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          Kevin Hart Launches New $600,000 Scholarship Program with UNCF and KIPP      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kevin Hart: Profile

Following on his generous $100,000 scholarship gift made in 2015 through UNCF (the United Negro College Fund) to four deserving college students, actor and comedian Kevin Hart has joined forces with UNCF and KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) to help 18 more KIPP students earn a college degree.

Through a new UNCF scholarship program launched in partnership with Kevin Hart’s Help From The Hart Charity and KIPP Public Schools, the $600,000 scholarship will provide funding to support KIPP students from eight different cities who are attending 11 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs).

UNCF is the largest provider of college scholarships for students of color in the U.S., awarding more than $100 million in college scholarships annually to deserving students. The 18 Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship recipients have been selected based on their academic and personal accomplishments and may receive substantive renewable awards based on need.

“The Help From The Hart Charity Scholarship will not only support students, but will also demonstrate support for HBCUs,” said UNCF CEO and President Michael L. Lomax. “Research shows that HBCUs matter, and that HBCU students are having a positive college experience, but they also have an unmet financial need. Together, Kevin and KIPP have made an investment that will have a significant impact. We can’t thank them enough for their support.”
“Education and knowledge are powerful,” said Hart. “I just wanted to do my part in providing opportunities for our future leaders, especially from my Philly hometown, and show support for HBCUs. This is just the beginning; trust me when I tell you there are a lot more kids who want to go to college who don’t have the money to make it happen.”

The 18 students receiving college scholarships are high school graduates who attended KIPP public charter schools in eight different communities: the Arkansas Delta, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Houston, New Orleans, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. A recent survey of KIPP alumni across the country showed that the KIPP graduates who attend HBCUs reported a stronger sense of belonging, better mental health, and were more likely to have a mentor than those attending non-HBCUs.

“Nothing brings me greater joy than to see the hard work of these 18 KIPP students recognized by Kevin Hart and UNCF through this generous scholarship program,” said John Fisher, chair of the KIPP Foundation Board of Directors. “Michael Lomax has been a longtime KIPP supporter and friend and a tireless champion for young people. We are incredibly grateful to both UNCF and Kevin Hart for their partnership and support to help our students thrive in college and achieve their dreams.”

Hart’s gift to fund this new scholarship program puts him in line with many other renowned celebrities — like Lou Rawls, Ella Fitzgerald, Clifton Davis, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Anthony Anderson, Beyonce, Chris Rock, Usher, Pharrell Williams, Ray Charles, John Lennon, Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis who, realizing the value of a quality education, have supported UNCF over the years. “Giving back to build better futures is the name of the game, and we hope that others like Kevin will understand why educational investments are so important, especially now, and step up to help more deserving students,” said Lomax.

Lomax also added, “Over the last decade, UNCF has been building a relationship with the KIPP public school network, and we are so excited that KIPP’s board of directors and Chairman John Fisher are behind this outstanding new venture. There are more than 1,300 KIPPsters currently enrolled at HBCUs, and together, we are bringing resources and shining a spotlight on these students who are doing all they can to get a college education. This unique partnership will help UNCF continue to bridge the gap from high school success to college achievement and enables UNCF to help more students get to and through college.”

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          Why the Democratic Socialists of America Won’t Stop Growing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

If Salazar makes it to Albany, she will join the ranks of 42 DSA-endorsed candidates who are now or will soon be serving in offices from the Moorhead, Minn., school board to Capitol Hill (that is, if Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wins the general election as handily as she did her primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District). So far this year, local chapters have endorsed at least 110 candidates.

By the time this article goes to press, DSA may well have 50,000 members across 200 local groups in all 50 states—up from 6,000 members in 2015. The surge in freshly minted socialists came in three waves: First, those energized by Bernie Sanders’ primary run; second, those brought in by Donald Trump’s election and the Women’s March; and third, those inspired by 28-year-old DSA member Ocasio-Cortez’s primary victory in May over incumbent—and Democratic heavyweight—Joe Crowley.

So what is DSA, exactly, and what is it doing with this growing army?

DSA’s electoral work has attracted national media attention in the wake of Ocasio-Cortez’s historic win. Yet it’s just one part of a bottom-up approach to politics that sees the ballot box and state power as tools for advancing toward a more radically democratic society. Members—most of them millennials, in small towns and big cities in every corner of the country—are engaged in everything from occupying Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) offices to evangelizing about Medicare for All. Many reporters have tried to divine what DSA believes, be that the group’s policy prescriptions or its ideology. DSA, though—to crib from Karl Marx—isn’t looking merely to interpret the world, but to change it, campaign by campaign, door by door. What’s made DSA’s ascendance remarkable is less its analysis of capitalism than its ability to put people angry about capitalism to work.

IT’S TELLING THAT, UNLIKE MOST SOCIAList groups, DSA was formed out of a merger—not a sectarian split. In 1982, at the dawn of the Reagan era, the Democratic Socialist Organizing Committee (DSOC) and the New America Movement (NAM) combined forces. DSOC had been founded in 1973 by socialist intellectual Michael Harrington and other members of the Socialist Party who had grown disenchanted with political irrelevance. NAM, founded in 1972 by former members of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS), was rooted in ’60s counterculture, the New Left and second-wave feminism. (In 1976, members of DSOC and NAM moved to Chicago to found In These Times, and for the next decade the then-newspaper reported diligently on the ins and outs of DSOC, NAM and DSA.)

The 1980s would prove a tough decade for left politics, the 1990s and 2000s even more so. DSA shed members and closed chapters around the country as a few loyalists and a steady trickle of young recruits kept the organization running.

Enter Bernie Sanders’ primary campaign and his stalwart identification as a “democratic socialist,” a surprise boon for an organization with those two words in its name. DSA’s commitment to being a pluralistic, “multi-tendency” organization also meant it was open enough to accommodate thousands of newcomers.

Democratic socialism itself has always been a heterodox term, encompassing everyone from ideological Trotskyists to New Deal Democrats. The surge of new, mostly 20-something members include anarchists, Marxist academics and— most numerously—political neophytes excited about Sanders’ message and frustrated with the Democratic establishment.

DSA isn’t keen to enforce a strict definition of “democratic socialism”—although mainstream media outlets newly hip to DSA are desperately looking for one. On its website, DSA writes:

At the root of our socialism is a profound commitment to democracy, as means and end. As we are unlikely to see an immediate end to capitalism tomorrow, DSA fights for reforms today that will weaken the power of corporations and increase the power of working people ...

Our vision is of a society in which people have a real voice in the choices and relationships that affect the entirety of our lives. We call this vision democratic socialism—a vision of a more free, democratic and humane society.

Members I spoke with took this to mean everything from taking public goods like healthcare off the private market (along the lines of Scandinavian social democracies) to worker-ownership of the means of production. Central Iowa DSA co-chair Caroline Schoonover was among many to say that democratic socialism means “taking power from the few and giving it to the many.” All saw small-d democracy—people having a say in the decisions that affect them—as central, both in politics and workplaces, and in DSA itself.

For this story, I spoke with around two dozen DSA members from chapters around the country. The primary source of their excitement was that DSA chapters seemed to be actively working on something, not just sitting around reading Marx. Like the citizen action group Indivisible, which also exploded after the election, DSA let people shake off a feeling of helplessness about the political climate and roll up their sleeves.

DSA also offers a community. Chapters host regular beach days, parties, fundraisers and social events, like Metro D.C. DSA’s recent “No ICE Cream Social.” If Indivisible was able to connect many alienated, middle-class suburbanites jarred out of their political comfort zone, DSA has provided a home for tens of thousands of downwardly-mobile, debt-ridden millennials grappling with a system that simply isn’t working for them.

Adam Shuck and Arielle Cohen, 32 and 29, joined Pittsburgh DSA in its infancy; Shuck was among the seven people who first met at a bar in 2016 to talk about getting the chapter together. Each was energized by Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign but disillusioned by his presidency. “I thought we were going to see some kind of New Deal,” Shuck says. The frustration led him at first to join the International Socialist Organization before the Sanders campaign brought him to DSA. While a student at SUNY Purchase, Cohen grew disillusioned with the sausage-making and compromise that created the Affordable Care Act, and organized with Occupy Wall Street before moving to Pittsburgh and finding her way to DSA. Now, Shuck and Cohen co-chair the Pittsburgh chapter.

Pittsburgh DSA held its first general meeting in December 2016 with around 100 people. Now it has a dizzying number of working groups: a health justice committee campaigning for Medicare for All; reading groups tackling Marx and Engels; an anti-imperialism committee lobbying for legislation criticizing Israel’s occupation of Palestine; a socialist feminist working group exposing crisis pregnancy centers; an ecosocialist group fighting the privatization of the city’s water and sewer system; a housing rights group pushing for protections for renters; and a number of inward-facing groups handling tasks like recruitment and communications.

The chapter also brought the newly revived DSA one of its early electoral victories, rattling the local Democratic machine. In December 2017, the group threw its weight behind Summer Lee’s campaign to represent House District 34. In the May primary, with the help of DSA and groups like Our Revolution and the Sierra Club, Lee, 30, a recent law school grad, beat Paul Costa, 57, a 19-year incumbent and member of a dynastic Pittsburgh Democratic family.

Lee had experience working on school board races and on a coordinated campaign to elect Katie McGinty governor and Hillary Clinton president in the 2016 general election, and she was impressed with DSA’s electoral work on Mik Pappas’ judicial campaign. Pappas ran on a platform of ending cash bail and working to end mass incarceration, and won in a landslide, with the help of a dedicated grassroots turnout effort staffed in part by DSA members.

“They were running 20 or more canvassing shifts a week,” says Lee. “I had never seen that type of energy around magistrate elections. I realized that ideologically we aligned.” She joined DSA shortly thereafter and sought them out as her first endorsement.

It wasn’t easy. DSA’s candidate endorsement process is a microcosm of its baked-in commitment to direct democracy. For every decision, at every level, there’s deliberate space for members to duke things out, combined with a commitment to ultimately supporting the group decision rather than splitting off into rival factions. The very question of whether to engage in the electoral process—and in particular, to work within the Democratic Party—remains fraught, with many members skeptical of investing limited organizational resources into elections rather than base-building.

New York City DSA hotly debated whether to endorse Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s challenger from the left, Cynthia Nixon, after she declared herself a democratic socialist. Several dozen DSA members signed a “vote no” statement arguing that universal healthcare and rent control will be won not by electing candidates to office but by “building working-class power that holds [them] accountable,” citing the successful teachers’ strikes in Republican states. As this issue went to press, NYC-DSA chapters were voting on the endorsement.

“We have folks who distrust electoral work, and even among those that don’t, there are different ways of thinking of how to approach it,” says DSA National Director Maria Svart, 38, a former SEIU organizer. “Everybody appreciates that electoral success only comes when you have an organized base. Having all these tendencies in conversation means that everybody learns from each other.”

While the endorsement process varies from chapter to chapter, in some cases—including Lee’s—the first step is filling out a lengthy form with quest ions from each of t he chapter’s working groups. Typically, one is whether the candidate identifies as a socialist. Members weigh that alongside specific policy questions (“Do you support universal rent control? Abolishing the police?”) and a range of other concerns: How much of an impact could the chapter have on the race? How will it build the chapter’s capacity and the movement to challenge the capitalist class?

Next comes the interview process. After filling out Pittsburgh DSA’s questionnaire, Lee was interviewed by a roomful of members. The group voted to endorse both Lee and Sara Innamorato, a state representative candidate, and the two supported one another’s campaigns.

Ocasio-Cortez, in New York, jumped through even more hoops. Because her congressional district spans the Bronx and Queens DSA chapters, she had five interviews: with the electoral committees and membership of each branch, and then the citywide convention. “We put her through hell,” jokes Michael Kinnucan, a DSA member now comanaging the state Senate campaign of Julia Salazar (whom the organization endorsed alongside Ocasio-Cortez in a parallel process).

Abdullah Younus, co-chair of NYC-DSA and a member of DSA’s National Electoral Committee, explains that the extensive endorsement process isn’t just a means of vetting candidates, but of building members’ commitment to them. “It makes it a lot easier to have the same folks who write the questions come out and knock for those candidates,” he says. “They’re talking about work they’re invested in.”

SALAZAR, 28, ESTIMATES THAT SOME 800 DSA MEMbers live in and around her district, which has translated into hundreds of volunteers spreading the word about her September primary. Even in her short time with the group (she joined in late 2016), she’s seen a change in how fellow leftists relate to electoral politics. “I think part of it is people seeing the term ‘democratic socialist’ normalized in the electoral realm, through Bernie mostly, at least initially, and so seeing it as an actually viable strategy,” she told me between knocking doors.

Though she’d worked on legislative campaigns as a staff organizer with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice, Salazar only recently began to think about electoral work. “It’s not something I ever thought about before—not just for myself, but in seeing leadership development in community organizing as a path toward seizing state power,” she says. “That sounds like a jump, right? But ultimately that’s the goal.”

Thanks in part to the Sanders campaign and Ocasio-Cortez’s stunning upset, that goal feels more within reach now than it has since the days of the Socialist Party’s Eugene Debs. Big, universal programs like a federal job guarantee or Medicare for All draw overwhelming popular support. And small, local races offer an opportunity for the grassroots to tip the balance.

Establishment candidates in Democratic-controlled cities effectively depend on low turnout. Their political consultants tend to rely more on advertising and glossy mailers, and less on actually talking to people—particularly people who don’t usually vote. Mobilizing even a few thousand new voters in that context, then, is a fairly straightforward formula for victory. When DSA member Lee Carter won a seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates in November 2017, he beat his Republican opponent by 9 points—a margin of 1,850 votes.

“Our party structure protects incumbency, and relies on an ignorant electorate,” Summer Lee says, noting how much time her campaign spent educating voters about the election itself. “If everybody were voting, we’d have a completely different system.”

Depending on the city, DSA can offer a large, self-organized volunteer base to candidates who navigate its endorsement process. Pittsburgh DSA estimates that its volunteers knocked on some 70,000 doors through the course of Lee’s campaign. Turnout in Lee’s district was 14 percent higher than in others around Allegheny County and 54 percent higher than in the last midterm election.

Still, it’d be nearly impossible for DSA-endorsed candidates for higher offices to make do with only DSA’s support, and they often work alongside other organizations like Justice Democrats, Our Revolution and the Working Families Party—especially for bigger races. Justice Democrats and Brand New Congress, for example, convinced OcasioCortez to run and helped staff her campaign, and she gained the backing of Black Lives Matter-Bronx and People for Bernie Sanders, among others. Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign reached 120,000 doors overall.

By being an organization that does much more than campaign for candidates, DSA hopes to upend the notoriously transactional, short-term nature of electoral work, enabling its members and elected officials to build relationships with and commitments to their communities that extend beyond election day. DSA is still figuring out how to build independent political organizations to hold the politicians it helps elect accountable. Thus far they’ve relied on their close ties with dyed-in-the-wool DSA members-turned-candidates like Lee Carter. DSA, Carter says, has “been the core of my support since I’ve been in the legislature. I still go to meetings whenever I can, and they help me get in contact with other groups.”

DSA member, Hawai’i state representative and now U.S. House candidate Kaniela Ing says he hopes that DSA remains “part of an independent Left, and does not get too caught up in electoral and legislative politics”—and that it holds politicians to account, himself included.

“I’m a movement candidate,” Ing says. “Hopefully my role is to help push whatever movements are building over the finish line. Elected officials really like to take too much credit for bills they pass that are really the result of the public waking up and forcing politicians to act.” He says he hopes to have regular check-ins with DSA should he make it to Washington.

ELECTORAL WORK ALSO FEEDS INTO DSA’S OTHER campaigns. Pittsburgh DSA’s membership swelled in the wake of Lee and Innamorato’s wins. “[Email] list building, data tracking, how to talk to people at the doors— that all helps build the muscle that can also help with canvassing for housing justice,” Shuck says.

“When we canvass an area, we’re often knocking a door many times, whether for a candidate, for Medicare for All or for housing justice,” Cohen adds. “At this point, people know us when we come to the door, and they know what DSA is.”

NYC-DSA’s Abdullah Younus sees electoral work as a training ground. He says that canvassers for the New York Health Act, legislation to create a statewide single-payer system, “got skilled on this kind of work by going through the electoral working group.”

For all the recent attention to DSA’s upstart electoral success, it’s only one part of the group’s work nationwide. Many chapters don’t engage at all with elections, or are just starting to think about whether they would like to run candidates. Michael I. Esealuka, co-chair of New Orleans DSA, says, “It would be difficult for us as a small chapter to develop the type of accountability mechanisms we need to hold people [we elect] accountable to our socialist vision.”

Prior to the victories of Carter, Lee and then OcasioCortez, DSA was perhaps best known for agitating to push Medicare for All into the national spotlight—a campaign adopted by delegates from around the country at DSA’s biennial convention in August 2017 as one of three national political priorities, alongside building electoral power and stronger and more militant unions. Forty-five chapters across 20 states held a weekend of action for Medicare for All in April, tabling at farmers’ markets, hosting public events and, as always, canvassing. On the labor front, DSA chapters in West Virginia, Kentucky and Oklahoma raised money for strike funds to support the militant teacher walkouts this spring, and the national DSA sent an email encouraging members around the country to contribute what they could.

Many individual chapters have their own priorities, reflecting local concerns and political climates. Providence DSA, for example, is campaigning for more democratic control over investor-owned electric utilities. New Orleans DSA has focused on base-building work that includes running clinics to help people deal with medical debt, coordinating with the AFL-CIO in developing young rank-and-file labor leaders, and mending broken brake lights, an excuse used by police in the traffic stops that can be “especially perilous and life-disrupting to undocumented immigrants and PoC [people of color],” as the chapter explains on Facebook.

Because there are big DSA chapters in cities with expensive housing stock—Los Angeles, Chicago and the Bay Area, for instance—the fight for affordable housing has emerged as a major priority. “Housing justice is probably the biggest issue in Los Angeles; the homelessness crisis is at a tipping point,” says Arielle Sallai, a member of DSA Los Angeles’ steering committee. DSA-LA and other California chapters are canvassing to pass Proposition 10, an initiative on the ballot in November that would loosen a statewide limit on rent control. Similarly, Chicago DSA is supporting a campaign to overturn Illinois’ rent control ban, with the back ing of A lder man and DSA member Carlos Ramirez-Rosa.

On many issues, including housing and homelessness, DSA chapters are well aware that their members often don’t look like the populations most directly affected. Although DSA does not have up-to-date member demographics, it has historically leaned white and male.

Coalition-building is one way to correct for this. “Housing work is a great chance to be part of a radical coalition and talk to as many individuals as possible,” Sallai says. DSA-LA has teamed up with local groups like the LA Tenants Union that have been working for years against gentrification.

Esealuka, a black woman, is frank about the fact that New Orleans DSA is a majority white organization in a majority black city. “It’s a problem, obviously, but it’s nothing that can’t be overcome,” she says. “It’s not like we have to write DSA off because it’s majority white and majority male. … Because we have 45,000 members [nationwide], we have so much potential to do good in this country. It’s just a matter of being more intentional about embedding ourselves into things that matter to working-class people.”

Noting the high proportion of women taking on leadership roles in her chapter, Esealuka suggests that all chapters equip members with the organizing skills to develop the leadership of women and people of color. Internally, many chapters have also created specific spaces, such as the national Afrosocialist Caucus or Socialist Feminist working groups, for DSA members who aren’t white or male to feel welcome and build community.

THOUGH SEN. TAMMY DUCKWORTH (D-ILL.) INFAmously said after Ocasio-Cortez’s primary win that socialist politics can’t work in the Midwest, they’ve certainly found an audience in the heartland. Iowa, for instance, has the highest number of DSA chapters per capita of any state. Members in chapters outside of big blue coastal cities may talk about socialism a little differently than their counterparts and run different campaigns, but they agree on the basics of what they’re fighting for. Chapters in blue cities like Denver are quick to say they don’t automatically find a warm reception just because they’re talking to Democrats, and chapters in red or purple states note they don’t necessarily face open hostility. For the past two years, Central Iowa DSA has marched in the state fair parade through Des Moines, flanked by Trump floats and those from local businesses. “You get thumbs up about Medicare for All and everybody needing healthcare,” says cochair Joe Ellerbroek. “You might get a middle finger at an ICE protest every once in a while.”

After decades of socialism being nonexistent in mainstream political debates, however, most people simply are not familiar with the term itself. “I didn’t know I was a democratic socialist when I decided to run, and I didn’t know that this group existed,” says Summer Lee. “I just knew that these policies are policies that we need. When you go to black communities, we really are more inclined to socialism. We don’t always have that language in our communities, but we know that these policies are what’s needed for our communities.”

Asked how they talk about democratic socialism with voters, all seven DSA-endorsed candidates I interviewed offered some variation on the same answer: “I don’t lead with that.”

Ocasio-Cortez says she opts instead to “show people what we’re fighting for. What I talk about is Medicare for All, tuition-free public college and housing as a human right. In my interpretation of what democratic socialism is, it is the fight for a basic level of dignity that our society refuses to violate.”

Ing says, “Usually, when I talk about money in politics or the government not representing us, that transcends any left-right values. Most people see the world from bottom versus top: Are you with us, or them?”

DSA candidates running for office and DSA members knocking doors, then, articulate socialism as a common sense set of practices and beliefs: swearing off corporate donations, supporting big, universal programs that promise to redistribute society’s resources more equitably, and returning decisions to the hands of the people most directly affected. As DSA makes inroads selling the public on the virtues of democratic socialism and infiltrating the halls of power, it will also figure out what to do once it gets there.

For the moment, DSA members and candidates are making the road to a 21st-century American socialism by walking it—and knocking on a few hundred thousand doors along the way.


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Before Vicksburg fell, Grant was no popular in Wwahington. He had not fought and won a victory since Shiloh, and that battle did more to hurt his reputation than enhance it. In early 1863, Lincoln and Seward offered Butler command of the Army of the Tennessee after the Holly Springs debacle, but Butler wanted to return to New Orleans.


Even as late as May, Halleck sent Banks a message, authorizing Banks to merge with Grant and take over command of the Army of the Tennessee.

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Brooklyn, Dallas, New Orleans... Faîtes vos jeux.

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          Where Y’Eat: Ice Cream As Entertainment Dining Hits New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
In the middle of summer, could anything be better than a good old scoop of ice cream? But what if it isn’t a scoop? What if it’s a cluster of wafer thin ice cream rolls made before your eyes and bundled under various sauces, candies and breakfast cereals.
          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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By Paul Conley

We at CapRadio were pleased to co-sponsor the inaugural Roseville Jazz Day on Saturday, May 26th along Vernon Street in historic downtown Roseville. The festival featured more than 30 performances at 7 venues, including the mainstage in the Vernon Street Town Square. CapRadio hosted that venue with Gary Vercelli and yours truly serving as emcees from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. 

RJD-HotThe Hot Club Faux Gitane from Modesto performs their brand of gypsy jazz on the Town Square mainstage. James R. Morrison Photography
RJD-audienceDespite rain the night before, blue skies ushered in the inaugural Roseville Jazz Day.   Jim Martinez


Nearly 100 musicians came together throughout the day, performing styles that ran the gamut:  small group swing, New Orleans style traditional jazz, Latin jazz, straight-ahead jazz, Django Reinhardt inspired gypsy jazz, and 18-piece big bands playing everything from Ellington and Basie to Hubbard and Holman to “Smoke On The Water” and “Into The Mystic!” There was even a jazz harpist.

RJD-Beth DuncanVocalist Beth Duncan and her trio with special guest guitarist Steve Homan perform at the Cheese Louise Diner & Grill.   James R. Morrison Photography
RJD-ARCThe multi-award winning American River College Vocal Jazz Ensemble directed by Dr. Art LaPierre perform in the Roseville Theatre, one of seven Roseville Jazz Day venues. James R. Morrison Photography

 

And then there were the vocalists: local favorites Vivian Lee, Cynthia Douglas, Shelley Burns and Insight guest host Beth Duncan, the award-winning ARC Vocal Jazz Ensemble and festival headliners The Manhattan Transfer. Roseville native Dale Head got the whole party started, singing and playing trumpet with his MindWinder Orchestra.

RJD-Head BandThe sax section of Dale Head’s MindWinder Orchestra, the opening band at Roseville Jazz Day. James R. Morrison Photography

 

Pianist and organizer Jim Martinez conceived of Roseville Jazz Day late last year after he learned the Sacramento Music Festival was ending its storied, 44-year run. Martinez wanted to keep alive the tradition of jazz concerts over the Memorial Day weekend. What he and his team put together in four short months was remarkable.

RJD-Martinez VaxPianist Jim Martinez and friends, including Kenton band alums Mike Vax and Shelley Denny, Basie band members Cleave Guyton and Will Matthews, and drummer Tim Metz. Jim Martinez

 

As you would expect there was plenty of improvisation going on at the first RJD, and not just during solos.  Consider this:  it wasn’t until after pianist Joe Gilman and saxophonist Cleave Guyton showed up at the Cheese Louise Diner & Grill for their scheduled set that they learned they would be performing as a duo… no band!  And the two were meeting each other for the first time.  Of course they played an amazing set.  That’s what great jazz musicians do!

RJD-Sac Jazz OrchCapping off a full day of great music, the Sacramento Jazz Orchestra electrified the Town Square audience as they closed out the first Roseville Jazz Day.   Victor Forman

 

Another CapRadio personality who spent a lot of time on stage was jazz host Devan Kortan. But unlike Gary and me,  Devan wasn’t emceeing… he was performing.  The gifted guitarist played in three different configurations, including a set with his own group, the Kortet.

RJD-KortetCapRadio jazz host and guitarist Devan Kortan performs with his group, the Kortet, in the Strum Shop as part of Roseville Jazz Day. Courtesy Devan Kortan

 

This first-ever festival presented some very special out-of-town guests including Stan Kenton band alum Mike Vax and current Basie band members Cleave Guyton and Will Matthews.  The bulk of the RJD roster, however, was made up of outstanding musicians who live and work right here in our own back yard. We were privileged to take part in a brand new festival that honors and elevates their exceptional artistry.  Here’s to next year!

RJD-conleyCapRadio’s Paul Conley brings on one of the bands performing on the Town Square mainstage as part of Roseville Jazz Day. James R. Morrison Photography
 

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Hosts Chris Gerling – @secbitchris Christopher Mills – @TheChrisAM Guests Rob Andersen — @nola_con Topics NolaCon June 19-22, 2014 in New Orleans, LA RVAsec CTF Banter Upcoming events http://www.secore.info Links NolaCon – NolaCon 2014 Website www.gh0st.net/wiki – 24/7 Penetration Testing learning environment, FREE. Chat with us on IRC at irc.freenode.net #securabit iTunes Podcast – http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/securabit/id280048405
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Mavi Boncuk | 

DINNER held by HAMBURG-AMERIKA LINIE [1] AT "SCHNELLDAMPFER /SPEED SHIP" AUGUSTE VICTORIA [2]. 

This menu offered possibly in Istanbul,  Monday March 5, 1900 is not from the maiden voyage but in a successive one.

Menu indicates fried Smyrna fish and butter sauce. Breton style lamb roast, Macedonian style fried kidneys, Artichokes Hollandaise, Roast of turkey. 

Musical program includeed as a waltz music from "The Sultan of Mocha".[3]







[1] The Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG for short, often referred to in English as Hamburg America Line (sometimes also Hamburg-American Line, Hamburg-Amerika Linie or Hamburg Line); literally Hamburg American Packet-shipping Joint-stock company) was a transatlantic shipping enterprise established in Hamburg, Germany, in 1847. Among those involved in its development were prominent citizens such as Albert Ballin (Director General), Adolph Godeffroy, Ferdinand Laeisz, Carl Woermann, August Bolten and others, and its main financial backers were Berenberg Bank and H. J. Merck & Co. It soon developed into the largest German, and at times the world's largest, shipping company, serving the market created by the German immigration to the United States and later immigration from Eastern Europe. On 1 September 1970, after 123 years of independent existence, HAPAG merged with the Bremen-based North German Lloyd to form Hapag-Lloyd AG.In the early years, the Hamburg America Line exclusively connected European ports with North American ports, such as Hoboken, New Jersey, or New Orleans, Louisiana. With time, however, the company established lines to all continents. The company built a large ocean liner terminal at Cuxhaven, Germany, in 1900. Connected directly to Hamburg by a dedicated railway line and station, the HAPAG Terminal at Cuxhaven served as the major departure point for German and European immigrants to North America until 1969 when ocean liner travel ceased. 

 [2] Albert Ballin [*](15 August 1857 – 9 November 1918) was a German shipping magnate, who was the general director of the Hamburg-Amerikanische Packetfahrt-Actien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG) or Hamburg-America Line, at times the world's largest shipping company. Being the inventor of the concept of the cruise ship, he is known as the father of modern cruise ship travel.

Augusta Victoria, later Auguste Victoria, placed in service in 1889 and named for Empress Augusta Victoria, wife of German Emperor Wilhelm II, was the name ship of the Augusta Victoria series and the first of a new generation of luxury Hamburg America Line ocean liners. She was the first European liner with twin propellers and when first placed in service, the fastest liner in the Atlantic trade. Off-season pleasure cruises were therefore started in 1891, and Augusta Victoria's cruise in the Mediterranean and the Near East from 22 January to 22 March 1891, with 241 passengers including the Ballins themselves (Albert Ballin and his wife Marianne), is often stated to have been the first ever cruise. 


  • The Mediterranean ports of call included Genoa, Alexandria, Jaffa, Beirut, Constantinople (now Istanbul), Athens, Malta, Naples, and Lisbon.
  • When the Augusta Victoria returned home after its two-month voyage, the cruise was judged a great success.
  • Every year since then (except for periods of war), Hapag and other lines have offered similar cruises.
Christian Wilhelm Allers published an illustrated account of it as Backschisch (Baksheesh). However, the British Orient Line had offered cruises in the late 1880s.

In 1897, the ship was rebuilt and lengthened and in 1904 she was sold to the Imperial Russian Navy, which renamed her Kuban

[*] As a Jew in Hamburg and German society, Ballin was subject to the anti-Semitic prejudices of the time. However, because of his important position with Hapag, not even Kaiser Wilhelm II (1859-1941) could ignore him. In fact, he often met with the Jewish shipowner to discuss the political and financial aspects of Germany’s seafaring industry.

The Kaiser was such a frequent guest at Ballin’s Hamburg villa, that it was known a bit scornfully as “Klein Potsdam” or “Little Potsdam.” (Potsdam being the site of the Prussian royal palaces, just south of Berlin.)

Some sources claim that Ballin was the only non-converted Jew with whom the Kaiser had a personal relationship. Although they were never close friends, they had a cordial relationship.



Before his own suicide in 1918, Albert Ballin’s older brother, Joseph, had taken his own life rather dramatically almost exactly 11 years earlier. The New York Times and other American newspapers carried the story, dated November 13, 1907: “J. Ballin, a stockbroker and a brother of Albert Ballin, …committed suicide with a revolver this afternoon in a lavatory at the local Bourse [in Hamburg].” No reason was known. 


Nor do we know exactly why Albert Ballin ended his own life. But a combination of factors came together in 1918 that probably overwhelmed the shipping magnate. A war he had been against from the start was coming to a very bad end for Germany. The Kaiser, who had once been his confidant, refused to speak to him anymore and was about to abdicate his throne. Ballin was now considered a pacifist traitor by his government and many Germans. The war had destroyed Hapag, and it would be years before it could even partially recover.



[3]The Sultan of Mocha" (1874) a comic opera in 3 acts.Music by Alfred Cellier (1844-1891) Libretto by Albert Jarret and W. Lestocq. It was first produced at the Prince's Theatre, Manchester between 16 November and 19 December, 1874, a run of 30 performances. SOURCE
          Unconfirmed report has LSU-Florida State playing in 2022, '23 at neutral sites      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Tigers and Seminoles will reportedly play in 2022 in New Orleans and in 2023 in Orlando, but LSU official calls that unconfirmed
      

          Judge Rules Against Jailing Those who Can't Pay Court Fees      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A federal judge in New Orleans ruled on Friday that it is unconstitutional to jail people who fail to pay court-ordered fines and fees associated with their convictions without giving them a chance to plead poverty in a "neutral forum." U.S. District Judge Sarah Vance rebuked Orleans Parish Criminal District Court judges for deliberately ignoring the financial conditions of a vast majority of criminal offenders before levying additional court-related charges, then locking them up when they don't or can't pay the debts.
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NEW ORLEANS — The Coast Guard suspended its search for a person in the water near Dauphin Island, Alabama, Wednesday. The Coast Guard and other agencies searched 10 square-nautical miles for approximately 4 hours without identifying any signs of distress. There were no correlating reports of missing people near the search area. Watchstanders received a […]
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There may be a few regular Americans the moonbats running the NFL have not yet driven away by failing to require uniformed Neanderthals to show some respect during the national anthem. Male cheerleaders ought to finish the job: When the upcoming season begins, the Los Angeles Rams and the New Orleans Saints will feature men […]

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          The C.O.W.S. Reflections on Hurricane Katrina      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy takes a moment to reflect on the catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm missed New Orleans, but a poorly constructed levee system failed and left more than 80% of the city under water. White Terrorists seized the opportunity to kill black people - AC Thompson reported on this savagery with ProPublica and discussed the matter on The COWS in 2009. After decade, many black people have not recovered from one of the worst disasters in history. Gus will offer his views on this horrific event as well as how this moment impacted his understanding of Racism. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. Hurricane Katrina: TROUBLE THE WATER      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kimberly Rivers Roberts visits The Context of White Supremacy. Roberts is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana and a survivor of the breeched levees and Hurricane Katrina. We'll explore her documentary film, Trouble The Water (2008). Kimberly and her husband recorded their final hours in New Orleans before the city was drowned on August 29th, 2005. Danny Glover helped produce the project, and the New York Times and The Times-Picayune published flattering reviews. The film delivers raw footage of the couple's house being submerged as toxic flood waters consume the city. The film shows Kimberly and her family courageously fighting to rescue neighbors and black elders. We'll get her reflections on how the catastrophe altered her hometown and her life. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. PRISONERS OF KATRINA: #Katrina10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gavin S. Johnson visits The Context of White Supremacy. Mr. Johnson is a New Orleans native and a hospital and health care professional. We'll review his memoir, Prisoners of Katrina: Stranded at Work in New Orleans Parish Prison. Mr. Johnson brought his elderly father with him to work at the prison on August 28th, 2005. The toxic flood waters drowned the city the following day. He recounts a dizzying scene of a flooding penitentiary, guards abandoning their posts, sick prisoners, brawling prisoners, and no communication or backup. Mr. Johnson makes note of being one of the few Whites in this frenzied environment. We'll get his thoughts on the 10 year anniversary of levee breech and the alleged recovery of the "Crescent City." INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 08/29/15 #Katrina10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. Weâ??ll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. Weâ??ll examine news reports from the past seven days and â?? hopefully â?? promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS Ten years ago today, Hurricane Katrina gutted the Gulf Coast - causing biblical destruction in Mississippi and Louisiana. The Army Corps of Engineers inadequately constructed and inadequately maintained the levees designed to protect New Orleans, Louisiana. The levees failed, resulting in thousands of deaths, billions in damages, and the displacement of a million US citizens. This event and its aftermath is one of the most appalling campaigns of Racism in history. A decade after the catastrophe, 100,000 black New Orleanians never returned home and income disparity between Whites and blacks has skyrocketed. Former President George W. Bush and President Obama visited the Crescent City this week to celebrate the recovery and resilience of a Whiter, richer town. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. #Katrina10: The New Orleans Tribune      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Anitra Brown visits The Context of White Supremacy. Ms. Brown is the managing editor for The New Orleans Tribune - an Independent black news publication with nearly a 150 year legacy in southern Louisiana. Ms. Brown has invested more than a decade of service at the Tribune and continues "to offer its readers news and information from a perspective not heard in the cityâ??s mainstream media." World attention is now receding from the Crescent City as the Hurricane Katrina festivities and shindigs have mostly concluded. We'll get Ms. Brown's views on the methodical destruction of public housing and how the misery and dislocation impacted New Orleans' black children. We'll review Gary Rivlin's bestselling book, Katrina: After The Flood, and comment on former mayor and current federal inmate Ray Nagin. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part I      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the debut study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he reported on the cataclysmic engineering failure and negligence that drowned New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 publication dissects a decade of off-kilter "recovery;" more explicitly, ten years of black New Orleanians being displaced and deliberately impeded from reconstructing their lives. His examination reviews all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of funds designated for flood victims. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. This broadcast will air ten years to the day of the Danziger Bridge shooting, when a gang of New Orleans police officers gunned down two unarmed black families fleeing the flood. Ronald Madison and James Brissette Jr. were killed and four others were horrendously maimed. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 2nd study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he covered the cataclysmic engineering debacle and negligence that drowned New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 publication investigates a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To be specific, ten years of black New Orleanians being rebuffed and deliberately blocked from reconstructing their lives. His examination reviews all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of funds designated for flood victims. The starts with the infamous Crescent City Bridge blockade, where mostly black citizens are repulsed at gunpoint from entering the mostly White enclave of Gretna. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part III      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the third study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while employed with the New York Times he covered the historic levee failure and negligence that drowned New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller chronicles ten years of asymmetrical "recovery." To be explicit, ten years of black New Orleanians being displaced and deliberately impeded from reconstructing their lives. Rivlin inspects all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's session re-introduced Lance Hill to C.O.W.S. listeners. Mr. Hill describes how the consensus among Whites during the days after the flood was good riddance to black people - including Mayor Ray Nagin. Rivlin continues to stress the extraordinary military presence - including Israeli mercenaries - that invaded the city. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part IV      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 4th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he reported on the historic engineering failure and negligence that devastated New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller looks at ten years of asymmetrical "recovery." To be explicit, a decade of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and intentionally impeded from reconstructing their lives. Rivlin probes all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of resources designated for flood victims. Last week's session provided critical information on the history of White Terrorism in New Orleans, including the "construction of I-10 through the center of Treme" - one of the oldest black neighborhoods in the country. Rivlin recounts Mayor Nagin's post-storm, Dallas, Texas meetings with Min. Louis Farrakhan and New Orleans' White aristocracy and emphasizes how preliminary reports on Katrina's destruction omitted the monumental devastation in predominantly black New Orleans East. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
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The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 5th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he reported on the legendary engineering failure and negligence that devastated New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller examines ten years of asymmetrical "recovery." To be blunt, a decade of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and willfully hampered from reconstructing their lives. Rivlin scrutinizes all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the demolition of public housing, and outright looting of funds identified for flood victims. Last week's installment described crews of armed black youth who helped secure the Convention Center and helped aid distressed citizens as best they could. Alden McDonald confirmed that his cars and house - along with most of New Orleans East - was rubbish. Rivlin also detailed Joseph Canizaro's involvement with the New Orleans' restoration effort. He's a powerful White man with direct correspondence with Karl Rove and President Bush. Canizaro owns a private jet, several successful business, Texas property near Mr. Bush, and doles out bikes to poor black children in his spare time. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. w/ June Cross: The Old Man And The Storm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Documentary filmmaker, professor and journalist June Cross visits The Context of White Supremacy. She uses her skill to "tell stories about the people other people think don't matter." She's a tenured professor at the Columbia Journalism School and produced a large body of fine work with PBS' NewsHour. We'll investigate her 2009 documentary, The Old Man And The Storm. She narrates the extraordinary story of the the Gettridge family. Cross and many other media outlets met Herbert Gettridge when he was 82-years-old and amongst the debris of the epic catastrophe of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failure. Mr. Gettridge worked tirelessly - and mostly without assistance - to rebuild his house in the Lower Ninth Ward. Cross records Mr. Gettridge's monumental strength and gets his commentary on the state of the recovery in New Orleans. It's easily once of the top films made on Katrina. We're eager to hear her views on ten years of reconstruction in the Crescent City. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part VI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 6th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he covered the infamous engineering failure and negligence that obliterated New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller documents ten years of lopsided "recovery." To be explicit, a decade of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and willfully blocked from rebuilding their lives. Rivlin investigates all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and outright looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's session described the childhood Alden McDonald and his wife, Rhesa, and the evolution of their marriage. Rivlin details the genisis of Liberty Bank and gruesome task facing the bank in the wake of Katrina. We also learned about Joseph Canizaro and other Whites who seemed eager to transform black neighborhoods into "green spaces." We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part VII      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he covered the infamous engineering failure and negligence that drowned New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller audits a decade of lopsided "recovery." To be explicit, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and purposely impeded from rebuilding their lives. Rivlin scrutinizes all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and the looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's session detailed the challenges residents faced returning to discover what - if anything - remained of their houses. Armed soldiers restricted access to the Lower 9th until December 2005 - months after the storm. White areas like Lakeview got electricity restored months before most black residents. While many Black residents labored to get a FEMA trailer or permission to return to their neighborhoods, Joseph Canizaro and others plotted the future of a smaller, taller and whiter Crescent City. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part VIII      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 8th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he reported on the catastrophic engineering failure and negligence that destroyed New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller unpacks a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To be frank, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and purposely impeded from rebuilding their lives. Rivlin examines all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and the looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's session revealed the pitiful condition of the city 8 months after the storm. Many black residential areas remained deserted, without electricity, water or even traffic lights. Hoards of Whites hoped to exploit the depoluated town by thwarting Ray Nagin's bid for re-election. Ron Foreman, Jimmy Reiss, Boyse Bollinger, Ashton Phelps and other Whites who bankrolled Nagin's path to city hall, now worked to toss him out with Katrina's debris. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part IX      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 9th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while employed at the New York Times he covered the historic engineering failure and negligence that destroyed New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller reviews a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To make it plain, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and purposely impaired from rebuilding their lives. Rivlin investigates all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and the looting of funds specified for flood victims. Last week's session described how White families in Lakeview had returned to their houses and completed the upgrades on their homes within months of the storm. By contrast, black families struggled to gain access to their property and had to pray for working toilets. Rivlin included the remarkable efforts of former black panther Malik Rahim. When powerful Whites failed to aid black New Orleanians, Rahim founded Common Ground, which provided food, medical supplies and housing repairs for tens of thousands. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part X      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 10th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while working for the New York Times he covered the cataclysmic engineering failure and negligence that demolished New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller reviews a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To make it plain, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and deliberately deterred from reconstructing their lives. Rivlin explores all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and the looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's installment chronicled the phenomenal efforts of Doris Hicks, a black educator and New Orleans native. She was the principal of King Elementary school in the Lower Ninth Ward; the facility was inundated by the levee failure. She and her staff demonstrated #BlackSelfRespect and unwavering dedication to providing education to black children in the face of purposeful opposition. Rivlin provides a plethora of examples on how White people got a much easier "road home" than black people. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. Gary Rivlin, KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Gary Rivlin visitis The Context of White Supremacy. While reporting for the New York Times in 2005, Rivlin was assigned to cover the historic destruction of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failure in New Orleans, Louisiana. Rivlin looked forward to what would become of the eviscerated metropolis and dedicated years of time and energy to compiling the bestselling book, Katrina: After The Flood. Rvilin is White, but his book stresses that this storm was disproportionately catastrophic for black New Orleanians. We'll discuss why he began the book with the infamous Crescent City Bridge conflagration, and why Liberty Bank president Alden McDonald became a central figure for the book. We're anxious to hear his thoughts on former Mayor Ray Nagin, and if it's accurate and logical to identify Whites like Jimmy Reiss, Ashton Phelps, Boysie Bollinger, Ron Foreman and others being most to blame for anything that happened during Nagin's two terms in office. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part XI      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 11th study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man; while on staff for the New York Times he reported on the cataclysmic engineering failure and negligence that obliterated New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller documents a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To make it plain, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and deliberately blocked from rebuilding their lives. Rivlin inspects all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the destruction of public housing, and the looting of funds designed for flood victims. Last week's installment documented the unabashed arrogance of White New Orleanians as they took direct control of post-Katrina New Orleans. Rivlin describes the The New Orleans Tribune's checklist of the White elites agenda: getting rid of black district attorney Eddie Jordan and taking over public schools. Stacy Head, a white female attorney, "ousted a black incumbent in a majority-black district that hadn't had a Caucasian representative in more than thirty years." In 2007, Head and her City Council cohorts voted unanimously to destroy public housing. As black citizens challenged the decision, they were pepper-sprayed, Tasered, and shackled. Head blew kisses to the crowd. We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. KATRINA: AFTER THE FLOOD Part XII      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the twelfth and final study session on Gary Rivlin's Katrina: After The Flood. Mr. Rivlin is a White man and former New York Times journalist; he was lodged on a plantation while he investigated the cataclysmic engineering failure and negligence that destroyed New Orleans in August of 2005. His 2015 bestseller details a decade of asymmetrical "recovery." To make it plain, ten years of black New Orleanians being racially dislocated and deliberately deterred from resurrecting their lives. Rivlin reviews all areas of people activity: the institution of charter schools, the demolition of public housing, and the looting of funds designated for flood victims. Last week's installment documented the beginning of the end for Ray Nagin, as Whites initiated their case for criminal charges against him. Current White Mayor Mitch Landrieu deceptively declared that rebuilding New Orleans was about White and non-white citizens working in unison for the greater good. He covered his bases by rallying black citizens to defend him against accusations of a White man bogarting power in a majority black city. Former "recovery czar" Ed Blakely made it plain once he resigned his post and left Louisiana: "[Whites] can recapture the political apparatus and kind of put their foot back on black peopleâ??s throats.â?? We hope this text will offer a more complete understanding of Hurricane Katrina and it's aftermath as a meticulously planned campaign of genocide against black New Orleanians. INVEST in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE: 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. Miseducation of New Orleans' Black Children      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Ms. Anitra Brown returns to The Context of White Supremacy. Managing editor for The New Orleans Tribune, Ms. Brown has invested more than ten years of service offering black New Orleanians "news and information from a perspective not heard in the city and mainstream media." We last spoke with Ms. Brown during the ten year anniversary of the levee failures and Hurricane Katrina. Out of ten years of death and suffering, New Orleans' public schools have garnered a tremendous amount of attention and controversy. Ms. Brown and her Tribune colleagues have done a remarkable job covering the changes and deceptions regarding efforts to reform New Orleans' schools. There's a new bill pending (SB 432) that will allegedly transfer authority from the Recovery School District to the local Orleans Parish School Board. Ms. Anita Brown charges that this is far from the truth; in fact, the bill represents a tricky means of maintaining the status quo - which conveniently obstructs authority from mostly black parents and educators. #RacismIsNotAPrivilege INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 1      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the premier study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King: My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King, who died in January of 2006, told her story to renowned journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune praised the new book, describing it as a fitting read for the current climate of flagrant hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. The book archives Mrs. King determined effort to create a federal holiday in honor of her late husband, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We'll learn details about her experience as a black mother, caring for children without the help of her slain husband. The book also documents her labor to establish the King Center - a museum which honors the life work of Dr. King. We'll compare this text to some of the other biographies we've covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 2nd study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King, who died in 2006, told her story to acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune highly recommended the new book, characterizing it a perfect read for the current climate of open hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's segment detailed the generations of terror Mrs. King and her Alabama family were subjected to. Racists burned down here house when she was 15, her great-uncle was lynched after being suspected of dating a White woman, and her father's sawmill was burned down when he refused to sell to a White man. Mrs. King provides ample detail of the love and black self respect her parents, Obadiah Scott and Bernice McMurry Scott, provided her. Mrs. Scott left Alabama to attend Antioch College in Ohio - the late Dr. Frances Cress Welsing attended the same school. Mrs. Scott describes the hardships of "dating" a White boy and the value she ascribed to having White roommates and making White friends. Even with all of this new found White validation and acceptance, Racist White educators would not allow Mrs. King to complete her course work by training in the Ohio public schools. Just like Dr. Welsing, Mrs. King recalled the White president of Antioch having a dog named "nigger." We'll compare this text to some of the other biographies we've covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 3      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 3rd study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. It's been 11 years since Mrs. King passed away. Before her death the civil rights veteran collaborated with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune highly recommended the autobiography, calling it an appropriate read for the current climate of open hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's installment covered the 1956 terrorist bombing of the King residence after Dr. King took control of the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Mrs. King had only been married to Dr. King for a short period of time when they were terrorized, and they had a 10-week old daughter at the time of the attack. Mrs. King describes refusing her parents' request that they flee Alabama. Listeners emphasized that the text omitted that some black people around King were armed to protect black lives. The book also articulated Mrs. King's fears when Dr. King was first arrested. She knew that Racists could easily kill her husband. The text also includes detailed history on Mrs. and Dr. King's parents - including Dr. King's father being stripped nude as a child and whipped by a White man. We'll compare this book to some of the other biographies we've read on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 4      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 4th study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King passed away at the beginning of 2006. Before her death, the civil rights veteran collaborated with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune praised the autobiography, calling it an appropriate read for the current climate of explicit animosity and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session chronicled the international attention heaped on she and Dr. King following their successful bus boycott in Montgomery. Globetrotting to see black people in positions of power as well as the "anti-colonial" campaigns on the continent and India greatly impacted Mrs. King and the myriad of other African Americans who traveled abroad. Mrs. King also explained the daily terror of wondering if her husband would be killed or maimed while being held caged in White southern jails. These fears explain the immense gratitude the King family felt towards John F. Kennedy who helped get Dr. King released from confinement in 1960. Mrs. King and many others think this was a watershed moment when black people abandoned the Republican party. Mrs. King also explained her efforts to balance being a mother, a wife, a civil rights activist and a professional. We'll compare this text to some of the other biographies we've covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 5
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 5      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 5th study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. It's been more than a decade since Mrs. King passed away. Before her death, the civil rights veteran collaborated with veteran journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune praised the autobiography, calling it a timely read for the current climate of flagrant hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session chronicled the historic 1963 March on Washington D.C. Mrs. King shared her thoughts on females being ostracized at event and missing out on the chance to meet President John F. Kennedy. Deviating from chronological order, the book transitions from the August march to the November assassination of President Kennedy. Although previously mentioned in the text, the book does not discuss the September bombing of the Birmingham, Alabama church that killed four black girls as a bitter reprisal for Dr. King's "I Have A Dream Speech." Mrs. King exudes tremendous sorrow over Kennedy's death, describing him as 20th century White Jesus and a "friend" to the movement. Similar White Identification is on display when she mourns the loss of the two White Men killed along with James Chaney in 1964 as well Viola Liuzzo, a White woman killed in 1965. Mrs. King also notes that she and Dr. King underestimated the power and danger of J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI and the COINTELPRO operation targeting the black freedom fighters like she and her husband. We'll compare this text to some of the other memoirs we've covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 6      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 6th study session on Coretta Scott King's 2017 autobiography, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. It's been eleven years since Mrs. King's death. Before her transition, the civil rights icon collaborated with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune recommends that everyone read this book, describing it as a timely read for the current climate of aggressive and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session chronicled the Dr. King's Chicago campaign for improved housing and public service for black residents of the "Windy City." Mrs. King describes the abysmal conditions of their shabby apartment, which was a better property than what most black Chicagoans were offered. Mrs. King also documented the unabashed terrorism they were subjected to by northern Whites. Last weeks segment also detailed the April 4th 1968 assassination of Dr. King. Mrs. King provides an unflinching description of her young children finding out that their father had been killed. Harry Belafonte, Andrew Young and others offered generous support and encouragement to the King family. Former Attorney General Bobby Kennedy, who authorized COINTELPRO surveillance of Dr. King, delivered extra phone lines to the King house to help Mrs. King handle the extraordinary volume of calls. We'll contrast this text to other autobiographies covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# #AnswersForMiriamCarey
          The C.O.W.S. Coretta Scott King: MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 7      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 7th study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. It's been over a decade years since Mrs. King passed away in early 2006. Before her death, the civil rights icon documented her life with legendary journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune advises everyone to read this book, calling it a timely read for the current climate of malice and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session chronicled Mrs. King vigorous campaign to construct the King Center in honor of her slain husband. Demonstrating phenomenal black self respect, she advocated to make sure that a substantial number of black contractors were hired in constructing the center. Mrs. King detailed how Southern Christian Leadership Conference members opposed at her effort to build the center because they felt it siphoned funds from other civil rights organizations. She also described being flattered and amazed at the "love" she experienced while visiting "white European countries!" Tragically, the book also details the murder of Dr. King's mother and the suspicious death of his brother, AD; the deaths suggest the entire King family may have been under direct white supremacist attack. We'll compare this text to other autobiographies covered during the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. Coretta Scott King: MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY PART 8      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 8th study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King died in January 2006. Before her transition, the civil rights icon discussed her life with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune encourages everyone to read this book, calling it a timely read for the current climate of hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session detailed Mrs. King being deceived by White politicians like George McGovern and former president Richard Nixon. Recognizing the political clout the civil rights icon had with many whites and a number of black people, politicians hoped for PR opportunities and the possibility of obtaining Mrs. King's endorsement. She also discussed her tremendous appreciation for former president Jimmy Carter - a fellow Georgian who often invoked the name of Dr. King. Mrs. King heavily chided black people for failing to support Carter's bid for re-election in 1980; he was trounced by Ronald Reagan. During the final portion of the text, Mrs. King describes her own considerable record of activism, including her labor to combat apartheid in South Africa. We'll compare this text to other autobiographies covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. Coretta Scott King: MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 9th study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King died at the beginning of 2006. Before her transition, the civil rights icon reviewed her life and accomplishments with acclaimed journalist, Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds. The New Orleans Tribune encourages everyone to read this memoir, calling it a timely read for the current climate of hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. Last week's session detailed Mrs. King's counter-racism work in South Africa and here in North America. She disclosed frustrations with reports that Randall Robinson and Jesse Jackson were disatisfied with her involvement in the anti-apartheid effort. She charged that the two attempted to discourage South Africans from meeting with her. Mrs. King persevered, forged a bond with Winnie and Nelson Mandela, and stood with Madiba when he was elected president of South Africa. Mrs. King also detailed the tireless work that she and many others, including musical genius Stevie Wonder, invested to realize a federal holiday for her slain husband. We'll compare this text to other autobiographies covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 05/27/17      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS Prioritizing White lives, the international press was bloated with coverage of the alleged terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. There were 22 reported casualties. Richard Collins III, a Bowie State student and member of the armed services, was murdered by a White domestic terrorist. Christopher Urbanski has been charged with first degree murder and may face additional hate crime charges for killing Collins, who was days from graduating. Speaking of terrorist villains, former entertainer Bill Cosby's criminal trial began this week. 12 jurors were selected for Cosby's sexual assault hearing. 10 of the 12 jurors are likely White, which sparked OJ Simpson-like controversy and accusations of "the race card" being played. In New Orleans, Louisiana, Mayor Mitch Landrieu and city officials successfully removed four monuments to various Confederate icons. White Supremacists threatened Mayor Landrieu and the contract workers who dissamebled the shrines. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. Coretta Scott King: MY LIFE, MY LOVE, MY LEGACY Part 10      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the 10th and final study session on the 2017 autobiography of the late Coretta Scott King, My Life, My Love, My Legacy. Mrs. King passed away in January 2006. Before her death, the civil rights heroine worked with accomplished journalist Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds to record her life and times. The New Orleans Tribune recommends everyone study this memoir, calling it a timely read for the current climate of hostility and "emboldened" White Supremacy. During last week's session, Mrs. King provided a myriad of personal details about mothering her four children without Dr. King. She described how each child managed with the trauma of losing their father to white violence. All of the children invested time supporting the King Center and protecting their father's legacy. The text continued to dogmatically promote non-violence as the only means of eliminating White Supremacy, echoing sentiments of the forgiveness commanded by White Supremacy-saturated christianity. We'll compare this text to other autobiographies covered on the book club - Maya Angelou, Assata Shakur, Malcolm X. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S. Compensatory Call-In 08/12/17      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog.  #ANTIBLACKNESS Nearing the 12-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failure, New Orleans was again deluged with historic flooding. White Mayor Mitch Landrieu threatened to hold people accountable for poor building or management of infrastructure.This week also marked the grimm three-year anniversary of the murders of Michael Brown Jr. and John Crawford III. Both were unarmed Black males, killed by White enforcement officers. No one was charged for their deaths. Brown's death sparked months of protests. Crawford was mostly ignored. Speaking of civil servants, four White Florida fire fighters have been fired or resigned (transferred) for allegedly leaving a noose on a fellow black firefighters desk. #AnswersForMiriamCarey INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943#
          The C.O.W.S Compensatory Call-In 09/02/17      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Context of White Supremacy hosts the weekly Compensatory Call-In. We encourage non-white listeners to dial in with their codified concepts, new terms, observations, research findings, workplace problems or triumphs, and/or suggestions on how best to Replace White Supremacy With Justice ASAP. We'll use these sessions to hone our use of words as tools to reveal truth, neutralize White people. We'll examine news reports from the past seven days and - hopefully - promote a constructive dialog. #ANTIBLACKNESS Almost a dozen years to the day Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Louisiana, the Houston, Texas area was assaulted by Hurricane Harvey. Nearly incalculable levels of water inundated the 4th largest city in the Unites States. Houston has a substantial number of black residents, and it appears that like Hurricane Katrina, black citizens will again be devastated by the flood waters and the years of lopsided and racist "recovery." INVEST in The COWS - http://paypal.me/GusTRenegade Listen or Call In With Web Based Flash Phone CALL IN NUMBER: 641.715.3640 CODE 564943# #AnswersForMiriamCarey The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p
          The C.O.W.S. - Katrina's Hidden Race War - May 29,2009      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Propublica.org's A.C. Thompson will share his views on the System of White Supremacy. Thompson published Katrina's Hidden Race War - a summary of his eighteen month investigation of White "vigilante" violence in New Orleans. Thompson's investigation suggests "police" complicity and/or involvement in acts of terrorism and murder and a flagrant, systemic disregard for black life. We will ask Mr. Thompson what should be done about these incidents. As always, seeking suggestions on how to Replace White Supremacy With Justice. [The C.O.W.S. archives: http://tiny.cc/76f6p] CALL IN NUMBER: 760.569.7676 CODE 564943# SKYPE: FREECONFERENCECALLHD.7676 CODE 564943# Invest in The COWS - http://tiny.cc/ledjb
          I Found My Thrill      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


I dreamed this very thing after a few too many Sazeracs, one night in New Orleans.
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Tòa án Nhân dân Cấp cao tại Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh vào ngày 12-7-2018 đã quyết định y án tử hình đối với ông Đặng Văn Hiến trong vụ án xả súng để giữ đất tại tỉnh Đắk Nông. Tại phiên tòa phúc thẩm diễn ra ở trụ sở Tòa án Nhân dân tỉnh Đắk Nông, hội đồng xét xử tuyên bố giữ nguyên bản án tử hình dành bị cáo Đặng Văn Hiến về tội giết người. Các bị cáo khác, tuy nhiên, được giảm hình phạt, như Ninh Viết Bình từ 20 năm xuống 18 năm, Hà Văn Trường từ 12 năm còn 9 năm và Đoàn Văn Diện từ 9 tháng tù giam thành hưởng án treo.
Vào hai ngày đầu năm nay, 2-1-2018 và 3-1-2018, Tòa án Nhân dân tỉnh Đắk Nông đã xét xử sơ thẩm vụ án nổ súng làm 16 người thương vong xảy ra vào ngày 23-10-2016 tại tiểu khu 1535, xã Quảng Trực, huyện Tuy Đức, tỉnh Đắk Nông liên quan đến Công ty TNHH Thương mại và Đầu tư Long Sơn. Sự kiện bi thảm đó xảy ra do nông dân mất đất phản kháng lại hành động trái pháp luật của đoàn cưỡng chế đất do Công ty Long Sơn phái đến san ủi khu đất đang tranh chấp nhiều năm trước đó.

Trước bản án tử hình sai lầm dành cho ông Đặng Văn Hiến, các tổ chức và cá nhân ký tên dưới đây đồng tuyên bố như sau:

Thứ nhất, hai bản án sơ thẩm và phúc thẩm dành cho ông Đặng Văn Hiến là sự phỉ báng công lý, được sử dụng nhằm phục vụ nhu cầu chính trị của nhà cầm quyền, vì tội danh “giết người” hoàn toàn không phù hợp với diễn biến vụ án cũng như hành vi của các bị cáo.

Thứ hai, hội đồng xét xử đã không xem xét thấu đáo hành động tự vệ trong trạng thái tinh thần bị kích động của các nông dân mất đất trước sự tấn công và cướp phá tài sản ngang ngược và bất chấp pháp luật của đoàn cưỡng chế đất do Công ty Long Sơn phái đến. Hành vi vượt quá giới hạn phòng vệ chính đáng gây hậu quả nghiêm trọng của ông Đặng Văn Hiến hoàn toàn không có tính chất “côn đồ” như Tòa án Nhân dân Cấp cao nhận định nhằm biện minh cho quyết định y án tử hình; hơn nữa chính ông đã trở về đầu thú, điều mà lẽ ra theo các quy định pháp lý hiện hành được xem là tình tiết giảm nhẹ hình phạt; tuy nhiên hội đồng xét xử đãphớt lờ tất cả những yếu tố quan trọng đó khi lượng hình.

Thứ ba, chúng tôi yêu cầu nhà nước phải mở cuộc điều tra xem ai đã cho phép một doanh nghiệp tư nhân như Công ty Long Sơn tự lập đoàn cưỡng chế đất với quyền sử dụng vũ khí tấn công dân địa phương, một hành động xét trên phương diện pháp lý rõ ràng trái pháp luật, nhưng cho đến nay vẫn chưa được xử lý, thậm chí có dấu hiệu bao che.

          Lập vào ngày 13 tháng 7 năm 2018
          Các tổ chức đồng ký tên (đợt 1 và 2)
1.       Diễn đàn Bauxite Việt Nam. Đại diện: GS Phạm Xuân Yêm.
2.       Diễn đàn Dân chủ ĐUỐC VIỆT (San Jose, Hoa Kỳ). Đại diện: Ông Lưu Hoàn Phố, Bà Thái Hằng.
3.       Diễn đàn Xã hội Dân sự. Đại diện: TS Nguyễn Quang A
4.       Đại gia đình Nguyễn Ngọc Huy. Đại diện: Giáo sư Trần Minh Xuân, California, Hoa Kỳ
5.       Đài Việt Nam Tự Do New Orleans, Hoa Kỳ. Đại diện: Giám đốc Vương Kỳ Sơn.
6.       Đảng Dân Chủ Việt (Hoa Kỳ). Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Thế Quang
7.       Giáo hội Cộng đồng Lutheran Việt Nam và Hoa Kỳ. Đại diên: MS Hội trưởng Nguyễn Hoàng Hoa.
8.       Hội Bảo vệ quyền Tự do tôn giáo. Đại diện: Cô Hà Thị Vân.
9.       Hội Bầu bí Tương thân. Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Lê Hùng.
10.   Hội Cựu Tù nhân Lương tâm. Đại diện: Bs Nguyễn Đan Quế, Lm Phan Văn Lợi.
11.   Hội Pháp Việt Tương Trợ AFVE. Đại diện: Ông Bùi Xuân Quang
12.   Hội sử-học Việt Nam (Hoa Kỳ). Đại diện: Ông Trúc Lâm Việt Quốc.
13.   Hội thánh Tin lành Mennonite Cộng đồng. Đại diên: Mục sư Nguyễn Mạnh Hùng.
14.   Khối Tự do Dân chủ 8406. Đại diện: Kỹ sư Đỗ Nam Hải, Nhà văn Nguyễn Xuân Nghĩa.
15.   Khối Tự do Dân chủ 8406 Hoa Kỳ. Đại diện: Ông Vũ Hoàng Hải.
16.   Khối Tự do Dân chủ 8406 Úc Châu. Đại diện: Tiến sĩ Lê Kim Song.
17.   Liên Hội Người Việt Tỵ Nạn tại CHLB Đức. BS Hoàng Thị Mỹ Lâm.
18.   Người Bảo vệ Nhân quyền. Đại diện: Thạc sỹ Vũ Quốc Ngữ
19.   Nhóm Linh mục Nguyễn Kim Điền. Đại diện: Lm Nguyễn Hữu Giải, Lm Nguyễn Công Bình.
20.   Nhóm Nghiên cứu Thể chế. Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Vũ Bình.
21.   Phong trào ĐồngTâm (Melbourne, Australia). Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Việt Hưng.
22.   Phong Trào Lao Động Việt. Đại diện: Cô Đỗ Thị Minh Hạnh.
23.   Phong Trào Thăng Tiến Việt Nam. Đại diện: Ông Hoàng Lê Hy Lai & Nguyễn Trung Kiên.
24.   Quỹ Việt Linh New Orleans, Hoa Kỳ. Đại diện: Thủ quỹ Nguyễn Ngọc Sương. 
25.   Radio VNHN Âu châu Đức quốc. Đại diện: Ông Đinh Kim Tân .
26.   Tập hợp Quốc dân Việt. Nối kết viên: Linh mục Nguyễn Văn Lý.
27.  Trang mạng Nganlau.com (Hoa Kỳ). Đại diện: Ông Vũ Hoàng Anh Bốn Phương.
28.   Ủy ban Yểm trợ Khối 8406 New Orleans, Hoa Kỳ. Đại diện: Phó Chủ tịch: Nguyễn Vẻ.
29.   Ban Bảo vệ Tự do Tín ngưỡng đạo Cao Đài (Cali, Hoa Kỳ). Đại diện: Hiền tài Nguyễn Thanh Liêm
30.   Ban Vận động Văn đoàn độc lập Việt Nam. Đại diện: Nhà văn Nguyên Ngọc.
31.   Báo điện tử Tiếng Dân Viêt Media do nhà báo Trần Quang Thành
32.   Giáo Hội Phật Giáo Hoà Hảo Thuần Tuý. Lê Quang Hiển, Lê Văn Sóc.
33.   Khối Tự do Dân chủ 8406 Âu Châu. Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Phương Đông.
34.   Nhóm Văn Lang, CH Séc. Đại diện: Nguyễn Cường.
35.   Nhóm Yểm trợ bán nguyệt san Tự do Ngôn luận. Đại diện: Ông Nguyễn Văn Lợi.
36.   Phong trào Giáo dân Việt Nam Hải ngoại. Đại diện: Ông Phạm Hồng Lam (điều hợp viên)
37.   Tăng đoàn Giáo hội Phật giáo VNTN.Đại diện : HT Thích Không Tánh - TT Thích Vĩnh Phước.
38.   Vietnam Sydney Radio. Đại diện ôg Đoàn Kim và Bảo Khánh.

          Các cá nhân đồng ký tên (đợt 1 và 2)
1.       André Le Forestier, Điện công nghiệp, Nancy, Pháp.
2.       André Menras-Hồ Cương Quyết, Nhà giáo Pháp Việt.
3.       Bùi Diễm Hằng, Thợ may, Sài Gòn.
4.       Bùi Minh Quốc, Nhà báo, Đà Lạt.
5.       Bùi Quang Vơm, Kỹ sư, Paris, Pháp.
6.       Cù Huy Hà Vũ, Tiến sĩ Luật, Hoa Kỳ 
7.       Dương Kim Khải, Mục sư, Sài Gòn.
8.       Dương Sanh, Cựu giáo chức, Vạn Ninh, Khánh Hòa.
9.       Dương Trọng Văn, Kỹ sư công chánh, Missouri, Hoa Kỳ.
10.   Đàm Ngọc Tuyên, Buôn chổi đót, Chạy xe ôm, Quảng Ngãi.
11.   Đặng Thị Hảo, TS Văn học, Hà Nội
12.   Đặng Thị Kính, Dân oan, Bến Tre.
13.   Đặng Thiên Nhiên, Nữ tu, New Orleans, Hoa Kỳ.
14.   Đặng Hữu Nam, Linh mục, Giáo phận Vinh.
15.   Đinh Hữu Thoại, Linh mục DCCT, Quảng Nam.
16.   Đoàn Thị Khánh Bang, Công nhân viên, Sài Gòn. 
17.   Đoàn Thị Nữ, Dân oan, Tiền Giang.
18.   Đỗ Thị Giỏi, Dân oan, Bến Tre.
19.   Đỗ Thị Ngọc Nguyên, Dân oan, Đồng Nai.
20.   Hà Sĩ Phu, TS Sinh học, CLB Phan Tây Hồ, Đà Lạt
21.   Hồ Đắc Tâm, Linh mục Dòng Chúa Cứu Thế Cần Giờ.
22.   Hồ Quang Huy, Kỹ sư đường sắt, Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa
23.   
          Music Tonight: Thursday, August 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

"Big" Sam Williams is a trombonist — as I have mentioned in this column before, the eternal child in me prefers the term tromboner — who was a key player for many years in the legendary New Orleans group the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, as well as an ace session man tapped by superstars like Dave Matthews and Elvis Costello. For the last 15 years, however, he has toured with his superlative act Big Sam's Funky Nation, staffed by a crack team of NOLA heavies dedicated to the big horn funk gospel that makes that city an eternal beacon of greatness. You can gain access to that greatness at Humbrews tonight at 9:30 p.m. ($10). If you really want to dance your ass off like the lighthearted, mad and happy fool I used to be when I lived around the corner from Tipitina's on Tchoupitoulas Street, don't miss this one.


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Två saker ville jag uppleva i New Orleans. Dels stadens berömda ”French Quarter”. Och dels en så kallad ”Swamp Tour” i Louisianas träskmarker. I övrigt är vi här för att ta det lugnt och vila upp oss innan jobb och … Läs mer
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Fodor's New Orleans (Full-color Travel Guide), 28th Edition by Fodor's Travel Guides
English | July 3rd, 2018 | ISBN: 1640970363 | 288 Pages | EPUB | 65.52 MB
Written by local experts, Fodor's travel guides have been offering advice and professionally vetted recommendations for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.


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39 months for man who confessed 90 minutes after bank robbed
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A man who confessed to the FBI shortly after robbing a bank in Louisiana has been sentenced to 39 months in prison.
  
The U.S. Attorney's Office says 41-year-old Eddie James was sentenced Wednesday.
  
James pleaded guilty in April. Authorities said James called the FBI about 90 minutes after the Nov. 2 robbery in New Orleans. He told an investigator he had been having trouble paying his bills when he walked into the bank branch with a note demanding money and left with more than $1,100.
  
Bank robbery carries a possible 20-year federal sentence but judges weigh numerous factors under sentencing guidelines.
  
James' record includes a 10-year sentence for manslaughter in 1995. However, records show the judge granted a prosecution motion for a sentence reduction following James' guilty plea.

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Kenneth Rene Michael Carter Age 74, Died August 3, 2018, A 9:00 AM Visitation and a High Noon Mass of Christian Burial will be held in New Orleans,...
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The New Orleans musical ambassador is touring with his own mini-festival, with Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Kermit Ruffins and Cyril Neville in tow.
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PSYCHOTRONICS AND THE SECRET ORDER

By Steve Erdmann

(Copyright 2017, Steve Erdmann - All Rights Reserved)

<Edited by Robert D. Morningstar>

 

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H.P. Albarelli, Jr.’s journey into the strange quirks and oddities he had discovered about the many people somehow associated with the assassination of President John Kennedy on November 22, 1963 is referred to as “high strangeness and synchronicity.” Michael Petro referred to it as “curious scraps of information.” Indeed, the numerous references to the many faces somehow connected to Kennedy (Lee Oswald, the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA], the Mob, the Federal Bureau of Investigation [FBI], and others) were often a bog of facts and comments, though tantalizing and dramatic, still seemed to be a jungle of confusing loose ends.

Click here to enlarge top photo.

Photo credt: http://truedemocracyparty.net/2012/06/mind-wars-new-mind-control-techniques-and-delivery-methods-digital-tv-haarp-gwen-towers-silent-sound-cell-phone-mind-control-technologies/

(A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination, H.P. Albarelli, Jr.,

Trine Days, LLC, www.trineday.com, publisher@trineday.net, 2013, $19.95.)

To purchase this book from AMAZON.COM simply click on its title: A Secret Order: Investigating the High Strangeness and Synchronicity in the JFK Assassination

PSYCHOTRONICS

The early part of the book was an attempt in tracing the dawn of psychiatry in the 1940s and 1950s leading to Intelligence Programs such as the CIA’s top-secret Projects MK/Naomi, MK/Ultra, and Project Artichoke.

“The CIA and the military, which were quickly drawn to the Program,” said Abarelli, “were becoming intrigued with the possibilities of creating what were then referred to as ‘aggressive soldiers’ and now are called ‘super soldiers.’”

Albarelli outlined a number of covert Intelligence Programs that could have been bedrock for “Manchurian Candidate” experiments of young children and the populace in general. Fort Detrick’s Special Operations (SO) Division is mentioned, the Office of Strategic Operations (OSS), agent George Hunter White, and the Federal Bureau of Narcotics (FBN).

The author suspected that Oswald could likely have been an early victim of such programs while at a detention center called Youth House. Oswald could have possibly entered into a psychotronic relationship with psychiatrists and covert operations. Doctor Milton Kurian and Dr. Renatus Hartogs were psychiatrists that connected with Oswald at Youth House. Hartogs had previously worked at the Allen Memorial Institute, Montreal, Canada, where Doctor D. Ewen Cameron, in the mid-1950s under a covert MK/Ultra contract with the CIA, “conducted a series of horrific drug and sensory deprivation experiments on unwitting patients.”

 

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MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE

LaurEnce HarvEy, in film,  foreshadows LEE Harvey a whole year before the JFK Assassination

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New York Post reporter Joseph Wershba questioned Dr. Hartogs on December 14, 1967 as to whether or not Oswald could have been a "Manchurian Candidate" (referring to a 1962 film on controlled soldiers).

Although his log seemed to dismiss such an allegation, Hartogs moved in circles of covert ML/Ultra and MK/Naomi and the “drug parties” of Dr. Harold A. Abramson.

Dr. Hartogs was an “aficionado” of magic and a covert contractor for the CIA. He was acquainted with magician John Mulholland who wrote a manual for CIA operatives containing instructions on how to “surreptitiously dose unwitting people with drugs, and how to perform other feats of slight-of-hand.” The Hartogs/Freeman book, The Two Assassins, told of Oswald’s comments to his mother Marguerite concerning his return from Russia: “Mother, not even Marina knows why I returned.”

Dr. Hartogs’s sexual scandal with his patient Julie Roy seemed to coincide with the sexual scandal of Canadian psychiatrist Dr. James Tyhurst. Tyhurst associated with neuropsychologist Dr. Donald O. Hebb and “both attended a seminal 1951 meeting,” said Abarelli, “which included participants from the CIA – to discuss early advancements in sensory deprivation and brainwashing.”

Investigator Dick Russell noted Hartogs’s interest in hypnotism (p. 53), as told by Dr. Milton V. Kline, authority on hypnotism and CIA cohort on Project Artichoke and MK/Ultra.

Kline also disclosed that Hartogs, along with Dr. Sidney Malitz (a psychiatrist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute [NYSPI]) and Dr. Paul Hoch (NYSPI research director) were involved in a number of covert contracts with the CIA and the U.S Army “to perform experiments with psychosurgery, electroconvulsive therapy, LSD, mescaline, and other drugs.” Hartogs worked with Malitz on some of these experiments. Dr. Malitz worked with Fort Detrick’s Special Operations Division. These experiments were with unwitting patients, “children and teenagers.”  Harold Blauer died because of such experiments. The CIA selected a group of 100 patients to join in these episodes (p.35). Lee Harvey Oswald was absent from school for at least 50 days while in New York City.

ALLEN DULLES

In the early 1950s, hypnotist George Estabrook wrote to CIA director Allen Dulles about the merits of hypnosis in covert operations.

“The CIA, U.S Army Fort Detrick, the Edgewood Arsenal, and the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) funded many of these contracts. Chief among these physicians were: Drs. Bernard Withens, Harold Esecover, and Harold A. Abramson.”

Dr. Lauretta Bender, a child neuropsychistrist at the New York City Bellevue Hospital, experimented extensively on children using electroshock treatment, “DE patterning” and “annihilation.”  Also involved was Dr. D. Ewen Cameron, who would eventually head the MK/Ultra subproject 68.

Dr. Leon Eisenberg spoke of Bender’s patients in these experiments as “…psychotic and perhaps worse off than before the treatment.”

H.P. Albarelli Jr. (photo on the left) is a writer and investigative journalist who lives in Vermont, Florida, and London (U.K.). He has written numerous feature articles about the 9-11 anthrax attacks; biological warfare; the American intelligence community; the death of Frank Olson; the Cuban revolution; and social and political affairs. Some of his work can be found at the World Net Daily, Cuba net, Counterpunch, and Crime Magazine websites, as well as in numerous magazines and newspapers.

Allbarelli ventured through several interesting episodes that the reader would best explore.  One such incident concerned Marguerite Oswald’s interview by Davis Eugene Boster, a life-long Foreign Service officer and covert CIA operative within the State Department. At one point, he was a staff assistant to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles.

The interview also included State Department employees Denman F. Stanfield and Edward J. Hickey. Part of the conversation went:

Marguerite:  “Now I know you are not going to answer me gentlemen, but I am under the impression that my son is an agent.”

Boster:   “Do you mean a Russian agent?”

Marguerite:   “No, working for our Government, a U.S agent.”

Marguerite also explained to the Warren Commission:

“And this is the way I think, because I happen to know all of the other things that you don’t know

- the life and everything … And I can almost back it up with things…

Yes, sir, I think my son was an agent. I certainly do.” (p. 64.)

 

Lee Oswald, from 1957 to1958, was stationed at Atsugi Naval Air Base, Japan, a huge underground 50-acre CIA-USAF Air Base, conducting air traffic control for U-2s flying over Chna an the Soviet Union, at a time when Operation Artichoke physicians and technicians conducted “enhanced interrogations” <torture> at the base.

 

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 Khigh Dhiegh

 North Korean a psychotronic hypnotist in The Manchurian Candidate

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MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF MEANING

 

Albarelli told of Oswald’s appearances at East Louisiana State Hospital ...  

He also went through episodes involving psychiatrists Dr. Robert G. Heath, Dr. Frank Silva and Dr. Alfred T. Butterworth and their contributions to psychotronics. Albarelli told about the further mysterious workings of Archcha Smith, David Ferrie, Ferrie’s Civilian Air Patrol (CAP), detective Jack S. Martin, CIA operative June Cobb, and a mysterious Rose Cherami who also had been a patient at the East Louisiana State Hospital in 1961.

“The Oswald sighting at the East Louisiana State Hospital seems cut and dry, but as with most events concerning Oswald,” said Albarelli, “the facts surrounding dwell in another realm of ambiguity and interconnectedness, an alternate universe clouded by high strangeness where everything has multidimensions of meaning and truth.”

 

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Rose Cheramie foretold the assassinatio of JFK to doctors

at East Louisana State Hospital

ROSE CHERAMIE

Albarelli had an interesting chapter on Rose Cherami (Melba Christine Marcades), mystery woman, hooker, and drug addict, who was committed to the East Louisiana State Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi following an auto accident on Highway 190. The state hospital was infamous in the annuals of the Kennedy assassination.  Rose Cherami seemed to have been housed in several CIA-infiltrated facilities over the years.

Louisiana detective Lt. Francis Paul Fruge investigated Cheramie the day before the Kennedy assassination.  While in the hospital, Cherami told Dr. Don Bowers that Kennedy was going to be murdered in Dallas.

Cheramie had once worked for Jack Ruby in Dallas as a stripper and “drug courier.”  She said he had seen Oswald with Ruby. She also contended that Ruby was involved in the planned assassination.  Rose Cheramie died from another auto accident on September 4, 1965.

Dallas police were not interested in Cheramie’s testimony (p. 97), but Rose had quite a bit to say about drug trafficking in Texas.

Albarelli continued into her career that connected “to yet another unsolved murder – that of Houston police detective Martin A. Billnitzer – and therefor to the Federal Bureau of Narcotics, George Hunter White, and the CIA…”

The Texas drug-trafficking scenario involved corruption throughout the state, CIA “Executive Action” <5412 Committee) contractor Jean Pierre Lafittie, CIA officials in “hypnotism training,” MK/Ultra, the findings of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison, and the criminal involvement of Sergio Arcacha Smith and Emilio Santana.

“Billnitzer apparently committed suicide (shot himself twice) in his office the morning after being interviewed (by police investigators)…” (p. 115.) “…drugs put back on the street through the back door of the Houston Police Department but Billnitzer expanded his chief objective was to get these drugs off the streets permanently…” (p. 103.)

 

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David Ramirez Morales

 

A KALEIDIOSCOPE OF FACES ...

 

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The book was filled with bits, pieces and history of Intelligence operations and spies galore: A kaleidoscope of faces and bodies merged into each other as mingled smoke from the lanterns of crime:

Drug dealers, corrupt law enforcement, CIA contract assassins, mafia mercenaries, and “shadow government agents” like:

· CIA operative David Sanchez Morales.

· CIA operative Charles William Thomas.

· Dr. Sidney Gottlieb (Mk-Ultra) 

· Operative Vida June Cobb.

· Project Bluebird (Early MK program).

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CIA Operative David Atlee Phillips (Lee Oswald's CIA handler)

http://moviephilippines.blogspot.com/2013/11/jfk-in-his-time-and-ours.html

· JM/Wave CIA station in Miami, Florida

· ZR/Alert and ZR/Awake

 (5412 Committee Assasination Teams)

(hypnotically-controlled operations)

· Operative Nicholas Deak

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Steve Erdmann

St. Louis, MO

June 25th, 2017

 

Article was originally published in The UFO Digest from May and June, 2014 issues.

 

Part II of this article can be seen at http://ufodigest.com/article/psychotronics-0518.

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          OAK ISLAND MYSTERY AND THE ACADIAN CONNECTION PART II      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Giovanni da Verrazzano set sail to the New World in 1523 funded by King Francis I. On his map Arcadia represented the entire Atlantic Coast from Virginia up to Nova Scotia. Arcadia was known by the Greeks as a paradise. The native Mi’kmaq name for a “place of abundance“ was called, akadie.  Later on, the name Acadia was given to the land and its inhabitants called Acadians. Oak Island is located in the land of the Acadians.

The Acadians fought many wars and many were deported by the English in the Great Expulsion. Henry Longfellow’s poem Evangeline used their plight as inspiration for his masterpiece. A painting by Nicholaus Poussin called Et in Arcadia Ego.  I point out that while Poussin lived Arcadia had two meanings the peaceful Greek Arcadia and the lovely majestic Arcadia of the New World and what is known today as Nova Scotia.

The painting has been a mystery to many who look at it. Does it hide a secret? Many believe it does and I wonder also. The official version interpretation of the painting is shepherds stumble on a tomb of an ancient Arcadian who died long ago. The New World Acadia was settled by shepherds and they intermarried with native people called the Mi’kmaq. Legends passed on to their children talk about a deluge and flood which destroyed all of mankind except an old man and young maid. Deluge stories exist through many civilizations from Sumerians, Egyptians, and the Bible’s Noah. In Poussin’s painting, the shepherd points to the R which is the letter removed from Arcadia to Acadia on the future maps of the New World. Is it a coincidence? I wonder if the memorial in his painting is not a tomb at all but a structure from a past civilization. The Great Pyramid in Egypt was said to be a burial chamber for the King but the body has never been found.

Oak Island’s legends believe a treasure from a past ancient civilization may lie buried on the island. Treasure for one man is not the same for another man. Sacred relics were precious worth any amount of money. Saint Louis IX paid a tremendous amount of money for the Crown of Thorns of Christ. Oak Island and Nova Scotia, home to the Acadians would be a safe place to bury such a treasure and out of the reach of kings and popes. Acadian families tell me they are related to Templar families. They believe a sacred treasure waits for someone worthy to find it and a curse to those treasure hunters looking for gold.

Some Acadians fled their home to Louisiana and settled also up the Mississippi River. They share stories and have a respect for superstition and a mystical tradition. New Orleans is known for its ghost stories. The Acadians developed a network and were well acquainted with pirates. Some fought in the American Revolution and the War of 1812.  The Pirate Lafitte lived among them for years and some worked for him. Pirates played an important part in our history especially Lafitte for he fought with Andrew Jackson a Freemason in the War of 1812. No one to this day has discovered Lafitte’s treasure’s location. A pirate coin was discovered on Oak Island. Are these coincidences connected?

 

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Acadians are people who lived in Nova Scotia and were expelled by the British

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          The History of the United States Part 5 (1865-1918) The First Era      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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 The History of the United States Part 5 (1865-1918)  The First Era

This time period of American history was an extraordinary transformative era. Everything changed in America after the U.S. Civil War. The North and the South (including the Midwest plus the West) became more industrialized. More Americans moved into the cities from rural locations. Many black people gained rights, but the racist backlash of Jim Crow apartheid harmed real black progress in the evils of lynching, violence, the burning of locations, rape (especially the rape of black women by white racist terrorists), and the denial of inherit voting rights. The era of Reconstruction saw historic first among many black politicians and many saw hope for the future, but it ended by 1877. Likewise African Americans formed numerous organizations and other institutions courageously to defend the human rights of black people. The end of the 19th century saw Native Americans continuously losing their lands, having their treaties broken, and many of them forced to live in harsh reservations, which was a total injustice. Immigrants came into America in the realm of 27.5 million people between 1865 and 1918). These new immigrants experienced both discrimination and hardships. Yet, they also made outstanding contributions to American society (from inventions to a myriad of cultural developments). The Gilded Age signified the growth of large corporations including robber barons. Also, it was a time where the labor movement increased in power in which they executed strikes in order for them to promote living wage,s better working conditions, and ending child labor. By the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century, the Progressive era developed. It did numerous goods things in helping the poor, creating legitimate regulations to promote safety, promoting conservation including environmental protections, and holding companies accountable for their actions. Their weaknesses were that many of them ignored racism that harmed the lives of black Americans and some of them advanced the evil of eugenics.

The women suffragists fought for women to have the right to vote in America (plus worldwide) and by 1920, they were victorious in their determined efforts. This was a time when American imperialism expanded globally from the Caribbean to Asia. The end of his period of time started with World War I. U.S. forces came later into the battlefield on the side of the Allied forces. WWI saw new military weapons, chemical warfare, and a more globalized world society. Domestically, the suppression of civil liberties were commonplace, which was wrong. Americans supplies of food, military supplies, and other items were crucial in the Allied victory.  After WWI, a more internationalized world would be formed with the Treaty of Versailles and the League of Nations. Self-determination among nations plus other places expanded in places like China, Turkey, Poland, the Soviet Union, etc. American culture boomed and the continued fight for equality and justice (led by African Americans and other human begins of diverse backgrounds like Native Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, women, the poor, immigrants, etc.) existed.

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Reconstruction

Reconstruction changed the world forever. It dealt with debates about governmental power. Also, it gave black Americans freedom that didn’t exist before the Civil War. Some historians and scholars believe that Reconstruction started as early as 1863 when the Emancipation Proclamation was issued which freed slaves in the Confederacy. The end of the Civil War saw Southern cities like Charleston and Richmond completely demolished. The South’s total wealth declined. Southern factories, plantations, and railroads were gone. The South experienced desolations as a response to the Union’s efforts to end the Confederacy. The Confederacy is to be blamed for promoting oppression.  People talked about what to do with eleven states that rebelled against the Union. Reconstruction dealt with rebuilding the South, promoting the lives of newly black freed human beings, and the future of society. African Americans continued to fight for full citizenship and equal rights after the war. Three million African Americans in the South saw a new era and they mostly lived in rural communities. That is why tons of black people were farmers back then and many black Americans came into the cities of the South for economic opportunities. While some people like General William Tecumseh Sherman wanted millions of acres of lands to be given to former slaves by the federal slaves (like forty acres and a mule doctrine of Sherman), many southern landowners opposed this idea. African Americans from the South, during the Reconstruction period and beyond, fought fight for voting rights, access to education, and other benefits that most northern black people (and all black people in general) were fighting for too. Southern white racists would fight legitimate progress at every step of the way since they wanted their status and power in society along with racists being wicked.

As early as 1864, people increasingly knew that the Union was going to win the Civil War. So, people before 1865 talked about what do with newly freed black people once the war was over. There were three views back then. One view was the progressives who wanted land sent to black Americans and full equality. Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson were the moderates who wanted an immediate reconciliation of the Confederacy to the Union after the war was over. Both Lincoln and Johnson wanted a national healing and immediate admission of rebel states into the Union. Abraham Lincoln promoted the ten percent plan. This was the Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction. It wanted ten percent of a state’s voters took a loyalty oath to the Union, and then the state would set up a new government. If the state’s constitution abolished slavery and provided education for African American, then that state would regain representation in Congress. In my personal, opinion, Lincoln was too generous and too accommodating to former Confederates. For example, Lincoln wanted to give pardons (not prison time) for Confederates. He considered compensating them for lost property. He recognized the pro-Union governments of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Tennessee even though they denied African Americans the right to vote immediately after the Civil War.

Then, you have the disgusting reactionaries who rejected political and social equality for black people. The progressives included black leaders and Radical Republicans who stood out to defend the Union and they wanted punishment (including making former Confederate states to have the stipulation of swearing allegiance to the Union) sent to the rebels for their actions of extremism during the Civil War too. One leader of the Radical Republicans was Thaddeus Stevens and Charles Sumer. They opposed Lincoln’s 10 percent plan since Confederates committed the crimes of enslaving black Americans and advancing the Civil War. Lincoln’s plan was rejected and replaced with the Wade-Davis bill in 1864. This policy required the state’s prewar voters to swear loyalty to the Union before the process of restoration started. It promoted guarantees of equality to African Americans. Lincoln ended this plan by a pocket veto or withholding his signature beyond the 10 day decline with the end of the congressional session. Lincoln was wrong to do this.

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On March 3, 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau was established. This was supported by Lincoln. It was formed to give assistance to newly emancipated African Americans. It had huge successes and large economic burdens including racist terrorism harming many schools of the Freedmen’s Bureau. It ended by 1872. The Freedmen’s Bureau wanted to give newly freed black persons food, clothing, health care, and education including for white poor folks of the South. It also helped to reunite black families who were split apart as a result of slavery. It was used to aid 4 million newly freed black human beings. It spent about $5 million to set up schools for former slaves. Howard University, Hampton University, and Fisk University were founded and financed with the help from the Freedmen’s Bureau too. After April 15, 1865, Andrew Johnson was President. Johnson would go on to be one of the racist Presidents in American history. Also, he refused to support even middle of road Reconstruction measures in a vindictive way. The Union General Benjamin Butler in 1865 was elected to Congress as a Radical Republican.

After Lincoln’s assassination in April 1865, Andrew Johnson became the next President. Like Lincoln, Johnson wanted to restore Southern states to the Union as quickly as possible. His plan was to allow any Confederate in the Union if they swore alleigance to the Union and the Constitution. He also anted each state to ratify the Thirteenth Amendment and draft a Constitution that abolished slavery. He wanted wealthy planters to write to him personally in order to get a pardon as he detested wealthy planters. Like many southerners, he was a stone cold racist who wanted America to be a “government for white men.” Andrew Johnson didn’t want to give black Americans the right to vote. He believed in states’ rights in allowing the states to deprive black people human freedoms. In December of 1865, most Confederate state had met Johnson’s plan for readmission when Congress reconvened. By December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment was ratified.

The 13th Amendment abolished slavery in the United States of America. In the same year, Southern states increase the existence of Black Codes. Black Codes are Jim Crow laws that restrict the rights of African Americans involving voting, owning businesses, owning a gun, holding office, etc. Southern states started to allow even Confederates in Congress. The black odes forced African Americans to work in a few jobs like servants or farm laborers. Many states banned black people from owning land as owning land is a key prerequisite in real economic plus political power. Vagrancy laws existed that made any black person who didn’t have a job could be arrested and made to work as prison labor (which involved kidnapping and de facto slavery). During this time when with Union military occupation of the South, many white southerners openly used violence and intimidation to enforce the black codes. This was so evil that Radical Republicans and moderate Republican fought part against the South’s disrespect of the essence of Reconstruction. When southern representative came into Washington, D.C. Congress refused their seats. Congress used a committee to investigate the treatment of former slaves. The spring of 1866 saw more events. Radical Republicans wanted to defend the rights of black people while Johnson opposed this plan. Congress passed a bill to fund the Freedmen’s Bureau. It was given authority to punish state officials who failed to extend rights to African Americans. Johnson vetoed this bill.

April 9, 1866 was the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1866. This gave citizenship to African Americans and guarantees equal rights. It created federal guarantees of civil rights and tried to stop states trying to do evil. Johnson vetoed the law and defied Congress. Later, Congress overturned the veto to make the Civil Rights Act of 1866 the law of the land. The Memphis race riot from May 1-3, 1866 was when white racists and the police killed 46 Africans and destroyed 90 homes, schools, and four churches in Memphis, Tennessee. By July 30, 1866, the New Orleans race riot had the police to murder more than 40 black Americans and white Republicans. More than 150 people were wounded. 1866 was the year when the Ku Klux Klan was formed. It was a secret organization that wanted to use murder, violence, and rape to terrorize African Americans and establish white rule n the South. It was founded in Pulaski, Tennessee. Radical and moderate Republicans blamed Johnson’s total lenient policies of compromise for the violence against black people in the South. Radical Reconstruction started when more Radical Republicans gained power in Congress.

The 1867 Reconstruction act divided the former Confederacy states (of 10 of them) into five military districts via the Military Reconstruction Act of 1867. Congress had overridden President Johnson’s veto again. The generals (who were Union generals from the Civil War) ruled those districts until the states had an oath of allegiance to the Union (and allow African Americans suffrage). These districts wanted African American men to vote as women wouldn’t be allowed to vote until the 1900’s. In 1867, the Republican convention in New Orleans has a party platform including promoting equality for African Americans.

In 1867, tension with Johnson and the Congress increased. Congress passed the Tenure Office Act to control the President’s power. It said that the President must have Senate approval before getting rid of some members of his office. Later, he tried to get rid of the last Radical Republican in his cabinet who was Secretary of War Edwin Stanton. He barricaded himself in his office for nearly 2 month. Then, the House of Representative voted to impeach Johnson for trying to fire Stanton. Johnson was so stubborn that he had an impeachment trial by the Spring of 1868. From March to May of 1868, by one vote, the U.S. Senate failed to remove President Johnson from office. The moderates didn’t want Johnson to leave office. Andrew Johnson promised to enforce the Reconstruction Acts. The Fourteenth Amendment was ratified in July 21, 1868. This Amendment guaranteed due process and equal protection under the law to African Americans. The 14th Amendment wanted to punish any state the refused to allow black people the right to vote with losing House seats. It banned leading Confederate officials from holding federal or state offices. On November 3, 1868, President Ulysses S. Grant was elected President. He was the 18th President and a former Union general. He beat Democratic candidate Horatio Seymour of New York State and he had a majority of the white vote. Congress passed the Fifteenth Amendment in 1869. It forbade any state from denying suffrage on the grounds of race, color, or previous condition of servitude. Many southern racists used loopholes to deprive black people of voting rights by using literacy or property qualifications.

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This harmed African Americans and the poor. The Enforcement Act of 1870 made intimidation of people having voting rights a federal crime. The first redeemer government was in Tennessee. This was in 1869 when TN replaced a biracial Republican state government with an all-white Democratic government. This was followed by Georgia, North Carolina, and Virginia in 1870. 1870 was the year when all of the former Confederate states had met the requirements under Radical Reconstruction and rejoined the Union. The Republicans dominated state governments. More African Americans used their political power to be part of government at every level. More black people were now school superintendents, sheriffs, mayor, coroners, and legislatures in the South. The Republican Party also had members who were Scalawags or poor white people who agreed with Reconstruction. Carpetbaggers came from the North and they wanted economic profit in the South via businesses. Many of them were accused of financial exploitation of people. By February 23, 1870 was when the first black senator was elected. His name was Hiram Revels of Mississippi and he was in the U.S. Senate as the first black senator.

The Fifteenth Amendment was ratified on March 30, 1870. It extended the vote to all male citizens regardless of race or previous condition of servitude. In 1871, the 43nd Congress had five black members in the House of Representatives: Benjamin S. Turner of Alabama; Josiah T. Walls of Florida; and Robert Brown Elliot, Joseph H. Rainey and Robert Carlos DeLarge of South Carolina. The first African American governor was P. B. S. Pinchback, acting governor of Louisiana from December 9, 1872 to January 13, 1873. Pinchback, a black politician, was the first black to serve as a state governor, although due to white resistance, his tenure is extremely short. In 1874, for the first time since before the Civil War, Democrats control both houses of Congress. Robert Smalls, black hero of the Civil War, elected to Congress as representative of South Carolina. Blanche K. Bruce elected to U. S. Senate. Blanche was born in Virginia as a slave. She learned to read. She left the plantation and went into Missouri during the Civil War. He ran a school for black children and came into Oberlin College in Ohio. He was a great landowner at age 25 by 1866. By his mid-thirties in 1874, he was elected to the United States Senate. Ironically, no black Congressman was elected in the North until the twentieth century. Some Republicans were wrong to not want women’s suffrage immediately since they felt that they couldn’t get enough support to get voting rights for women. Black people and women gained new opportunities during Reconstruction from working in medicine, schools, etc. Many women were leaders in orphanages and relief programs.

Schools grew in the schools. Most were segregated. A few of the Radical Republicans wanted integration. Land speculation, illiteracy, and poverty were fought against by progressive people in the South. African Americans saw a new world with Reconstruction. Most black people in the South were farmers and wanted land to cultivate their own lives and families. Many organized economic institutions and civil rights groups to fight for their rights. The reason is that freedom must be established by both using economic and political power merged into one. In other words, we have to fight for just laws and get our economic power increased in order to fight poverty plus set up our own institutions to benefit the black community as a whole. Black people worked as cooks, carpenters, blacksmiths, and other workers in southern cities. Many experienced low pay, poor food, and substandard housing. African Americans churches were places where black people worshiped, established job opportunities, organized political movements, and helped to educate black people. In rural communities, sharecropping existed. There were share tenancy and tenant farming. Sharecropping was when a landowner dictated the crop and provided the sharecropper with a place to live. In return, a share of the harvested was given to the sharecropper. The problem was that brought supplies on credit with high interest and the sharecropper were forced to pay for these expensive items. Sharecroppers would in term be in debt.

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These leaders during Reconstruction (from left to right) were Robert Brown Elliot, Robert Carlos DeLarge, and Octavius Catto.

Many landlords would lie about the costs of supplies and economic exploit sharecroppers who were both black people and poor whites. Tenant farming involved renting and money management problems existed too involving tenant farming. Sharecropping extended poverty in the black community. White racism and black scapegoating contributed to the violent backlash against Reconstruction. Republicans took over the governments of the South for a time. White racist southerners formed the Ku Klux Klan as a means to stop Reconstruction. The Klan burned homes, schools, and churches. They came out in night and killed, raped, and hanged African Americans and white progressives. Anyone (a minister, a teacher, politicians, etc.), who encouraged black people to vote, were readily assaulted and murdered by the Klan. The violence against black people was very large. The Congress acted by passing the Enforcement Acts in 1870 and in 1871. It made it federal offense to interfere with a citizen’s right to vote. Congress had hearing and invited black politicians and other people to talk about South. George Ruby of Texas told Congress that he dragged into the woods and beat him because he opened a school in Louisiana. Racism terrorism was in the North too. In Philadelphia, civil rights leader Octavius Otto was murdered by a racist mob. He was a teacher and Isaiah Wears and other black protested the racism found in the North as well. Hundreds of Klansmen were indicted in America via the Enforcement Acts. After 1872, violence against black people declined temporarily. With an ex-Confederate general Wade Hampton being elected in South Carolina, the white racist backlash grew. Ulysses S. Grant did many progressive things. His administration fought southern resistance to Reconstruction. His administration later had financial scandals. Grant defeated Horace Greeley in the 1872 election. Later, greed and economic corruption saw the start of the Gilded Age. The Panic of 1873 involved a recession with failed banks and overextended loans to the railroad industry. Job losses came about. 

On March 1, 1875, the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was enacted by Congress. It guaranteed equal rights to African Americans in public accommodations and jury service. It was ruled unconstitutional in 1883. In 1876, Republicans challenged the validity of the voting in South Carolina, Florida, and Louisiana. Wade Hampton was inaugurated the governor of South Carolina, which shown that Southern reactionary extremists didn’t want Reconstruction but oppression. In 1877, Rutherford B. Hayes was inaugurated as President. The Electoral Commission awarded disputed electoral votes to the republican candidate. In 1877, Reconstruction officially ends with the disgraceful Great Compromise of 1877. This allowed Rutherford Hayes to withdrawal federal troops from the South as a means for him to be President.  Reconstruction didn’t end because of one reason. They included: the Northern support evaporated (because of reforming politics and economic matters which is no excuse since you can handle all issues at the same time), Radical Republicans either passed away or retired, Southern racists gained power in Congress, racist terrorists harmed black people and black people lacked adequate protections, and the Supreme Court promoted decisions that attacked equality. The Supreme Court in the Slaughterhouse Cases of 1873 restricted the 14th Amendment in allowing states to regulate the scope of the Amendment.

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States in the South soon deprived black people rights further. The 1876 decision of United States v. Cruikshank overturned the conviction of the racist Cruikshank and wanted states to handle 14th Amendment affairs (while saying that the 14th Amendment didn’t apply to individuals). Redeemers or Southern whites who hated Reconstruction took control of legislatures throughout the South. In 1874, Republicans lost control of the House of Representatives. Reconstruction has been debated to this day. The truth is that Reconstruction was a heroic, progressive experiment. Its end should be blamed on bigots. Its goals were noble and it caused an increase of the education of African Americans, the expansion of the industrial economy, and the growth of a tax supported educational system. After 1876, bitterness between North and South continued and 100 years after Reconstruction, the second Reconstruction of the Civil Rights Movement would finally end Jim Crow apartheid once and for all. Reconstruction expanded rights and opportunities for African Americans. Also, the Reconstruction period inspired women to fight for suffrage. Women should have the right to vote ASAP just like black Americans and suffrage activists continued in their cause. Reconstruction expanded the role of the federal government and the Republican Party became known as the party of Lincoln. The Democratic Party included both reactionary southerners and industrial Northerners. The Radical Republicans ended after Reconstruction, but new activists would develop to defend the human rights of black people and humanity in general. Reconstruction truly changed the world forevermore.

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The West

One of the most important parts of American history deals with the Old West. For thousands of years, Native Americans were living in the Americas. After 1787, the Construction regulated trade among the federal government and the Native Americans. The history is clear that the federal government not only broke treaties with the indigenous peoples, but outraged kidnapped them and placed them into reservations. From the 1840’s to the 1880’s, more settlers desired more lands even on Native American’s lands. After the Civil War, only 200,000 Native Americans lived to the west of the Mississippi River. Native Americans lived in different cultures and lived in diverse areas. Plains tribes like the Sioux, Blackfeet, Crows, Comanches, and Cheyenne relied on the buffalo for survival literally. Native Americans viewed the land as sacred and it wasn’t to be owned for profit while many Europeans wanted to own the land for economic reasons. Clashes occurred among settlers and Native Americans. By the 1860’s, more laws forced Native Americans to live in reservations. Those areas heavily had poverty, dilapidated lands, and other problems. This was after the 1834 law that limited trade with Native Americans and limited white settlers in Indian Territory. Many white settlers brought diseases that harmed the Native American populations and hunters by the 1870’s almost made the buffalo extinct. Some people murdered buffalos for sport. Transpiration and technology rapidly expanded into the West. With that came more conflict among Native American lifestyles and the growing American nation. Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune encouraged people to travel into the West. In 1862, Sioux Native Americans fought settlers in eastern Minnesota over territories. The Sioux rebellion escalated in 1864 when Colorado militia murdered unarmed Cheyenne and Arapaho civilians. The Native Americans raised the American flag to promote peace, but the militia murdered men, women, and even children. This was the Sand Creek massacre. War grew. John Covington was the commanding officer of the incident.

During this time, the West was transformed by railroads, ranches, and mining. Mining communities desired gold, silver, and other resources. Some authorities hired vigilantes to enforce the law in mining towns. Some mining towns existed temporarily. Chinese Americans and others helped to create the Transcontinental Railroads that expanded the developments of cities and towns. Vaqueros and ranchers owned livestock. Cowboys helped to allow cattle to travel for months into various markets. Cowboys were white, Mexican, and African American men. To this day, cowboys perform nationwide and they include women too. The West was complex with discrimination and economic growth. It had Asians, black people, Mexicans, white people, Native Americans, etc. Homesteads expanded land. Exodusters included African American who wanted to escape the South in order to have self-sufficient, autonomous communities in places like Kansas and Oklahoma. By 1890, the Western frontier era ended. The new era of the West would be filled with challenges and fights for equality among Americans.

After the Civil War, both white and black Union soldiers joined forces to subdue the Native Americans. This was imperialism and it was wrong. Recruitment efforts existed to gain more U.S. soldiers for the job. The Plains Native Americans tried to hold onto to their territories, but the federal government wouldn’t let up. In 1866, Red Cloud and his allied lured Captain William Fetterman and his troops. They killed them. Some people wanted education for Native Americans while others wanted strict rule over them. The racist United States Indian Peace Commission wanted Native Americans to submit to white civilization in order for peace to come. The Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868 dealt with Sioux lands. Promises were broken with treaties and conflict continued. The Red River War existed in the late 1800’s as far as Texas. Comanche surrendered by 1875.

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The Battle of the Little Big Horn was about lands. Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull wanted to drive out prospectors in their lands. By June 1876, General George Custer was defeated by Crazy Horse with his 2,000 Native Americans. Custer and his men died. Sitting Bull escaped into Canada. Crazy Horse and his followers surrendered by starvation and bad weather. Many of the Nez Perces came into reservations, Also, Chief Joseph tried to go into Canada, but he surrendered. He came into Washington, D.C. to defend the interests of his Native American people. The Ghost Dance revival inspired a new resistance movement against U.S. imperialism. In 1890, the government wanted to arrest Sitting Bull. There was the massacre in Wounded Knee, South Dakota where over 100 men, women, and children Native Americans were murdered by U.S. forces.  Assimilation came and many Native Americans were stripped of their rights and culture. Some reformers opposed the brutal treatment of Native Americans like the author Helen Hunt Jackson. Congress passed the Dawes Act in 1887. It dealt with land allotment to Native Americans and other issues. Native Americans would continue to fight for their freedom after the 1890’s too.


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Industrialization and the Guided Age

The growth of industry after the U.S. Civil War transformed the total landscape of American society. This period also involved new inventions and the Gilded Age including the growth of unions (which were created to defend the rights of workers). The Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700’s. It grew in America by the 1800’s with railroads and other devices. Coal and iron was used as resources. By the 1850’s, a new era came about in America. This new era involved steel, oil, and the new power source of electricity. This was the time when goods were created for quicker and efficiently. Immigration grew in causing more labor resources to construct railroads, goods, and other services in America. The natural resources of wood from trees, oil, etc. were utilized in many machines. 1 million immigrants per year came into America by 1905. Horatio Alger wrote his novel that mentioned the story of a poor boy who worse to wealth and fame by working hard. This promoted capitalism and entrepreneurs. Capitalism believes that the free market enterprise should dictate the functions of the economy. Entrepreneurs invested in money in a product in order for them to make profit. They worked in favor of industrialization. The factories, the mines, and the railroads grew jobs and had foreign investment too. The government encourages the free enterprise system. The government gave millions of acres of lands to railroad builders, so they could link East and West. Congress passed protective tariffs or taxes that would make imported goods cost more than goods that were made locally. Back then, little regulation of businesses occurred, which was laissez faire capitalism.

The government promoted patents to protect inventors and their inventions. In 18976, Thomas Edison worked with wealthy industrialists like j. P. Morgan to promote a research laboratory at Menlo Park, New Jersey. Edison crated a patient for the electric light bulb by 1880. IN 2 years, he installed a street lighting system in New York City.  The telegraph was invented in 1844 by Samuel Morse. The telegraph sent communications among thousands of miles in America. In 1876, Alexander graham Bell invented the telephone and in 1896, Guglielmo Marconi created the wireless telegraph which influenced the development of radio. The sewing machine was created by Elias Howe in 1846. The safety elevator was formed by Elisha Otis. In 1884, the improved steam boiler furnace was created by African American Granville Woods. This helped to power trains. Steel would grow being lightweight, but powerful. Such steel was used in skyscrapers and suspension bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge is a suspension bridge being the first of its kind spanning the East River in New York City. It was completed in 1883. It was the largest bridge in the world back then. Modern time zones would form by the 18 80’s and growth would develop mass production. World markets would be linked more closely with the explosion of modern inventions. More Americans moved into the cities from rural farms. America became a more powerful global political, economic power. Industrial waste increased including dust storms and agricultural problems too, so the environmental movement inspired the creation of the National Park Service and Yellowstone Park in 1872.

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With the growth of business, corporations would dominate railroad systems, resources, and other goods plus services. One robber baron was Andrew Carnegie. Corporations were owned by a group of shareholders. Investors would have a dedication to fund the growth of corporations too. Corporations would be dictated by public shareholders, under them would be the Board of Directors, under them were the managers, and the managers control the employees. J. P. Morgan and Cornelius Vanderbilt had massive power. Some corporations dominated a product or service which would be a monopoly. John D. Rockefeller would make deals with railroads in growing his oil profits. Horizontal integration and vertical integration were tactics used by corporations in controlling profits and products. Trusts were used by John D. Rockefeller in order to escape state law preventing companies from owning stock of another company. The paradox is that many robber barons like Carnegie, Rockefeller, and Vanderbilt used cut throat tactics in their economic policies while investing in universities, museums, and libraries at the same time (which they felt would give the disadvantaged the chance to attain wealth). Social Darwinism is related to Charles Darwin’s Origin of the Species book. Social Darwinism means that wealth was one measure of one inherit value and those most fit are entitled to that wealth. Social Darwinism is evil since it promotes classism and it is overtly bigoted against the poor. With these monopolies growing, the government took action. The U.S. Senate created the ICC or the interstate Commerce Commission to oversee railroad operation. The Sherman Antitrust Act in 1890 was passed by the Senate to regulate trusts. It would be rarely enforced until the Progressive Age years later.



With this massive era of the Gilded Age, the workers fought back for economic justice heroically.  Business owners and workers struggles in the midst of conflicts and disagreements on how to move forward. Workers experienced heavy hardships during the Gilded Age. Many workers faced long hours, bad conditions, injuries, and even death from working accidents. Men, women, and children worked in factories. Families struggled to get child care or education for children. Later, states passed laws to ban child labor. Company towns were about business renting areas where workers would live. Corruption inspired the growth of labor union. Labor union fought for workers’ rights like collective bargaining. This was about benefits helping workers. They came after a strike. The National Trades Union was the first national labor union being founded in 1834. Many groups wanted higher wages and the 10 hour work day. Socialism grew too. Socialism believed in public control of property and income. German philosophers Karl Marx and Freiderich Engels promoted the ideas of socialism with their book entitled, The Communist Manifesto. It predicted that capitalism would end when workers would rise up to overturn it. Most Americans rejected Communism, but socialism was popular in many smaller circles back then and today.

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The Knights of Labor was created by Uriah Smith Stephen to defend labor rights. They even recruited African Americans. Stephens wanted a workers’ cooperative to replace capitalism. By 1885, the Knights of Labor had women and people of every race or ethnicity. It disappeared largely by the 1890’s. Samuel Gompers created the American Federation or the AFL in 1886. The AFL wanted union to protect crafts making workers. They wanted higher wages, great working conditions, and low working hours. The AFL excluded women since they falsely believed that women depressed wages. Many AFL excluded black workers when they had no explicit policy banning black people form joining. Strikes occurred in 1877 involving railroad workers. The Haymarket Square strike in 1886 in Chicago wanted an eight hour work day. Many people left the Knights of Labor afterwards. The Homestead Strike wanted higher wages and the Pullman strikes wanted a better cost of living and higher wages. Eugene V. Debs was a leader in that strike. Debs was arrested for being involved in the strike. Debs would be a socialist and help for form the IWW or the Industrial Workers of the World. The Gilded Age ironically helped to spread socialism and labor rights activists worldwide, because the corruption of robber barons were so overt that radical change would be necessary for justice to exist for workers. The Gilded Age saw more skyscrapers, more mass transit like cable cars being electric, trolley cars, and the first subway system in Boston by 1897. New York City had its subway system by 1904.

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America is based on diverse peoples representing their cultures. During the era after the Civil War, massive urbanization (or the rapid growth of cities) developed along with industrialization (or the growth of factories and railroads). There was an expansion of farming as well. This was facilitated by increased high levels of immigration. From 1865 to 1918, there was a historic, unprecedented plus diverse amount of immigrants who came into the United States of America. They came into America in the number of 27.5 million people. 89% of these immigrants or 24.4 million people came from Europe, 2.9 million from Britain, 2.2 million from Ireland, 2.1 million from Scandinavia, 3.8 million from Germany, 4.1 million from Italy, 7.8 million from Russia and other parts of eastern and central Europe. Another 1.7 million came from Canada. Many came from Africa and the Caribbean too. Most of these human beings came through the port of New York City, and from 1892, through the immigration station on Ellis Island. Many ethnic groups settled in different locations. New York City and other large cities of the East Coast became home to large Jewish, Irish, and Italian populations. Many Germans and Central Europeans moved into the Midwest. Some of them had jobs in industry and mining. At the same time, about one million French Canadians migrated from Quebec into New England. Immigrants came into America because of poverty, religious threats. They saw America as the “Promised Land” of milk and honey. Many wanted jobs, farmland, and had kin connections to those in America too. Many of them worked at factories, mines, and construction sites. Some found farming opportunities in the Plains states. Many immigrants were welcomed (other European immigrants weren't for a time) while Asian people experienced massive racism and discrimination. Many Chinese Americans constructed railroads in the West Coast, but were treated in a dismissive fashion unlike Western European immigrants. After massively racist, intense anti-Chinese agitation in the West, Congress passed the evil Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882. It was signed into law by President Chester A. Arthur. It suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and then it was renewed in 1892 and made banning Chinese immigration permanent in 1902. It was the first evil American law to prevent a specific ethnic group from immigrating into America. It was repealed by the Magnuson Act of December 17, 1943. Yet, even that law allowed for the continuation of the ban against ownership of property and businesses by the ethnic Chinese.  In many states, Chinese Americans (including US citizens) were denied property-ownership rights either by law or de facto until the Magnuson Act itself was fully repealed in 1965. Some immigrants stayed temporarily in the U.S. then returned home, often with savings that made them relatively prosperous. Most, however, permanently left their native lands and stayed in hope of finding a better life in the New World. This desire for freedom and prosperity led to the famous term, the American Dream.

In terms of the religion, the Third Great Awakening existed from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. It saw the growth of evangelical Protestantism from the late 1850’s to the early 1900’s. During this time, this movement promoted social activism and affected pietistic Protestant denominations. Many followers of this Awakening believed in the postmillennial theology that the Second Coming of Jesus Christ would come after humankind had reformed the whole earth. A major component was the Social Gospel Movement, which applied Christianity to social issues and gained its force from the Awakening, as did the worldwide missionary movement. New groupings emerged, such as the Holiness movement and Nazarene movements, and Christian Science. At the same time, the Catholic Church grew rapidly, with a base in the German, Irish, Polish, and Italian immigrant communities, and a leadership drawn from the Irish. The Catholics were largely working class and concentrated in the industrial cities and mining towns, where they built churches, parochial schools, and charitable institutions, as well as colleges. The Jewish community grew rapidly, especially from the new arrivals from Eastern Europe who settled chiefly in New York City. They avoided the Reform synagogues of the older German Jewish people and instead formed Orthodox and Conservative synagogues.

Race relations between 1877 and 1918 were horrible. Black Americans during this time lost many of their civil rights obtained via Reconstruction. Many African Americans suffered racial discrimination, racist lynching, violence, and anti-black racial riots. This led to many problems in the living conditions of many African Americans. The South expanded Jim Crow laws. These laws didn’t just deal with restricting voting (literacy tests, poll taxes, and grandfather clauses were used to deprive black people in the South to vote). Grandfather clauses didn’t want people to vote if their grandfathers didn’t vote before 1866. Since, many black people in the South were slaves before 1866, many black people weren’t allowed to vote. It meant separate, unequal restaurants, trains, pools, cemeteries, schools, and other facets of society. Many white people formed all white primaries to only allow whites to have a voice in elections. In 1896, Homer Plessy, an African American, was denied of his rights via the Supreme Court’s Plessy v. Ferguson decision. That decision upheld racial segregation via its sick “separate but equal” doctrine. The case came after Homer Plessy sat in a white section of a Louisiana train car. By the end of World War II, only 3 percent of African Americans had the right to vote. Black people in Louisiana went from 130,000 people voting in 1894 to only 1,300 people voting in 1904. Black Americans fought back too. Frederick Douglass lived during racial oppression, but told his allies to continue to agitate and fight for freedom by the late 1800’s. Black Americans created civil rights groups, women’s clubs, fraternal organizations, schools, colleges, and political organizations in fighting for our human rights back then. Many black people had diverse views on how to achieve equality (like Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois), but they agreed with the same goal (which is equality and justice for black people). Booker T. Washington was born a slave and became free. His legacy was part of educational opportunities for those of black African descent. He was right to advance education and vocational work for African Americans. He was right to promote land ownership. He was wrong to advance the principle that true equal rights must be based on previous preparation for it. Freedom is not based on a clock, but should be given immediate irrespectively of anything. He was also wrong to believe in a capitalist extremism and to promote the Atlanta Compromise since justice is not compromise, but liberation. You don’t compromise with your oppressor, but you defeat your oppression. Later in his life, Booker T. Washington would support efforts to end Jim Crow.

W.E. B. DuBois believed that political agitation and embracing a liberal arts education would cause equality for black people. DuBois is right that no accommodating of southern white racists is needed and he was right that black people should demand for immediate equality via political agitation. DuBois was wrong to advance the Talented Tenth principle or a select of bourgeois black people being made leaders of the black community. Leadership is egalitarian not possessed on a very few amount of people. We can all be leaders. DuBois is right to promote many progressive positions on housing, the economy, and on being anti-imperialist. Ida B. Wells also opposed lynching and racism. She was raised in Holly Springs, Mississippi. She knew both Frederick Douglass and WEB DuBois. She was one founde
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When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: The violence in Chicago has been getting a lot of coverage this week. Over the weekend, more than 70 people were shot. So you might be surprised to learn that the homicide rate in Chicago is not the highest in the U.S. According to the most recent FBI data from 2016, Chicago came in number nine among U.S. cities of a quarter million people or more. To talk about how Chicago fits into the broader national picture of gun violence and homicide, Thomas Abt of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government joins us now. Welcome. THOMAS ABT: It's a pleasure to be here. SHAPIRO: If the problem is not worst in Chicago, where is it worst when you look at U.S. cities? ABT: There are a few cities that are sort of perennially at the top of the list in terms of per capita murder rates. St. Louis is currently the nation's murder capital. But cities like Baltimore, Detroit and New Orleans are always near the top. SHAPIRO: And are we talking about
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Experience the thrill of the Mardi Gras carnival as seen only in New Orleans, the fascinating waterfront in enchanting Florida and the pathos of the homeless in Greater St. Louis in this fascinating video. The origins of Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" can be traced to medieval Europe. Long before Mardi Gras was introduction to America, ancient Romans were celebrating Lupercalia, a circus like festival not entirely unlike the Mardi Gras we are familiar with today. When Rome embraced Christianity, Christian leaders thought it better to retain some of the pagan festivals instead of abolishing them completely. Thus, Mardi Gras was slated as a carnival time that preceded the penance of Lent, and justifiably labeled as a Christian festival.

It was the French explorer Iberville who brought Mardi Gras to America in 1699. Thus, Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in the same year. Throughout the years, the city of New Orleans added to the celebration by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls. The Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and adults.

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It’s time! Beginning at 6 p.m. today, New Orleans Saints’ football is back.
The Saints kick off the 2018 preseason on the road facing the Jacksonville Jaguars, and there’s plenty of intrigue surrounding preseason training camp this year.
Most of that intrigue centers at the quarterback position, where the big question is who will back up 39-year-old starter Drew Brees.

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Aug. 9, 2018 10:01 PM EDT JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles completed 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards and scored on a short bootleg in Jacksonville’s 24-20 loss to New Orleans in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night. Bortles was poised in the pocket and nearly perfect in ...
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The New Orleans musical ambassador is touring with his own mini-festival, with Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Kermit Ruffins and Cyril Neville in tow.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hmj6khcLM2Y Boz Scaggs is likely best known for his affiliation with the Steve Miller Band or 1976 songs like " Lido Shuffle " and " Lowdown ." But through the years, he's also been crafting jazz and blues albums in homage to his earliest influences. His new album Out of the Blues , due out July 27, is a continuation of that practice, capping off an unofficial trilogy of albums that channel his upbringing in Oklahoma and Texas while listening to blues and early rock and roll. Scaggs said he started playing the blues because it was a basic and simple form of guitar, but by now, he's steeped in its history. He recounts the way the blues spread to and across the United States — coming first from the Caribbean and up through Cuba, into New Orleans and up the river to the Mississippi Delta, then to cities, radio and clubs. "As it evolved, it picked up subtleties from every stop and from everyone who used the form," he says. "If you really get back to some of
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRMfiAjKcfQ Henry Butler, a pianist, singer and cornerstone of the New Orleans sound, died of cancer Monday morning in the Bronx, New York. His death was confirmed by his agent, Maurice Montoya. Butler was 69 years old. Born Sept. 21, 1948 in New Orleans, La., Butler was a prime force in the city's piano tradition — gifted with an exuberant touch and a keen, razor-sharp musicality. Blind since birth, Butler grew up in the city's Calliope Projects, and taught himself piano by ear. He went on to study classical music at the Louisiana State School for the Blind, where he memorized scores written in Braille and at Southern University, he majored in voice and minored in piano. He also studied with such exemplars of New Orleans piano as Professor Longhair and James Booker. Musically, Butler was the heir to his birth city's vital piano tradition, and he passed that tradition along. He taught across the United States and developed a summer camp for visually
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New Orleans tight end Ben Watson is giving the gift of life to countless babies thanks to a generous donation to a Maryland Pregnancy Center.
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Saints football is back as the New Orleans Saints take on the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first pre-season game.  News with a Twist Reporter Kenny Lopez caught up with some local celebrities to find out what their Saints predictions are for this season!
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On Thursday, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar delivered remarks at the 45th American Legislative Exchange Council Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. His remarks focused on the Trump Administration’s commitment to working with and challenging states to improve healthcare. Here is a key excerpt from his speech:

“From administering Medicaid programs to providing mental health services, retiree healthcare, and public health programs, states have a major role to play in running America’s healthcare system. But we don’t just want you administering our system as it stands today. This administration believes states should play a vital role in driving American healthcare forward.”

To read the full remarks, please visit: https://www.hhs.gov/about/leadership/secretary/speeches/2018-speeches/remarks-on-state-healthcare-innovation.html.

Later in the day, Secretary Azar and Adam Boehler, Director of the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation and Senior Advisor for Value-Based Transformation and Innovation, visited the “O Bar” at Ochsner Medical Center to learn about their work to integrate technology into patients’ care.

They also held a roundtable discussion with Louisiana healthcare leaders to discuss one of the priorities that Secretary Azar has identified for HHS: transforming America’s healthcare system into one that pays for value.

At the roundtable, Secretary Azar and Mr. Boehler outlined their vision for this transformation, focusing on four areas:

  • Maximizing the promise of health IT, including through promoting interoperability and patient control of data.
  • Boosting transparency around price and quality.
  • Pioneering bold new models in Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Removing government burdens and barriers, especially those impeding care coordination.

At the roundtable, healthcare leaders discussed the challenges and successes they have had working with the federal government on daily basis. Other topics discussed by individual leaders included: President Trump’s American Patients First drug pricing blueprint, including HHS’s announcement this week of new tools for Medicare plans to negotiate with drug companies; the possibilities presented by telemedicine; the important role played by federally qualified health centers; innovations to help patients access their own healthcare data; and the future of Accountable Care Organizations.

Secretary Azar and Mr. Boehler stressed the department’s commitment to reforming regulations that could be impeding value-based, coordinated care, and President Trump’s commitment to ensuring all Americans have access to better healthcare at a lower cost.


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Since Louisiana law considers a left-hand turn at an intersection one of the most dangerous moves a driver can attempt to make, and since “an oncoming driver has a right to assume that the left-turning motorist will… yield to her right-of-way,” the law establishes a very strong presumption that an accident involving a left-turning driver is legally the fault of the left-turning driver. Even if you were the left-turning driver, however, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries in some situations. The key is, if you’ve been hurt, to consult an experienced New Orleans car accident attorney and find out more about the options available to you. A real-life example from St. Tammany Parish, reported by nola.com, illustrates just how dangerous left turns can be. The collision took place at the intersection of Louisiana Highways 22 and 1085 near Madisonville. According to the report, a 16-year-old who was driving south on 1085 made a left-hand turn…
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Second-ranked Miami Marlins prospect Sandy Alcantara allowed just one hit in six scoreless innings to lead Triple-A New Orleans over Iowa, 1-0, on Thursday.
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Free agent centre Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Philadelphia made six-foot-11 Okafor the third overall pick out of Duke in the 2015 NBA draft. But Okafor’s production fell considerably last...
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According to Best Classic Bands, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry has revealed that the band will celebrate its 50th anniversary next year with a Las Vegas residency. Perry broke the news of AEROSMITH's residency last night (August 8) during a live interview on the weekly "Fab Fourum" program on SiriusXM's Beatles Channel. Asked if he could offer a hint of the announcement that AEROSMITH will make during its upcoming appearance on NBC's "Today" show, Perry said: "We're going to be doing a residency in Vegas starting next spring. What we want to do is something that I haven't seen before… just downsizing our live show, just playing in a smaller place. We want to do something different. We're in the middle of the production now. What we're talking about is having an experience that you wouldn't be able to see on a regular AEROSMITH tour." He continued: "I feel like we've been out of the wind for a while and it seems like it would be a really cool thing to bring some of the history back, so the production is gonna look like that. But without losing what we are: a hardcore rock and roll band. "We're having almost weekly conversations about the production and how we're gonna keep it true and honest to the heartbeat of the rock and roll that we play but still add an element that people will want to see. I haven't been this excited about a project with AEROSMITH in quite a while." The full details of AEROSMITH's Las Vegas residency are expected to be revealed next Wednesday, August 15 when the classic rock legends perform on the "Today" show. AEROSMITH officially formed in Boston in 1970 and last performed on May 5 at the New Orleans Jazz Fest. In 2017, AEROSMITH announced a run of dates called "Aero-Vederci Baby!", but stopped short of calling it a final tour. AEROSMITH hasn't released a new studio album since 2012's "Music From Another Dimension!" Perry issued a solo disc, titled "Sweetzerland Manifesto", on January 19.
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The New Orleans Pelicans continued to remake their frontcourt over the offseason, as the team inked former Duke standout Jahlil Okafor to a deal. Okafor, the No. 3 pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, spent much of last season with the Brooklyn Nets following a trade from the Philadelphia 76ers. The former...
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For the 3rd-straight year, the NFL has a National Anthem issue and it started right away during the first preseason game for several teams. Just before their game against the New Orleans Saints, four Jaguars players didn’t bother to show their faces on the field during the playing of the National Anthem. Telvin Smith, Jalen […]
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All 30-year-old Bodie Reeder had to do was follow the virtuoso act of one of college football’s rising offensive minds.

That situation, coupled with just a summer of prep, would rattle the headset of most young coaches.

He did all right, though.

Reeder, an offensive coordinator who was given the keys to Eastern Washington’s offense after head coach Beau Baldwin took the OC job at California, called the shots for a group that finished fifth in the country last season in total yards (5,244).

The numbers were Baldwin-esque, but that wasn’t enough for the former Eastern Illinois quarterback.

“For him to come in and do that in his first year was impressive,” EWU head coach Aaron Best said. “His offense was in the top 5, but he wants to do better. He wants to be No. 1.”

With nine returning starters from the offense that ranked in the nation’s top 15 of several categories, including one of the FCS level’s finest quarterbacks in Gabe Gubrud, those numbers could be even gaudier this fall.

Reeder initially came to EWU as a quarterbacks coach last year, but was thrust into the OC role after Fred Salanoa stepped down from the position last summer after just months on the job.

Reeder had previous stints as an OC at NCAA Division III Wisconsin-Stout, and spent three years as an assistant at throw-it-all-over-the-place Oklahoma State, where he was a sponge under head coach Mike Gundy and coordinator Mike Yurcich.

He was groomed for the occasion.

“This place had a tradition long before I got here, and I wasn’t about to screw it up,” Reeder said. “I didn’t change the verbiage and I’ve been able to put my spin on it.

“Eastern Washington, are you kidding me? This is a dream come true being here.”

His transition came with growing pains.

The Eagles’ offense was stymied in a 56-10 loss at Texas Tech to open the season, and was shut down by FCS juggernaut North Dakota State in a 40-13 rout in Cheney the following week –the worst two-game offensive stretch in years.

The offense cooked in the next four games, though, averaging 45 points in wins over Fordham, Montana, Sacramento State and UC Davis.

“Being an offensive coordinator is like playing a video game,” Reeder said. “You can do whatever you want out there. It’s fun.”

He had a similiar approach as a collegiate QB 10 years ago.

Reeder tallied nearly 4,000 career passing yards at EIU, the alma mater of former Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, current 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, another former QB.

Bald-headed now, Reeder’s once-long locks stuck out of his helmet in college.

Now, he brings a youthful energy to his position. Best, who is still a young man himself at 39, said Reeder is beyond his years on the field.

“And he is only going to get better,” Best said.

Reeder deflected all credit to his players.

“My players help me more than I’ve helped them, I know that,” he said “They’re all wonderful young men and they play hard. They’re picking up everything that I am throwing at them.”

EWU totaled 3,525 passing yards in 2017, as Gubrud connected with 15 receivers. On the ground, the Eagles had 1,719 yards, many from returning star running back Antoine Custer (820 yards, 10 TDs).

Reeder isn’t going to deviate from that attack, but wants to clean up the 23 turnovers his group coughed up last year.

“We’re going to go fast, be unpredictable, and have good run and pass plays, hopefully. Allow our players to touch the ball,” he said. “With a veteran offensive line we’ll be able to lean on them.”


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          'Lies My Teacher Told Me,' And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
When I was a high school junior in New Orleans taking AP American history, my teacher assigned us a paperback book. Slim in contrast to our hulking required textbook, it was a funny, compelling, even shocking read. Lies My Teacher Told Me , by James Loewen, explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong, usually by soft-pedaling, oversimplifying and burying the thorny drama and uncertainties of the past under a blanket of dull, voice-of-God narration. The book also taught a lot of history. It introduced me to concepts that still help me make sense of the world, like the "racial nadir" — the downturn in American race relations, starting after Reconstruction, that saw the rise of lynchings and the Ku Klux Klan. In doing so, Lies My Teacher Told Me overturned one assumption embedded in the history classes I'd been sitting through all my life: that the United States is constantly ascending from greatness to greatness. The book has racked up many awards and sold around 2
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It was the French explorer Iberville who brought Mardi Gras to America in 1699. Thus, Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in the same year. Throughout the years, the city of New Orleans added to the celebration by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls. The Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and adults.

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          Warren: Criminal Justice System ‘Racist’...‘Front to Back’      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

August 09, 2018 

By Bill Barrow and  Chevel Johnson 

Associated Press 

 

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren delivered what she called “the hard truth about our criminal justice system: It’s racist ... I mean front to back.”

 

While speaking at a historically black college, the Massachusetts senator identified some of the system’s failures: disproportionate arrests of African Americans for petty drug possession; an overloaded public defender system; and state laws that keep convicted felons from voting even after their sentences are complete.

 

Warren was participating in a Q&A session hosted by Con­gressional Black Caucus Chairman Cedric Richmond at Dillard Uni­versity in New Orleans.

 

She was among several possible Democratic White House contenders who spoke Friday at Netroots Nation, an annual conference for progressives. She was the only leading Democrat to appear at Dillard.

 

The stop is the latest sign of Warren’s effort to forge ties beyond her largely white political base in Massachusetts and avoid the fate of fellow progressive icon Bernie Sanders, who struggled to win over African-Americans during his failed bid for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

 

Warren has previously addres­sed the NAACP and the Rev. Al Sharpton’s annual civil rights gathering. She visited Martin Luther King Jr.’s Atlanta church last year for a program alongside the Rev. Bernice King, the slain civil rights leader’s youngest daughter.

 

Facing re-election to the Senate this year, Warren did not directly address her 2020 plans. But when Richmond asked her what might have changed since she decided not to run in 2016, the senator was ready.

 

“Two words: Donald Trump,” Warren said, before shifting to warn the audience that the November midterm vote is the immediate fight as Democrats try to break GOP control of Congress.

 

Other than on criminal justice, Warren did not focus her answers on race, offering her usual creed about bending public policy back toward working-class Americans. She called for support for unions, massive investments in infrastructure and more spending on education, including programs for preschool-age children and debt relief for student loans.

 

Ahead of the event, Richmond said any aspiring Democratic nominee will have to address black voters directly.

 

“The biggest political frustration in the African-American community,” Richmond told The Associated Press, “is that we have a bunch of Democrats, both black and white, but primarily white, they don’t get it – the black experience, the black struggle, what it’s like to raise a young black man or black woman from infant to high school.”

 

Richmond praised Warren’s work as a consumer advocate and her willingness to explain her policies with her personal story, principally her mother’s venture into the workforce to support the family amid her father’s health problems. Warren opened with that narrative at Dillard, and it struck a chord with some who came to hear her.

 

“What really resonates with me was her background, coming from a meager place and using hard work and education to get to where she is today,” said David Hoey, a pastor in Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

C.J. Wiltz, a retired Dillard professor who came to hear Warren, said her work on Capitol Hill stands out. “I was especially interested in what’s she’s been saying about the financial sector and how the impact of big banks on poor people has manifested,” he said, adding that he’d “like to see her run” in 2020.

 

In Massachusetts, less than 10 percent of the electorate is African-American. Running for president, Democrats must navigate a primary calendar front-loaded with Southern states where African-Americans determine the outcome.

 

In 2008, that helped Barack Obama sweep the South and build an early, insurmountable delegate lead over Hillary Clinton. In 2016, Clinton managed the same sweep against Sanders, a Vermont senator whose home base is mostly white.

 

The coming campaign could include several black candidates such as Sens. Kamala Harris of California and Cory Booker of New Jersey, former Attorney General Eric Holder and former Massa­chusetts Gov. Deval Patrick. San­ders could make another bid. And while Obama isn’t on the ballot, his vice president, Joe Biden, could be.

 

“There will be a search for someone they can hear and see and immediately identify with,” Aneesa McMillan, who worked for Sanders' campaign, said of black voters. But, she added, “it’s not impossible” for that to be a white candidate.


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If you love culinary travel in the least, you MUST plan a trip to New Orleans! While there are a lot of fantastic culinary destinations in the United States, I personally think New Orleans is the best and most unique. You’ve got dishes that you won’t find anywhere else — all in the cradle of […]

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Sandy Alcantara and three relievers combined on a two-hit shutout on Thursday night as the New Orleans Baby Cakes beat the Iowa Cubs, 1-0.
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Experience the thrill of the Mardi Gras carnival as seen only in New Orleans, the fascinating waterfront in enchanting Florida and the pathos of the homeless in Greater St. Louis in this fascinating video. The origins of Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" can be traced to medieval Europe. Long before Mardi Gras was introduction to America, ancient Romans were celebrating Lupercalia, a circus like festival not entirely unlike the Mardi Gras we are familiar with today. When Rome embraced Christianity, Christian leaders thought it better to retain some of the pagan festivals instead of abolishing them completely. Thus, Mardi Gras was slated as a carnival time that preceded the penance of Lent, and justifiably labeled as a Christian festival.

It was the French explorer Iberville who brought Mardi Gras to America in 1699. Thus, Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in the same year. Throughout the years, the city of New Orleans added to the celebration by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls. The Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and adults.

          Texas: School Bus Camera Scandal Takes Down Politician      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Dwaine CarawayThe ongoing bribery scandal involving school bus cameras in Dallas, Texas, has claimed another victim. City councilman Dwaine Caraway on Thursday told US District Judge Barbara M.G. Lynn that he was guilty of participating in a photo enforcement conspiracy. The scheme has already taken down former Dallas County Schools superintendent Ricky Dale Sorrells, real estate developer Slater Washburn Swartwood Sr and the entire Dallas County Schools organization, which was shut down by the voters.

"It is time to remove the dark cloud that my actions have brought upon our city," Caraway wrote in a resignation letter on Thursday. "It has been the highest honor for me to serve and lead the citizens of this great city."

It all started in 2009 when Force Multiplier Solutions (now operating under the name BusPatrol) began looking to sell its automated ticketing technology to Dallas County Schools. The company's leadership decided the most effective means of gaining buy-in from key decisionmakers was to provide campaign donations and outright bribes. Over five years, the school system paid Force Multiplier $70 million, and it became insolvent in the process.

Caraway played a pivotal role in the scam. Force Multiplier CEO Robert Leonard identified the importance of getting a senior member of the Dallas city council to advocate for an ordinance that would allow the installation of automated ticketing machines on school buses. Caraway proved to be an articulate spokesman for the program -- for a price.

Five days after voting to support cameras, Leonard handed Caraway a $5000 check with "loan" written in the memo field. The councilman cashed the check at a liquor store. Caraway made speeches in favor of the program before the city council, and he signed a letter written by Force Multiplier, and sent it to the city of San Antonio in the hopes of drumming up more photo enforcement business.

In total, Caraway took $390,000 in "consulting" payments from ELF Investments, a shell company controlled by Leonard. To help disguise the payments, Leonard and Swartwood created a $270,000 promissory note to allowing the payments to be explained as a loan -- a loan that was never paid back. Leonard also made $40,000 in campaign donations. Other rewards for Caraway included a campaign bus and all-expense-paid trips to New Orleans, Louisiana; Las Vegas, Nevada and Austin, Texas.

"These cases demonstrate our continued resolve to uncover corruption at the highest levels -- the citizens of Dallas deserve honest government," US Attorney Nealy Cox said in a statement.

Caraway's guilty plea covers one count of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and tax evasion. Under his deal with federal prosecutors, he faces no more than seven years in jail, a $250,000 fine (or twice the bribe amount) and three years of probation. He will also pay the IRS $68,906 for failing to pay taxes on the bribes. Source
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I have to confess that the first time I stumbled upon Tank and The Bangas — who open for Nathaniel Rateliff at Red Rocks Aug. 22 and then return to Colorado to headline the Ogden with Big Freedia on Nov. 2 — I kind of hated them.

But that would be the case with any number of bands who get ushered out onto the tiny makeshift stage during half-time at a New Orleans Pelicans game.…
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Manager - Energy Efficiency Department About the Organization PosiGen was founded in 2011 in New Orleans, LA, with the mission of making a positive financial impact on the lives of homeowners. PosiGen pairs energy efficiency retrofits and solar power systems to reduce household energy consumption. We are dedicated to increasing energy independence and ensuring the financial security of the communities we serve. Since our humble beginnings, PosiGen has expanded its solar energy and energy efficiency mission across Louisiana, New York, Connecticut and Florida. PosiGen's Vision is to be the world's most amazing energy enterprise dedicated to delivering freedom, power and pure positive energy to all. We are expanding quickly, and constantly challenging ourselves to think outside the box to promote solar energy and customer savings. Join PosiGen, and help us make a difference. EOE Statement PosiGen is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources. Category Operations Description Summary The Energy Efficiency Manager is responsible for the operations of the Energy Efficiency process within the specific office. This position will require an individual to think on their feet and have an overarching desire for success. Essential Job Functions + Manage and oversee the daily operations of the Energy Efficiency programs implementation + Maintain staff by recruiting, selecting, orienting, and training employees; maintain a safe, secure, and legal work environment; develop personal growth opportunities + Maintain EE pipeline and ensure increased speed of addresses through the process while maintaining accurate reporting on stages throughout the pipeline. + Locate, develop and maintain contractor relationships, which will include invoice approval, quality enforcement, process implementation and changes + Navigate through different incentive programs and develop efficient process around company business model + Ensure Salesforce (CRM) has efficient workflow in place and assist in the resolution when not working properly + Accomplish financial objectives by forecasting requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions. + Maintain quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyze and resolve quality and customer service problems; identify trends; recommend system improvements + Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; review professional publications; establish personal networks; benchmark state-of-the-art practices; participate in professional societies and organizations + Provide feedback and strategy for improvement + Identify opportunities to better serve customers through the delivery of EE work Position Requirements Competencies + Self-starter with ability to work both independently and as part of a team + Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for accurate quality control evaluation documentation and work oversight + Strong leadership skills – ability to organize, utilize and motivate team members quickly to respond to changes in the construction schedule and scope + Good at problem solving and implementing change + Organized and able to meet deadlines + Great attention to detail with a commitment to quality workmanship Education/Experience + Proficiency on a computer in MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word) + Experience and comfort level working on roofs + Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen + Must possess a current and valid state driver’s license and a clean driving record Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Shift -not applicable- Relocation Assistance Salary Requirements Position Energy Efficiency Manager Number of Openings 1 Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt Location Jefferson, LA This position is currently accepting applications.
          (USA-LA-Jefferson) Administrative Specialist-Energy Efficiency       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Administrative Specialist-Energy Efficiency About the Organization PosiGen was founded in 2011 in New Orleans, LA, with the mission of making a positive financial impact on the lives of homeowners. PosiGen pairs energy efficiency retrofits and solar power systems to reduce household energy consumption. We are dedicated to increasing energy independence and ensuring the financial security of the communities we serve. Since our humble beginnings, PosiGen has expanded its solar energy and energy efficiency mission across Louisiana, New York, Connecticut and Florida. PosiGen's Vision is to be the world's most amazing energy enterprise dedicated to delivering freedom, power and pure positive energy to all. We are expanding quickly, and constantly challenging ourselves to think outside the box to promote solar energy and customer savings. Join PosiGen, and help us make a difference. EOE Statement PosiGen is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other factor protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. Individuals who require reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act in order to participate in the search process should notify the Office of Human Resources. Category Business Development Description Summary The Energy Efficiency Monitoring Specialist is responsible for the management of the Energy Efficiency Program. This position will require an individual to think on their feet, maintain great communication with the Business Development, Operations teams and subcontractors, and have an overarching desire to remain informed of incentive availability and program changes. Essential Job Functions + Oversee the daily operations of the Energy Efficiency program + Manage program pipeline movement + Accomplish energy efficiency results by monitoring subcontractor expectations and productivity standards + Ensure Salesforce (CRM) has efficient workflow in place and assist in the resolution when not working properly + Maintain quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyze and resolve quality and customer service problems; identify trends; recommend system improvements + Maintain professional and technical knowledge of energy efficiency + Identify opportunities to better serve customers through the delivery of EE work + Supervise and assist with the daily verification, review and approvals of EE Assessment/Upgrades projects + Assist Account Management with questions, concerns and case closures + Ensure proper processing of On-hold and Cancel letters by Project Management + Locate, develop and maintain contractor relationships, which will include invoice approval, quality enforcement, process implementation and change + Navigate through different incentive programs and develop efficient process around company business model + Data Correction + Support field technicians with information to problem solve Position Requirements Competencies + Self-starter with ability to work both independently and as part of a team + Excellent written and verbal communication skills required for accurate quality control evaluation documentation and work oversight + Good at problem solving and implementing change + Organized and able to meet deadlines + Great attention to detail with a commitment to quality workmanship Education/Experience + BPI certified preferred, but not required + Proficiency on a computer in MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Word) + Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment criminal, driving and drug screen + Must possess a current and valid state driver’s license and a clean driving record Physical Demands + The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. + While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. + The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and move objects up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Shift -not applicable- Relocation Assistance Salary Requirements Position Energy Efficiency Specialist Number of Openings 1 Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt Location Jefferson, LA This position is currently accepting applications.
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          Goodbye, Mr. Okra: New Orleans Remembers Its Singing Vegetable Vendor      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Remember how happy you were as a kid to hear the distant music of the ice cream truck get louder as it drove closer to your block? Residents of New Orleans would get that feeling when they heard the song of local produce vendor Mr. Okra, who drove up and down the streets of the city, hawking his wares. "I have the mango, I have spinach, I have yellow squash, corn on the cob," he'd chant in rhythm from a PA system attached to the roof of his bright red pick-up truck. "I have eggplant, I have onion, I have garlic." "My name is Arthur James Robinson but they call me Mr. Okra," Robinson told me when I encountered his colorful produce wagon on a reporting trip in 2013. Neighbors would pick fresh vegetables and fruit from boxes stacked in the back of his truck. It was painted with images of produce and declared "Be Nice or Leave," the slogan painted by New Orleans folk artist Dr. Bob . Robinson had been selling produce on the streets of New Orleans since he was a teenager, working with his
          Louisiana Lawmaker Threatens Saints' Tax Breaks After Anthem Protests      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A Louisiana state legislator wants to cut off tax breaks and other funding for the state's only NFL franchise, the New Orleans Saints. State Rep. Kenny Havard , a Republican, objects to player protests during the pregame national anthem. He plans to propose an amendment to strip any state funding that benefits the Saints, including free rental of the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, their home venue. "We're paying the Saints a lot of money to entertain us — not to get off in the weeds of, you know, political discourse," Havard says. "They can do that, but do it on their own time." The controversy started last season , when San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick chose to kneel instead of stand during the national anthem in response to racial injustice and police brutality. Over the course of the 2016 season, other players joined Kaepernick's protest by kneeling, sitting or raising a fist during the song. Kaepernick was not offered an NFL contract in 2017 , but the #TakeAKnee movement
          Trombone Shorty brings 'a Mardi Gras ball' to Penn's Landing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The New Orleans musical ambassador is touring with his own mini-festival, with Galactic, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Walter "Wolfman" Washington, Kermit Ruffins and Cyril Neville in tow.
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I have to confess that the first time I stumbled upon Tank and The Bangas — who open for Nathaniel Rateliff at Red Rocks Aug. 22 and then return to Colorado to headline the Ogden with Big Freedia on Nov. 2 — I kind of hated them.

But that would be the case with any number of bands who get ushered out onto the tiny makeshift stage during half-time at a New Orleans Pelicans game.…
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LA-Baton Rouge, Location:Baton Rouge, LA Zip Code:70805 Length of Assignment: Direct Hire Compensation: $70,000 to $80,000 Annually, Depending on Experience Job Description: We have an immediate opening for a Field Commercial Auto Bodily Injury Claims Adjuster to handle losses throughout Southern Louisiana, primarily between New Orleans, Lafayette, and Baton Rouge. This position requires 3+ years of experience ha
          Mac & Moon Brings Vegan Macarons to New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
By Keryl Cryer I’ve watched enough baking competition shows to know that it’s hard to perfect French macarons – those round, meringue-like, and often brightly colored sandwich cookies served at bridal showers and tea parties. Now, imagine what it must take to develop comparable vegan and gluten-free versions. Not only has Mac & Moon conquered […]
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Frontier Airlines and Volaris starting late-August 2018 launches reciprocal codeshare partnership, covering service between US and Mexico, as well as domestic service within each country. A total of 51 Volaris routes and 120 Frontier routes will display both Y4 and F9-coded flight numbers.

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Aguascalientes – Los Angeles
Cancun – Aguascalientes
Cancun – Chihuahua
Cancun – Guadalajara
Cancun – Leon/Guanajuato
Cancun – Mexico City
Cancun – Monterrey
Cancun – Puebla
Cancun – Queretaro
Cancun – Tijuana
Cancun – Tuxtla Gutierrez
Chihuahua – Denver
Culiacan – Phoenix
Durango – Los Angeles
Guadalajara – Austin
Guadalajara – Chicago O’Hare
Guadalajara – Dallas/Ft. Worth
Guadalajara – Denver
Guadalajara – Fresno
Guadalajara – Houston
Guadalajara – Las Vegas
Guadalajara – Los Angeles
Guadalajara – Miami
Guadalajara – Milwaukee
Guadalajara – Morelia
Guadalajara – Ontario
Guadalajara – Orlando
Guadalajara – Phoenix
Guadalajara – Portland OR
Guadalajara – Reno
Guadalajara – Sacramento
Guadalajara – San Antonio
Guadalajara – San Francisco
Guadalajara – San Jose CA
Guadalajara – Seattle
Huatulco – Chicago O’Hare
Leon/Guanajuato – Los Angeles
Mexico City – Chicago O’Hare
Mexico City – Denver
Mexico City – Las Vegas
Mexico City – Los Angeles
Mexico City – Miami
Mexico City – San Antonio
Mexico City – San Francisco
Morelia – Fresno
Morelia – Los Angeles
Morelia – San Jose CA
Oaxaca – Los Angeles
Uruapan – Los Angeles
Zacatecas – Los Angeles
Zacatecas – San Jose CA

Volaris operated by Frontier Airlines
Chicago O’Hare – Cancun
Chicago O’Hare – Colorado Springs
Chicago O’Hare – Islip
Chicago O’Hare – Jacksonville
Chicago O’Hare – Las Vegas
Chicago O’Hare – Orlando
Chicago O’Hare – Pensacola
Chicago O’Hare – Phoenix
Chicago O’Hare – Syracuse NY
Chicago O’Hare – Tampa
Chicago O’Hare – Trenton
Cleveland – Cancun
Denver – Atlanta
Denver – Bismarck
Denver – Boise
Denver – Bozeman
Denver – Branson
Denver – Buffalo
Denver – Cancun
Denver – Cedar Rapids
Denver – Charlotte
Denver – Chicago O’Hare
Denver – Cincinnati
Denver – Cleveland
Denver – Dallas/Ft. Worth
Denver – Des Moines
Denver – Detroit
Denver – Fargo
Denver – Fort Myers
Denver – Fresno
Denver – Houston
Denver – Huntsville
Denver – Jackson Hole
Denver – Jackson MS
Denver – Las Vegas
Denver – Little Rock
Denver – Los Angeles
Denver – Madison
Denver – Miami
Denver – Milwaukee
Denver – Minneapolis/St. Paul
Denver – Missoula
Denver – Nashville
Denver – New York LaGuardia
Denver – Ontario
Denver – Orlando
Denver – Philadelphia
Denver – Phoenix
Denver – Pittsburgh
Denver – Portland OR
Denver – Providence
Denver – Raleigh
Denver – Sacramento
Denver – Salt Lake City
Denver – San Antonio
Denver – San Diego
Denver – San Francisco
Denver – San Jose CA
Denver – Seattle
Denver – Sioux Falls
Denver – Spokane
Denver – Tampa
Denver – Washington Dulles
Denver – Washington Reagan
Denver – Wichita
Las Vegas – Atlanta
Las Vegas – Austin
Las Vegas – Cincinnati
Las Vegas – Cleveland
Las Vegas – Denver
Las Vegas – Greenville
Las Vegas – Indianapolis
Las Vegas – Jacksonville
Las Vegas – Madison
Las Vegas – Memphis
Las Vegas – Milwaukee
Las Vegas – Nashville
Las Vegas – Norfolk
Las Vegas – Omaha
Las Vegas – Orlando
Las Vegas – Raleigh
Las Vegas – Sacramento
Las Vegas – St. Louis
Las Vegas – San Frnacisco
Las Vegas – San Jose CA
Las Vegas – Spokane
Las Vegas – Tampa
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          Jane Smisor Bastien ’57      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Jane Smisor Bastien died at age eighty-two on March 27. She “revolutionized the way piano playing for beginners is taught,” says Teachers College Associate Professor of Music and Music Education Lori Custodero, and “to this day, her instructional approach and strategies are very relevant.”

Smisor Bastien and her husband, James Bastien, were best known for authoring more than 500 piano method and technique books that were translated into sixteen languages and sold millions of copies worldwide. Their publications, such as Bastien Piano Basics, utilized their innovative, gradual, multikey method that teaches beginning students to play without the intimidating and difficult task of reading music. Instead, students learn to play child-friendly compositions by following a set of finger patterns that introduce them to the full range of piano keys, and then later learn musical notation. This enables students to play musically from the start.

Born in Hutchinson, Kansas, Smisor Bastien once said she couldn’t remember a time when she didn’t play the piano, having taken up the instrument at age three; her mother was a piano teacher. When it became clear that Smisor Bastien was a prodigy, she began performing at the State Fair and Rotary Club, and even had her own Saturday radio show.

She moved to New York to continue her piano studies. At Barnard, a classmate asked her to substitute-teach piano at the Hudson Guild Settlement House. The classmate never returned, and Bastien kept the job, calling it a pivotal experience that affirmed her vocation and passion for teaching children. “I think that job, teaching immigrants from different places at the settlement house, was one of the most meaningful to her,” Smisor Bastien’s daughter, Lisa Hanss, said. (Hanss and her sister Lori Vickers continue the family tradition by working as piano teachers, and both collaborated with their mother on a new series of books titled Bastien New Traditions.) “Students lined up to practice on the Hudson Guild’s one piano, and their enthusiasm and dedication inspired her.”

In addition to her diploma from Barnard, Smisor Bastien received a master’s degree from Teachers College, where she studied piano pedagogy. Newcomb College, the women’s college at Tulane University in New Orleans, recruited her to establish its Preparatory Piano Department. There, she met her future husband and collaborator, though he was engaged at the time. After James Bastien returned to New Orleans in 1961 to see her play the Schumann Concerto with the New Orleans Symphony (conducted by Aaron Copland, no less), the couple married and went on to perform and compose together and to publish their innovative teaching techniques.

“As a pedagogue, she was incredibly specific and communicative,” says Elan McMahan, music director at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre, who was Bastien’s first student after the family moved to La Jolla, California, in 1975. “There was just a clarity in her language that was uncanny. She was warm and loving and never falsely so.” McMahan adds, “She was also an incredible pianist. When she played something like the big Beethoven sonatas, she could just rip it out.”

Friends like Annette Clark Waite ’57 remember Bastien for her “bubbly personality and genuine warmth,” not to mention her love of flowers. She was a voracious shopper and traveler who taught workshops all over the world, including in China, two years ago. “When we both turned eighty, I asked Jane if she’d ever give up teaching,” Waite said. “She told me, ‘I couldn’t do that, I would just die if I didn’t have my students.’” •

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          Humana Highlights Commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goals in Newly Released Corporate Social Responsibility Report      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM), one of the nation’s leading health and well-being companies, today released its 2016-2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) report. In the comprehensive report, Humana, for the first time, announces the company’s alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), becoming one of the first U.S. health insurers to commit to the international targets.

“While we have made significant impacts in the local communities we serve, we realize our responsibility as a leading healthcare company is to ensure that we’re operating our business in a sustainable way,” said Bruce D. Broussard, Humana’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “Just as we approach member health holistically, our SDG commitments are an example of how we’re taking a big picture view of what it means to be a health and well-being company in the world today. At Humana, our focus on social responsibility is all about the investments we’re making to help people improve their health.”

The company conducted an analysis of its corporate responsibility efforts and commitments against the SDGs and identified three goals that align with the existing Humana CSR pillars: Healthy PeopleHealthy Planet and Healthy Performance. They include:

  • Goal 3: “Good Health and Well-being” aligns with Healthy People. The UN goal that calls for organizations to reduce deaths from chronic illness and cover essential health services echoes Humana’s responsibility as a health services provider and purpose to help people achieve their best health.

  • Goal 12: “Responsible Consumption and Production” aligns with Healthy Planet. The UN’s call for sustainable consumption and production patterns is in line with Humana’s environmental sustainability efforts.

  • Goal 8: “Decent Work and Economic Growth” aligns with Healthy Performance. The goal that promotes inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all fits well with Humana’s values-driven culture and focus on inclusion and diversity – creating work environments where everyone feels welcome and safe to be their true selves.

Humana’s Accomplishments

Humana’s alignment with the SDGs comes to life through the company’s Healthy PeopleHealthy Planet and Healthy Performance CSR platform.

The Healthy People pillar details Humana’s efforts to improve the health of its employees, its members, and the communities in which it operates.

  • The Bold Goal is Humana’s commitment to helping the communities it serves become 20 percent healthier by 2020. In 2017, four of the original seven Bold Goal communities (Knoxville, Tenn., Baton Rouge, La., New Orleans and San Antonio) demonstrated improved health as measured by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Healthy Days tool. This was due, in part, to strong relationships fostered among physicians, patients and community groups.

The Healthy Planet pillar addresses Humana’s commitment to environmental sustainability, which correlates with the company’s journey to help people achieve lifelong well-being.

  • Humana employees rallied around company environmental goals set in 2014 and have since reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than six percent and diverted 40 percent of waste (that would have gone to landfills) by using less and recycling more.

    Humana has also continued to pursue its goal to reduce energy consumption, and just hit its target of a 5 percent reduction (compared with a 2013 baseline) as of June 30, 2018 – thanks in part to investments in building efficiency improvements, the optimization of building occupancy rates, and new energy-efficient processes.

In 2018, Humana has set new environmental goals, including commitments to:

  • Decrease the company’s greenhouse gas emissions by 2.1 percent each year (compared with 2017 emissions) over a five-year period – from 2018 through 2022

  • Divert 60 percent of its waste from landfills by 2022

Healthy Performance is Humana’s commitment to excellence in business standards and practices. Humana is dedicated to implementing best practices in the healthcare industry by promoting inclusion and diversity in its workforce, supporting employees’ professional development through training programs and holding its suppliers to high standards.

  • Humana increased the number of employee-led network resource groups (NRGs) to eight in 2017 by starting an NRG for employees living with disabilities. NRGs provide personal, experience-based forums for exchanging ideas, building community, and driving measurable business outcomes. Now, more than 25 percent of Humana’s employee population participate in NRGs, and those who do report higher scores in the areas of purpose and belonging on the company’s well-being index.

To learn more about Humana initiatives that are improving health, view these newly created videos highlighting Humana’s efforts to improve the health of its:

  • Employees: Humana’s 100 Day Dash, an annual friendly walking competition for employees and their families, inspires participants to integrate more activity into their lives and get at least 10,000 steps each day.

  • Members: At a Humana Center in Mesa, Ariz., the Humana Charity Crafters group brings members together in support of local cancer patients and each other, as members establish strong social bonds.

  • Communities: Humana’s Iora Primary Care partnership helps senior patients overcome barriers to health and helps improve the health of local communities one patient at a time.

The 2016-2017 CSR report content was collected and reported in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the world’s most recognized standards for environmental, social and governance reporting. GRI is an independent international organization that helps businesses, governments and other organizations understand and communicate the impact of business on critical sustainability issues.

To learn more about Humana’s accomplishments and new SDG commitments in alignment with the Healthy PeopleHealthy Planet and Healthy Performance platform, read the 2016-2017 CSR Report (humanacsr.com).

About Humana

Humana Inc. is committed to helping our millions of medical and specialty members achieve their best health. Our successful history in care delivery and health plan administration is helping us create a new kind of integrated care with the power to improve health and well-being and lower costs. Our efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

To accomplish that, we support physicians and other health care professionals as they work to deliver the right care in the right place for their patients, our members. Our range of clinical capabilities, resources and tools – such as in-home care, behavioral health, pharmacy services, data analytics and wellness solutions – combine to produce a simplified experience that makes health care easier to navigate and more effective.

More information regarding Humana is available to investors via the Investor Relations page of the company’s web site at www.humana.com, including copies of:

  • Annual reports to stockholders

  • Securities and Exchange Commission filings

  • Most recent investor conference presentations

  • Quarterly earnings news releases and conference calls

  • Calendar of events

  • Corporate Governance information


          Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: August 9      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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          Archie Manning Net Worth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Elisha Archibald “Archie“ Manning was born on 19 May 1949, in Drew, Mississippi USA, and is famous as a former American football player, primarily with the New Orleans Saints, and for having two sons who are now famous players in the NFL. So just how rich is former NFL player Archie Manning? Sources have estimated …

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          Talking to Homeless People in New Orleans      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The Big Easy can be hard. New Orleans has more than 1,300 homeless residents. They can tell you how it is.

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          Jaguars' Bortles solid in exhibition opener vs. Saints      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Blake Bortles was poised in the pocket and nearly perfect in one series of work, a significant improvement from the way his preseason started a year ago.

Bortles completed 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards and scored on a short bootleg in Jacksonville's 24-20 loss to New Orleans in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night.

Bortles had a five-interception performance during a training camp practice in 2017 and continued to struggle during joint practices with New England. He was benched two weeks into the preseason and had to earn the starting job back.

A year later, his spot is as solid as just about anyone's on the team. It showed against the Saints.

Playing without two starting offensive linemen - left guard Andrew Norwell (calf) and right tackle Jermey Parnell (precaution) - Bortles led the Jaguars on a 15-play, 79-yard drive to open the game. He converted both third-down passes he faced and finished off the series by going untouched around the right side.

"It's a good way to start," Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said.

Saints star Drew Brees got the night off, allowing backup Tom Savage to play the first half. Savage completed 10 of 14 passes for 70 yards. Brees only played in one preseason game in 2017.

"Early in the game, offensively and defensively, we struggled," Saints coach Sean Payton said. "There's a lot we have to get cleaned up. We struggled the whole night, fundamental basic stuff. We had trouble with who's on the ball, where our split is. We've got to go back to square one with some of that because that didn't look good. It wasn't a smooth operation."

Mark Ingram, suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancers, carried seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown. Ingram scored against Jacksonville's backups and after a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty kept the drive alive.

NATIONAL ANTHEM

Jacksonville cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith, and running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon remained in the locker room during the national anthem.

"It was a personal thing, man," Fournette said. "Don't really want to get into it. Everybody has their own beliefs and certain things. ... I'm not really trying to get into it. It's just something I believe in. I ain't really trying to go into details about it. Just more focused on my teammates right now."

Yeldon said he "just didn't want to come out" during the anthem. Ramsey was no longer in the locker room when reporters entered after the game.

Smith offered the most insight, but declined to answers specific questions.

"As a man, I got certain beliefs," said Smith, who wore "Salute the Service" cleats. "You know what I mean? This is not going to become a distraction, and Jacksonville's not going to become a distraction for this team. I got beliefs. I did what I did. I don't know if it's going to be every week, can't answer if it's going to be every week.

"But as a man I've got to stand for something. I love my team, I'm dedicated to my teammates, and that's what we're talking about. I did what I did. It was love. I hope people see it and respect it. I respect views."

GAME CHANGERS

The Saints overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win. Jayrone Elliott's strip-sack set up rookie Jonathan Williams' 4-yard touchdown run with 2:16 remaining. Elliott had another strip-sack late in the game, but the Jaguars recovered.

SOLID OUTING

Jaguars backup quarterback Cody Kessler completed 14 of 17 passes for 139 yards, with a touchdown . Jacksonville acquired Kessler in a trade with Cleveland in March.

INJURIES

Saints backup cornerback P.J. Williams appeared to get the wind knocked out him while making a tackle. He jogged to the bench but later headed to the locker room. ... The Jaguars had 10 guys who didn't suit up, including All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) and rookie defensive lineman Taven Bryan (abdomen).

UP NEXT

Saints host Arizona next Friday night.

Jaguars travel to Minnesota on Tuesday for two joint practices with the Vikings before their exhibition game on Aug. 18.


          NFL won't punish players who kneel, raise fists or sit out National Anthem      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The NFL says it won't punish the players who took a knee, raised fists or did not take to the field while the National Anthem was played Thursday night before preseason games.

In a statement released Thursday, the league reiterated that its new policy regarding conduct surrounding the anthem is shelved until it reaches an agreement with the NFL Players Association.

The league noted the anthem will continue to be played before every game and all personnel on the field would be "expected to stand during the presentation of the flag and performance of the anthem."

"Personnel who do not wish to do so can choose to remain in the locker room," the league added.

The Miami Herald reported that Dolphins wide receiver Kenny Stills, along with wide receiver Albert Wilson, knelt during the anthem before a home game against Tampa Bay.

WTVJ Miami reported that Dolphins defensive end Robert Quinn raised his fist during the song.

The Philadelphia Daily News reported that Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett walked out of the tunnel during the playing of the anthem and headed to the team bench. The Daily News said Eagles captain Malcolm Jenkins and cornerback De'Vante Bausby raised their fists.

Several Jacksonville Jaguars players were not on the field for the playing of the anthem before their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints, according to The Florida Times Union. The players included Jalen Ramsey, Telvin Smith, Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon.

During the NFL Network's television coverage of the Cleveland Browns and New York Giants game, 10 Giants were seen kneeling in unison in an end zone before the National Anthem was played.

A dozen games were played Thursday night. It was not immediately clear how many saw signs of protest.

The anthem controversy has been rumbling since 2016, when then-San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the anthem to draw attention to racial injustice.

Kaepernick tweeted Thursday night, lauding the action of two players who protested.

The debate ratcheted up a notch in 2017 when US President Donald Trump said kneeling players showed "total disrespect for our great country."

After withstanding two seasons of backlash against players kneeling, raising fists and displaying other means of protest during the anthem, the NFL said it would fine teams with protesting players directly, who in turn would have it in their discretion to enforce pregame anthem observations in their own ways.

After confusion, the NFL decided to take its new policy back to the drawing board and consult with the players association.

"The NFL and NFLPA, through recent discussions, have been working on a resolution to the anthem issue," read the joint statement. "In order to allow this constructive dialogue to continue, we have come to a standstill agreement on the NFLPA's grievance and on the NFL's anthem policy."


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          Deadnamed      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Aea Celestice, a black transgender woman living in Jacksonville, Florida, has the most basic of plans for the next chapter of her life: She hopes to get out of town before someone kills her.

Celestice, 32, has good reason to worry. Over the past six months, four black trans women in the city have been shot, three of them fatally.

Celine Walker, 36, was shot to death in her room at an Extended Stay America hotel near the University of North Florida on the night of the Super Bowl, Feb. 4. On June 1, Antonia “Antash’a” English, 38, was killed outside an abandoned home north of downtown. And on June 24, Cathalina James, 24, was gunned down in a room at a Quality Inn on the city’s south side.

The cases have left Celestice and others in Jacksonville’s transgender community rattled but it’s been the handling of the investigations by authorities that’s stirred outrage. In public statements and official documents, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has repeatedly identified the victims as men, refusing to call them by the names they chose to use in their lives.

The murders remain unsolved, and the insistence on referring to transgender women as men has left Celestice wondering just how much effort is being made to find the killer or killers. She wonders whether anyone outside of her community cares.

“There doesn’t seem to be a concern for anybody,” Celestice said. “I guess other people have other things going on in their lives than being concerned about a trans woman getting murdered.”

Studies show that transgender women are disproportionately likely to be victims of violent crime, not just in Jacksonville, but nationwide. Yet most local law enforcement agencies persist in handling these cases much like the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, or JSO.

The transgender community has a word for calling a trans person by the name they no longer use, one that conveys a double meaning when it involves murder. It’s known as “deadnaming.”

Across the nation, ProPublica found, some 65 different law enforcement agencies have investigated murders of transgender people since Jan. 1, 2015. And in 74 of 85 cases, victims were identified by names or genders they had abandoned in their daily lives.Our survey found that arrests have been made in 55 percent of the killings of transgender people nationwide in the last three and a half years. The overall clearance rate for murders in the U.S. is only slightly higher, at 59 percent.

Advocates say that not using the name and pronoun a person was known by can slow down an investigation during its most critical hours. People who knew the victim or who saw them in the hours before they were murdered might only have known them by their preferred name and gender.

Aea Celestice in her friend’s tattoo studio in Jacksonville (Gioncarlo Valentine for ProPublica)

“If Susie is murdered, don’t use ‘Sam,’” said Monica Roberts, an activist and journalist who tracks murders of transgender people. Roberts worries that deadnaming both prevents the community from identifying victims and fosters mistrust of police.

Police at the handful of agencies that routinely use victims’ preferred names and pronouns say not doing so can damage the agency’s relationship with the transgender community, or alienate friends and family.

“That might lose the cooperation of the friends and family — the people we need to solve the case,” said Detective Orlando Martinez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

In investigating the murders of Walker, English and James, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says it has just followed its policy, which is to identify people based on a medical examiner’s report and whatever name and sex are listed on their state identification.

After Walker’s death, the sheriff’s office referred to her in reports and public statements as a man and released a male name to the media, one she hadn’t used in years. Friends and activists called the agency, asking officers to respect Walker and use her chosen name, but say they were told that wasn’t how the agency handled such cases.

Bailey Bolden, a transgender woman and friend of Walker’s, said JSO told her the agency can’t assume that a man with breast implants identifies as a woman. Bolden said she viewed both JSO’s refusal to call her friend “she” and her interaction with the agency as deeply disrespectful.

When ProPublica reporters emailed JSO to ask for press releases sent out about James’ murder and referred to her as a transgender woman, public information officer Melissa Bujeda corrected us. “The victim is listed as a male,” she said.

Members of Jacksonville’s LGBT community say investigators have taken a low-key attitude towards a series of murders that should trigger alarm in any city.

Jacksonville is the 12th most populous in the country, with one of the largest police forces. And yet, it is not doing what smaller cities with far fewer resources have done. For example, the New Orleans Police Department sent a liaison to a town hall with the LGBT community within two weeks of two murders of transgender women last year.

It took more than a month after the third murder for the sheriff’s office to hold a public meeting and that gathering came only after sustained pressure from advocates and trans women, including rallies, phone calls, vigils and meetings.

Investigators say they have no evidence the shootings are related. To many in Jacksonville, that misses the point, which is that the attacks have been targeted against a vulnerable group with few defenders.

For Celestice, simply being a black trans woman in the city right now feels unbearable.

“I have to get out of here,” she said. “I have a lot to offer, and it would be a shame if my life was cut short because someone decided that they wanted to kill me.”

Jacksonville is not unique. Transgender people are routinely misidentified by law enforcement officials in cities across the country.

If you watch a 2016 video on her Facebook page, you can see Amia Tyrae swaying to the tune of Beyoncé’s “Freedom.” Her eyelashes are meticulously sculpted and her lips, coated in light pink gloss, shimmer as she looks directly into the camera.

Earlier this year, Tyrae was shot to death at a motel in Baton Rouge. In reports provided to the media, police described Tyrae as a “transvestite” — an anachronistic term now widely considered a slur — and a man.

“It’s like a slap in my face,” said Alexis White, a transgender woman who described herself as Tyrae’s mother. In the transgender community, “mother” is a term of respect and devotion used for elders in the community, who often fill a familial role when people have been estranged from their birth families.

White said that hearing Tyrae described as a man was hurtful.

“Her name was Amia. She was a trans woman,” said White, “She was very sweet. She was loved by many.”

Don Coppola, a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department, said the department does not have a formal policy on how to identify transgender victims of crimes.

Pushed to explain how the department would refer to a transgender person, Coppola said police would use the person’s sex assigned at birth, noting “if it’s a male, it’s a male.”

Despite her close relationship with Tyrae, White said that the Baton Rouge Police Department never contacted her or other people she knows in the trans community to verify Tyrae’s identity.

When 24-year-old Ty Underwood was gunned down by a football player at Texas College in 2015, police reports initially noted that Underwood, who in Facebook photos has long dark hair and manicured nails, appeared to be female. Despite her appearance, and despite the fact that she had identified as a woman for years, the Tyler Police Department described her as a man throughout police records and in interviews with ProPublica.

In a supplemental police report, a detective noted that “there were no female breast (sic)” on Underwood, and later wrote that “the victim was a male dressed as a woman.” Records also show the Tyler Police Department referred to both Underwood and her friends as transvestites in internal documents describing the murder investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is one of the few local agencies that makes an effort to use preferred names and pronouns in order to build trust with the transgender community.

When Carla Flores-Pavon was found strangled to death in her apartment in Dallas in May 2018, Deputy Chief Thomas Castro of the Dallas police said the department made an effort to refer to her as “she” and “Carla” during their investigation.

“When we go out to the community and talk about somebody, we have to identify them by the way they identified,” Castro said, adding that it wouldn’t do the department any good to use a name that nobody knew her by.


Police who incorrectly describe the gender of murder victims often don’t have internal policies that account for transgender people. Tyler Police Department spokesperson Don Martin defended his department’s decision to call Ty Underwood a man, saying that the department uses whatever sex is listed on a victim’s government-issued ID.

But something as simple and critical as having the correct name and gender on a driver’s license or voter registration card can prove unattainable for many transgender people. A person who is carrying an ID that does not match their outward appearance faces a higher risk of violence or harassment.

Transgender women told ProPublica that common interactions like showing IDs at a bar, or to vote, can identify them as transgender to others — a process known as “getting clocked.” According to a 2015 survey of transgender people, nearly one-third of people who presented an ID that did not match their appearance reported being harassed, denied services or attacked.

Several women told ProPublica about job opportunities that disappeared after potential employers discovered they were transgender. Without a job, transgender people start falling through society’s cracks. They can lose access to medical care, become homeless, or be forced into sex work.

For those reasons, one of the biggest steps people take when they’re transitioning is to legally change their name and gender marker — the “M” or “F” on identity documents. But a patchwork of state and federal regulations can make those changes complicated and expensive — and for some, impossible.

“Job-wise, [changing your name] helps,” said Savannah Bowens, a 30-year-old transgender woman in Jacksonville. “I think one of the root causes to why we deal with so much in our community is jobs.”

Bowens changed her name in 2017, after an employer noticed her old name on her driver’s license and called her into the office to question her about it. She decided then that she needed to legally update her identification.

“I don’t want to become a statistic,” Bowens said about potentially losing a job. “I don’t want to have to be that girl that people see walking the streets or prostituting.”

The consequences of getting clocked range from derogatory comments to death. In 2016, Dwanya Hickerson, a former sailor in the U.S. Navy, killed Dee Whigham, a 25-year-old nurse, by stabbing her 190 times in a hotel room in St. Martin, Mississippi. Hickerson, who admitted he had been chatting with Whigham online for several months before meeting in person, claimed he “lost it” after discovering she was transgender during sex.

Name and gender changes to official documents can sometimes require court orders or come with onerous restrictions. In some states, such changes are not available to those with felony convictions, or require genital surgery that people may not want or be able to afford. For transgender people who move to states other than the ones they were born in, changing official records can be a bureaucratic nightmare.

About half the states bar felons or other people with criminal histories from changing their names. Cost can also be a factor. Name changes run from $25 to $400, though many courts will also waive those fees for people who can’t afford them.

Those who go through the court process are by no means guaranteed the desired outcome. Judges have broad discretion to deny name and gender marker changes, and it’s not uncommon for them to do so. The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments this year from attorneys representing two transgender people who were not allowed to change their gender on official documents.

“It’s a very frustrating, disjointed legal system right now for gender marker changes,” said Arli Christian, the state policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equality, or NCTE.

The NCTE rates 11 states — Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming — as the hardest places for changing a gender marker on state IDs. In those states, doing so requires body-altering surgery or a court order from a judge. The process for getting a court order can often require proof of surgery, too.

According to Christian, judges more frequently deny requests to change genders on IDs than names.

“This is not a process that should be in the courts,” Christian said. “Judges are not experts in gender identity.”

In Jacksonville, one of the victims, Antash’a English, was described by police with her correct name, but was also described as a man. That’s because English had legally changed her name, but not her gender identification on official documents. Her fiancé, Robert Johnson, said that English had wanted to change her gender ID but she didn’t know it was possible without having genital surgery.


Just last month, a transgender woman was found dead in a parking lot in Orlando, Florida. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office press release described the victim as a man “wearing a wig” and “dressed as a female.” Local news outlets soon started publishing and broadcasting stories describing the victim as a “man dressed as a woman.” The trans community responded with anger.

Monica Roberts, the Texas journalist who has been chronicling the murders of trans women for years, was the first reporter to identify the name the victim lived by, Sasha Garden. In a post published on her blog, she condemned the local media coverage.

“As you probably guessed,” Roberts wrote, “Sasha was deadnamed and horribly disrespected by the local Orlando media.”

When ProPublica first contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, spokesperson Jane Watrel said that the agency uses the name and sex listed on the victim’s state-issued identification when describing homicide cases. Watrel later clarified that, after speaking to Garden’s family, the department would begin using female pronouns to describe Garden during their investigation.

In a subsequent press release, Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings wrote that the department did not intend to be insensitive and apologized.

In contrast, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not publicly acknowledged or apologized for misgendering and misnaming transgender victims, though in a recent interview with a local news station, Sheriff Mike Williams acknowledged that there had been a “lack of sensitivity” when referring to the victims.

In June, a few days after Cathalina James’ slaying, local activists and representatives from statewide advocacy organizations, gathered in Jacksonville City Hall to demand the city council do more to protect transgender women.

“Every day I wake up, I put on my clothes, I step outside, I don’t know if I’m going to make it home safe. And if I make it home safe, I don’t know if I’m going to be in one piece or not,” said Paige Mahogany Parks, a local activist, imploring the city council to investigate why so many trans women had been murdered.

“There’s no relationship with the JSO and the trans community as a whole,” she added.

Chloie Kensington, an activist and personal friend of English, said the city was mistreating trans women.

Pointing directly at the council members, Kensington vowed during the meeting, “I for one will march in every pair of damn stilettos I have to hold each and every one of you accountable.”

On June 27, JSO’s Twitter account put out a video of the car they said was driven by James’ killer. The post referred to her by the male name she was given at birth. It also said she was transgender and that she went by the name Cathalina.

A JSO spokesperson told ProPublica that the tweet was not a sign of a new policy. Using the victim’s gender and chosen name, according to the sheriff’s office, fell under the category of “additional details.”

But the pressure the trans community is putting on JSO may be having some effect. On Aug. 2, JSO announced the creation of a group of officers that will serve as liaisons to the LGBT community.

For Jacksonville resident Savannah Bowens, the transgender woman who changed her name after an employer questioned her about it, respect is worth the fight.

“There has to be somebody that says ‘I have had enough,’” she said.

“When I die? I don’t want to be called a male,” she went on. “That is not who I lived my life as, that is not my legacy, and I want to be respect as who I am. People knew me as Savannah. They knew me as she.”


          8/10/2018: Television: DEEP SOUTH DELICACIES      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
IN THIS week’s episode, James Martin arrives in New Orleans — the city nicknamed the Big Easy — behind the wheel of a super-cool Seventies Pontiac. After tucking into local specialities, including a po’ boy sandwich and sweet beignets, James sips a...
          GATA figures heavily in 'Codes and Conspiracies' TV program on gold       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

The "Codes and Conspiracies" program series on AHC-TV this week rebroadcast throughout the United States its program on gold from two years ago, the first and last parts of which give your secretary/treasurer extensive time to challenge the U.S. government's surreptitious interference in the gold market. Those parts are wrapped around an interesting if a bit incongruous examination of Nazi Germany's expropriation of gold to sustain itself during World War II.

Mike Maloney of GoldSilver.com is also interviewed.

The program is 44 minutes long and is publicly accessible on the internet at the AHC-TV site here --

https://www.ahctv.com/tv-shows/codes-and-conspiracies/full-episodes/gold

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CHRIS POWELL, Secretary/Treasurer
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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Twice in the past the price of silver has risen in a short period to $50. It happened in 1980 during the Hunt brothers' manipulation and again three decades later in April 2011, when the price rose to nearly $50.

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Juggernaut Exploration Ltd. (JUGR.V) reports that it has commenced diamond drilling with the addition of a second rig for the Midas property located near Terrace, British Columbia, Canada. The IP geophysical program on its Midas property is also underway.

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Aea Celestice, a black transgender woman living in Jacksonville, Florida, has the most basic of plans for the next chapter of her life: She hopes to get out of town before someone kills her.

Celestice, 32, has good reason to worry. Over the past six months, four black trans women in the city have been shot, three of them fatally.

Celine Walker, 36, was shot to death in her room at an Extended Stay America hotel near the University of North Florida on the night of the Super Bowl, Feb. 4. On June 1, Antonia “Antash’a” English, 38, was killed outside an abandoned home north of downtown. And on June 24, Cathalina James, 24, was gunned down in a room at a Quality Inn on the city’s south side.

The cases have left Celestice and others in Jacksonville’s transgender community rattled but it’s been the handling of the investigations by authorities that’s stirred outrage. In public statements and official documents, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has repeatedly identified the victims as men, refusing to call them by the names they chose to use in their lives.

The murders remain unsolved, and the insistence on referring to transgender women as men has left Celestice wondering just how much effort is being made to find the killer or killers. She wonders whether anyone outside of her community cares.

“There doesn’t seem to be a concern for anybody,” Celestice said. “I guess other people have other things going on in their lives than being concerned about a trans woman getting murdered.”

Studies show that transgender women are disproportionately likely to be victims of violent crime, not just in Jacksonville, but nationwide. Yet most local law enforcement agencies persist in handling these cases much like the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, or JSO.

The transgender community has a word for calling a trans person by the name they no longer use, one that conveys a double meaning when it involves murder. It’s known as “deadnaming.”

Across the nation, ProPublica found, some 65 different law enforcement agencies have investigated murders of transgender people since Jan. 1, 2015. And in 74 of 85 cases, victims were identified by names or genders they had abandoned in their daily lives.Our survey found that arrests have been made in 55 percent of the killings of transgender people nationwide in the last three and a half years. The overall clearance rate for murders in the U.S. is only slightly higher, at 59 percent.

Advocates say that not using the name and pronoun a person was known by can slow down an investigation during its most critical hours. People who knew the victim or who saw them in the hours before they were murdered might only have known them by their preferred name and gender.

Aea Celestice in her friend’s tattoo studio in Jacksonville (Gioncarlo Valentine for ProPublica)

“If Susie is murdered, don’t use ‘Sam,’” said Monica Roberts, an activist and journalist who tracks murders of transgender people. Roberts worries that deadnaming both prevents the community from identifying victims and fosters mistrust of police.

Police at the handful of agencies that routinely use victims’ preferred names and pronouns say not doing so can damage the agency’s relationship with the transgender community, or alienate friends and family.

“That might lose the cooperation of the friends and family — the people we need to solve the case,” said Detective Orlando Martinez of the Los Angeles Police Department.

In investigating the murders of Walker, English and James, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office says it has just followed its policy, which is to identify people based on a medical examiner’s report and whatever name and sex are listed on their state identification.

After Walker’s death, the sheriff’s office referred to her in reports and public statements as a man and released a male name to the media, one she hadn’t used in years. Friends and activists called the agency, asking officers to respect Walker and use her chosen name, but say they were told that wasn’t how the agency handled such cases.

Bailey Bolden, a transgender woman and friend of Walker’s, said JSO told her the agency can’t assume that a man with breast implants identifies as a woman. Bolden said she viewed both JSO’s refusal to call her friend “she” and her interaction with the agency as deeply disrespectful.

When ProPublica reporters emailed JSO to ask for press releases sent out about James’ murder and referred to her as a transgender woman, public information officer Melissa Bujeda corrected us. “The victim is listed as a male,” she said.

Members of Jacksonville’s LGBT community say investigators have taken a low-key attitude towards a series of murders that should trigger alarm in any city.

Jacksonville is the 12th most populous in the country, with one of the largest police forces. And yet, it is not doing what smaller cities with far fewer resources have done. For example, the New Orleans Police Department sent a liaison to a town hall with the LGBT community within two weeks of two murders of transgender women last year.

It took more than a month after the third murder for the sheriff’s office to hold a public meeting and that gathering came only after sustained pressure from advocates and trans women, including rallies, phone calls, vigils and meetings.

Investigators say they have no evidence the shootings are related. To many in Jacksonville, that misses the point, which is that the attacks have been targeted against a vulnerable group with few defenders.

For Celestice, simply being a black trans woman in the city right now feels unbearable.

“I have to get out of here,” she said. “I have a lot to offer, and it would be a shame if my life was cut short because someone decided that they wanted to kill me.”

Jacksonville is not unique. Transgender people are routinely misidentified by law enforcement officials in cities across the country.

If you watch a 2016 video on her Facebook page, you can see Amia Tyrae swaying to the tune of Beyoncé’s “Freedom.” Her eyelashes are meticulously sculpted and her lips, coated in light pink gloss, shimmer as she looks directly into the camera.

Earlier this year, Tyrae was shot to death at a motel in Baton Rouge. In reports provided to the media, police described Tyrae as a “transvestite” — an anachronistic term now widely considered a slur — and a man.

“It’s like a slap in my face,” said Alexis White, a transgender woman who described herself as Tyrae’s mother. In the transgender community, “mother” is a term of respect and devotion used for elders in the community, who often fill a familial role when people have been estranged from their birth families.

White said that hearing Tyrae described as a man was hurtful.

“Her name was Amia. She was a trans woman,” said White, “She was very sweet. She was loved by many.”

Don Coppola, a spokesperson for the Baton Rouge Police Department, said the department does not have a formal policy on how to identify transgender victims of crimes.

Pushed to explain how the department would refer to a transgender person, Coppola said police would use the person’s sex assigned at birth, noting “if it’s a male, it’s a male.”

Despite her close relationship with Tyrae, White said that the Baton Rouge Police Department never contacted her or other people she knows in the trans community to verify Tyrae’s identity.

When 24-year-old Ty Underwood was gunned down by a football player at Texas College in 2015, police reports initially noted that Underwood, who in Facebook photos has long dark hair and manicured nails, appeared to be female. Despite her appearance, and despite the fact that she had identified as a woman for years, the Tyler Police Department described her as a man throughout police records and in interviews with ProPublica.

In a supplemental police report, a detective noted that “there were no female breast (sic)” on Underwood, and later wrote that “the victim was a male dressed as a woman.” Records also show the Tyler Police Department referred to both Underwood and her friends as transvestites in internal documents describing the murder investigation.

The Dallas Police Department is one of the few local agencies that makes an effort to use preferred names and pronouns in order to build trust with the transgender community.

When Carla Flores-Pavon was found strangled to death in her apartment in Dallas in May 2018, Deputy Chief Thomas Castro of the Dallas police said the department made an effort to refer to her as “she” and “Carla” during their investigation.

“When we go out to the community and talk about somebody, we have to identify them by the way they identified,” Castro said, adding that it wouldn’t do the department any good to use a name that nobody knew her by.


Police who incorrectly describe the gender of murder victims often don’t have internal policies that account for transgender people. Tyler Police Department spokesperson Don Martin defended his department’s decision to call Ty Underwood a man, saying that the department uses whatever sex is listed on a victim’s government-issued ID.

But something as simple and critical as having the correct name and gender on a driver’s license or voter registration card can prove unattainable for many transgender people. A person who is carrying an ID that does not match their outward appearance faces a higher risk of violence or harassment.

Transgender women told ProPublica that common interactions like showing IDs at a bar, or to vote, can identify them as transgender to others — a process known as “getting clocked.” According to a 2015 survey of transgender people, nearly one-third of people who presented an ID that did not match their appearance reported being harassed, denied services or attacked.

Several women told ProPublica about job opportunities that disappeared after potential employers discovered they were transgender. Without a job, transgender people start falling through society’s cracks. They can lose access to medical care, become homeless, or be forced into sex work.

For those reasons, one of the biggest steps people take when they’re transitioning is to legally change their name and gender marker — the “M” or “F” on identity documents. But a patchwork of state and federal regulations can make those changes complicated and expensive — and for some, impossible.

“Job-wise, [changing your name] helps,” said Savannah Bowens, a 30-year-old transgender woman in Jacksonville. “I think one of the root causes to why we deal with so much in our community is jobs.”

Bowens changed her name in 2017, after an employer noticed her old name on her driver’s license and called her into the office to question her about it. She decided then that she needed to legally update her identification.

“I don’t want to become a statistic,” Bowens said about potentially losing a job. “I don’t want to have to be that girl that people see walking the streets or prostituting.”

The consequences of getting clocked range from derogatory comments to death. In 2016, Dwanya Hickerson, a former sailor in the U.S. Navy, killed Dee Whigham, a 25-year-old nurse, by stabbing her 190 times in a hotel room in St. Martin, Mississippi. Hickerson, who admitted he had been chatting with Whigham online for several months before meeting in person, claimed he “lost it” after discovering she was transgender during sex.

Name and gender changes to official documents can sometimes require court orders or come with onerous restrictions. In some states, such changes are not available to those with felony convictions, or require genital surgery that people may not want or be able to afford. For transgender people who move to states other than the ones they were born in, changing official records can be a bureaucratic nightmare.

About half the states bar felons or other people with criminal histories from changing their names. Cost can also be a factor. Name changes run from $25 to $400, though many courts will also waive those fees for people who can’t afford them.

Those who go through the court process are by no means guaranteed the desired outcome. Judges have broad discretion to deny name and gender marker changes, and it’s not uncommon for them to do so. The Utah Supreme Court heard arguments this year from attorneys representing two transgender people who were not allowed to change their gender on official documents.

“It’s a very frustrating, disjointed legal system right now for gender marker changes,” said Arli Christian, the state policy director for the National Center for Transgender Equality, or NCTE.

The NCTE rates 11 states — Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas and Wyoming — as the hardest places for changing a gender marker on state IDs. In those states, doing so requires body-altering surgery or a court order from a judge. The process for getting a court order can often require proof of surgery, too.

According to Christian, judges more frequently deny requests to change genders on IDs than names.

“This is not a process that should be in the courts,” Christian said. “Judges are not experts in gender identity.”

In Jacksonville, one of the victims, Antash’a English, was described by police with her correct name, but was also described as a man. That’s because English had legally changed her name, but not her gender identification on official documents. Her fiancé, Robert Johnson, said that English had wanted to change her gender ID but she didn’t know it was possible without having genital surgery.


Just last month, a transgender woman was found dead in a parking lot in Orlando, Florida. The Orange County Sheriff’s Office press release described the victim as a man “wearing a wig” and “dressed as a female.” Local news outlets soon started publishing and broadcasting stories describing the victim as a “man dressed as a woman.” The trans community responded with anger.

Monica Roberts, the Texas journalist who has been chronicling the murders of trans women for years, was the first reporter to identify the name the victim lived by, Sasha Garden. In a post published on her blog, she condemned the local media coverage.

“As you probably guessed,” Roberts wrote, “Sasha was deadnamed and horribly disrespected by the local Orlando media.”

When ProPublica first contacted the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, spokesperson Jane Watrel said that the agency uses the name and sex listed on the victim’s state-issued identification when describing homicide cases. Watrel later clarified that, after speaking to Garden’s family, the department would begin using female pronouns to describe Garden during their investigation.

In a subsequent press release, Orange County Sheriff Jerry L. Demings wrote that the department did not intend to be insensitive and apologized.

In contrast, the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has not publicly acknowledged or apologized for misgendering and misnaming transgender victims, though in a recent interview with a local news station, Sheriff Mike Williams acknowledged that there had been a “lack of sensitivity” when referring to the victims.

In June, a few days after Cathalina James’ slaying, local activists and representatives from statewide advocacy organizations, gathered in Jacksonville City Hall to demand the city council do more to protect transgender women.

“Every day I wake up, I put on my clothes, I step outside, I don’t know if I’m going to make it home safe. And if I make it home safe, I don’t know if I’m going to be in one piece or not,” said Paige Mahogany Parks, a local activist, imploring the city council to investigate why so many trans women had been murdered.

“There’s no relationship with the JSO and the trans community as a whole,” she added.

Chloie Kensington, an activist and personal friend of English, said the city was mistreating trans women.

Pointing directly at the council members, Kensington vowed during the meeting, “I for one will march in every pair of damn stilettos I have to hold each and every one of you accountable.”

On June 27, JSO’s Twitter account put out a video of the car they said was driven by James’ killer. The post referred to her by the male name she was given at birth. It also said she was transgender and that she went by the name Cathalina.

A JSO spokesperson told ProPublica that the tweet was not a sign of a new policy. Using the victim’s gender and chosen name, according to the sheriff’s office, fell under the category of “additional details.”

But the pressure the trans community is putting on JSO may be having some effect. On Aug. 2, JSO announced the creation of a group of officers that will serve as liaisons to the LGBT community.

For Jacksonville resident Savannah Bowens, the transgender woman who changed her name after an employer questioned her about it, respect is worth the fight.

“There has to be somebody that says ‘I have had enough,’” she said.

“When I die? I don’t want to be called a male,” she went on. “That is not who I lived my life as, that is not my legacy, and I want to be respect as who I am. People knew me as Savannah. They knew me as she.”


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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Baker Mayfield and Saquon Barkley lived up to early expectations as the top two picks in the NFL draft in their first action as the Cleveland Browns beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night.

Replacing starting quarterback Tyrod Taylor late in the first quarter, Mayfield hit 11 of 20 passes for 212 yards, two touchdowns, and converted two fourth-down plays with his feet. The Heisman Trophy winner who was the No. 1 overall pick found tight end David Njoku on a 10-yard TD pass to cap a 14-play, 72-yard drive on his second series. He finished his debut with a completion on a 54-yard slant and run to fellow rookie Antonio Callaway.

Taylor, expected to be coach Hue Jackson's starter as Mayfield learns this season, hit all five of his passes in two series, including a 36-yard touchdown pass to Njoku, a New Jersey native.

Barkley, the No. 2 pick, electrified the fans at MetLife Stadium, taking a handoff from Eli Manning on the opening play from scrimmage and turning no apparent hole into a 39-yard run down the sideline in front of the Giants' bench. It set up a 42-yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas.

The Penn State running back finished with 43 yards on five carries.

STEELERS 31, EAGLES 14

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles rested several starters, including quarterbacks Carson Wentz and Nick Foles. Nate Sudfeld threw a pair of touchdown passes and two interceptions.

Ben Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown sat for the Steelers and Le'Veon Bell still hasn't signed his franchise tender.

Jones completed all four of his passes for 83 yards, including a 71-yard TD pass to JuJu Smith-Schuster in the first quarter. Smith-Schuster made a leaping catch over Rasul Douglas at the 33 and ran untouched to the end zone.

Fitzgerald Toussaint had a 3-yard TD run and a 2-point conversion, while Dobbs threw a 29-yard TD pass to Damoun Patterson.

Sudfeld threw a perfect strike for a 63-yard TD to Shelton Gibson and fired a 15-yard TD pass to rookie Dallas Goedert. He finished 10 of 14 for 140 yards.

Wentz still hasn't been cleared for contact after having surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee last December. Foles, the Super Bowl MVP, has missed a few practices with muscle spasms in his neck and shoulder.

Mason Rudolph, a third-round pick competing with Jones and Dobbs for the backup job to Roethlisberger, was 7 of 12 for 101 yards.

PANTHERS 28, BILLS 23

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills receiver Kelvin Benjamin's feud with former teammate Panthers quarterback Cam Newton continued before and during Carolina's preseason-opening win.

First, the two exchanged words on the field about 90 minutes before kickoff. Then they each played key roles in touchdowns drives in the first quarter.

Benjamin caught four passes for 59 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown reception from Nathan Peterman on Buffalo's first possession. Newton responded on the next possession, completing 4 of 5 attempts for 67 yards as part of an 85-yard drive capped by Christian McCaffrey's 2-yard run.

The bad blood between the two emerged last week when Benjamin criticized Newton's accuracy and questioned why the Panthers used a first-round pick to draft Benjamin in 2014. It was the latest time Benjamin has voiced his frustrations since forcing his trade to Buffalo in October.

Before the game, a video posted by The Charlotte Observer showed Benjamin chatting with Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis when Newton approached the two and attempted to shake Benjamin's hand. Newton waved away Davis, and then had a brief discussion with Benjamin before the receiver began walking away.

Newton followed and the two talked again. The discussion ended when Benjamin shrugged and turned to walk away, and Newton waved his hand at the receiver's back.

Newton finished 6 of 9 for 84 yards in two series.

BENGALS 30, BEARS 27

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andy Dalton made a solid debut in Cincinnati's revamped offense, throwing for a pair of touchdowns.

The Bengals were last in the league on offense last season, the worst finish in franchise history. They overhauled their leaky offensive line, and coordinator Bill Lazor injected more diversity into the playbook. It showed the first time out.

Dalton went 6 of 8 for 103 yards, completing four passes of at least 20 yards. He also had an interception that wasn't his fault — John Ross fell on his route and Kyle Fuller returned the pickoff 47 yards to the end zone.

The Bears (0-2) rested most of their starters during a 17-16 loss to the Ravens in the Hall of Fame game, including quarterback Mitchell Trubisky . His preseason debut didn't go very well.

Trubisky was in for two series that netted minus-1 yard on eight plays. The Bears' only first down on those series came on Carlos Dunlap's penalty for roughing the quarterback, a late hit on Trubisky. He missed on a deep sideline pass to Kevin White on his opening throw and finished 2 of 4 for 4 yards.

SAINTS 24, JAGUARS 20

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Blake Bortles completed 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards and scored on a short bootleg. Bortles was poised in the pocket and nearly perfect in one series of work, a significant improvement from the way his preseason started a year ago. Bortles had a five-interception performance during a training camp practice in 2017 and continued to struggle during joint practices with New England. He was benched two weeks into the preseason and had to earn the starting job.

A year later, his starting spot is as solid as just about anyone's on the team. It showed against the Saints.

Bortles led the Jaguars on a 15-play, 79-yard drive to open the game. He converted both third-down passes he faced and finished off the series by going untouched around the right side.

Saints star Drew Brees got the night off, allowing backup Tom Savage to play the first half. Savage completed 10 of 14 passes for 70 yards. Brees only played in one preseason game in 2017.

Mark Ingram, suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancers, carried seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown. Ingram scored against Jacksonville's backups and after a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty kept the drive alive.

BUCCANEERS 26, DOLPHINS 24

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Buccaneers kicker Chandler Catanzaro made a 26-yard field goal with 23 seconds left to cap a 67-yard drive and give them the win.

Ryan Tannehill completed passes on the first four plays in his return from two serious injuries to his left knee, sparking a 40-yard drive that ended with a missed field goal in his only series.

Tannehill, seeing his first action since December 2016, was off-target on his final two throws and finished 4 for 6 for 32 yards.

Tampa Bay's Jameis Winston played the second quarter against Miami's second team and led a group of reserves to 10 points on drives of 32 and 40 yards. He went 11 for 13 for 102 yards in four series.

Winston is suspended for the first three games of the regular season for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Dolphins receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson and defensive end Robert Quinn protested during the anthem. Stills and Wilson kneeled behind teammates lined up standing along the sideline. Quinn stood and raised his right fist. There were no apparent protests by the Buccaneers.

PATRIOTS 26, REDSKINS 17

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Colt McCoy outplayed Brian Hoyer in a scrimmage of backup quarterbacks, while Tom Brady and Alex Smith stayed on the sidelines counting their money.

On the day the Patriots reportedly sweetened Brady's contract with $5 million in incentives, the reigning NFL MVP sat out the team's exhibition season opener. So did his Washington counterpart, Smith, who was traded to the nation's capital in the offseason and received a four-year, $94 million extension.

In their place, McCoy completed 13 of 18 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns as Washington opened 17-0 lead in the first half. Hoyer struggled against the Washington starters, but drove New England to a pair of second-half touchdowns, including Ralph Webb's 8-yard run for a score followed by the catch on a 2-point conversion that gave New England its first lead.

Washington was hit with a slew of injuries, including second-round draft pick Derrius Guice, who left with a knee injury after a 34-yard run (which was negated by a penalty) near the end of the first quarter. Also needing medical attention: TE Manasseh Gardner (knee), and WR Trey Quinn, who took a hard shot in the side from Patriots cornerback Ryan Lewis and took a few minutes to get up before heading to the medical tent.

RAVENS 33, RAMS 7

BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Flacco threw a touchdown pass on his only series of the game and rookie quarterback Lamar Jackson ran for a score.

Baltimore led 17-0 after the first period and cruised to the finish against the Rams, who rested offensive stars Jared Goff and Todd Gurley.

After sitting out the Hall of Fame Game last week, Flacco went 5 for 7 for 71 yards during a 10-play drive. The 11-year veteran overcame a second-and-25 with a 30-yard pass to newcomer Michael Crabtree and finished with a 6-yard TD throw to Patrick Ricard.

Jackson entered the next time Baltimore got the ball and coolly directed a 73-yard march in which he completed a 36-yard pass to Chris Moore and broke two tackles running for a 9-yard touchdown.

The Ravens and Rams held joint practices Monday and Tuesday, and Los Angeles coach Sean McVay indicated the work against outside opposition would enable him to rest a few of his starters in the preseason opener. He did.

PACKERS 31, TITANS 17

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Marcus Mariota looked sharp orchestrating yet another new offensive system for the Tennessee Titans. Green Bay Packers receiver Davante Adams needed just one series to show he was in midseason form.

Mariota was 2 of 3 for 42 yards with a 4-yard scoring pass to Darius Jennings on the opening drive of Mike Vrabel's first preseason game as Titans coach. Mariota also had one carry for 7 yards before leaving after the nine-play series.

It was a nice, if brief, start for Mariota. He's picking up a new scheme under his third head coach in four seasons.

Backup Brett Hundley did his best impression of Aaron Rodgers by hitting Adams in stride down the left sideline for a 48-yard completion.

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This from a guy who used to run TFA which essentially privatized public schools in New Orleans and around the delta? The only thing he wants to do for public school teachers is remove them of their duties and give them to a private, non unionized teacher. But hes got a D in front of his name and theres some TFA folks on the payroll at the Max buffet so nary a bad word will be spoken of this floater.
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Experience the thrill of the Mardi Gras carnival as seen only in New Orleans, the fascinating waterfront in enchanting Florida and the pathos of the homeless in Greater St. Louis in this fascinating video. The origins of Mardi Gras or "Fat Tuesday" can be traced to medieval Europe. Long before Mardi Gras was introduction to America, ancient Romans were celebrating Lupercalia, a circus like festival not entirely unlike the Mardi Gras we are familiar with today. When Rome embraced Christianity, Christian leaders thought it better to retain some of the pagan festivals instead of abolishing them completely. Thus, Mardi Gras was slated as a carnival time that preceded the penance of Lent, and justifiably labeled as a Christian festival.

It was the French explorer Iberville who brought Mardi Gras to America in 1699. Thus, Mardi Gras came to New Orleans through its French heritage in the same year. Throughout the years, the city of New Orleans added to the celebration by establishing krewes (organizations) which host parades and balls. The Carnival quickly became an exciting holiday for both children and adults.

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Quick review of what's new in the tropics.


Despite all the doom and gloom in the discussion regarding the forecast future of Subtropical Storm Debby she found a sweet spot in the normally cold North Atlantic and had a burst of intensity allowing her to maintain her reign in the tropical Atlantic (or not so tropical but feels like tropical) Basin. Note the discussion shown below explaining why she is still an entity this morning but why she will most likely be killed off later today or tomorrow.


Map shown below.
I really prefer their maps.
Love the NHC but map wise they are lacking.


Why is this important you ask? I mean do we really need to worry about a storm so far North it's closer to the North Pole and Northern Europe than most tropical cities such as Galveston, New Orleans, Miami or Charleston? Yes it matters and yes it is a subtropical storm in the tropical variety the same way an apple is related to a rose plant. 

Trivia of the day here:


"Apples, peaches, pears, and plums are all from the Rose family (Rosaceae). , strawberries, and cherries are too. If you look closely at the flowers on these herbs, shrubs, and trees, you will notice the similarities. Flowering plants from the Rose family have a cup-like shape with five petals and oval-shaped leaves."

It is what it is and it's the D storm and that means we are waiting for the fifth named storm of the Atlantic Hurricane Season in early August before most years have even had their first named storm. Yet, with nothing to really write about meteorologists are going on and on about how slow this season is likely to be based on numerous meteorological abbreviations and updated forecasts for this season. Note if you have to constantly update your "forecast" it is not a "forecast" any longer it is merely a "state of the tropics update" named a forecast. It's a real time in the middle of the month updated forecast because your previous forecast looks like it might be a bust but we won't know until November 30th really how slow or busy, quiet or active the 2018 Hurricane Season will be until then. So everyone is writing whatever they can to make sense of it all.

I don't really think it's that unusual and it's going to be a pretty average season overall. Many weak storms with names that didn't amount to much to remember. One or two larger, stronger hurricanes that we may remember for years to come especially if they make landfall. A season that will come to life in it's own time most likely around prime time in a few weeks. Everything changes and this too shall pass in that the Saharan Dust won't be a player all season and the waters are already warming up and the typical change in wind flow patterns will be more favorable to tropical development for a brief time before people begin to wonder when the first snow will show up in their town.


Dior brought out their new fall palette today!
It's called Volcanic ;)
See the pattern here?
Hyping the Hawaii volcano...
Why they don't do a weather palette I don't know.
Maybe they are more into geology?


Looks a lot like the colors of the sunset from Hector.

So back to the tropics and maps.



Why we should worry on this season?
High latitude storms.
Will that be a pattern?
Or was it just a random happenstance?

Let's look at Africa up close.


More tropical waves departing from Africa.
Recently another pattern has shown itself.
Continued convection down in the Caribbean.
Down near the Yuctan.


Yes SAL is still there....
...but his time on the clock is limited.
Much like Debby.


Note that tropical wave reaching out to the west...
...towards the last wave that made it across.
The new one coming off.
ITCZ is juicing up and coming to life.
Just in time for prime time.



So keep it loose, enjoy your day and know that today is what it is and it is what you make it. Grasp the day, seize the opportunity to get some sun or bake a cake or go buy ice cream time and money permitting. It may rain today but the sun will shine again eventually. And, it it's shining today it may be storming by late this afternoon. Enjoy the moment. Do not get lost in the fighting online about everything from whether the EURO model is better than the GFS or who won the last election forgetting to realize the next election is less than two years away. Stay centered on the now and what you have in front of you ... as he said in Twister ;)

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I have looked at many recipes for french bread but am yet to see one that claims to be a true New Orleans style bread. 
If anyone has one I would really appreciate it. Among other things I would really like to make my own bread for these oyster poboys with remoulade sauce. Thanks for any help! 
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While we still have to wait a little over three more weeks to see the 2018 Ohio State football team take the field for its first game of the season, several members of Ohio State’s 2017 football team will take the field when Week 1 of the NFL preseason kicks off on Thursday night.

Former Ohio State cornerback Denzel Ward, center Billy Price, defensive ends Sam Hubbard and Tyquan Lewis, offensive tackle Jamarco Jones, linebackers Jerome Baker and Chris Worley, quarterback J.T. Barrett, defensive tackle Tracy Sprinkle and safety Damon Webb are all among the Buckeyes who could see their first NFL game action as their new teams each open their preseasons on Thursday.

Among them, the Buckeye who could draw the biggest spotlight on Thursday night is Ward – the No. 4 overall pick in April’s NFL draft – whose Cleveland Browns, already in the spotlight this preseason as the featured team on this year’s edition of the HBO series “Hard Knocks,” play the New York Giants in a 7 p.m. game that will be nationally televised on NFL Network and locally in Columbus on 10TV.

NFL Preseason Week 1 Schedule
THURSDAY
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Chicago at Cincinnati 7:00 pm ABC6*
Carolina at Buffalo 7:00 pm  
Cleveland at N.Y. Giants 7:00 pm NFLN/10TV*
New Orleans at Jacksonville 7:00 pm  
Pittsburgh at Philadelphia 7:00 pm NBC4*
Tampa Bay at Miami 7:00 pm  
L.A. Rams at Baltimore 7:30 pm  
Washington at New England 7:30 pm  
Tennessee at Green Bay 8:00 pm  
Houston at Kansas City 8:30 pm  
Dallas at San Francisco 10:00 pm NFLN
Indianapolis at Seattle 10:00 pm  
FRIDAY
Atlanta at N.Y. Jets 7:30 pm NFLN
Detroit at Oakland 10:30 pm NFLN
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Minnesota at Denver 9:00 pm NFLN
L.A. Chargers at Arizona 10:00 pm  
*In Columbus TV market

Ward, who is already listed as a starting cornerback on the Browns’ depth chart, will be thrown into the fire immediately on Thursday night against a Giants team that includes one of the NFL’s best wide receivers, Odell Beckham Jr., though it’s likely that Beckham – who suffered an injury in a preseason game against the Browns last August, and ended up playing just four games in the regular season – won’t play on Thursday.

In the first couple weeks of his first NFL training camp, Ward has drawn praise from his new coaches and teammates for how he has performed as a Brown so far.

“I think that he has the ability to be one of the elite corners in this league,” fellow Browns defensive back Damarious Randall said last weekend, according to 247Sports’ Josh Edwards. “He is fast. He can run with anybody. The biggest thing that I am impressed with is his press technique. He is not scared to go up there and press anyone. That is one thing that you look for in a younger guy.”

Other former Buckeyes to watch in that game include running back Carlos Hyde, who is entering his first season as a Brown after four seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and cornerback Eli Apple, who is looking to get back on track after a tumultuous second season with the New York Giants.

Price, Hubbard and Worley, meanwhile, will make their debuts for Ohio’s other NFL team on Thursday, when the Cincinnati Bengals open their preseason with a game against the Chicago Bears, also at 7 p.m., which will air on ABC6 in Columbus.

Like Ward, Price – the No. 21 overall pick in April’s NFL draft – is already listed a starter on his new team’s depth chart. He’s had his share of struggles early in training camp, as he adjusts to snapping the ball to a quarterback under center after rarely doing so at Ohio State, but he’s nonetheless in line to be the Bengals’ starting center and says he’s excited to take the field at Paul Brown Stadium on Thursday night.

“There's going to be nerves without a doubt,” Price said Tuesday, per Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com. “I think you're silly if you don't think there's going to be any nerves. This is your first NFL preseason start. But it's going to be fun. You've got to make sure you control what you can control and go out there and have some fun.”

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Billy Price will snap in his first NFL game when the Cincinnati Bengals open their preseason on Thursday. Sam Greene – USA TODAY Sports

Hubbard and Worley, meanwhile, should both see playing time for the Bengals’ defense on Thursday. For Hubbard, a third-round pick, it will be a realization of a dream come true, as the Cincinnati native will be playing for the team he grew up cheering for in front of his hometown crowd for the first time. For Worley, an undrafted rookie, every preseason game will be crucial for him to perform well and improve his chances of making the regular-season roster.

Another Buckeye who will certainly be of interest on Thursday night is Barrett, also an undrafted rookie who is looking to earn his way onto the Saints’ roster. As their current fourth-string quarterback, however, Barrett probably won’t see much playing time in Thursday’s 7 p.m. game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, as second-string quarterback Tom Savage and third-string quarterback Taysom Hill are expected to see most of the reps.

Of course, there are plenty of other Buckeyes to watch when the Saints take the field, as their roster currently includes an NFL-high six former Ohio State players, also including wide receivers Michael Thomas and Ted Ginn Jr. and defensive backs Marshon Lattimore, Vonn Bell and Kurt Coleman. The Jaguars also have two Buckeyes in Michael Bennett and Andrew Norwell, who is set for his first time action as a Jaguar after he said a five-year, $66.5 million deal with the team in March.

J.T. Barrett
J.T. Barrett could take his first NFL snaps in the New Orleans Saints' preseason opener on Thursday. Derick E. Hingle – USA TODAY Sports

Another intriguing game for Ohio State ties could come at 10 p.m. Thursday, when the Indianapolis Colts play the Seattle Seahawks, as both teams drafted Buckeyes this April. The Colts selected Lewis with a second-round pick, while the Seahawks selected Jones with a fifth-round pick, and that could potentially mean the former teammates even matching up against one another on Thursday. Jones is currently competing to be the Seahawks’ starting right tackle. It’s uncertain whether Lewis will be able to play on Thursday, however, as he was listed on the Colts’ injury report with a foot injury earlier this week.

Other former Buckeyes who could be on the field in that game include defensive end John Simon for the Colts, and tight end Nick Vannett for the Seahawks. Former Buckeyes and current Colts safety Malik Hooker isn’t expected to play until later in the preseason as he works his way back from a torn ACL.

Another former Buckeye who tore his ACL last season, linebacker Raekwon McMillan, is expected to play when the Miami Dolphins play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 7 p.m. on Thursday. Baker, who played alongside McMillan in Ohio State’s linebacker corps in 2016, is also expected to make his Dolphins debut on Thursday.

Sprinkle, who is looking to make the Carolina Panthers’ roster as an undrafted rookie, will get his first chance to show what he is capable of in NFL game action when the Panthers play the Buffalo Bills at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Webb, who is looking to make the Tennessee Titans' roster as an undrafted rookie, will get his first chance to play in an NFL uniform at 8 p.m. Thursday, when the Titans play the Green Bay Packers – a game that will also serve as the head coaching debut for former Ohio State defensive end and assistant coach Mike Vrabel, and as the NFL coaching debut for former Ohio State cornerbacks coach Kerry Coombs.

Marcus Baugh, an undrafted rookie tight end from Ohio State, will get his chance to play in his first NFL preseason game when the Oakland Raiders play the Detroit Lions at 10 p.m. on Friday night, in a game that will be televised on NFL Network.

Jalyn Holmes, a fourth-round pick defensive end from Ohio State, will also get a chance to make his NFL preseason debut on NFL Network when the Minnesota Vikings play the Denver Broncos at 9 p.m. Saturday.

Other former Buckeyes who will play in nationally televised Week 1 NFL preseason games include Ezekiel Elliott, Rod Smith, Noah Brown and Tyvis Powell, as the Dallas Cowboys play the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday at 10 p.m. on NFL Network; Darron Lee and Terrelle Pryor, as the New York Jets play the Atlanta Falcons at 7:30 p.m. Friday on NFL Network; and Jeff Heuerman, Bradley Roby and Corey “Philly” Brown for the Broncos.

Columbus-area viewers who want to watch Malcolm Jenkins, Cameron Johnston and Cameron Heyward in action will also have that option on Thursday at 7 p.m., as the defending champion Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the Pittsburgh Steelers will be televised locally on NBC4.

The NFL also offers an online subscription service, NFL Game Pass, which allows viewers to live out-of-market preseason games and replays of all NFL games.


Author's note: Tennessee Titans safety Damon Webb was omitted from the list of 2017 Buckeyes making their NFL preseason debuts in the original publication of this article.


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Anyone who called ‘Winnie-the-Pooh’ from the 2018 live action Christopher Robin film creepy hasn’t seen nothing yet. Another teddy bear is making its rounds not because it’s adorable, but because it’s simply not for the chicken-hearted despite what it’s made out of.

Twitter account ‘Best of Nextdoor’, which culls some of the most priceless listings on the social network platform for neighborhoods, recently shared an image of a ‘chicken teddy bear’ from someone by the name of Maggie.

The photo is even more terrifying than its name—it’s a plush toy made out of slivers of raw chicken skin. It looks naked in an unsavory way, and is perhaps stuffed with your greatest nightmares.

Interested in a chicken teddy bear, perhaps??? pic.twitter.com/17ZboDtbRw

— Best of Nextdoor (@bestofnextdoor) August 7, 2018


According to the listing, the bear is priced at US$25 if you supply your own chicken, but US$35 if you’d rather have the handcrafter use their own chook. The toy is also “edible” and can be cooked, which is “great for family activity”—so you can eat your fears with your loved ones, maybe?

If you’re afraid your new friend might get cold, you can even pay a little more to have it clothed.

“[Who] woke up one day and was like, f*** chickens. I’m gonna make a chicken teddy bear!” said Twitter user ‘TheSparrowRayne’.

“This is like a Frankenstein version of ‘Build-a-Bear’,” wrote ‘TueHerlau’.

The item also made its way on the Good Morning New Orleans news show.

As novel as the idea seems, it actually went viral over the years, and was invented in 2013 by artist Victor Ivanov, who seemed to have regretted creating it.

“[I]t made me feel disgusted the entire time I was making it,”Ivanov said. “One should not know what it’s like to sew through skin.”

The real question is, if your lips accidentally brushed against the toy in your sleep, would you contract salmonella?

This is the grossest thing I’ve ever seen before 7am. 🍗🐻 Chicken covered teddy bears being sold in New Orleans 😨 https://t.co/Jb518fk7DO pic.twitter.com/dfVv0sHRvh

— KINSEY SCHOFIELD (@kinseyschofield) August 7, 2018


So.many.comments!. This is like a Frankenstein version of Build a Bear. I love: "Edible and can be cooked" - does this imply cooking is optional?

— Tue Herlau (@TueHerlau) August 7, 2018


anyone who shared that chicken teddy bear should be legally required to reimburse your therapy copays

— dj valenzuela (@ballerlibrarian) August 7, 2018


What in the actual fuck? Who the fuck woke up one day and was like... Fuck chickens. I'm gonna make a chicken teddy bear! Also who the fuck buys these? https://t.co/Yov5uCgu1V

— Sparrow Rayne (@TheSparrowRayne) August 7, 2018


All I want for my birthday is to not see that teddy bear made of chicken anymore.

— Hillary Estner (@hillrepute) August 7, 2018


people keep posting the teddy bear made of chicken and I never want to open this site again

— Balrog (@BalrogGameRoom) August 8, 2018


My kid wanted a new teddy and there was some chicken past its use-by in the fridge so I thought, Kill two birds with one stone. Now my kid is bawling, my wife is shouting at me. Jeez. pic.twitter.com/E9hYa4Sd81

— Alan Baxter (@AlanBaxter) August 7, 2018


This is how kids grow up and need therapy

— Queen of the Geeks👑 (@K2togetherSSK) August 7, 2018


But would it come back as a teddy or a chicken?

— Amy Rose (@SushiRollPhan) August 7, 2018




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Retina Associates New Orleans is currently seeking Ophthalmic Coding Specialists, Intake Coordinators, Receptionists and Professional Medical Office Staff to join our growing team.  RANO was founded in 1969 and has grown to be the largest private vitreoretinal group practice in Louisiana.  Our team of board certified and fellowship trained physicians and surgeons are recognized as leaders in their field; providing advanced medical and surgical care supported by a professional and skilled staff.

Qualified candidates must be passionate about their chosen career and possess the expected medical knowledge and ophthalmic experience to fulfill the expectations of the position. Individuals must be professional, compassionate, empathetic and kind. 

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  • Basic computer and technology skills
  • Ophthalmic disease
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Pharmacology
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Qualified candidates must be passionate about their chosen career and possess the expected medical knowledge and ophthalmic experience to fulfill the expectations of the position. Individuals must be professional, compassionate, empathetic and kind. 

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Advanced applicants will demonstrate experience and proficiency in some or all of the following:

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  • Indocyanine green angiography (ICG)
  • Fundus autofluorescence (FAF)
  • Optical coherence tomography (OCT)
  • Perimetry (visual field and micro-perimetry)
  • Ultrasonography (B-scan and diagnostic A-scan)
  • Electrophysiology (ERG, VEP)
  • Phlebotomy
  • Surgical assistant
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  • Clinical research, CCRC, ETDRS BCVA, Reading Center Certified
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  • Materials managements and inventory
  • Skills transfer, education and training

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Melinda Palacio



I love it when people wear their bird print clothing.
Monica Fitzgerald, Melinda Palacio, Sandra Sarr, Nicole LeBlanc-Savoie.

An invitation to read in the heart of cajun country should be at the top of the list for any poet or artist looking for a friendly venue with a superb set up. Breaux Bridge and the Teche Center for Arts wins the prize, at least in Steve's opinion. I have fun reading poems and telling anecdotes about the making of the poems wherever I go. Since I often travel with my own roadie, I try not to bore him with the same set. And there was something extra special about reading in the crawfish capital of the world.

Melinda and Steve


This month it's been very easy choosing which poems to read. For the New Orleans launch at Octavia Books, I hit a few of the favorites, the title poem and the ekphrastic poem based on the cover of the book, the visual helps sell books. For the reading at Trinity's labyrinth, I chose my more devotional and sacred set. I've had people tell me that my readings feel like a prayer. With poems, such as the Praying Tree  (listen to this poem at the Academy of American Poets) and Beneath the Devotion of Doves, there's a sacramental and sacred element to Bird Forgiveness that I didn't connect with before being asked to read in a church in between organ pipe music, a favorite event for me. For the reading in Breaux Bridge, I performed a longer set, about 40 minutes. I made sure to read from each section of the book. Poet Laureate Emeritus of Louisiana, Darrell Bourque introduced me and his kind words about my work made me want to cry, but I held it together, professional poet that I am. I was impressed by the variety of people who attended, one of whom had never been to a poetry reading. I'm so honored to be the first to bring poetry into her life. I'm still basking in all the nice things people said about the reading. Director of the center, Sandra Sarr wrote a lovely post on social media:

"Sometimes magic happens. Melinda Palacio and her poetry had the audience spellbound as she read from her new book, Bird Forgiveness at TCA last night. Our special guest, Louisiana Poet Laureate Emeritus Darrell Bourque introduced our featured poet and we are so grateful to him for his always insightful words. Artist Kelly Guidry provided his beautiful bird sculptures, hummingbirds of wood and metal, as the perfect backdrop for Melinda’s Bird Forgiveness reading. The room was filled with brilliant poets and poetry lovers and the magic lingers."

Here's a clip from the reading for you to hear samples of the poems for yourself. If you want to read more of Bird Forgiveness, order the book online at 3: A Taos Press or from your favorite bookstore. 


                                                 Bird Forgiveness, video of the last bit of the reading.



Darrell Bourque

Signing books at the Teche Center for the Arts in Breaux Bridge
Melinda Palacio and Margaret Simmons

Earlier in the month, I was interviewed by non-other than Steve for the Figure of Speech show on WRBH's radio for the blind. Steve has many hats, techie, roadie, and now radio personality. Hear our interview on Soundcloud. It helped that Steve sat in on my interview with Susan Larson on NPR's WWNO, a wonderful radio experience. Listen to Susan Larson interview me, along with Louis Maistros. 



Next Stop, I join a fabulous line-up at Avenue 50 Studio, Sunday August 26 from 2-4pm, 131 North Avenue 50, Highland Park, CA 90042.


 


Upcoming readings: September 6 at EP Foster Library in Ventura and back in New Orleans October 6 for the Poetry Buffet at the Latter Library and October 14 at the Maple Leaf Bar at 3pm
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A recent move to New Orleans for Jade turned out to be different then expected. She's only 20, but she never knew that she could love as hard as she is. When she meets the one everyone calls the devil and finds herself unable to stay away. She has...
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NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning AFRICA UMOJA – the world-renowned music and entertainment experience that has captivated audiences in over 50 countries – returns to the United States for its third USA Tour, running this Fall from September 1st through November ...


          World-renowned, Award-winning AFRICA UMOJA Tour Presents Third Tour in the United States, Crossing the Country September 1st - November 8th      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The award-winning AFRICA UMOJA - the world-renowned music and entertainment experience that has captivated audiences in over 50 countries - returns to the United States for its third USA Tour, running this Fall from September 1(st) through November 8(th). Direct from South Africa, sharing the story, songs, dance, arts and cultural heritage of South Africa in a two-hour whirl of dazzling choreography, vibrant costumes, and spirited performances, the Africa Umoja USA Tour 2018 is marking a centennial celebration of the beloved late South African leader Nelson Mandela's birthday, who would have turned 100 years old in July.
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"Waiters Waiting"Oil on Board, 12x9" I captured this moment at the Cafe du Monde in New Orleans one hot steamy morning. The guy on...
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<i>This is important because according to estimates, with a 15% efficiency and a 20 year lifetime, organic solar cells could produce electricity at a cost of less than 7 cents per kilowatt-hour.</i> Not if the idiots who support the current administration in the US have their say! Truth be told, the agenda of the fossil fuel supporting, climate change denying, fascist, authoritarian populist religious right, is still being pushed hard and the majority of the American public is sound asleep at the wheel! Fuck these people! https://www.usnews.com/news/top-news/articles/2018-08-09/at-america-first-energy-conferenc-solar-power-is-dumb-climate-change-is-fake <strong>At 'America First Energy Conference', Solar Power Is Dumb, Climate Change Is Fake</strong> <i>NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply "dumb". These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week, hosted by some of the country’s most vocal climate change doubters - and attended by a handful of Trump administration officials. The second annual conference, organized by the conservative thinktank the Heartland Institute, pulled together speakers from JunkScience, the Committee for a Constructive Tomorrow, and the Center For Industrial Progress, along with officials from the U.S. Department of Interior and the White House for panels that included: “Carbon Taxes, Cap & Trade, and Other Bad Ideas,” “Fiduciary Malpractice: The Sustainable Investment Movement,” and “Why CO2 Emissions Are Not Creating A Climate Crisis.”</i>
          A Dive, A Float, And A Splash: Talking Summer Cocktails With Suzanne Accorsi      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
For many, August in New Orleans means that summer cocktails are pretty much a foregone conclusion. NolaVie’s David Benedetto invites Suzanne Accorsi, the owner of the classic Mid-City haunt, Pal’s Lounge , into the studio to talk about her favorite cocktails for summer 2018. Visit ViaNolaVie for a related article written by David Benedetto.
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Court reinstates convictions in 'Hollywood South' case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A movie producer and a lawyer who were spared prison time in a fraud case involving Louisiana's "Hollywood South" film tax credit program are facing renewed legal woes.

Producer Peter Hoffman and attorney Michael Arata were granted probation after a federal judge threw out some of their 2015 convictions. But the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated most of the convictions Thursday and ordered re-sentencing.

They were convicted in a scheme involving fraudulent documents to get more than $1 million in tax credits for turning a dilapidated New Orleans mansion into a film production facility. Still, the facility was completed and opened. And at least some of the tax credits were deemed legitimate.

Attorneys for Hoffman and Arata didn't immediately respond to emailed comment requests Thursday night.


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In just over a decade, Scissor Sisters gained the respect of some of music's biggest figures. Bono said it was "the best pop group in the world." Elton John played piano on one of the band's songs. David Bowie wrote the band a fan letter.

Scissor Sisters first developed a huge following with LGBT crowds, then the United Kingdom fell in love with the New York City-based band. In its live shows, Scissor Sisters brought the spirit of underground New York clubs everywhere it went with singer and songwriter Jake Shears at the helm.

The group first garnered attention with its disco-pop cover of Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." "We were just in the studio messing around, and we really didn't know what we were doing," Shears says.

But the band wanted to be known for more than just a cover, he says, so they put out an album — then three more. But in 2012, the party came to an end. Shears parted ways with Babydaddy, Ana Matronic, Del Marquis and Randy Real.

"I never thought that I would make a solo record," Shears says. "I don't know why, it just seemed to be a very kind of narcissistic thing to do."

In the time since, he's written and published a memoir and performed in the musical Kinky Boots on Broadway. Now, he's finally taking time to release his eponymous solo album, out Aug. 10.

Shears worked on the album between New Orleans and Louisville, Ky., resulting in a distinct Southern influence in the new music. Shears still writes big, audacious songs that should appeal to his Scissor Sisters fans, but his new work is also a departure — a more personal album with sometimes painfully-revealing lyrics.

Shears spoke with NPR's Noel King about his formative time writing music in New Orleans and Scissor Sisters' legacy (including if the band will ever get back together.) Hear the full conversation at the audio link and read an edited transcript below.


Noel King: I've read interviews with you where you talk about feeling a little bit "ghettoized" by mainstream press as a gay band. Does time make you feel better about that? Do you now look back and be like, "Who cares? I was famous."

Jake Shears: It wasn't like, "Who cares? I was famous." It's more like I'm glad that in certain ways, in entertainment, I feel like we're sort of through that.

Back then, it was like everything was about me and Babydaddy and Del being gay. That was the first thing any press wanted to talk about. It was frustrating, but I knew if we just kept moving ahead, it was going to make it easier for people that came after us.

I was listening to your new song "Sad Song Backwards," and I was doing that thing you do where you don't quite pay attention to the lyrics. And I was just bopping up and down, and all of a sudden I heard you say "Taking double fistfuls of Prozac," and I was like, "Oh God, I got to go back to the beginning and figure out what he's saying." What is this about?

It's really dark. I had just broken up with my partner of 11 years when I went to New Orleans, and I was just devastated by myself, and I knew I sort of had to write my way out of it. The concept, though, when I had the idea for it I thought about that joke: What do you get when you play a country song backwards? You get your wife back, your dog back, your car back, your truck back, whatever.

It sounds like you love the South. The song "Mississippi Delta (I'm Your Man)" seems like a love letter to the Mississippi Delta.

New Orleans changed my life. I'd always dreamed of moving there, and I just hit this crossroads in my life where I knew I needed to go somewhere, I needed to do something, and so, I was like, "I'm going to New Orleans." I just went by myself and just started living there and taking it all in and writing songs. All of these songs really go back directly to my own heart and my life and experiences the last couple years.

I think of the South as a place where you can't quite be as outrageous as you were in New York in your early years. You guys were known for really bringing down the house. I'm just wondering, when you're living in the South, do you feel like you become a different person? Do you present differently publicly? How do you change?

It still can get pretty wild. I mean, New Orleans is the most flamboyant, eccentric — there's no place like it in this country. I can walk down the street, like, in a naughty nurse's uniform and go to a bar at three in the afternoon, and no one is going to look at me twice.

And I can tell you've done it.

I've been known to do stuff like that [Laughs]. And Louisville is a very liberal city, and what I love about Louisville is that in a lot of bigger cities you can go to a gay bar, and it's just gay men, but down there, you can go out and it's ... Everybody's kind of out. And that's also something I experience a lot in New Orleans.

It sounds like evolving is important to you.

I go on this cycle, like every five years or so, there's just a transformation I kind of need to constantly be going under. I just love being creative, and if I'm not making something, if I'm not getting my hands dirty, I'm just not happy.

Do you mind if I ask — because there are members of our listening audience who will kill me if I don't — what happened with Scissor Sisters?

We just called it a hiatus. There's no plans to do anything. When we started Scissor Sisters, we were just doing performance art in bars, and I think that's all we ever thought it was going to be. We had such a great run. We did four albums. But my instinct was everyone needs to go be able to live their own lives now. I would never write off doing another Scissors record — I think we probably will someday. But that's why it stopped, because I felt like it was time to give everybody time to find their own way.

Web intern Emily Abshire contributed to this story.

Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.


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Emails obtained by WSMV News4 reveal that a Major League Soccer stadium isn’t the only new amenity on the drawing board for The Fairgrounds Nashville. News4 reports that Metro has had discussions about creating a privately owned car auction and museum facility at the property. The Shinn Car Museum would be owned by George Shinn, the former owner of the Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets who now lives in Franklin. He would be joined in the deal by his business partner, Spencer Stolpen — whom News4…

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          RAM: August 1791 review – Classy and exuberant Vodou, rock and funk      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Named after lead singer and founder Richard Auguste Morse, RAM are one of the finest exponents of Haitian mizik rasin, a mix of percussive Vodou music, rock and funk. The son of an American academic and the Haitian singer Emerante de Pradines, Morse played in a Princeton punk band before moving to Port-au-Prince, the Haitian capital, where he managed the historic Hotel Oloffson – the inspiration for Hotel Trianon in Graham Greene’s novel The Comedians. It was here that RAM were formed in the early 1990s, a band with a boldly independent stance who, despite kidnap and death threats, continued to play throughout the violent political upheavals of the decade.

RAM went on to build a following in North America, where they worked with the New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Arcade Fire. And they have continued to make great music. The new album is a celebration of the slave revolt of 1791 that would lead to the declaration of independence 13 years later, and it includes rousing reworkings of ancient songs. The African-influenced Danmbala Elouwe is a driving, percussive piece driven on by guitars and chanting vocals, while Negrès Katye Moren is a gloriously funky treatment of a song once performed by Morse’s mother, with keyboard work that echoes Stevie Wonder, and the exuberant Otsya features hand-made horns that date back to the slave era. Elsewhere, there’s a dash of reggae on Dominikani (P’ap Janm Bliye) and more reminders of West Africa, and some fine vocal harmony work, on St Jak (M’ap Viv Avé Yo). It’s a classy, exuberant set.

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - A campaign consultant helping a Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Virginia has attacked the NAACP and cities with large African-American populations. News outlets report that Rick Shaftan, who is working for Corey Stewart's Senate campaign, has posted disparaging comments about African Americans on social media in past years. He also said that the NAACP is "more violent" than the KKK. Shaftan used an expletive in January when discussing Baltimore replacing a confederate statue. He was also critical of New Orleans and Ferguson, Missouri. Shaftan declined comment. Stewart declined to say whether he would keep working with Shaftan. Shaftan also helped Stewart in last year's GOP primary. Shaftan led a group that created a fake Facebook headline on a news story to spread false information about one of Stewart's rivals.
          Saints defeat Jaguars 24-20 in preseason opener      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Saints defeat Jaguars 24-20 in preseason opener

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Blake Bortles completed 6 of 9 passes for 53 yards and scored on a short bootleg in Jacksonville's 24-20 loss to New Orleans in the exhibition opener for both teams Thursday night.

Bortles was poised in the pocket and nearly perfect in one series of work, a significant improvement from the way his preseason started a year ago. Bortles had a five-interception performance during a training camp practice in 2017 and continued to struggle during joint practices with New England. He was benched two weeks into the preseason and had to earn the starting job.

A year later, his starting spot is as solid as just about anyone's on the team. It showed against the Saints.

Playing without two starting offensive linemen - left guard Andrew Norwell (calf) and right tackle Jermey Parnell (precaution) - Bortles led the Jaguars on a 15-play, 79-yard drive to open the game. He converted both third-down passes he faced and finished off the series by going untouched around the right side.

Saints star Drew Brees got the night off, allowing backup Tom Savage to play the first half. Savage completed 10 of 14 passes for 70 yards. Brees only played in one preseason game in 2017.

Mark Ingram, suspended the first four games of the regular season for violating NFL policy on performance enhancers, carried seven times for 23 yards and a touchdown. Ingram scored against Jacksonville's backups and after a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty kept the drive alive.

The exhibition game involved two teams playing for the first time since heartbreaking postseason exits.

The Saints were on the losing end of the "Minnesota Miracle" in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. The Jaguars led New England by 10 points in the fourth quarter of the AFC championship before falling 24-20.

NATIONAL ANTHEM
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Jacksonville had four players in the locker room during the national anthem, but team officials said it would be up to the players to explain why they weren't on the field. Cornerback Jalen Ramsey, linebacker Telvin Smith, and running backs Leonard Fournette and T.J. Yeldon joined teammates on the sideline after the anthem.

GAME CHANGERS

The Saints overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter to win. Jayrone Elliott's strip-sack set up rookie Jonathan Williams' 4-yard touchdown run with 2:16 remaining. Elliott had another strip-sack late in the game, but the Jaguars recovered.

SOLID OUTING

Jaguars backup quarterback Cody Kessler completed 14 of 17 passes for 139 yards, with a touchdown . Jacksonville acquired Kessler in a trade with Cleveland in March.

INJURIES

Saints backup cornerback P.J. Williams appeared to get the wind knocked out him while making a tackle. He jogged to the bench but later headed to the locker room. ... The Jaguars had 10 guys who didn't suit up, including All-Pro defensive end Calais Campbell (calf) and rookie defensive lineman Taven Bryan (abdomen).

UP NEXT

Saints host Arizona next Friday night.

Jaguars travel to Minnesota on Tuesday for two joint practices with the Vikings before their exhibition game on Aug. 18.


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Interventions:   Behavioral: Power training combined with interval treadmill training;   Behavioral: Strength training combined with traditional treadmill training
Sponsors:   Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans;   Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD);   University of Washington
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At A Glance All Times EDT American North Division W L Pct. GB Oklahoma City (Dodgers) 61 52 .540 — Colorado Springs (Brewers) 60 53 .531 1 Omaha (Royals) 53 62 .461 9 Iowa (Cubs) 42 73 .365 20 American South Division W L Pct. GB Memphis (Cardinals) 72 44 .621 — Nashville (Athletics) 60 55 .522 11½ New Orleans (Marlins) 55 60 .478 16½ Round Rock (Rangers) 52 64 .448 20 Pacific North Division W L Pct. GB Fresno (Astros) 67 49 .578 — Reno (Diamondbacks) 60 56 .517 7 Tacoma (Mariners) 56 59 .487 10½ Sacramento (Giants) 46 70 .397 21 Pacific South Division W L Pct. GB El Paso (Padres) 65 50 .565 — Salt Lake (Angels) 62 54 .534 3½ Las Vegas (Mets) 58 58 .500 7½ Albuquerque (Rockies) 53 63 .457 12½
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LA-Vieux Carre, Pharmaceutical Sales Representative We are recruiting for a PHARMACEUTICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE specialty opening. We will consider 1 to 2 years of sales experience as follows: • B2B sales • Durable Medical Equipment sales • Surgical supply or Medical supply sales • Pharmaceutical sales (1 to 2 years) • Contract company sales experience (1 to 2 years) • Cosmeceutical sales, Medical Spa sales, Salo
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New Orleans mayor fires director of city's 911 system

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has fired the city's 911 system director.

News outlets report the Orleans Parish Communications District board voted Thursday to terminate Stephen Gordon. The board appointed the system's interim operations director to replace him. The district is a state entity that handles dispatching for the city's Emergency Medical Services, police and fire departments.

Cantrell spokesman city Communications Director Beau Tidwell didn't provide details about Gordon's ouster but says the mayor was concerned about the 911 center's management structure. Tidwell says the board's meeting for the personnel change was called because Cantrell thought it was important to make a quick move during hurricane season.

Gordon says he didn't speak to Cantrell's administration about his firing and recognizes he served at the pleasure of the mayor and the board.


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          Ex-49ers QB Kaepernick attends hearing, his grievance against the NFL hangs in the balance – Chico Enterprise-Record      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Chico Enterprise-RecordIn 2012, Burbank sided in favor of the NFL regarding the New Orleans Saints bounty system in which opposition players were targeted for injury. Burbank, after a five-day deliberation, ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the power to punish … and more …read more Source:: NFL Commissioner News from Google News
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Testo, traduzione e video di “In My Feelings” la nuova canzone del rapper canadese Drake, uscito il 10 luglio 2018 come quinto singolo dall’album Scorpion. Il brano è un pezzo hip hop con contaminazioni della musica bounce, genere musicale sviluppatosi a New Orleans. Nel testo della canzone Drake fa riferimenti alla sua amica di infanzia […]

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President Donald Trump on Friday once again attacked NFL players who knelt during the national anthem to protest against police brutality during preseason games this week. New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan, however, called out the president for spending more of his time attacking black...

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Filmmaker Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) has released the first official still showing off Tom Hardy as gangster Al Capone in his upcoming feature Fonzo. Fandango tweeted (and then quickly deleted) a different still of Hardy as Capone last week, while Hardy has been showing off some behind the scenes stills whilst shooting in New Orleans. […]
          HI-Sen: Mazie Hirono (D) Is Pressing Trump’s Nominees On Sexual Harassment. Brett Kavanaugh Is Next.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) wants to guarantee that those who’ve committed sexual assault stay out of positions of power, including in the federal court system.  

The senator tweeted on Wednesday that going forward, she’ll be asking federal judge nominees under oath whether they have a history of sexual assault.

Hirono, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee which vets nominations to the Justice Department, began the new practice during a confirmation hearing for 5th Circuit Court of Appeals nominee Kurt Engelhardt of New Orleans.

“As you know, women and men all across the country have been speaking out about their experiences with sexual assault and harassment. And it started in Hollywood but we know that it occurs in many other settings,” Hirono said on Wednesday during the hearing.

The senator then asked Engelhardt two questions about whether he’d ever been involved with sexual misconduct. The judge said he hadn’t.

Hirono said that her announcement comes on the heels of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts’ annual State of the Judiciary report, released last month, in which Roberts noted the judicial branch is “not immune” to issues regarding sexual harassment in the workplace. In the report, Roberts said he would launch a review of how the federal judiciary addresses sexual harassment in 2018.

Hirono has kept true to her word. According to the Huffington Post Hirono has kept true to her word by grilling 100 Trump judicial nominees for the past seven months on the same questions regarding sexual harassment: 

“Since you became a legal adult, have you ever made unwanted requests for sexual favors or committed any verbal or physical harassment or assault of a sexual nature?”

“Have you ever faced discipline or entered into a settlement related to this kind of conduct?”

And her next target is Brett Kavanaugh:

Hirono plans to bring up the issue soon with a high-profile nominee: Brett Kavanaugh, Trump’s Supreme Court pick. The Senate Judiciary Committee, which she sits on, is expected to hold his confirmation hearing next month.

“I think it’s a legitimate area of inquiry,” she said. “It’s something that will get asked.”

Kavanaugh, who is currently a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, may get more questions on sexual harassment than most. Democrats have drawn attention to his decades-long relationship with former Judge Alex Kozinski, who abruptly retired last year after 15 women accused him of harassment. The two have remained close over the years and it’s raised questions about what he knew about Kozinski’s bad behavior.

Hirono has other concerns about Kavanaugh, too. She’s worried how he would rule on women’s reproductive rights ― he once argued that it would be an undue burden on Catholic employers to fill out a form saying they did not want employees to get contraceptive coverage ― and on challenges to the Affordable Care Act. She said he also has a pattern of narrowly interpreting laws that regulate clean air and water.

The amount of preparation she’s doing for the Supreme Court hearing was evident by the four large binders on her desk, each full of hundreds of pages of records on Kavanaugh. She’s got tabs on dozens of pages and notes scribbled throughout. She started flipping through one of the binders to show all the notes she’s been taking.

“What?? What the heck is that?” reads one message she wrote to herself.

Another page had a pink sticky note with one word on it: “What?!”

Hirono knows it is unlikely that Democrats can stop Kavanaugh’s confirmation. Republicans are in the majority, and red-state Democrats up for re-election in November may end up supporting him.

But she said it’s crucial that Democrats put up a big fight, if only to remind the public what they stand for.

“There are some battles that are worth fighting, regardless of the outcomes,” said Hirono. “I’m hopeful the people in our country will realize these judges who are appointed for life are going to make decisions that affect their life every single day ― and that this is the lasting legacy of Trump.”

It’s important to still keep the pressure on your Senator to oppose Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. Click here to contact your Senator and urge them to vote against Kavanaugh.

Let’s also thank Senator Hirono for keeping up this fight. Click here to donate and get involved with her re-election campaign.


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          Moni's Netroots Nation 2018 Diary       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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This was my fourth Netroots Nation event, and the third consecutive one I have attended. 

One of the things I was doing besides the eventual three panels and two radio interviews while I was in New Orleans was a daily recap about my NN18 experience for the Houston based OutSmart magazine. 

There's a lot going on at a conference like this, and I wanted you to see them as you can see through my eyes as a participant with some movement gravitas

So here are the NN 18 recaps I wrote while I was here in NOLA

The Pre Conference - August 1 

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I  awoke to a sunny New Orleans day basically ready to handle my business and check out some of the pre conference events taking place here at Netroots Nation 2018.

But first, Moni was getting and destroying those beignets.  The Hilton New Orleans Riverside hotel is our official #NN18 hotel.  The best part is that particular hotel is connected to the Riverwalk Mall and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, where the #NN18 panels and keynotes will take place.

Image may contain: foodOne of the things I like to do is get a feel for the convention venue and know exactly where the rooms are located for my panels.  The Cafe Du Monde in the Riverwalk opened at 8:30 AM, and the plan was to stop, get my six beignets to go (they come in sets of three), and keep stepping all the way to the EMCC.   The journey through the Riverwalk also allowed me to burn off the calories from those beignets.

My next task after I arrived at the cavernous EMCC was to find out what room the LGBT pre conference event was taking place in since it started at 8:30 AM.

Image result for ernest morial convention centerI eventually discovered that the pre conference events, like all the panels, would be taking place on the second floor of the EMCC.  After another few minutes of walking, riding up escalators to that floor, and passing the Emily’s List sponsored Women’s Caucus, I finally arrived at the already in progress LGBT one.

My arrival was a surprise to my LGBT Media homies and homettes facilitating this event, Zack Ford, Liz Owen, Dana Rudolph, Daniel Villareal and Mike Rogers. They all gave me big hugs before they returned back to conducting their daylong event that started at the same time I was purchasing those beignets and ended at 5:00 PM.

After talking to Sunnivie Brydum and a few other attendees of the LGBT pre conference event during the break, I left at noon to handle some other pressing off campus business with the BiNet crew at their Airbnb in the French Quarter.
I also needed to move out of my 19th floor room to a suite a few doors away on the same floor for the rest of the conference.  
The 19th floor room I was already in wasn’t bad. It had a view of the Mississippi River and I loved watching the paddle boats, barges and ships cruise by as I was writing.  The suite I’m now in has a much better view of downtown New Orleans and the Mississippi River bridges to the Westbank where I once lived.

After hanging out at the BiNet Airbnb for a few hours to work on our Friday presentation, we headed back to the EMCC at 4:30 PM to pick up our #NN18 programs and badges.  

I also found out while I was hanging out in the Quarter with my BiNet fam that I now have a 9:00 AM panel to participate in..   I received a call from the Trans United Fund Operations Manager Daye Pope that our TUF Executive Director Hayden Mora had a family emergency in New York that required his immediate attention.  She asked if I could cover for him in the reproductive justice panel he was scheduled to be on..

The MomsRising panel I’m scheduled to participate in on Thursday was taking place at 10:30 AM, so I agreed to do it.  That means I won’t be staying up late tonight. I'll have to get up a little earlier to make that happen.

We entered the Hall B part of the EMCC that will serve as the Netroots Nation Town Square, AKA the vendor area. . I noticed that Radio Row was being set up on that side of the building we were entering as well.

Egberto Willies and the KPFT-FM crew were setting up, and after talking to him for a few minutes to coordinate a radio interview for his show during the afternoon, I headed to the registration desk to pick up my #NN18 badge.  

After talking to a few longtime friends, we headed back to the hotel via the Riverwalk route so I could get busy writing about and recapping what happened on the #NN18 pre conference day
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Well, must get my beauty sleep on this end of I-10.  Have a long first day of Netroots Nation 2018 ahead of me in the morning.          
Day 1-August 2

The first full day of the 2018 edition of Netroots Nation was a full one for me.  It started with back to back panels before lunchtime, followed by two radio interviews.  

The first panel I was a participant in started at 9:00 AM and was entitled Igniting The Lit in Litmus Test: How Leading With Repro Justice Helps Us Win

It was a discussion moderated by Heidi Sieck with my fellow panelists Alison Dreith and Atima Omara.  It was focused on the how and why Democrats and progressives need to become more literate on reproductive justice issues and no be shy about it. because they are a winning one for our side.  

This is an issue I haven’t explored as much, so I was in active listening mode for the first 15 minutes of it.  But once I started to feel comfortable around the topic, I had no problem pointing out how transgender people fit into the reproductive justice framework.
Then I headed across the hall to the 10:30 panel I was scheduled to do with Moms Rising entitled Keep Marching 2018: Connect Locally, Build Power and Win..
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Our panel moderator was MomsRising CEO Kristin Rowe-Finkbeiner, who I have known since the 2016 Netroots event in St Louis when she interviewed me in the semifinals of the Pundit Cup competition I won.

It was a reunion of sorts with her, myself, and my fellow panelists Almas Sayeed and Monifa Bandele.  I was also happy to see my Texas activist homettes Fran Watson and Sissi Yado in the room as we talked about how critical this election happening in 96 days is, and how local action can bring about positive change and wins for our side.
We went over the scheduled 11:45 AM end time of the panel by 10 minutes, but it was lunchtime so that was okay.   I then headed downstairs to the Town Square part of the EMCC to check out Radio Row and look for Egberto and do the interview I’d promised him.   

While I was there I ran into Michaelangelo Signorile, who I hadn’t seen since the 2012 NN event in Providence.  He was busy at that moment interviewing VA Delegate Danica Roem, who when she was done, I talked to for a few minutes before heading a few spots down Radio Row to do my interview on Kristin’s show.    Alicia Garza of BLM showed up when I finished, and we chatted for a few minutes before I settled into my KPFT-FM interview with Egberto for his Politics Done Right show

Sunnivie spotted me, introduced me to her boss at Free Speech TV, and set up an interview for Saturday.   

After lunch back in the Riverwalk, headed back to the EMCC and tried to figure out what panels I wanted to watch, but  didn’t see anything that appealed to me on the conference matrix, so I just wandered the NN Town Square to talk to old and new friends.   Was also stopped more than a few times by people who had either attended the pre conference event or the panels and liked what I had to say.   

No automatic alt text available.It was also a bittersweet first NN 18 day because of the death that morning of a longtime friend of Netroots Nation and the progressive political world in Joel Silberman. He’s the media trainer extraordinaire for Democratic candidates, and II met him when I did the GLAAD POC Media training in New York back in 2012.   

We also found out at the afternoon plenary session that this NOLA Netroots Nation event is the best attended one ever.  Detroit used to hold the record, and New Orleans will probably add to it before the event ends on August 4 because people are still arriving.

And if they ever bring Netroots Nation to Houston, we’ll probably shatter NOLA’s record   


But back to the story.   New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell was just one of the speakers firing up the crowd along with Texan Gina Ortiz Jones  before I called it a day and headed back to the hotel to chill and do some writing.

Ready to see what August 3 brings.  


Day 2- August 3

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NN18 Day 2 was one in which I did not have a scheduled panel until 4:15 PM. That meant I got the opportunity to sit back and actually enjoy a few presentations from the audience.

One of those presentations was a 9 AM one featuring four elected Black women legislators entitled Black Women Teach : Perspectives from Black Women Legislators.   It featured Reps Park Cannon and Renitta Shannon from Georgia, Rep Leslie Herod from Colorado, and Rep Emilia Sykes of Ohio.

They not only talked about some of the issues they were passionate about and why,  they also discussed some of the challenges of being Black female legislators.

I then moved on to watch the LGBTQ Women Out To Win panel moderated by our Houston homegirl and my former mayor Annise Parker. It featured Rep. Leslie Herod in her second consecutive one of the day, Del. Danica Roem of Virginia, and Sen. Pat Spearman of Nevada.

This discussion was similar to the Black female legislative one I’d just attended, but also focused on the challenges and advantages of running as a LGBTQ person    It also mic dropped the amazing stat that an out LGBTQ candidate is 67% more likely to win a race because they are seen as more authentic in the eyes of the voting public.

Sen Spearamn also shared lessons from her recent unsuccessful campaign for a congressional seat.   

And yes peeps, after the panel I got a chance to chat with Rep. Herod, who I have known for several years, Delegate Roem and Sen. Spearman.

At lunch we were treated to the keynote speech that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) was supposed to have delivered Thursday but couldn’t because of bad weather in the DC area that delayed his NOLA arrival


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There was also the show tunes singing in the NN18 Town Square in memory of Joel Silberman, who will be missed by his Netroots Nation family and all  who loved and admired him in progressive political circles.

I also bumped into my friend and Daily Kos writer Denise Oliver-Velez, Ambalika Williams and other old and new friends as I wandered the cavernous Morial Convention Center halls

Other NN18 attendees stopped me in the halls of the EMCC and even the Riverwalk to tell me how much they enjoyed what I had to say on the Thursday panels I participated in the day before.
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4:15 PM arrived quickly, and that meant it was time to do my final panel for NN18.  It was entitled Don’t Fear The Black Activist: How To Communicate Without Anti-Blackness and was moderated by Faith Cheltenham and Ashton Woods.  

The panel discussed anti-Black attitudes within progressive organizing spaces,  why eradication of anti-Black attitudes needs to become a priority in the progressive movement if we are to be successful, and how we can get busy doing that.

I also had fun watching the younglings at an after party sponsored by Democracy For America  until they chased up out at 7 PM.

Aslo got to enjoy dinner with several friends at Drago’s, a NOLA seafood place well known for its charbroiled oysters (yes, they were delicious).

Have one more full day of Netroots Nation 2018 before we have to say goodbye to NOLA and focus on the 94 days of a midterm election that will determine whether we still have a democracy after November 6
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Those of us gathered here in New Orleans are determined to do our part to make sure that we do


Day 3-+August 4  

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The final day of Netroots Nation in NOLA.   Even though there were a few panels that piqued my interest as I perused the Saturday schedule matrix, I decided to focus on hitting the caucuses.

One of the panels I was interested in was the Disaster Capitalism: New Orleans and Puerto Rico in Dialogue one featuring San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz.

We would also find out on this final NN18 day where and when Netroots Nation 2019 would take place.   That will be in Philadelphia July 11-13 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

The LGBTQ Caucus, The LGBTQ POC Caucus  and Black Women Caucuses wee definitely must attend for me.   They were well attended, ranging from 20-30 people in each one of them hem

The highlight for me on this day was the Black Women’s one.  I got to finally meet one of my sheroes in Melissa Harris-Perry, and discover o my delight she was a fan and avid reader of TransGriot.   We had a chance to talk politics and a few other subjects during and after the caucus.

There was also another caucus that organically popped up organized by NN18 African American attendees entitled the BlackA** Caucus.

In that caucus discussions were held about the problematic scheduling of panels oriented toward discussing issues affecting our community against each other, microaggressive and anti-Black behavior encountered during the event, NN18 touting the fact 67% of the presenters were people of color, but we weren’t being paid for our intellectual labor among other issues.

The issue was also discussed in the caucus of being your authentic Black self in a convention space that is overwhelmingly white.  

Those Black A** caucus conversations led to the planning of a takeover of the NN18 stage during the closing plenary that was executed later that evening.   Demands were articulated from the plenary stage in the EMCC Great Hall that Black attendees want to see implemented in time for NN19 and beyond.

What were those demands?    Hiring of Black Netroots Nation staff, inclusion of Black members on the NN board and oversight of a team of Black activists over Netroots programming submitted by Black people to ensure they aren’t scheduled against each other  

Time and their actions will tell if the Netroots Nation Board of Directors was listening.    

The bottom line is that if you want to win, Black progressives MUST be at the table.  Black progressives are the key to consistently winning against conservatives, and you ignore African American voices at your electoral and movement peril .   

Image result for Kamala Harris netroots nationBlack women are the base of the Democratic Party, and will be the voting bloc that powers the expected blue wave happening in 93 days

Netroots Nation 2018 is now one for the history books, and the hosting torch has been passed to Philadelphia.   Will be interesting to see when NN19 opens what the country’s political landscape looks like when it takes place.  


          NABJ and Philly Trans Wellness Conference Also Meeting This Week      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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There are two other conventions important to my life as an unapologetically Black  trans feminine writer and journalist that are happening as I sit here in New Orleans awaiting the start of Netroots Nation

And noting when I looked at the calendar that three events I wanted to attend were happening in different parts of the country at literally the same time meant I had to make a hard call on which one I would attend 

Being asked to do the panels at Netroots Nation and it occurring in NOLA made that hard call easier,  but it still isn't going to be easy to miss my trans fam or my NABJ family, much less the convos taking place at both conferences.

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In the Motor City, the National Association of Black Journalists are gathering starting today and running through August 5  at the Detroit Marriott at Renaissance Center.

I've always wanted to attend an NABJ event, and the first time I got to do so came when it was held in Boston in 2014.    I was there to participate in a panel with Kellee Terrell and Kenyon Farrow on the topic of properly reporting about transgender people moderated by Tiq Milan.

Two years late I received the amazing experience of attending the joint NABJ-NAHJ Unity event in Washington DC at the historic Wardman park Hotel.

During a presidential election year, both the NABJ and the National Assn of Hispanic Journalists organizations hold their conventions there.  It is an amazing opportunity to network with members of both organizations    In addition to meeting my journalistic heroes and sheroes in the African American and Latinx journalism worlds , I also got to witness the panels and the press conference with Hillary Clinton

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Starting at the same time as #NN18 is one of the largest trans conference s in the United States in the now Philadelphia Trans Wellness Conference at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Probably because of its location in the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection, it draws up to 3000 people for its panel discussions and professional medical tracks.

It's the event where I also met Jazz Jennings and her amazing family, and met Nicole Maines and her family in addition to having the opportunity to participate in some panels. 

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I have been attending the now PTWC since 2012, and the last time I was there for it was in 2016 for not only the conference, but a Trans United Fund board meeting.

That 2016 one I got there after a fun ride up I-95 with Fiona Dawson after we'd been to the White house for the LGBT Pride Reception.  I got to spend some quality time with not only the TUF board and my friends in the community, but my homegirl Dionne Stallworth

That 2016 event is also memorable for me because the morning I was preparing to leave the city to go back to Washington DC, I began hearing the news about the horrific Pulse mass shooting in Orlando.

To my friends attending the NABJ and PTWC, sorry I can't be there because I'm in NOLA, but definitely will be thinking about y'all as I'm scarfing down my beignets.
          Back In NOLA For Netroots Nation 2018!       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Hi NOLA, I'm back!    As you TransGriot readers know I was recently here after a nearly three decade absence for a BTAC Leadership Training Institute.

This time I'm here for the 2018 edition of Netroots Nation.   Some of the 3500 people coming to the Crescent City for this event are US House candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).

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So what is Netroots Nation?  It is one of the largest progressive political conferences in the United States that grew out of the YearlyKos conference organized in 2006 by the readers and writers of the Daily Kos blog . 

From that initial event in Las Vegas that got major mainstream news coverage, it has grown not only in importance in Democratic and liberal progressive circles, it  also travels to different parts of the country.   Still wondering when I will get to see Netroots Nation happen in Houston    Austin so far has been the only Texas city to host it, having done son in 2008 .

This is my fourth Netroots Nation conference. and my third consecutive one since 2016    The first one I ever attended was in Providence, RI in 2012 to take part in that historic trans panel during that event. 

That Providence NN12 event unexpectedly became the one where my national activist profile got raised.   Two radio interviews by Elon James White and Michelangelo Signorile combined with that panel and and vocal participation in the LGBT and Black Caucuses tend to do that

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I didn't return to Netroots Nation until the 2016 event in St Louis, where as y'all know I walked away with the Pundit Cup title after being urged to do so by John Gorczynski . 

I was in the Netroots Nations house when it was held in Atlanta last year.  In addition to taking part in two panel discussions during NN17, I was also a judge for the semifinals and finals of the 2017 Pundit Cup competition eventually won by Tenaja Jordan

I also stepped away from the host hotel to join the ATL trans community and attend the memorial vigil for Tee Tee Daingerfield 

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Now it's in New Orleans.  I'm looking forward to being at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center not only the political happenings that will tranpire here, and taking part in two panels, but do so in a city in which I have a deep personal connection to.

Image result for Netroots nation new OrleansAs the 2016 Pundit Cup Champion, I'll be interested in checking out this year's competition and see who emerges as the 2018 title holder. 

The last three Pundit Cup champs, FYI  have been women, and the last two (2016-17) Black women, so don't bet against that pattern continuing.

But first things first, NN18 officially starts on Thursday and runs until August 4.   One of the panels I'm taking part in is sponsored by Moms Rising, and happens at 10:30 AM on August 2

The panel is called Keep Marching 2018: Connect Locally Build Power and Win.  It will be moderated by Kristin Rowe- Finkbeiner and will have Monifa Bandele and Almas Sayeed scheduled to be on it with me.

It will be in Room 214, and hope to see you there.
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America First Energy

White House officials attended a conservative energy conference in New Orleans where speakers called UN climate reports fake science and said pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener.


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NEW ORLEANS – Pumping carbon dioxide into the air makes the planet greener; the United Nations puts out fake science about climate change to control the global energy market; and wind and solar energy are simply “dumb”. These are among the messages that flowed from the America First Energy Conference in New Orleans this week,...
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          With 'Acoustic Classics' Rodney Crowell Revisits His Repertoire in a Warm, Intimate Setting      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


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The Godfather of Americana. The Houston Kid. The Poet Laureate of Country Music. For decades, Rodney Crowell has assumed these monikers (OK, I made up that last one, but it fits) and garnered countless accolades for his singing, songwriting, and musicianship, and while his name may not be on the tip of the average rock music fan's tongue, it should be. The Texas native may stick primarily to the country, folk, and bluegrass lanes, but the songs he writes have a timeless appeal that transcends genres. It's not all aw-shucks odes to farmer's daughters and pickup trucks – he may be the only songwriter alive whose songs have name-dropped everyone from Tom Waits to the Dixie Chicks to Seamus Heaney to Epictetus.

With that in mind, Crowell's latest career move may initially come off as lazy (or at the very least, a bit of laurel-resting), but it sure gives his songs the opportunity to shine. Acoustic Classics is pretty self-explanatory: 12 songs from Crowell's arsenal – ones he's written for himself as well as others - re-recorded in a loose, acoustic setting. It's somewhat reminiscent of Randy Newman's recent Songbook series in that these classic songs are reimagined in a new light and given the opportunity to be rediscovered by longtime fans (or perhaps discovered by new ones). But they also serve as resume bullets for anyone who needs proof that Crowell is a top-shelf songwriter with sharp and enduring tunes.

Forgoing the more predictable route of simply a voice and a single acoustic guitar, Crowell enlisted a small unplugged combo to accompany him through this winning set, and the results are spectacular. Crowell's still in fine voice, and the band is top-shelf. The breezy shuffle of "Earthbound", originally from 2003's Fate's Right Hand, is an upbeat, reflective essay on the joys of a long life well-lived. "With each new day that passes / I'm in need of thicker glasses," he sings, "But it's all OK." He's getting older, but we all are, and that's life.

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It's a delight to hear the songs he wrote that were hits for other artists. "Leaving Louisiana in the Broad Daylight", one of the album's high points, was originally a smash country hit for the Oak Ridge Boys, but it fits the original songwriter like a glove. Using the song's locale as a musical cue, it's transformed into a rollicking New Orleans-style campfire singalong, with accordion and fiddle providing the perfect accompaniment. "Shame on the Moon" was a huge pop hit for Bob Seger in 1982, but Crowell reclaims it in his own inimitable style, offering up the verses in spoken word, while angelic female vocals take the choruses.

Swinging between ballads and up-tempo barn burners is a common theme of Acoustic Classics, but it never seems awkward or badly paced. "She's Crazy for Leaving", the honky-tonk classic from Crowell's 1988 album Diamonds & Dirt (which garnered him five number-one country singles) is followed seamlessly by the aching beauty of "After All This Time" (another Diamonds & Dirt hit). "Ain't Livin' Long Like This" (the title track from his 1978 debut album and a sizeable hit for Waylon Jennings) falls somewhere in the middle in terms of tempo and feel – it's got a loose, funky swagger and a first-person bad-boy narrative ("You looked for trouble, and you found it son," the song begins, "Straight down the barrel of a lawman's gun").

On the closing track "Please Remember Me" (co-written by Will Jennings, from Crowell's 1995 album Jewel of the South), Crowell sings a fond farewell to a love with no regrets and no harsh feelings. "When all our tears have reached the sea," he sings in a world-weary style reminiscent of John Hiatt, "a part of you will live in me." The harmony-filled chorus is sure to bring goosebumps to any listener. "You'll find better love / Strong as it ever was / Deep as a river runs / Warm as the morning sun / But please remember me." Damn, Rodney. I think I have something in my eye.

Acoustic Classics serves multiple purposes. Not only is it a valuable reminder of the artistic gifts Rodney Crowell has bestowed on the world, but it's also a chance to hear classic songs in fresh surroundings. It's unassuming yet undeniably gorgeous. Is Crowell resting on his laurels? Maybe, but he sure deserves it.


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          Youth Activists Reflect On Their Summer Of Church-State Separation Advocacy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Youth Activists Reflect On Their Summer Of Church-State Separation Advocacy LHayes Fri, 08/10/2018 - 09:36
AU summer interns

Alas, the end of summer is near. Soon Americans United’s awesome team of summer interns will venture forth into the world of higher education. Before they depart, AU would like to recognize their hard work and contributions to our mission of church-state separation. Read our dedicated interns’ reflections on their experiences here with us! If you missed getting to know them, check out their introduction here.

Lily Berman, Legal Intern

Working at AU has shown me how impact litigators and rights advocates drive social movements. As an undergraduate interested in law, I have a clearer understanding of how constitutional law is applied today to protect the rights of women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community. As a citizen, my time at AU has made me able to understand our current challenges more deeply and act on them with more intelligence and conviction. Most importantly, AU has taught me that the separation of church and state is essential to protect the rights and freedoms I cherish.


Amy Fallaw, Advocacy Intern

Interning at Americans United this summer has been an unforgettable experience for me. From being on the steps of the Supreme Court to attending Netroots Nation in New Orleans, I got the most hands-on advocacy experience I could’ve hoped for. Being in D.C. has been amazing. I love being so close to the most influential politicians in the country and feeling so connected to every piece of legislation, court case and protest I see every day on the news. Best summer ever!


Emily Midyette, Communications Intern

In my nine weeks working with AU’s Communication Department, I have honed my organization and writing skills. With guidance from my supervisor and fellow department members, I developed professional confidence that I will cherish as I prepare to enter the workforce.

My most powerful experience at AU occurred on the steps of the Supreme Court after the Muslim Ban ruling. Standing in solidarity with the communities of faith being discriminated against by the government solidified my passion for church-state separation advocacy. I will be an AU supporter long into the future!


Mackenzie Price, Legal Intern

One of my favorite parts about working at Americans United was hearing about the cases AU works on and how they relate to the projects I completed as an intern. Not only did it make me feel like I was an important contributor to the organization’s effort to prevent government-endorsed discrimination, but it also taught me much about America’s legislative system and what needs to happen to create positive change today. I am grateful to have helped AU stand up for the rights of Americans. I am also very pleased to have learned so much from some amazing people along the way! I look forward to seeing AU’s work in the future and thank its staff for my newfound appreciation of the nuances and importance of the First Amendment.


Urjita Sudula, Legal Intern

Interning for Americans United has given me the opportunity to work with talented and passionate people who care about maintaining the separation between church and state. As a law school student, I learned about the Establishment Clause and Free Exercise Clause from more of a theoretical lens, but coming to AU has allowed me to understand how these clauses impact people on a day-to-day basis. I’ve met people who came to AU because of their interests in a wide range of issues, such as reproductive rights or LGBTQ rights, which has helped me better understand how these issues intersect with church-state separation. I look forward to taking what I’ve learned here back to law school and into my legal career. 


Alexandra Willingham, Legal Intern

This summer has been the perfect first law school internship. The Legal Department’s size allowed me to be intimately involved in matters and contribute substantively to briefs. I have also loved the diversity of topics amongst AU’s cases: I’ve contributed to cases involving school prayer, government funds to churches, contraception coverage and health care refusals. I have learned how critical church-state separation is to other fundamental freedoms and how endangered it is. I am leaving AU having seen impact litigation at its finest, an opportunity that has only strengthened my commitment to this form of civil rights work.


Nicole You, Advocacy Intern

Interning with the AU Field Department this summer has truly been an eye-opening experience and a privilege. These past months I have come to learn what it means to organize leaders and facilitate coalitions and create genuine substantive change. I’ve gained a plentitude of hands-on experiences that I will use in the future to further the mission of Americans United and to advocate for other progressive issues!

Editor’s Note: College students interested in interning at Americans United can learn more here.

(Top photo: Top row from left, Mackenzie Price, Nicole You, Amy Fallaw, Alexandra Willingham and Emily Midyette. Bottom row from left, Urjita Sudula, Lily Berman and Rebecca Fate.)


          In the Matter of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Operations, Inc. Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order to permit the indirect transfer of membership interests in Entergy Louisiana, LLC (ELL; the owner of Waterford Steam Electric Station, Unit 3, and the independent spent fuel storage installation facility) to the extent ELL is affected by the addition of Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; and Entergy New Orleans, LLC to Entergy Utility Holding Company, LLC (EUHC). Upon execution of the transfer, these changes will result in additional members of EUHC that may dilute the resources and voting power of its members, including ELL.
          In the Matter of Entergy Louisiana, LLC and Entergy Operations, Inc., River Bend Station, Unit 1, and Independent Spent Fuel Storage Installation Facility      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) is issuing an order to permit the indirect transfer of membership interests in Entergy Louisiana, LLC (ELL; the owner of River Bend Station, Unit 1, and the independent spent fuel storage installation facility) to the extent ELL is affected by the addition of Entergy Arkansas, LLC; Entergy Mississippi, LLC; and Entergy New Orleans, LLC to Entergy Utility Holding Company, LLC (EUHC). Upon execution of the transfer, these changes will result in additional members of EUHC that may dilute the resources and voting power of its members, including ELL.
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Entry in progress—B.P. Reddit—Shower Thoughts The opposite of New Orleans is Old Andfat submitted August 9, 2018 by -Njala-
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In the season final Frank & Lu must recover a precious jewel and a rebellious teen before midnight strikes. 7:30pm Saturday on ABC. Ambulance Joanna Lumley’s Greek Odyssey NCIS: New Orleans The Outpost Compass
          Progressive parenting: Raising little activists and keeping them safe      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

NEW ORLEANS—Recent years have seen many young people taking up the activist mantle and running with it. This year alone saw national walkouts to protest gun violence in high schools all across the country. There was also the March for Our Families and other demonstrations that brought multitudes of young people out for good causes. […]
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Chico Enterprise-RecordIn 2012, Burbank sided in favor of the NFL regarding the New Orleans Saints bounty system in which opposition players were targeted for injury. Burbank, after a five-day deliberation, ruled that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell had the power to punish … and more …read more Source:: NFL Commissioner News from Google News
          Climate Change Denialists Never Had It So Good. So Why the Angst?       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Despite having unprecedented influence in Washington to achieve a fossil fuel-first agenda, conservative interests are eyeing events outside the Beltway with unease.

When climate science deniers and fossil fuel evangelists met Tuesday in New Orleans for the Heartland Institute's second "America First" conference on U.S. energy, they had every reason to celebrate the unprecedented influence they enjoy in the Trump administration.

Instead, they found plenty of reasons for dread.

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Death Grips - Year of the Snitch - Harvest Year of the Snitch is the sixth studio album by experimental hip hop group Death Grips , released this weekthrough Third Worlds and Harvest Records. LP and Indie Exclusive Clear LP to follow next month. Jason Mraz - Know. -Atlantic The album serves as a follow-up to the 2014 LP "YES!", and is Jason Mraz's first full-length studio recording in over four years.The bulk of the album was written against the backdrop of the 2016 Presidential election and its aftermath, and Mraz found himself writing a lot of "frustrated, angry, even sad songs, but nothing I wanted to sing." Instead he has chosen to convey an uplifting, positive message. Know. was produced by Andrew Wells, who brings an organic and groovy feel to the album's classic, acoustic rock sound.

Shooter Jennings - Shooter -Low Country Sound Ever the outlaw, Shooter Jennings has now crafted what might well be his most truly idiosyncratic work thus far, Shooter . Produced by longtime friend and collaborator, Low Country Sound founder Dave Cobb, at the renowned RCA Studio A on Nashville's Music Row, the album sees Jennings staking out a fairly straightforward goal: to simply make a great country record. It should be noted, Jennings' last studio album was a genuinely visionary tribute to Giorgio Moroder so in some ways, making a straight up country record is as much of a left turn as anything else in his brilliantly mercurial career thus far. But with songs like "Fast Horses & Good Hideouts" or the raucous "I'm Wild & My Woman Is Crazy," Jennings more than affirms his mission by returning to country's original, if oft misplaced, mandate: singing songs about growing up and getting older, about going out and getting trashed. In short, making music for real people with real lives. With SHOOTER, Jennings truly puts his own mark on country music, living up to his extraordinary birthright with unparalleled passion, experience, and heart. The Magpie Salute - High Water I - EagleRecords High Water I is the first album of original material from The Magpie Salute . The album, pressed on 2LP, is limited to 1,000 copies pressed on blue and white splattered vinyl. These colors will not be used on future pressings of High Water I. This is the story of The Magpie Salute. As much as the group represents a musical union of swaggering rock n roll, psychedelic blues, and campfire-worthy storytelling, it also marks a reunion of musicians whose paths twisted and turned right back to each other. Pulled together by guitarist Rich Robinson, it continued a storyline he began in the Black Crowes with guitarist Marc Ford and bassist Sven Pipien. Meanwhile, vocalist John Hogg shared Hookah Brown with Robinson as keyboardist Matt Slocum and drummer Joe Magistro both joined him for solo records and tours over the years. Jake Shears - Jake Shears -Freida Jean Records Showcasing the essence of what Jake Shears does best, the eponymously titled solo debut from the Scissor Sisters frontman is an album brimming with anthemic choruses and lyrics about the joys and vagaries of love and sex - all of it underpinned by a swampy soul influence imparted from his newly adopted hometown New Orleans. Shears' artistic vision blossomed in the epicenter of Southern decadence, where he had headed following the Scissors hiatus in 2012. Initial ideas for the album were mapped out at the city's famed Marigny Studios before he decamped to Louisville, KY to work with producer Kevin Ratterman (Ray LaMontagne, My Morning Jacket) who recruited members of My Morning Jacket, VHS or Beta, Jim James' solo band, and Floating Action to lay down the album's foundation. With string and brass arrangements by Christian Hebel (Barbra Streisand) and Lance Horne (Alan Cumming), they returned to NOLA to capture the city's signature sound with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Sturgill Simpson's brass section. The result is a thrilling work that plays inside some of the hallmarks of classic American rock music and marries them with Jake's inimitable point of view, humor, and gift for unforgettable hooks.

ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Dawn Landes - Meet Me At The River Enuff Z'Nuff - Diamond Boy The Allman Brothers Band - Fillmore East, February 1970 Marillion - All One Tonight (Live At The Royal Albert Hall) Liz Cooper & the Stampede - Window Flowers Tomberlin - At Weddings Tirzah - Devotion The Beths - Future Me Hates Me The War and Treaty - Healing Tide Erra - Neon As It Is - The Great Depression Ben Khan - Ben Khan Primal Fear - Apocalypse Foxing - Nearer My God Robbie Fulks & Linda Gail Lewis - Wild! Wild! Wild!

& More .....

Billy Raffoul - 1975 EP [White 10in Vinyl] Rhett Walker Band - Rhett Walker Band EP Falling Doves - Live In Tokyo EP Paul Simon - One Man's Ceiling Is Another Man's Floor Amos Lee - Dying White Light Candi Staton - People Have The Power All Them Witches - Fishbelly 86 Onions

UPCOMING RELEASES

Great Lake Swimmers - The Waves, The Wake - NettwerkRecords JUNO nominated, Polaris Prize shortlisted Great Lake Swimmers frontman Tony Dekker set out to specifically make an album without any acoustic guitar. Recorded in the 145 year old Bishop Cronyn Memorial Church in London, Ontario and produced by Chris Stringer (The Wooden Sky, Elliot Brood, Timber Timbre), " The Waves, The Wake #source%3Dgooglier%2Ecom#https%3A%2F%2Fgooglier%2Ecom%2Fpage%2F%2F10000" releases on August 17, 2018 via Nettwerk.

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Ariana Grande - Sweetener - Republic Multi-platinum, Grammy-Award nominated artist Ariana Grande to release highly-anticipated album, ' Sweetener ,' via Republic Records on 8/17. Album includes smash hit, 'no tears left to cry,' which closed out the US Top 40 radio panel week-of impact and made Ariana the first artist to kick-off four album campaigns with a Top 10 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The pre-order will launch with new track 'the light is coming (feat. Nicki Minaj).' Ariana Grande will support the album with numerous media appearances.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.


          2018 NFL over unders: Giants 7 -- Jets 6 -- Eagles...10.5      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Team2017 Wins2018 Win TotalOVERUNDER
Arizona Cardinals85.5-150+130
Atlanta Falcons109-130+110
Baltimore Ravens98-145+125
Buffalo Bills96.5+165-190
Carolina Panthers118.5-120+100
Chicago Bears56.5-135+115
Cincinnati Bengals76.5-125+105
Cleveland Browns05.5-145+125
Dallas Cowboys98.5-110-110
Denver Broncos57.5+115-135
Detroit Lions97.5-120+100
Green Bay Packers710+110-130
Houston Texans48.5-160+140
Indianapolis Colts46.5-120+100
Jacksonville Jaguars109-110-110
Kansas City Chiefs108.5+105-125
Los Angeles Chargers99.5+100-120
Los Angeles Rams1110+105-125
Miami Dolphins 66.5-120+100
Minnesota Vikings1310-120+100
New England Patriots1311-155+135
New Orleans Saints119.5-120+100
New York Giants37-125+105
New York Jets56+120-140
Oakland Raiders68-130+110
Philadelphia Eagles1310.5+120-140
Pittsburgh Steelers1310.5+110-130
San Francisco 49ers68.5-115-105
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