According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey responses collected July 9 through July 14, 26.5 percent of U.S. adults either missed last month’s rent or have slight or no confidence that they can make their next rent payment on time.
In May of 2020, the Cantrell Administration warned of a major economic shortfall in city government. The City of New Orleans maintained a hiring freeze, reduced trash pickup, and warned that some employees might be forced to retire early. Despite this, the City of New Orleans created a new office – expanding the original deputy […]
A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company that has businesses in Texas and Georgia, as well as in Louisiana. According to whistleblowers, the Covid-19 outbreak has been handled with lies, deceit, and apathy that goes […]
In a leaked memo from Baton Rouge’s Our Lady of the Lake hospital system, President and CEO K. Scott Wester, warned that there was a campaign to pressure legislators to sign a petition to revoke John Bel Edwards emergency health declaration for COVID-19, writing that it would, “have devastating impacts on our health system and […]
It was a big night for transgender people in Louisiana. Peyton “Rose Michelle” Theriot, who goes by Peyton Rose Michelle, won her seat with the Democratic State Central Committee for the 46th District A, representing St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes. She is the first openly transgender woman elected to a Louisiana political position, […]
The conservative “reopen” protests in states like California, Michigan, Ohio, and others made national headlines when they occurred in April and May. Now, as coronavirus cases begin to climb after a sustained decline, the wisdom of reopening businesses so quickly must be called into question. Images of large crowds, gathering without masks, hurling insults at […]
“If it takes a village to raise a child, it certainly takes a movement to undo an occupation.” -Ruth Wilson Gilmore Since 2004, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) — which includes Women With A Vision, Families and Friends of Louisiana’s Incarcerated Children, Voice of the Experienced, and New Orleans Workers’ Center for Racial […]
Retired Lieutenant General Russel Honoré is an expert on federal disaster response. As the commander of Joint Task Force Katrina, he was responsible for leading and coordinating the military relief efforts across New Orleans and the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. In May, he was asked to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee on the federal response to COVID-19, and what could have been done better. Shortly afterward, he spoke with Big Easy Magazine to share some of his thoughts on that subject, as well as the upcoming hurricane season.
There’s sort of a running and underlying joke among NFL fans on the social media website Twitter, that if you really want to provoke or get a response out of soon-to-be 5th year veteran New Orleans Saints All-Pro WR Michael Thomas, the only thing that you need to do is to tell him that he […]
ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Stephan Lewandowsky studies the way people think, and in particular, why they engage in conspiracy theories. So when the cognitive scientist from England’s University of Bristol observes wild speculation related to the […]
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