Remember the Black Lives Matter movement? How there were marches, protests, heaps of donations to bail funds. How you changed your Facebook profile photo so it had a nifty little Black Lives Matter banner at the bottom? How you promised that you totally aren’t a racist and are dedicated to the movement? Now’s the time […]
In their study, Placing Prosperity, The Data Center explores how neighborhood inequality is based in generations of history, and how neighborhood investment moves, but doesn’t necessarily reduce place-based inequality.
Following Wednesday’s announcement, action has been planned across New Orleans and Louisiana in solidarity with Black Lives Matter protesters asking for justice in Louisville.
The Civil Rights Dream is deja vu in the Deep South. In Louisiana we have great food, good drinks, and nice racism. The kind of racism that manifests itself in the, “you are nice looking for a black boy,” way. The kind of racism that admits, “I have black friends.” We have cultivated on the […]
On Tuesday, September 1, Facebook removed two posts by U.S. Representative Clay Higgins (R-LA) after threatening to shoot people protesting the police. Buzzfeed reported that Facebook removed his posts for violating the company’s violence and incitement policies after making comments like “I’d drop any 10 of you where you stand,” “we just eliminate the threat,” […]
Just hours after his arrest in the murder of Danny Buckley, images on social media appeared showing the suspect with Confederate Flag memorabilia and symbols. But some coverage of the incident instead focused on the background of the innocent victim, a 61 year old Black man in poor physical health. Twenty-four year old Jace Boyd, […]
On Friday night, 31-year-old Trayford Pellerin was shot to death by officers in Lafayette, Louisiana. The half a dozen officers fired on Pellerin 11 times, who died later at a local hospital. Why the officers shot at Pellerin so many times and why they didn’t take more steps to de-escalate the situation is unknown. The […]
Just weeks after Josh Guillory came under fire for closing recreation centers that serve people of color, the Lafayette Parish Mayor-President is again facing criticism. This time, it’s after Guillory appointed a woman who has made openly racist, sexist, and xenophobic remarks on Facebook – including liking a comment that said Walt Disneyworld was “nothing […]
African American movements for equality have long been entrenched in the Black church. The Black church has produced some of Black Americas most prolific and profound leaders such as Rev. Adam Clayton Powell, Rev. Martin Luther King, Rev Jesse Jackson and Rev. Ralph Abernathy. In fact, the leading civil rights organization of the 1960s, the […]
Author’s Note: We are aware that many locals who have taken a stance on this issue now fear for their safety. To protect the identity of those who have spoken out online against La Vacherie Swimming Club, Big Easy Magazine has redacted their names on social media. Like many subjects on which we report, the […]
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