The devastation that swept the Gulf Coast five years ago when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, Florida, Louisiana , Mississippi and Alabama left 1,800 people dead, tens of thousands of people displaced, entire sections of New Orleans destroyed. It became one of the nation’s worst natural disasters..
The story grew worse each day as the monster storm hit—people standing on rooftops crying for help, the crowds at the Superdome hungry, sick, desperate and neglected, 80 percent of New Orleans under water. Families were separated and many went to Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas and points north. The federal government drew heated criticism for failing to sufficiently respond to the victims’ desperate plight. Read more. . .
Mrs. Shirley Sherrod, former Georgia Director of Rural Development for the U.S. Department of Agriculture who was forced to resign after a conservative blogger posted video excerpts of a speech she made and distorted the context to make her appear racist, spoke at Metropolitan A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Sept. 19 at the 9:00 a.m. service. Read more. . .