Tag Archives: Mayor Ray Nagin

Katrina +5: A New Orleans Native Looks Back, And Hopes

A one-time staff member of former Mayor Nagin and campaign worker for Mayor Landrieu is unimpressed with the speed of recovery

Zara Green was working for the administration of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin when Hurricane…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Katrina +5: Jobs Lag and the Road Home Remains Uncertain

Locals hope new mayor’s recovery efforts will be more successful

If jobs and housing are the barometers by which recoveries are judged, five years after…

By Joyce Jones

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Katrina +5: Billions of Dollars Later, La. Has Made Strides

Despite evidence of progress on the anniversary of Katrina, recovery is still a learning process

On August 29, 2005, the United States experienced the greatest natural disaster in the nation’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Katrina +5: SBA, Taken by Surprise, Unprepared to Quickly Offer Aid

Businesses most prepared for rainy days most likely to succeed

When Katrina struck, SBA was in the middle of a transformation that included an internal…

By Joyce Jones

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Backtalk with Ray Nagin

Five years after Katrina, the former New Orleans mayor weighs in on the recovery and the impact of the BP oil spill

Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes…

By Joyce Jones

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Do Historic Events Add Up To a Resurgence for NOLA?

Mardis Gras celebrates new mayor, Super Bowl Champion Saints and renewed hope for New Orleans

Yesterday, I attended my first ever Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. It was an…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

By Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the be…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Will New Orleans’ Black Businesses Bounce Back?

A year after Hurricane Katrina, black entrepreneurs are still struggling

The quick answer to the question of whether black businesses in New Orleans are…

By Iman A. Jefferson

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Blown Away By Katrina

Among the devastation were more than 60,000 black-owned businesses, including 19 B.E. 100s firms. Can these companies and the jobs they provided be restored?

In mid-September the Big Easy began to show the faintest signs of life. Floodwaters…

By Alan Hughes

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