There Was Nothing We Could Do, There Was Everything We Could Have Done

We wanted to help, but we felt helpless. After hearing about the levees breaking, we went outside to my uncle’s nearby pool. It was a hot day in north Louisiana and there was nothing for us to do and nowhere for us to be. There was nothing to do but wait.

In The Lower Ninth Ward, A Museum Works to Preserve A Culture Washed Away

“I think they forgot about us”.

An Ode To New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina

The brief amount of time I spent in New Orleans leaves me ill-equipped to understand everything that makes it an amazing place.

The Best Teachers I Ever Had

Bill Quigley pays homage to teachers, and learns that not all of them are found in schools.

If You Like Your Plan, You Couldn’t Keep It Anyway

All those stories about Obamacare canceling millions of insurance plans turned out to be mostly hype.

‘Treme’ Back for Fourth and Final Season

Five Episode series finale kicks off December 1.

‘Sons of Anarchy’ Host Sandy Fundraiser

Creator Kurt Sutter and cast members Katey Sagal, Kim Coates and Theo Rossi to host fan event.

Help Is on the Way

How do we avoid bystander apathy in an emergency?

Heisman Trophy Winners Help Out Nissan and Habitat for Humanity (Sponsored)

Check out this heartwarming and humorous video of Heisman winners pitching in with Habitat for Humanity to help rebuild after Hurricane Katrina.

Winter Done Broke Me Again

December is barely manageable, but February … February is the bully of winter.

United Arab Emirates Donates Millions to Help Rebuild America

Help for a community comes from the most unexpected place.

Months of Lockdown

While in lockdown, poet and prisoner Spoon Jackson flies in his mind’s eye, witness to freedom and injustice.

BREAKING NEWS: Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Indicted On Federal Corruption Charges

A city contractor allegedly gave “concealed and direct campaign monies” to Nagin.

How to Survive a Natural Disaster

If there’s a natural disaster or terrorist attack, can you protect your family?

The Plague

What do we owe our neighbors in times of crisis?