Race and Politics in a Rural Louisiana Town Attract National Attention
Monday, 28 March 2011 13:00
The Black mayor of Waterproof, Louisiana has spent nearly a year behind bars without bail
Jordan Flaherty is a journalist and staffer with the Louisiana Justice Institute. His award-winning reporting from the Gulf Coast has been featured in a range of outlets including the New York Times, Mother Jones, and Argentina's Clarin newspaper. He has produced news segments for Al-Jazeera, TeleSur, and Democracy Now, and appeared as a guest on CNN Morning, Anderson Cooper 360, and Keep Hope Alive with the Reverend Jesse Jackson. His new book is FLOODLINES: Community and Resistance from Katrina to the Jena Six. He can be reached at email@example.com, and more information about Floodlines can be found at floodlines.org. For speaking engagements, see communityandresistance.wordpress.com.
Previous Article on Waterproof Case:
Color of Change Campaign:http://colorofchange.org/campaign/justice-mayor-higginbotham/
Recent Reporting by Jordan Flaherty:
DOJ Report Finds Pattern of Discrimination by New Orleans Police Department: