A decade later, the nation has made little progress in addressing the systemic problems Hurricane Katrina laid bare.
On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.
Widespread protest, spurred on by destitute residents of Watts who were embittered after years of economic oppression and political isolation, eventually ranged over a 50-square-mile area.
Sanders appealed for unity, and declared that having good jobs, racial, and gender equality, health care, and higher education for all "is not utopian dreaming."
Pope Francis I has been outspoken about the rights of workers to be valued and respected - including their rights to join unions - and against income inequality and poverty.
The Supreme Court announced it would again hear an affirmative action case in which a white woman claims she was denied admission to the University of Texas because of her race.
"Love Wins" became a national hashtag connecting millions of people from all over the world who supported the big win in the U.S.
As the days pass, more and more Texas counties are bending to the law of the land.
Streets were packed with crowds cheering and talking about the Friday Supreme Court decision.
Politicians across the South are distancing themselves from the Confederate battle flag, but tributes to slaveocracy and its racist legacy persist around the country.