Troubled Water: What I Learned Teaching Hurricane Katrina in the Classroom

Crystal Hayes · 08/29/15 01:55PM

I began teaching in the Social Work Department at North Carolina State University in 2011. As a faculty member teaching the anti-oppression social justice course, I sought to use the lessons of Hurricane Katrina to talk about the history of systemic oppression in the United States.

Former New Orleans Mayor Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

Jason Parham · 07/09/14 11:42AM

Ray Nagin, the former Democratic Mayor of New Orleans, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Wednesday for corruption. In February, Nagin was found guilty on 20 counts of bribery and fraud, which included money laundering, conspiracy, tax evasion, and wire fraud. He initially faced 20 years in prison.