Remember New Orleans' dispossessed. Progress without equity is injustice.

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Today, with higher sale prices for homes and higher rents, the housing market in New Orleans is “stronger,” but not for poor Black New Orleanians.

Criminal Justice

Policing has been a man-made disaster in New Orleans for a long time, earning NOPD notoriety across the country and laying waste to Black communities for decades.


Education policy that relies upon exclusionary enrollment and discipline to achieve its results isn’t reform. It’s the school-to-prison pipeline.

Economic Inequality

Ten years of uneven recovery have exacerbated the economic inequalities that predated Hurricane Katrina.

Black Leadership in New Orleans

The exclusion of the Black electorate from the new vision for New Orleans has had obvious implications for Black politicians and the communities they once served.

Environmental Justice

In New Orleans and across the Gulf Region, exposure to toxic soil, air, and water is a racial justice and human rights crisis.

Queer and Trans People of Color

Little of the rebuilding effort in New Orleans addresses the unique needs of the local LGBTQ community, especially Queer and Trans People of Color.

Health and Wellness

In the ten years since the storm, racial disparities in health persist in communities of color, adversely impacting the city’s most vulnerable residents.