‘It’s just a vicious cycle’: Evictions, homelessness surge in southwest Louisiana after hurricanes 


This story is the last in a three-part series on how Louisiana communities are recovering from back-to-back hurricanes during the pandemic. The series is supported by the Pulitzer Center's Connected Coastlines Project.

Photo by Katie Sikora

Be for a Blessing,

The Oxford AmericanSummer/Fall 2020 issue

Photo by Bill Aron

The South's Ellis Island, 

The Bitter Southerner 

featured in the The Bitter Southerner Reader: Volume 4

Photo by Johnathon Kelso

Dispatches as Southerly's Gulf Coast Correspondent:

Field Notes: How we reported our series on Hurricane Laura recovery

Nobody warned Texans about the public health risks of the winter storm, co-reported & co-published with the Texas Observer

How southwest Louisiana mobilized to shelter unhoused people during the winter storm

The key environmental policy priorities for the South, according to experts

‘They’re so weary’: Louisiana teachers recover from back-to-back hurricanes during the pandemic, co-published with The Hechinger Report, with support from The Pulitzer Center

How faith leaders organized to win two major environmental victories in Louisiana, co-reported with Sara Sneath

After hurricanes, it’s harder than ever for Lake Charles’ Black residents to cast a ballot, with support from the Pulitzer Center

Toxic spills, pollutants threaten Gulf Coast communities after hurricanes pass

This is what hurricane response looks like during a pandemic

Lessons from Hurricane Katrina: A Q&A with General Honoré

This coastal Mississippi city plagued by environmental hazards has a history of police violence

‘It’s a movement’: Generations of Gulf Coast residents protest police violence, racism

Photos: New Orleans sanitation workers strike for protections and better pay

Struggling Florida Panhandle towns face tough reopening decisions

Coal ash pond remains on Alabama coast despite pollution, hurricane risk

Emergency managers work nonstop to prepare communities for hurricanes during pandemic

At ‘ground zero’ of BP spill, Louisiana community confronts new oil and gas project

Misc. Journalism: 

‘We don’t want to die here.’ Detained immigrants protest amid pandemic, Scalawag Magazine


How Louisiana's oil and gas industry uses prison labor, Powerlines Project (co-published by Scalawag Magazine, Southerly Magazine, and the Temple Hoyne Buell Center for the Study of American Architecture at Columbia University).


Neighbors helping neighbors: a list of coronavirus mutual aid efforts in the SouthScalawag Magazine

High stakes for the climate in Louisiana electionsScalawag Magazine

Medical neglect, illegal detention, and retaliation in ICE's Deep South strongholdScalawag Magazine


20,000 AT&T workers in the South went on strike--and wonScalawag Magazine

Winning labor rights in the South means changing state lawsScalawag Magazine 

How communities are fighting to save New Orleans from an Airbnb takeover, Scalawag Magazine

Old Bridge, New CliquesDown East Magazine




Two Houses on the Eatonton-Milledgeville RoadThe Bitter Southerner

'Watching Donald Glover's Atlanta is like gaining an education,'The Guardian

Knowing Phyllis AustinDown East Magazine 

This Little Light of Mine,The Bitter Southerner

Descendant, Jewish Literary Journal


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