In the Danziger Bridge case, 10 police officers gunned down civilians in the days after Katrina, then concocted an elaborate cover-up. This month’s guilty verdicts give momentum to a larger effort by the federal government to reform the city’s police department from top to bottom.
I feel so bad for the victims of this blatant act of violence
As a girl she toured the U.S. as part of a song-and-dance act with her sisters, and by the time she was 32 had a sizzling nightclub act and an historic Academy Award nomination for Best Actress (the first time a black woman was up for the honor). But it wasn’t until decades later that Dandridge’s legacy was truly appreciated: In 1999, Halle Berry dramatized her story in an HBO biopic, and three years later dedicated her Best Actress Oscar to Dandridge and other boundary-breaking black actresses.