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Homer Plessy and the Comité des Citoyens



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. For the final installment, learn about Homer Plessy, New Orleans born civil rights activist. 


The Southern Yankee

Boston-Born Dan Ring Runs for New Orleans City Council District A



There are quite a number of contenders in the upcoming elections for Mayor of New Orleans and City positions, it’s sometimes hard to keep track. NoDef is here to help with our series highlighting the many candidates in this political showdown. Dan Ring is a rare candidate bringing a wealth of experience from the very depths of Boston politics in his bid for City Council District A on a community development-based platform. 

 


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Henry Clay Warmoth, Whipping Boy of Reconstruction



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Henry Clay Warmoth, Civil War officer, lawman, and Republican Governor of Louisiana. 


Mayoral Candidates to Take Part in Youth-Focused Town Hall Forum


New Orleans is just a few short months away from seeing its leadership change — as Mitch Landrieu’s tenure as mayor comes to a close, the race to see who will take his mantle has quickly intensified. On Saturday, several top contenders in the race will meet with the Youth Voices Council to share their vision for the future of New Orleans. 

 


Who Comes Next?

P.B.S. Pinchback, America’s First Black Governor



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Union Army officer, Governor, and publisher P.B.S. Pinchback. 


Who Comes Next?

James Longstreet, Traitor to the Lost Cause



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes or pivotal figures during the Civil War era who could serve as replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about James Longstreet, the controversial Confederate general who later became a noted Republican and key figure in the Battle of Liberty Place. 


Platform Breakdown: LaToya Cantrell vs. Desiree Charbonnet


Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet are vying to become the first female Mayor of New Orleans. It's high time, as over half of the Crescent City's population is female (51.6 percent according to the 2010 Census). Of the 18 contenders in the mayoral race, if either of these two leading candidates win it will be a landmark victory for the city. But their approaches to how they would take over New Orleans' highest office are very different. Read on for an in-depth breakdown of their different platforms. 

 


The Veteran Politician

Get to Know Michael Bagneris, the Man With a Solid Campaign to Be the Next Mayor of New Orleans



It would be a mistake to underestimate Michael Bagneris. Sure, he faces 17 other candidates in his bid to become Mayor of New Orleans — including his two leading opponents, up-and-coming political stars Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and former Judge Desiree Charbonnet — but Bagneris makes a strong case to take over the highest office in the Crescent City. Read on for NoDef’s interview with the mayoral candidate, where he sounds off on the city’s safety, job markets, and his dreams of New Orleans in the future. 

 


Who Comes Next?

Andre Cailloux, Hero of Port Hudson



Each week, historian Sean Michael Chick will highlight some of the country's unsung heroes during the Civil War era who could serve as positive replacements following the takedown of New Orleans' Confederate monuments. This week, learn about Andre Cailloux, the New Orleans-born patriot and martyr for the Union Army. 

 


Mr. Green

Mayor Mitch Landrieu's New Climate Action Strategy — And What It Means for New Orleans



Earlier this month, Mayor Mitch Landrieu released a Climate Action Strategy for the city of New Orleans. The comprehensive strategy aims to cut New Orleans’ greenhouse gas emissions in half by 2030 and uphold the tenets of the Paris Climate Agreement. The plan builds off of 2015's Resilient New Orleans, which introduced a broad range of actions that continue to aid New Orleans in being less susceptible to hurricanes, heavy rain, crumbling infrastructure, and storm surge. Landrieu's new plan differs from any preceding urban plan in one key way: it's aggressive goal to prevent sea level rise, flooding, and other pollution costs.

 


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