If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you’ve probably heard that the United States is in the middle of a new prosperous age. But to the nearly 80 percent of Americans who are still living paycheck to paycheck, those numbers and victory laps can feel a like a slap in the face. How is it that a large portion of the U.S. population is getting left behind in this age of prosperity?
As publisher of New Orleans’ latest news publication, Big Easy Magazine, I want to take some time to underscore the importance of our free press and defend its integrity. I also want to make a statement defending our democratic institutions in the wake of the Helsinki Summit: Very little discussion of all the purposely false […]
(The following article represents the opinion of the editorial board of Bigeasymagazine.com) To call modern Louisiana a Conservative values state would be an understatement. Recently, we passed the most restrictive abortion legislation in the country and every now and then we continue to press schools into teaching regressive, anti-science curriculum. It can be daunting, having […]
“I spent years dealing with needle dens, and crack houses burning on my block, bike thieves, cleaning the hood—literally picking up needles—only to have some of those very places become STRs. I miss the junkies.” – David Roe, New Orleans resident As you can see, people have strong feelings about the proliferation of Airbnb. For […]
By Lamar White _____ Right now in the United States of America, the wealthiest and most powerful country on the planet, 2,047 children, including babies and small toddlers, are currently in the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services, after being forcibly separated from their parents by the federal government. Right now in […]
The raids on Bourbon Street strip clubs earlier this year is just an added insult to injury for the historically slow summer months, but a dedicated group of dancers have taken matters into their own hands and gone underground. Last month, we highlighted the lasting effects of the raids on strip clubs on Bourbon Street […]
Much like in the rest of the country and world, a new job sector has emerged in New Orleans. The city has felt the arrival of the “gig economy”, which is best described as temporary jobs that usually have flexible, DIY schedules that fit the needs of the employee. In recent years, companies like Uber, […]
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