Hurricane Katrina

Eleven years later, four New Orleans police officers are finally being sentenced for shooting six people in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. A fifth officer who helped in covering it up was also sentenced.

Lil Wayne kicked off the inaugural Lil WeezyAna Fest in New Orleans this weekend to benefit his Tha Carter Fund, which aims to help children in the rapper’s home state. After news that Canadian superstar Drake would be joining the Fest, claims that Apple blocked the streaming performance on TIDAL surfaced, but there’s more to […]

Hurricane Katrina was one of the low points of George W. Bush’s presidency. It isn’t stopping him from photo ops on the natural disaster and American tragedy’s 10th anniversary, though. 

Former New Orleans Mayor, Ray Nagin, todays reports to jail to begin his 10-year prison sentence following his conviction on 20 criminal counts.

Jesse Jackson Jr. may have admitted wrongdoing but his fellow former political brethren refuses to fess up to his own set of charges. Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin pleaded not guilty to several charges today, including allegedly taking bribes, and corruption.

Ray Nagin, the former mayor of New Orleans, was indicted on charges of fraud, bribery, and other felonies, earlier today. A federal grand jury nabbed Nagin on 21 corruption charges, including six counts of bribery, nine counts of deprivation of honest services through wire fraud, four counts of filing false tax returns, and one count each of conspiracy […]

When it comes to a natural disaster, Michael Brown should not be shelling out advice. The former head of FEMA’s disastrous handling of Hurricane Katrina has gone down in the history books, and the premature praise given to him by President George W. Bush was a political nightmare. Nonetheless, Brown shared his thoughts on President Obama’s […]

As Hurricane Sandy prepares to potentially do catastrophic damage on the East Coast, President Obama and Mitt Romney have pumped the breaks on their campaign efforts. Both candidates suspended travel in light of the storm.

Hurricane Isaac hit the Gulf Coast earlier in the week, and even though it has since been downgraded to a tropical depression, the damage it caused has not gone unnoticed. The timing of Isaac hit on the seven-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and while the destruction was not nearly as bad as the aforementioned storm, […]

It’s been seven years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in the South, causing the death of more than 1,000 people and further crippling the Gulf Coast region. Many lessons were learned from Katrina, and as most prepare for Hurricane Isaac, Hip-Hop Wired is taking a look at the changes that have been made in the […]

President Obama addressed the nation Tuesday (Aug. 28) in light of Tropical Storm Isaac, which is expected to make landfall as a hurricane today or tomorrow. Coming seven years after the disastrous handling of Hurricane Katrina, the president revealed that preparations for the storm have been put in place, as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) […]

The harrowing details behind the five ex-police officers who shot unarmed persons a week after the 2005 Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans are still bone chilling. Wednesday (April 4), however, the crooked cops were brought to justice after first being convicted by a federal jury in August of 2011. Officers Robert Faulcon, Robert Gisevius, […]