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Fans Petition to Replace NOLA Confederate Monuments with Britney Spears Tributes


In the midst of a heated race for the city’s highest offices, New Orleans seems divided as of late. A new Change.org campaign seeks to remedy this with a proposal to pay tribute to the Princess of Pop. Yes, a new petition suggests that New Orleans install statues of Britney Spears in place of where its Confederate monuments once stood. 


Louisiana Named One of the Worst States for Women’s Equality


After a particularly contentious presidential election, 2017 has been largely marked by closer examinations of the female presence in politics, the workplace, and popular culture. Though progress has certainly been made in the near-century since women won the right to vote, there is still a tremendous amount of work to do. A new study further reveals the shortcomings of gender equality in the U.S., naming Louisiana as one of the top ten worst states for women’s rights. 


NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part Two - The Path to Garrison's Case



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as the case championed by District Attorney Jim Garrison begins to take shape. Read the first installment on Lee Harvey Oswald's New Orleans upbringing here, and stay tuned for further installments in this series, which include the 1967 trial of Clay Shaw by New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison and further connections between the Crescent City and what occurred in Dealey Plaza. 

 


Horoscopes for Week of August 14th



Rest. As the moon wanes in preparation for a new moon, energies seem to wane right along with it. We can resist, grinding ourselves down until we are too exhausted to do much of anything, or we can follow the example of a much older, much wiser source of light in the world. If the moon is resting and turning inward this is a good time to do the same.


Horoscopes for Week of August 7th



Our dreams have us in their grip and will not let us go easily. Not during Leo season, and certainly not while the north node of the moon transits Leo and all but demands we let our light shine, no matter how seemingly little. The potent Leo themes of this year are neither casual or ethereal—not when transformational Uranus and fearless Eris are involved. With Uranus supporting the north node’s nudges, you may have found that particularly since may, jobs, friends, lovers, and habits that are not aligned with your highest purpose have been getting shaken up by Uranus’ and Eris’ give no fucks / turn the table over / set the office on fire antics. By no means is this easy, but as I said last week, Uranus’ blessings are usually best seen in hindsight.


NOLA Lore: New Orleans in the JFK Web

Part One - Lee Harvey Oswald, Crescent City Child



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the strange role that New Orleans played in the conspiracy surrounding President John F. Kennedy's assassination as we explore the upbringing of Lee Harvey Oswald.


Horoscopes for Week of July 24th



Trust your process.

Take it day by day (step by step).

 

You are in a relationship with your most divine self whether you realize it or not. And that divine self nudges, pokes, prods, and slaps you from time to time (or all the time) so you can make it to them. Let that sink in for a moment. Whether you call it the universe, your future selves, your ancestors, and/or this or that god(ess) there are powers greater than you supporting your journey.

 


NOLA Lore: The Witch That Rides



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the cauchemar.


Horoscopes for Week of July 17th



Allow Cancer’s waters to heal you before we enter Leo season. If you are ready to check out, tired of all the naps, done with the unchecked flow of emotions, I implore you, stay present in it for one more week, the healing potential is worth the discomfort. For all the feels, Cancer is a powerful healer and conjurer. Cancer’s waters can hold immense emotional space for you, and if there is something you are ready to release, something you do not need with you any longer, pause and ask Cancer to take it away in their waters as they leave the spotlight to make room for Leo.

 


NOLA Lore: The Makings of American Voodoo



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn about the origins of Voodoo in America.


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