New Orleans’ Puerto Rican Connections

July 1, 2018

Within minutes of setting foot in New Orleans, it becomes clear that this city is different. There’s an atmosphere here that you won’t find anywhere else in the mainland United States. Many have said that New Orleans is the U.S.’ most Caribbean city – even more than Miami. But that’s not entirely correct. While New […]


Movie Review – On the Seventh Day

July 1, 2018

GOAL!   It takes me somewhere between the space of six or so huffs of breath to climb (not walk) up a set of stairs. In that time, a young man named Jose would’ve made six or so deliveries across Brooklyn on his bike. This comparison alone should change the hearts and minds of the […]


For All Labor (and Love), Everywhere

July 1, 2018

It doesn’t escape me, the interesting fact of this article publishing the month AFTER June – Pride month. Originally designated to commemorate and memorialize the Stonewall Riots, June’s Pride celebrations have taken on a much more festive and profound/pronounced manner, in the spirit that only the LGBTQ community has. Of course, pride isn’t just about […]


Symbols of a Shameful Past

July 1, 2018

The Take ‘Em Down NOLA Panel Discussion on National Monuments Take ‘Em Down NOLA is a growing coalition of citizens passionate about the vision of a real chance at racial reconciliation in New Orleans. Symbols represent systems; this organization is focused on exposing the systems that have gone on to allow symbols of bigotry to […]


Portrait of a New Orleans Author: Patty Friedmann

July 1, 2018

In the words of New Orleans’ own, Patty Friedmann, “All fiction has a sort of autobiographical element to it, and if you don’t see that, you’re lying.” Ms. Friedmann does not shy away from this reality in her body of darkly comic literary work, and lucky for her readers, her history makes for some rich […]


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