A Decade After the Storm: The Pain, the Progress, and the need for so much more

By: Marchaeus Bacon, @mbacon1906

I remember Hurricane Katrina just as if she happened yesterday as opposed to hitting Southeast Louisiana August of 2005.  Considering that I was born and raised in the New Orleans Metropolitan region I have been accustomed to hurricane seasons all of my life.  However, when my father said we need to go, I started looking at this Marc4hurricane a little bit differently.  Something about a storm coming your way as a category five gives you a new respect and perspective on the work of God.

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Fair Housing, Still an important stabilizer in our community today.

By: Marchaeus Bacon, @mbacon1906Marc4

 I tend to be constantly immersed in the news, but I would have to admit that this is one news story that completely got by me. The fact that the Supreme Court was going to hear a case concerning Fair Housing yet again. Most people know it as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson which stopped, federally at least, the discrimination of people of color in this country after the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and 1965 Voting Rights Act. the goal of the law was to stop discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. It also gave the Department of Housing and Urban Development the tools needed to remedy years of discrimination and enforce the law (The Atlantic: U.S. Supreme Court considers the case of Inclusive housing.)

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