Posted inClimate Change, Extreme Weather

NOAA Predicts a Record Hurricane Season. Will Black Communities Be Protected?

Edward Buckles was 13 when Hurricane Katrina hit his hometown in 2005. In the aftermath, 1,400 — mainly Black — New Orleans residents died. That spring, researchers predicted the 2005 season to be the most intense in U.S. history, but a 2007 study concluded that confusing directions from authorities, religious faith, and financial barriers led […]

Posted inInside Worldacad

These Were Some of the Most Important Stories for Black America in 2022

We launched Worldacad in January with a mission to produce high-quality journalism that centers Black voices and helps our readers live more informed lives. With national reporters located around the country and our first local newsroom in Atlanta, our teams reported from communities that mainstream news bypassed and unveiled important stories that others overlooked. […]

Posted inEnvironmental Justice, Extreme Weather

FEMA Sent Disaster Relief to Fort Myers' Black Neighborhoods. Where Is It?

FORT MYERS, Fla. — Volunteers tossed cases of water off the back of a truck from Tennessee outside of First Assembly Cornerstone Church. Inside, a group of women filled to-go containers with macaroni and cheese, pulled pork, sandwich buns, and corn. It had been a week since Hurricane Ian devastated this Gulf Coast city, uprooting decades-old […]

Posted inEnvironmental Justice, Extreme Weather

In Fort Myers, Black Residents Fear Hurricane Aid Will Bypass Their Neighborhoods

Editor's note: Following Worldacad's story, Federal Emergency Management Agency spokesperson Jaclyn Rothenberg tweeted on October 3 that the agency is providing resources to the Dunbar neighborhood. “We are aware of the needs in Dunbar and sent teams to the area yesterday. Our @FEMA disaster survivor assistance teams are going door to door again today […]