Tag: New Orleans

Black Former NFL Player Killed in Road Rage Incident, White Shooter Let Go

UPDATE Dec. 6, 2016 1:35 p.m. ET Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced Tuesday in a fiery press conference that54-year-old Ronald Gasser, accused ofshooting and killing ex-NFL running back Joe McKnight, was arrested late Monday and faces manslaughter charges. Gasser’s bond was listed at $500,000. Related Story: Joe McKnight Case:…

Katrina 10 Years Later: New Orleans Disrespects its Black Community

By Sheryl Estrada Photo by Shutterstock Saturday will mark 10 years since Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of the U.S. on Aug. 29, 2005. It is estimated1,833 people died in the hurricane and subsequent floods, and of that total, approximately 1,577 people in Louisiana perished. When the levees failed,…

CVS Health to Build in New Orleans' Lower Ninth Ward

By Sheryl Estrada CVS Health,one of DiversityInc’s25 Noteworthy Companies,is the first major national retailer to commit to a project in the Lower Ninth Ward neighborhood of New Orleans since the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina devastated the area in 2005. In May, CVS Health announced plans to rebuild the two CVS…

Tribune Writer Says Chicago Needs a Hurricane Katrina, Sparks Outrage

By Sheryl Estrada Houses in the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Photo by Shutterstock. In a column published on Thursday in the Chicago Tribune, editorial board member Kristen McQueary decided to use Hurricane Katrina as “a metaphor” for changes she thinks are needed in Chicago’s…