Please take some time away from the presidential election to reflect on the memory, meaning and ongoing tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, three years later. here are a few resources:
Magnum Photo reminds us what happened three years ago with a powerful photo essay.
Over at DailyKos, Bill in Portland Maine has put together "the Hurricane Katrina Hall of Shame." Well worth this walk down memory lane.
American Public Radio's "Speaking of Faith" put together a great audio story, with lots of resources, on poverty after Katrina.
Bill Quigley explores the "pain index" in New Orleans three years later.
Larry Blumenfeld writes about music, culture and recovery in New Orleans.
Kai Wright, in "Katrina, the Ultimate Party Crasher," reminds us how far we have yet to go in bringing back one of our nation's most beloved cities.
Lizzy Ratner explores the way New Orleans has redrawn the color line after Katrina.
Deepa Fernandes writes that three years on, homelessness looms for many of Katrina's victims.
Fernandes also writes about FEMA's toxic trailers.
Stuart Klawans reviews the new Katrina documentary, "Trouble the Water," a film which prompted N.O. mayor Ray Nagin to walk out.
Black Agenda Report suggests we are in "the age of Katrina," not the age of Obama.
Here is a will.i.am-style Obama video using New Orleans great, Alain Toussaint's, classic, "Yes We Can Can":