Nation Topics - Urban Issues
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Advocacy groups like ACORN want New Orleanians to play a
role in the rebuilding of the community they had to leave. The biggest
issue so far: getting refugees of the storm back home.
New Orleans, a city full of idiosyncrasies, must be restored for the benefit of the nation as a whole.
Some storm victims evacuated from New Orleans were
"sorted" by age, race or gender. Is breaking up families and
prioritizing by race any way to deal with disaster?
At first glance New Orleans looks like a cross between a
giant conceptual art installation or the set of a cold war disaster
New Orleans is the classic tale of two cities: one
showy, middle-class and white; the other poor, downtrodden and
An effective progressive movement must start in cities.
Urban centers are by their nature spawning grounds of progressive politics.
Some progressive municipal officials have jumped beyond the boundaries of their communities to address state and national issues.
Progressive cities in a conservative sea.
A talk with hip-hop historian Jeff Chang.