15 Years

The people of New Orleans are all too familiar with the effects a CAT 4 Hurricane can have on a city. As such, the city and its people have opened their doors to hundreds of families needing a place to stay and have partnered with numerous organizations throughout the city to serve those hardest hit by Laura. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images As the nation continues to face the challenges of COVID-19, the Gulf Coast bore the burden of 2 storms this week. Our thoughts and prayers are with southwest Louisiana and Texas as they are facing the brutal winds and water of Hurricane Laura. This storm made landfall just days before the 15th anniversary of the levees failing during Hurricane Katr

Honoring John Lewis

John Lewis at Black Lives Matter Plaza Photo by Gary D. Williams Jr./Creative Theory Agency Dear Friend, I spent all day yesterday watching John Lewis’s funeral. Though I had so much else to do, I couldn’t pull myself away as he was driven through Atlanta for the last time, to be laid to rest with his beloved Lillian. Three former presidents spoke and Jimmy Carter sent a letter, but it was Jamila Thompson, his Deputy Chief of Staff, who I loved the most. She said people always asked what he was like and she always answered that he was “just as you would imagine, but better.” There were frequently children running around his desk because he made it clear that their families came first. And h

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