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.
Grace, Humility, Dignity, and Class: Demario Davis Has Made the New Orleans Saints Winners in More Ways Than OneAugust 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.
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.
There’s a segment of the entertainment industry that a lot of people don’t want to talk about, and it is the part of the service industry that attracts a great deal of tourism and business conferences: the strip clubs. It’s the same for many cities, but for such a small city, New Orleans has a large number of them, and not just on Bourbon Street.
If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard that the United States is in the middle of a new prosperous age. But to the nearly 80 percent of Americans who are still living paycheck to paycheck, those numbers and victory laps can feel a like a slap in the face. How is it that a large portion of the U.S. population is getting left behind in this age of prosperity?
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