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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. 


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Pirate's Alley Battles to Stay Open



Another French Quarter institution is danger of disappearing amidst a zoning dispute. Locals are rallying to save Pirate’s Alley in advance of a June 11th meeting scheduled to determine the future of the small bar.


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120 Years After SCOTUS Plessy v. Ferguson Decision



120 years ago today (5.18), the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a seven-to-one decision in Plessy versus Ferguson effectively beginning the Jim Crow era. While much has changed in the time since, there is still much work to be done and the descendants of the New Orleans men at the center of the case are leading the charge.


The South Tries To Rise Against Landrieu


Not everyone is happy about the Mayor Landrieu’s plan to remove four monuments from the cityscape. Pair of change.org petitions and a rally are pushing the cause of the Confederacy with Mitch clearly in the crosshairs.


Total Recall: Jindal Edition?


Louisianans have been pushed past a critical threshold and the Recall Jindal movement is on in full force. Sort of. A petition for the Governor’s removal circulating online has garnered thousands of signatures, but the effort is not quite compliant with the actual laws about booting an elected official in the Boot.


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