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A biography of Robert Clifton Weaver traces the life and times of an often misunderstood urban reformer.

Rep. John Conyers expressed concern and a California activist group called for investigations of vigilante violence in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Both the perpetrators and victims of violent attacks in the wake of Hurricane Katrina share their stories in vivid detail.

Hysteria over looters in the storm-ravaged city had grave unintended consequences. Justice must be done.

Did New Orleans police play a role in the grisly death of Henry Glover?

White vigilante justice tore through New Orleans after the storm. But no official investigation has shed light on the violence.

Two new books uncover the colonial origins and musical roots of New Orleans.

Hurricane Gustav should have been political rat poison for the GOP; instead, it became an argument for drilling.

It took Gustav to make Hurricane Katrina a campaign issue.

After Katrina, white parishes are zoning minorities right out of the reconstruction.

Blogs

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015

A challenge to Rahm Emanuel and corporate Democrats sows the seeds of a new urban populism.

April 8, 2015

When it counts, the newest Republican presidential candidate sides with autocrats who thwart local control, democracy and, yes, liberty.

April 7, 2015