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Off to the Races (Photos)


The race to see who will replace Mitch at his mayoral mantle intensified on Friday, after the three-day qualifying period saw 18 candidates throw their hats in the ring in a bid for the Crescent City's highest office. Scroll on for photos of some of the candidates from the official qualifying day.

 


The Happiest Hour

Mama Maji Co-Founder Discusses Clean Water Initiatives at Wayward Owl Brewing Fundraiser



I wandered into Wayward Owl Brewing on Thursday night a little thirsty, considering the subject that had drawn many young and old, heartfelt philanthropists around the ales and saisons that dotted the chic esthetic of this gutted Mid-City movie theater turned hip brewery. A local group called Mama Maji hosted iNight at the brewery to raise funds for their programs that liberate Kenyan women by bringing safe and accessible water to their communities in tandem with Drink Local Think Global

 


Who Comes Next?

Algernon Sidney Badger, Stalwart of the Republican Party



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 the life of Algernon Sidney Badger, a Union colonel and defining figure in the Battle of Liberty Place.  

 


Eceaux System


It’s a big week of announcements for Mayor Mitch Landrieu. Just days after teaming with the New Orleans Police Department to propose a new pay plan for law enforcement, the mayor unveiled the city’s new climate action strategy. “Climate change is one of the greatest threats to our coastal communities, nation and world,” said Mayor Landrieu in a statement. The plan, titled Climate Action for a Resilient New Orleans, features 11 strategies and 25 actions to combat greenhouse gas emissions in the city over the next 13 years. 


Mr. Independent

Mayoral Hopeful Asks ‘Isn’t it Time for a Bruski?’



“I want to be the mayor of the people and for the people.” If there is just one thing to know about mayoral hopeful Edward Bruski, that sentiment would be it. The independent candidate has been a New Orleans resident for nearly a decade, and hopes to bring the people’s perspective to the highest office in the Crescent City. 

 


Who Comes Next?

Oscar J. Dunn, America's First Black Lieutenant Governor



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 the country's first black Lieutenant Governor, Oscar J. Dunn. 


Clay Higgins Criticized by Auschwitz Memorial Officials for Gas Chamber Selfie Video


Updated Wednesday (7.5), 1:30PM

 

Louisiana Congressman Clay Higgins is one of the loudest proponents for the land of the free. However, the man known as the Cajun John Wayne has drawn international criticism for filming a selfie video at the site of a Polish concentration camp where over 1.1 million people died during the Holocaust. 

 


Third Time's A Charm: Mayor Landrieu to Give State of the City Address This Week


May this be lucky number three. After rescheduling his long-awaited State of the City Address two times prior, Mayor Mitch Landrieu is set to give his speech this week at the Civic Theatre. 

 


The Cost of the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Policy Breakdown



New Orleans' affordable housing crisis is certainly not isolated to this one city in the country. The present state of housing in the Crescent City follows a national trend where urban property values are increasing at rates which push impoverished, marginalized communities out of urban centers. According to the Smart House Mix Ordinance Study, produced by New Orleans’ city planning commission, residents unable to afford increasing rent, property taxes, and lifestyle costs are forced to pay back the value realized in increasing housing costs through more limited access to transportation and social services that are typically more accessible near urban centers.

 


Who Comes Next?

George Washington Cable, the Father of Southern Literature



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 the NOLA born writer and critic George Washington Cable. 

 


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