Social Issues

#EnemyOfNone: An Editorial Statement

Statement from the Big Easy Magazine Editorial Board Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. The First…

August 16, 2018
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The Louisiana Execution

Adam Albaari –Contributing Writer The Attorney General of Louisiana, Jeff Landry, has recently announced that he plans on bringing back more diverse options to the implementation of the death penalty if the problems relating to lethal injection are not solved. Many progressives consider this a massive regression in a state that the larger Union already…

August 14, 2018
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Saintsational Sexism

By Maddy Kolker – Contributing Writer Y’all; we all have at least one story. For some, it was a friend, a co-worker, a boss, a mentor, a leader; a seemingly harmless stranger, someone we trusted, or an organization we felt devoted to. The #MeToo movement is exposing sexism, sexual misconduct, and sexual abuse throughout the…

August 1, 2018
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Coffee Culture Playing Poorly in New Orleans

By Jenn Bentley – Contributing Writer In New Orleans, coffee culture is an integral part of the breath of the city. Some even credit the city’s slower pace and laid-back attitude with creating the mid-morning coffee break. Whether that’s true or not, it is hard to deny that coffee is an integral part of the…

August 1, 2018
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GRACE, HUMILITY, DIGNITY, AND CLASS: Demario Davis Has Already Made the New Orleans Saints “Winners” in More Ways Than One

By Barry Hirstius – Contributing Writer Regardless of whatever your political views are, the recent crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border regarding the separation of migrant children from their parents while seeking freedom, political asylum, and eventual U.S. citizenship has become one of epic proportions. The situation has now become a national controversy thanks to the…

August 1, 2018
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They Stood Once

By Bill Arceneaux – Lead Content Writer *Disclaimer – The views expressed in this interview are solely those of the individual being interviewed and do not reflect the opinions or beliefs of the Big Easy Magazine Editorial Board.  Unapologetically Progressive, -Big Easy Magazine To call the subject matter of this article “controversial” would be an…

August 1, 2018
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New Orleans’ Experiment with Charter Schools

By Jenn Bentley- Contributing Writer It has been 13 years since Hurricane Katrina. On July 1st, the city achieved another historic milestone: all of the city’s public schools are finally back under the local school board. Now the great experiment in reunification begins. A Unique Proposition New Orleans’ unified school district is the only of…

August 1, 2018
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Signs of Change: Watching the Caribbean

By Adam Albaari – Contributing Writer There are tectonic geopolitical plates shifting all over the world. The refugee crisis in Europe is permanently changing demographics on that continent.  There are growing disputes over Islands all over East Asia between emerging global powers, and the beginnings of serious climate-change related population displacement are being felt all…

August 1, 2018
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Being a Part of the Solution in NOLA’s Lower 9th Ward

By Nicole Nixon – Contributing Writer “I am a lower 9th ward resident and military veteran. I did 11 years in the United States Army. I spent the whole time in Germany and was there long enough to learn the language. When I came home, I used my V.A. home loan to buy my very…

August 1, 2018
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Dance Like Everyone is Watching

By Michael David Raso – Contributing Author New Orleans is known for many things: its excellent food, its many parades, especially during Mardi Gras, the Second Lines throughout the year, the great music, the art. Local cuisine, festivals, culture, nightlife, entertainment—all of these bring tourists to the city. But there’s a segment of the entertainment…

August 1, 2018
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