Gulf Coast

Several groups across the region are providing support to residents within the path of the storm. Residents and volunteers are urged to use caution in providing or seeking assistance as severe conditions persist.

A year after the disaster caused by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the Gulf Coast looks to see some tourism return to it’s shores for the historically busy Memorial Day. Many of those involved in the tourism industry along the Gulf Coast seem optimistic that this weekend will be better than the last. A recent […]

Here is an episode from our popular “On The Road” series from last year when Washington Watch correspondent and Interactive One Chief Content Officer Smokey D. Fontaine traveled to Louisiana to expose the frightening dilemmas of living in the Gulf Coast region after the worse oil spill in US history. Like this? Then def check […]

ON THE GULF OF MEXICO (AP) — BP claimed a key victory Wednesday in its effort to plug its blown-out oil well in the Gulf of Mexico while the government said the vast majority of oil from the worst offshore spill in U.S. history was already gone.

Roland Martin appears on CNN with Campbell Brown to detail the plight of African-American oystermen and fishermen in Plaquemines Parish. They are not able to make a living on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and are being shut out of clean up contracts. BP has brought in outsiders to aid in the clean […]

From The Guardian: The Mimosa Dancing Girls strip joint on the edge of New Orleans was probably not what BP chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg had in mind when he promised last week that the company would look after the “small people” affected by the Gulf oil spill. But then every day seems to be full of unpleasant surprises […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering condolences to relatives of the 11 workers who were killed when an oil rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, causing the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history.