Tag: Hurricane Katrina

Malik Rahim’s Black Radical Environmentalism

Malik Rahim’s Black Radical Environmentalism

Joshua B. Guild, photographs by Jeff Whetstone

This essay examines the environmental thinking and activism of Malik Rahim, a member of the New Orleans chapter of the Black Panther Party, Green Party political candidate, and co-founder of Common Ground Relief, a grassroots mutual aid organization established in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Rahim’s influences and career help illuminate an alternative history of Black environmentalism whose evolution runs parallel to the mainstream US environmental movement of the 1970s, but also diverges from it in terms of its primary concerns. Drawing from media accounts and extensive oral interviews, the article traces the development of Rahim’s environmental advocacy, locating him in a wider tradition of southern Black environmental justice activism.

A Humane Vision

A Humane Vision

Andy Horowitz

Introduction to the Human/Nature issue (vol. 27, no. 1: Spring 2021), guest edited by Andy Horowitz.

Hanging On and Holding Out in New Orleans After Katrina

Hanging On and Holding Out in New Orleans After Katrina

Moira Crone
Home at the Mouth of the Mississippi

Home at the Mouth of the Mississippi

Judith A. Howard
Broken Levees, Broken Lives, and a Broken Nation after Hurricane Katrina

Broken Levees, Broken Lives, and a Broken Nation after Hurricane Katrina

Karen M. O'Neill
Through a Purple (Green and Gold) Haze: New Orleans Mardi Gras in the American Imagination

Through a Purple (Green and Gold) Haze: New Orleans Mardi Gras in the American Imagination

Anthony J. Stanonis
What Was Found

What Was Found

Maura Fitzgerald
Always the Tragic Jezebel: New Orleans, Katrina, and the Layered Discourse of a Doomed Southern City

Always the Tragic Jezebel: New Orleans, Katrina, and the Layered Discourse of a Doomed Southern City

Michael P. Bibler
Storm Journal: The Story of the Bay Town Inn

Storm Journal: The Story of the Bay Town Inn

Ellis Anderson