend’s storm has reminded us,...

Explosive new videos: ‘Gaza Under Siege’ and ‘Gaza’s Prisoners’

Bay View readers know Jordan Flaherty, who partnered with filmmaker Lily Keber to make these videos, for his extraordinary coverage of post-Katrina New Orleans and other hot spots in Louisiana,...

Fight heats up over discriminatory housing laws in New Orleans area

Alice Walker, Oprah Winfrey and President Obama are pulled into local battle by Jordan Flaherty Rebuilding efforts in St. Bernard Parish, a small community just outside New Orleans, have recently...

The Black mayor of Waterproof, Louisiana, has spent nearly a year behind bars without...

Race and politics in a rural Louisiana town attract national attention by Jordan Flaherty A legal dispute in the rural Louisiana town of Waterproof has attracted the attention of national...

New Orleans police violence trial begins

Did New Orleans media contribute to police violence after Hurricane Katrina? by Jordan Flaherty Opening arguments begin today in what observers have called the most important trial New Orleans has...

Two years after the BP drilling disaster, Gulf residents fear for the future

by Jordan Flaherty On April 20, 2010, a reckless attitude towards the safety of the Gulf Coast by BP, as well as Transocean and Halliburton, caused a well to blow...

Seven years after Katrina, a divided city

by Jordan Flaherty Seven years after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans has become a national laboratory for government reforms. But the process through which those experiments have been carried out rarely...

The incarceration capitol of the U.S.

A struggle over the size of New Orleans’ jail could define the city’s future by Jordan Flaherty New Orleans’ criminal justice system is at a crossroads. A new mayor and...

Media as a weapon: New Orleans’ 2-Cent

by Jordan Flaherty The video grabs your attention immediately. Young people in the Lower 9th Ward hold up signs that read: “Looter,” “We’re still here” and “America did this.” Amid...

Torture at Angola Prison

President Obama promises to close Guantanamo, but a court proceeding in Louisiana exposes brutality closer to home by Jordan Flaherty The torture of prisoners in U.S. custody is not only...

Prosecution rests case in Danziger trial

by Jordan Flaherty The prosecution rested its case last week in the Danziger Bridge police violence trial with one final witness testimony, perhaps the most moving. Lesha Bartholomew, who was...

Resistance in Gaza: Young Palestinians find their voice through hip-hop

by Jordan Flaherty The Maqusi Towers in Gaza City look a bit like U.S. housing projects. The neighborhood consists of several tall apartment buildings grouped together in the northern part...

New Orleans’ heart is in Haiti

by Jordan Flaherty New Orleans and Haiti are connected by geography, history, architecture and family, and news of mass devastation and loss of life in the island nation has hit...

Haitians seek shelter and survival, New Orleanians send bargeloads of aid

by Jordan Flaherty A recent article in the New York Times reports that the approaching rainy season in Haiti is “the hard deadline against which Haiti’s government and relief agencies...

Devastating report exposes unequal treatment of BP illness claims

by Jordan Flaherty Kenneth Feinberg, administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility (GCCF) set up in the aftermath of the BP drilling disaster, has broken with his own past practices...

Cultural extinction

Louisiana’s coastal communities fear they may never recover from BP’s drilling disaster by Jordan Flaherty As BP’s deepwater well continues to discharge oil into the Gulf, the economic and public...

One year after Haiti earthquake, corporations profit while people suffer

by Jordan Flaherty One year after an earthquake devastated Haiti, much of the promised relief and reconstruction aid has not reached those most in need. In fact, the nation’s tragedy...

On the fifth anniversary of Katrina, displacement continues

by Jordan Flaherty Poet Sunni Patterson is one of New Orleans’ most beloved artists. She has performed in nearly every venue in the city, toured the U.S., and frequently appears...