On May 25th, an African American man, named George Floyd, in Minnesota became the latest in a long list of African Americans to be killed by American law enforcement. In a nearly nine minute video, Officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd, who repeats “please, I can’t breathe”. At a particularly […]
At a time when New Orleans Saints fans are usually starting to get ready for the upcoming NFL season ahead, the United States of America and its citizens are now currently standing at the crossroads of an extremely critical juncture in our nation’s history. But yesterday, the team’s “living legend” and starting QB Drew Brees […]
Dear Friends We find ourselves in a moment where the pain, the outrage, the sadness are pouring out. A moment triggered by the horrific death of George Floyd, the horrific death or Ahmaud Arbery, the horrific death of Breonna Taylor, and many others…where the connector between them was the color of their skin, and the […]
‘Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one; for when we suffer, or are exposed to the same miseries by a government, which we might expect in a country without government, our calamity is heightened by reflecting […]
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.
The Louisiana legislature continues to move forward in a truncated session due to COVID-19 with just a few cannabis bills on the agenda. Hopefully there will be a special session to deal with the bills that could not be heard in this abbreviated session. Meanwhile, many are wondering why bills that could help create jobs, […]
Part one: Let’s get this out of the way Donald Trump must go. His administration has proven to be destructive and divisive. He has courted white supremacists and Wall Street and bedded them together in a ménage à trois of greed, guns, and pu**y grabbing. He has made incompetence look like a skilled artform. 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 […]
I’ve come to the conclusion that Facebook has become a safe haven for hate speech rather than a safe space for minorities and disenfranchised groups. According to Facebook’s community standards, hate speech is defined as “direct attack on people based on what we call protected characteristics — race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, […]
Many restaurants across the city have announced that they’re choosing not to reopen their dining rooms.
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