Opinion: Gentrification Replacing New Orleans Culture

October 5, 2019

Gentrification is a term associated with the displacement of the poor in an area through various means and methods with the idea of raising property values, decreasing crime, and generally making the area more attractive to wealthier potential residents or investors. The idea has been around for a long time, in one form or another, […]

Fleurty Girl Ousted From French Quarter After Building Sale

March 15, 2019

After seven years at 632 St. Peter Street, Fleurty Girl’s French Quarter store must close, becoming the latest New Orleans icon to be pushed out of their longtime location. According to store owner Lauren LeBlanc Haydel, the historic building, once home to Tennessee Williams, sold for $2.1 million ($400k above the property value). The owner agreed to […]


September 4, 2018

“The system is broken.” We hear and read the above line all the time, in reference to malpractices and injustices within government and business, when it seems there is no real answer. The line is a falsehood. Stating that a method of control is broken suggests that it was perfect at some point. Who are […]

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