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Five Groups to Help on International Women's Day



Today (3.08), is International Women’s Day. Although the holiday originally started as socialist celebration in the Soviet block, over the years it morphed into a time to push for equality and empowerment. For those looking to take some action today, NoDef put together a list of five our favorite local organizations helping women.


Quarterly Projections


Did the Oscars last weekend get you in the mood for the silver screen. If so, you’re in luck. The New Orleans Recreation Development Commission (NORDC) is ready for a full season of free films through their annual Movies in the Park series.


"I'm Talking to You Son"

Clay Higgins a.k.a. Cajun John Wayne Resigns



St. Landry Parish Crime Stoppers’ viral video star Clay Higgins resigned from his job as a Sheriff’s Captain on Monday (2.29) according to KATC. He announced the move in a typically melodramatic presser on the steps of the Parish Courthouse following criticism from the ACLU following ACLU criticism about his most recent video.


Pelican State Porn


A walk down Bourbon Street (or a drive down the Chef) is all the evidence that one needs that Louisiana has a strong libido. However, if you can’t be with the one you love, love the one you’re with—even if that’s yourself. Louisiana also loves porn. Now, a new study from industry titans PornHub and Vocativ is breaking down porn preferences by state. In Louisiana, “black” is the top searched word.


Have A Heart


Musicians are not known for their healthy lifestyles. Life on the road, late hours, and the occasional extracurricular activities can take a col on their bodies. In honor of National Healthy Heart Month, Bethnay Bultman and her krewe at the New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) are offering some tip for avoiding diabetes and keeping your ticker tocking.


Anderson: Vegan Vittles for 'Victs


Louisiana’s economy has been compared to a drowning a person a few times recently. Now, Pamela Anderson is offering to play lifeguard. Anderson suggested that money could be saved and health aided if the Louisiana prison system adopted all vegan menus and offered to help with the cooking.


Craig's Lust

The Best of Carnival's "Missed Connections"



The confetti has been swept from the streets and the bleachers and port-a-potties are almost all down. Mardi Gras is over. Many locals are already thinking about next year, but a few people are looking back at lost opportunities during the 2016 festivities. Those souls can be found on CraigsList’s “Missed Connections” section. NoDef offers our CL Carnival wrap.


All Tomorrow's Parties


With the the coconuts and the shoes displayed on the mantle, it is time to de-Mardi Gras our apartments. You’re on your own with all that glitter, but Uber is helping locals donate their beads to a good cause. The ride-sharing service announced that they will pick up your extra beads and deliver them to Arc of Greater New Orleans’ “Beads by the Pound” program.


Orion Takes A Ride on Super-Guppy


In January, the whiz-kids over at Michoud Assembly Facility announced a major step towards mankind’s exploration of deep space. The Orion’s pressure capsule was complete and ready for testing. But, forget Mars, how does one transport the massive capsule from Louisiana to the launch facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida. With a Super Guppy, of course.


Francophone's Delight


In the 1960’s, the French language was endangered in Louisiana. A massive campaign to remove stigmas, build immersion schools, and rescue our native tongue ensued. This week, rebuilding the Pelican State’s francophone culture took another step forward with the signing of an agreement integrating the Diplôme d’Etudes en Langue Française (DELF) into the state’s immersion schools. 


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