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"Medicare for All would not end racism in our health care system, but it is a necessary first step to address the racial health disparities that plague the South and our entire country," write the authors. (Photo: Jim Watson/Getty Images) Views
Medicare for All Would Help End Racial Disparities in the South
We must take a stand against a for-profit health care system that too often devalues Black lives.
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Sign reads: Medicare for All. Healthcare is a right News
'Huge Moment for the Movement': New Orleans City Council Unanimously Backs Medicare for All
The resolution passed Thursday endorses federal legislation ensuring comprehensive healthcare coverage both for the duration of the pandemic and beyond.
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Infrared captures Hurricane Barry on Saturday morning ahead of making landfall. Barry was downgraded to a tropical storm after hitting the Louisiana coast. News
Heavy Rainfall Barry's Real Danger—and Climate Crisis is to Blame
"When the air is warmer, it can hold more water vapor. So that when a storm moves through an area that has warmer, wetter air, there's more of a source for the precipitation."
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Annunciation Street in New Orleans was flooded Wednesday morning. News
Days Before Hurricane Expected to Hit New Orleans, City Endures 10 Inches of Rain as Mississippi River Swells
"Overlapping extreme-weather events aren't just a New Orleans problem."
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Image depicts pollution that will come from the future Entergy gas plant. (Image: NoGasPlant) News
'Mind-Boggling': Paid Actors Flooded City Council Meetings to Win Approval of Fossil Fuel Power Plant
"They paid us to sit through the meeting and clap every time someone said something against wind and solar power," said one actor.
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Warning Letter to Harvey and Irma Survivors from Katrina Survivor
Above all, watch out for one another and care for one another
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Monumental Rubbish: With the Statues Torn Down, What Next for New Orleans?
The city is unquestionably better for ridding itself of these symbols of white supremacy, but a focus on the past must not sidestep the need to confront what actually reproduces inequality in the present
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Mayor's Unflinching Honesty About Confederate Monuments Gives Me Hope
In explaining why his city got rid of monuments to Confederate generals, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu eloquently summarizes our country’s history of diversity.
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Of Confederate Monuments, NOLA's Mayor Asks: "Is This Really Our Story?"
'The monuments that we took down were meant to rebrand the history of our city and the ideals of a defeated Confederacy'
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'Love Outnumbers Hate' as New Orleans Parade Confronts Confederate Statue Protectors
Organized by the campaign Take 'Em Down NOLA, the demonstration was billed as a "ceremony to honor the historic occasion of four monuments to slavery coming down"
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