Will Snowden, director of the New Orleans office for Vera Institute of Justice and former New Orleans public defender speaks on the historic passing of Amendment #2 and also addresses implications of its practice moving forward.
President Donald Trump announced on Friday that William Barr will the next permanent head of the Justice Department. Barr was the attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, and will replace acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker. Whitaker took over the post when Jeff Sessions was fired from the post last month. President Trump also announced […]
Deep in the recesses of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website (and first entry in a google search) there exists an article on the trauma and damage that incarceration does to the mind. It’s from 2001, but the stated official results are still incredibly relevant to today’s prison industrial complex. How this […]
When she was just six years old, Leona Tate helped to desegregate Louisana’s schools.
The purpose of this piece is not to be an authority on the state of mental health and illness or the access to treatment of mental health conditions and illnesses in New Orleans. My purpose is to make a few statements based on the experiences that those around me have had in my ten years […]
I was seventeen when I told my mom I wasn’t a girl. At that time, I knew other trans people only through accessorized tropes on TV, a few books, and of course, like a true millennial, I followed many trans folks on social media. I grew up in a small, Gulf Coast, beach town – […]
Depending on who you ask, it is generally perceived that business in New Orleans is booming in the post-Katrina era. The city has found itself front-and-center in the nation’s trend of urban renewal, an intense tourism economy and a population boom from first-time residents. New Orleans attracts potential residents looking for culture, new opportunities, and […]
The impact of raids on adult entertainment clubs on Bourbon Street that happened just four months ago can be seen most deeply in the case of a couple clubs that closed permanently. They are also still felt by the dancers and workers who have managed to remain. Dancers took to the streets with signs sporting […]
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