Davida Finger

Davida Finger is a social justice lawyer and clinical professor at Loyola University New Orleans.

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Friday, August 24, 2012 - 8:56am
Katrina Pain Index 2012: 7 Years After
1 Rank of New Orleans in fastest growing US cities between 2010 and 2011. Source: Census Bureau.
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Monday, August 22, 2011 - 8:04am
Katrina Pain Index 2011: Race, Gender, Poverty
Six years ago, Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf coast. The impact of Katrina and government bungling continue to inflict major pain on the people left behind. It is impossible to understand what happened and what still remains without considering race, gender, and poverty. The following offer some hints of what remains.
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Friday, August 6, 2010 - 12:02pm
Katrina Pain Index 2010 New Orleans – Five Years Later
It will be five years since Katrina on August 29. The impact of Katrina is quite painful for regular people in the area. This article looks at what has happened since Katrina not from the perspective of the higher ups looking down from their offices but from the street level view of the people – a view which looks at the impact on the elderly, the renter, people of color, the disabled, the working and non-working poor.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 8:21am
African American Mississippi Man Starts Record Sixth Murder Trial
An African American man, Curtis Flowers, made history this week when he became the first person in U.S. history to ever go on trial for murder six times for the same crime. Mr. Flowers has been in jail in Mississippi since 1996, accused of the murder of four people at a furniture store. Jury selection started this week in tiny Winona Mississippi, population 5,482.
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Monday, August 17, 2009 - 8:54am
Katrina Pain Index – 2009
0. Number of renters in Louisiana who have received financial assistance from the $10 billion federal post-Katrina rebuilding program Road Home Community Development Block Grant - compared to 116,708 homeowners. 0. Number of hospitals in New Orleans providing in-patient mental health care as of September 2009 despite post-Katrina increases in suicides and mental health problems. 1. Rank of New Orleans among U.S. cities in murders per capita for 2008. 1. Rank of New Orleans among U.S. cities in percentage of vacant residences.
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