- Barometer 1115 days ago
Brain Gain-an exert from "America's Biggest Brain Magnets" posted on NewGeography.com "Rather than following a clear path to the world of the "hip and cool," college graduates appear influenced by a more nuanced and complex series of factors in terms of their location. New Orleans' No. 1 ranking, for example,…
- Barometer 1161 days ago
'Indian Red' Mardi Gras Indians"We won't bow down." One of the greatest lines out of their chants made popular by HBO's Treme. I love what it says about New Orleans as a people. This is very close to what they sound like live on a Mardi Gras day.
- Barometer 1203 days ago
“Spirit to Serve” Marriott offers Volunteer PackagesBook the “Spirit to Serve” New Orleans volunteer package and be a part of the city’s continued comeback. Dedicated service and outstanding accommodations is what Marriott is known for while community and resilience of spirit is what keeps New Orleans thriving. Details: http://www.orourkehospitality.com/clients/CR10129/
- Barometer 1206 days ago
NoLA Rising // IT'S YOURS, TAKE ITGive and get... For the fourth installment of New Orleans’ It’s Yours, Take it, Rex would like to continue the practice of a holiday art swap. For the third year in a row, artwork has been created and sent in for a toy for…
- Barometer 1356 days ago
BP is burning endangered sea turtles alive.Sign Petition: http://act.credoaction.com/campaign/bp_turtles/?rc=fb_share1 The sea turtle most affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill is the Kemp's Ridley2 which is listed as endangered under the Endangered Species Act. Parties responsible for killing the endangered turtles are liable for criminal penalties that include prison…
- Barometer 1361 days ago
GambitWeekly: TBC Brass Band ProtestTBC Brass Band Protests City’s Sudden Enforcement of Controversial Street Musicians Ordinance http://blogofneworleans.com/blog/2010/06/17/tbc-brass-band-protests-citys-sudden-enforcement-of-controversial-street-musicians-ordinance/
- Barometer 1362 days ago
Affect ChangeWrite to your council men/women. They are employed by the people. Arnie Fielkow/City Council Counselor at Large afielkow (at) cityofno (dot) com 504-658-1060 Jackie Clarkson/City Council Vice President jbclarkson (at) cityofno (dot) com 504-658-1070 Kristin Palmer/District C Council member kgpalmer (at) cityofno (dot) com
Coalition to Restore Coastal LouisianaVolunteer form: http://www.crcl.org/ 1-800-LACOAST (1-800-522-6278) or 225-767-4181 Groups they work with: LaGulfResonse http://lagulfresponse.org/home.html Sierra Club http://action.sierraclub.org/Oil_Spill_CleanUp
National Wildlife FederationText WILDLIFE to 20222 to donate $10 to the National Wildlife Federation. 97% of funds raised through this text drive will go directly to efforts rehabbing animals in the Gulf. http://www.nwf.org/Wildlife/Wildlife-Conservation/Threats-to-Wildlife/Oil-Spill/Mobile-Giving.aspx
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