This Saturday on MHP, we mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
As we remember those who were lost when the levees broke, we assess the New Orleans of today. The narrative around the city since the storm has been one of revitalization and growth, but it paints an incomplete picture. While four out of five white residents say the city has mostly recovered, three out of five black residents disagree. Even as business booms and outsiders move into the city by the thousands, the city’s black middle class community erodes, leaving a more unequal New Orleans than before the storm. We will look at how the storm’s devastation continues to affect the city’s housing, education and character. And, we look beyond the city itself to the national movement Katrina helped inspire: Black Lives Matter.
Joining Melissa Harris-Perry are:
- White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett
- Lt. General Russel Honoré
- Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White
- Community Advocate James Perry
- MSNBC National Reporter Trymaine Lee
- Host and Founder of GRITTV.org Laura Flanders
- Director of the Louisiana Justice Institute Tracie Washington,
- Professor of History at the University of Connecticut Jelani Cobb
- President and CEO of National Urban League Marc Morial
- Executive Director of Vietnamese Initiatives in Economic Training Cyndi Nguyen
- Author of “Hope Against Hope” Sarah Carr
- Executive Director of Women with a Vision, Inc. Deon Haywood