Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Please join Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu
(Mitch'Mo!:) for Commemoration and Determination: Katrina V
(We call it Flood+5)
~A special event to mark the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as the City commemorates the lives lost and celebrates the spirit of determination in all of us as we look to the future.
August 29, 2010 -6:30pm~Washington Artillery Park
(located at Jackson Square & St. Louis Cathedral)
Let us know you plan to attend by clicking here. For more information please call (504) 658-4900 or go to www.KatrinaFive.com
~~Jus'sayin... Katrina Five does have a pop ring to it...

~It's the Levees Silly...
~Aw'Man! I just saw that Mayor Mitch'mo has endorsed Cedric Richmond. That sound you hear is Mitch Landrieu's credibility flushing down the toilet.
Say it ain't so Mitch'mo! Please tell us you aren't such an absolutely clueless stupid dumbfuck to endorse an obvious criminal? WTF?

We insist that New Orleans' critics get the facts~Jarvis DeBerry

Skeptics worry about post-Flood levees

What if It Never Happened?
~Chris Rose, Gambit

Shawn Walker
Dance umbrella, New Orleans, Louisiana. © Shawn Walker

One of my interests was in the levees that had failed and allowed New Orleans to be so totally flooded. Not familiar with what they were or how they were supposed to work, I had someone take me to an area where they were being repaired. The naked face of the city--which sits below sea level--was impressive viewed from the perspective of all the damage around me.

Much of the repair work has been done. The Times Picayune reported this July that 380 miles of levees, floodwalls and gates have been completed, costing $1.1 billion so far with another $5.8 billion of work left. While most people, including the Army Corps of Engineers, feel that the system is stronger and more resilient than ever, others have raised concerns that the new system will be unable to protect the New Orleans area from future storms.

Shawn Walker is a New York-based photographer whose work is exhibited and collected by major institutions, including the Brooklyn Museum, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Studio Museum in Harlem. He is a member of Kamoinge, an African American photographers' collective. For his Katrina Media Fellowship project, Walker documented the new urban landscape New Orleans residents were left with after the flood waters subsided. See more images from Shawn Walker's Katrina Media Fellowship project.

The Legacy of Katrina Study – The Kids Aren’t Alright~Disenfranchised Citizen

Five years after the Corps of Engineers devastated the city, New Orleans faces bill for keeping its footprint
~Michelle Krupa

SBA fails post-Katrina and Rita

Tuesday's Flood Anniversary events

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The Rising Tide screens at Zeitgeist
~Will Coviello, Gambit

Donna's Bar and Grill, longtime home to brass bands, closes~Keith Spera

~dear_nola Out now! "Dear New Orleans" digital benefit for NOLA + the Gulf. Available here (w/ full liner notes + bonus tracks): http://bit.ly/aJSNiC

Richie Hayward: Little Feat's Funky Heartbeat~Home of the Groove

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BP engineer who wrote telling e-mails pleads the Fifth to avoid testifying at oil spill hearings~David Hammer

Sound Truth and Corporate Myth$ ~Riki Ott

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