Blacks urged to rally around hurricane victims

Mallory, Kenneth; Mohammed, Valencia
September 2005
New York Amsterdam News;9/8/2005, Vol. 96 Issue 37, p46
This article reports that Black Caucus members of the U.S. Congress, leaders of the NAACP, the National Urban League and other prominent Black organizations are finding ways to work together to help victims of Hurricane Katrina, while prodding the federal government to act more swiftly. Representative Elijah Cummings said he was disappointed with the response from the federal government, indicting Federal Emergency Management Agency and Bush for alleged tax response to aid hurricane victims. Members of the caucus decried what many have considered a listless response from federal emergency aid officials and Bush, even as he was making his way to New Orleans from a visit to Mississippi to survey the damage to the Gulf region.


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