I spoke recently with Bailey Davis, a former cheerleader for the New Orleans Saints. For those of you unfamiliar with the New Orleans Saints, LEAVE THIS CITY NOW BEFORE YOU ARE EXPOSED, but also, the cheerleaders are called Saintsations. Cute pun! Right? Well, they are certainly not treated in a way that would leave them feeling very sensational.
Table of Contents
- Saintsational Sexism
- Coffee Culture Playing Poorly in New Orleans
- The Red Pelican
- GRACE, HUMILITY, DIGNITY, AND CLASS: Demario Davis Has Already Made the New Orleans Saints “Winners” in More Ways Than One
- Pressing Forward
- Medical Marijuana in Louisiana
- Spirituality and Kindness
- New Orleans’ Experiment with Charter Schools
- Signs of Change: Watching the Caribbean
- Being a Part of the Solution in NOLA’s Lower 9th Ward
- Dance Like Everyone is Watching
- A Night at Gasa Gasa
- Your Wallet and Health for a Power Plant?
- Acting Brando
- Dressing For White Linen, New Orleans
- The Religious Liberty Task Force: A Rhymed Response
- Gallery Rue Royale: An Artistic Adventure In The Midst Of Essence Festival
- February 1, 2068
- Swamp du Jour – MAGA ALERT!
- The Colors of Exposition Boulevard
Visit any of the Big Easy’s coffee shops and you’ll find a hub of activity: tourists looking for the coffee and beignets in the French Quarter, busy executives and employees in the CBD in for their morning pick-me-up, artists looking for inspiration in the afternoon, and of course, hospitality and service industry workers needing a jolt to get through their long day. New Orleans coffee shops are busier than ever. Unfortunately, the profits those shops make don’t always translate to better salaries for the hardworking shop employees.
In June of 2014, as a part of their fact-finding tour of America and after coordinating with a political operative from Texas, Aleksandra Krylova and Anna Bogacheva, both Russian nationals, made a stop in Louisiana, according to the allegations listed in an indictment handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller this February.
GRACE, HUMILITY, DIGNITY, AND CLASS: Demario Davis Has Already Made the New Orleans Saints “Winners” in More Ways Than OneBarry Hirstius - Contributing Writer August 1, 2018
Regardless of whatever your political views are, the recent crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border regarding the separation of migrant children from their parents while seeking freedom, political asylum, and eventual U.S. citizenship has become one of epic proportions. In any event, the policy was and is a bad one — and NFL star and New Orleans Saints starting middle linebacker Demario Davis had decided that he had seen enough.
Nowadays, if I were to grade myself on a liberal spectrum, I’d be midway between standard Democrat and outright Dem-socialist, which probably makes Our Revolution the best match for me, honestly. No, I’m not a “Bernie Bro”. I voted for Hillary and would make that selection again anytime. As I continue to learn about myself, I’ll make mistakes and successes for sure. But at least I won’t be able to say that I wasn’t looking forward, pressing onward and upward.
We live in Louisiana. We live in a state where there are no laws prohibiting workplace, in school, or housing discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Yes, we live in Louisiana, so no, marijuana is not legalized for recreational use at this time. But! Not all hope is lost.
Saturday night, I had the distinct pleasure of chatting with Drew Varick; a thespian/actor featured on American Horror Story’s “Freak Show.” When first encountering Drew; his appearance and stride gives off the impression of a classy entertainer who has his shit together.
It has been 13 years since Hurricane Katrina. On July 1st, the city achieved another historic milestone: all of the city’s public schools are finally back under the local school board. Now the great experiment in reunification begins.
The beginnings of serious climate-change related population displacement are being felt all over much of the coastal-dwelling world. When one considers our own backyard, the Gulf of Mexico, and by extension, the Caribbean Islands further south, there are even more signs of coming change.
Burnell Cotlon has received national recognition for his effort to improve the development of New Orleans’ Lower 9th Ward neighborhood. He begged larger chain stores to come back to the area. His requests were rejected. Someone had to do something – Mr. Cotlon decided that he would be that person.