The Katrina Story You Don’t See So Much in Anniversary Coverage

In the coverage of Hurricane Katrina’s fifth anniversary, you’ll find several obligatory mentions in the corporate media of the still-decimated Lower Ninth Ward, but you’d be hard pressed to find anything as direct or damning as what you find in independent media coverage–for example, this piece on Women’s eNews (8/29/10) by Kimberly Seals Allers, who recently attended a conference in New Orleans on health disparities in communities of color: When a few of the local community leaders came to address us, what they had to say about the Lower Ninth Ward was appalling but not surprising. They said that of […]