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Why were all the teachers fired post-Katrina?

Why were all the teachers fired post-Katrina?

08/31/15 12:11PM

Billie Dolce taught in New Orleans for 32 years before Katrina struck. She was fired right after the storm when the state took control of the school system.  Now, in a city where nearly every student attends a charter school, she asks why her school was closed. watch

Is New Orleans safe 10 years after Katrina?

Is New Orleans safe 10 years after Katrina?

08/27/15 11:53AM

The failure of New Orleans' levee system led to massive flooding across 80% of the city after Hurricane Katrina hit. Ten years later, the rebuilt levees are bigger and stronger than before, but is the city safe? MSNBC's Trymaine Lee reports. watch

Indian tribe lives in peril near New Orleans

American Indian tribe lives in peril near New Orleans

08/27/15 10:47AM

The Pointe-au-Chien Indian Tribe needs federal recognition in order to protect the only land they called home. Their land, located 40 miles outside of New Orleans, has been rapidly eroding and they fear another hurricane like Katrina will destroy their homes and their legacy. watch

The only grocery store of the Lower 9th Ward

The only grocery store of the Lower 9th Ward

08/26/15 12:33PM

Burnell Cotlon opened a grocery store in 2014 after noticing that many residents of the Lower 9th Ward had to take three buses to get to a supermarket. His small store even offers delivery services. watch

Afropunk stands with #TransLivesMatter

Afropunk stands with #TransLivesMatter

08/26/15 10:37AM

An estimated 60,000 people came together at the 11th annual Afropunk Fest to watch headliners Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, and Lauryn Hill in Brooklyn, New York. "Afropunk is pretty much one of the ultimate voices for young black free thinkers," said singer/songwriter Jesse Boykins III. MSNBC interviewed artists Raury, Boykins, and... watch

Palestinians fight the separation wall

Palestinians fight the separation wall

08/25/15 01:20PM

Since the death of his cousin at the hands of Israeli defense forces, photojournalist Hamde Abu Rahma follows his cousin’s  footsteps in a fight against the separation wall by photographing and presenting his pictures to the world. watch

Boat captain is the ‘Batman of the Hudson’

Boat captain is the ‘Batman of the Hudson’

08/20/15 03:14PM

John Lipscomb has been master and commander of the Riverkeeper’s Patrol Boat since 2000. He is on the front line of Riverkeeper’s campaigns, which seek to clean New York waterways including the superfund sites the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek. watch

Women celebrate ‘Sailor Moon’s’ feminism

Women celebrate ‘Sailor Moon’s’ feminism

08/17/15 04:14PM

Over 50 cities around the world celebrated the International ‘Sailor Moon’ Day. Seattle fans try to answer whether the cultural phenomenon’s ideology is feminist or anti-feminist. The International Sailor Moon Day is celebrated on August 15th. watch

For the love of beer & small businesses

For the love of beer & small businesses

08/14/15 02:56PM

Samuel Adams CEO Jim Koch doesn’t just brew craft beer, he helps brew small businesses across the country with his innovative lending program. Eric Ortega went to Boston to speak with Koch and one of the very first loan recipients to learn more, but not before touring the Sam Adams brewery and tasting some beer along the way. watch

Kids sue President Obama over climate change

Kids sue President Obama over climate change

08/12/15 01:00PM

Twenty-one kids and teenagers between the ages of 8 and 19 are suing the Executive Branch of the government over its inaction on climate change. The non-profit “Our Children’s Trust” filed the lawsuit on behalf of the children on August 12, 2015. watch

Her club gave black LGBT revelers their...

Her club gave black LGBT revelers their own space

08/07/15 04:01PM

Fearless: Since the 1970s, Jewel Thais-Williams has given the black Los Angeles LGBT community a place of their own through her Catch One nightclub. After more than 40 years, Thais-Williams stepped down from running the club in July 2015, but she reflects one more time on the club’s origins, the famous names who came through the club’s doors and... watch

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