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?
By Lamar White _____ Right now in the United States of America, the wealthiest and most powerful country on the planet, 2,047 children, including babies and small toddlers, are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, after being forcibly separated from their parents by the federal government. Right now in […]
The raids on Bourbon Street strip clubs earlier this year is just an added insult to injury for the historically slow summer months, but a dedicated group of dancers have taken matters into their own hands and gone underground. Last month, we highlighted the lasting effects of the raids on strip clubs on Bourbon Street […]
Within minutes of setting foot in New Orleans, it becomes clear that this city is different. There’s an atmosphere here that you won’t find anywhere else in the mainland United States. Many have said that New Orleans is the U.S.’ most Caribbean city – even more than Miami. But that’s not entirely correct. While New […]
It doesn’t escape me, the interesting fact of this article publishing the month AFTER June – Pride month. Originally designated to commemorate and memorialize the Stonewall Riots, June’s Pride celebrations have taken on a much more festive and profound/pronounced manner, in the spirit that only the LGBTQ community has. Of course, pride isn’t just about […]
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