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What's next for Louisiana's LaPlace Parish residents after weathering repeated storms

Friday, October 08, 2021

Residents of LaPlace in Louisiana have stayed hurricane after hurricane due to their deep ties to their community. State and federal officials are trying to deal with the area's repeated devastation.


With Slower Infection Rates, Mississippi Is Closing Last 'Parking Lot' COVID Hospital

Friday, September 10, 2021

In Mississippi, the last temporary 'parking lot' coronavirus field hospital closes on Sunday. It was set-up as the Delta variant whipped through the region.


16 Years After Katrina, Gulf Coast Residents Confront Trauma With Hurricane Ida

Sunday, August 29, 2021

New Orleans residents who lived through Hurricane Katrina's devastation are now confronting another hurricane of epic scale. Some people are riding out the storm because they can't afford to leave.


COVID Cases Are Rising In ICE Facilities, Putting Detainees And The Public At Risk

Friday, August 13, 2021

"Many people had coronavirus," says asylum seeker Raudel, adding there's little social distancing or mask wearing, and sick and healthy people are mixed. ICE denies this but cases doubled since June.


U.S. COVID-19 Hot Spots Dominate Where Vaccination Rates Are Low

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Weeks after warnings about high COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri and in Southeastern states, vaccination rates remain low and health care systems are stressed.


The Reasons Why The South's Vaccination Rate Lags Behind Other Regions

Thursday, June 24, 2021

Several southern states are far behind the White House's goal of vaccinating people against COVID-19. It's becoming a block-by-block, house-by-house effort to encourage people to get vaccinated.


With Roots In Civil Rights, Community Health Centers Push For Equity In The Pandemic

Thursday, June 03, 2021

A federally-funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.


Miss. Community Health Center Is Crucial To Vaccinating Rural Residents

Tuesday, June 01, 2021

A federally funded clinic in rural Mississippi embodies the history of community health centers in the U.S., and shows how these safety-net clinics can help minority patients during the pandemic.


Vaccination Rates Lag In 3 Gulf States: Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

States with the worst vaccination rates are clustered in the South. A look at three Gulf states: what's working and what needs to change to vaccinate more people?


Low-Income Areas Hit Hard When Storm Wreaked Havoc On Mississippi

Monday, March 08, 2021

Not all of the residents of Jackson, Miss., have had clean water restored — weeks after a winter storm. It's leading to major questions over emergency preparedness, and the state of infrastructure.


After Crippling Winter Storm, Recovery Neglects Underserved Mississippians

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Mississippi endured a winter storm that knocked out power and water to hundreds of thousands of residents. Black Mississippians say their needs continue to be ignored.


Few COVID Vaccination Clinics Are Placed In Hardest-Hit Communities

Saturday, February 06, 2021

An NPR analysis of finds that U.S. distribution sites are more common in whiter areas, despite the pandemic's disproportionate impact on Blacks and Latinos.


Across The South COVID-19 Vaccine Sites Missing From Black And Hispanic Neighborhoods

Friday, February 05, 2021

An NPR analysis of COVID-19 vaccination sites in major cities across the Southern U.S. reveals a racial disparity, with most sites located in whiter neighborhoods.