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September 10, 2018 - 12:26 pm
The city of Kenner, LA, a suburb of New Orleans, has entered the controversy over Nike selecting Colin Kaepernick as the face of the new “Just Do It!” campaign. Mayor Ben Zahn, III sent out a memo last Wednesday, which went viral on social media over the weekend, stating: “Under no circumstances...
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September 10, 2018 - 6:20 am
As fans left the Superdome, they shared their thoughts with WWL's Scoot. "The defense didn't show up!" one man said. A theme echoed by others. "The defense had got to show up." "What defense?!? That was embarrassing." Some were not so angry. "I don't know what happened to our defense, but that's ok...
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September 06, 2018 - 10:29 am
It is interesting how the same lyrics of songs have different meanings depending on the setting or the circumstances. From the beginning of his “Homeward Bound: Farewell Tour” concert in New Orleans, Paul Simon clearly understood what the concert meant to him and to his audience at the Smoothie...
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September 05, 2018 - 10:56 am
When Nike announced that former NFL QB Colin Kaepernick was the face of the new “Just Do It!” campaign, a firestorm of controversy erupted over loyalty to America. The meaning behind Kaepernick’s decision to take a knee during the playing of the national anthem two years ago was lost, along with an...
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August 30, 2018 - 11:01 am
A billboard bashing President Donald Trump outside of Union Township, NJ, which is 12 miles west of New York City, reads: “Our Leader The Idiot!” A New York activist is paying for the billboard to promote his documentary film. Protected by the First Amendment, the billboard is controversial because...
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August 29, 2018 - 11:30 am
Thirteen years ago, a disaster hit New Orleans that would have a lasting impact on the city’s culture. It was August 29, 2005 when Hurricane Katrina crashed into the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coast. New Orleans was devastated more by the failure of the protective levee system than...
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August 28, 2018 - 11:22 am
I have this vision of a priest entering the confessional in his parish church, kneeling down and saying, “Forgive me father for I have sinned.” Then the priest jumps to the other side, opens the sliding panel and says, “What are your sins, my son?” Do the predatory priests confess their sexual...
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August 27, 2018 - 11:00 am
Reaction to the passing of Senator John McCain confirmed the depth of America’s great political divide. Death has a way to bringing people together by inviting a reflection of the good side of a person. In death, there is often the tendency to think more about the good a person contributed than the...
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August 23, 2018 - 1:24 pm
President Trump has successfully launched and maintained a steady campaign of “us vs. them” as a way of uniting the base of the Republican Party behind him. Illegal immigration has been successfully promoted by Trump and Republicans as a problem that distinguishes Republicans from Democrats...
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August 22, 2018 - 11:13 am
Trump loyalists who consider themselves true conservatives face numerous challenges and blatant ideological contradictions. On the same day President Trump’s personal attorney and “fixer,” Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to charges related to the 2016 presidential campaign and, in the process,...
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