How to pay off $20K of debt in a year

When you are loaded with debt, it can be difficult to imagine an end to it. More often than not, the payments feel like they stack with no end in sight, but the situation is almost never as terrible as it seems. If you find yourself struggling with debt, follow some of these tips to […]


Pollution Control Funding Cuts Put Louisiana’s Citizens at Risk

Around 955,000 Louisiana citizens are currently at risk of coastal flooding, with that number expected to rise by an additional 262,000 by 2050 due to climate change. In spite of these numbers, a recent report released by the Environmental Integrity Project shows that Louisiana is among the top 10 states in the U.S. making deep […]


What is Kratom?

Mitragyna Speciosa, better known as just ‘kratom’ is a tropical and evergreen plant that belongs to the coffee family. It grows naturally in the humid environment of Southeast Asia. Countries like Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea happen to be the biggest growers of this herb.   For ages, these countries would use kratom […]


Hate Trump? He’s done so much for us!

  “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.” ― Mark Twain The entirety of the Trump era is despised by 55% of Americans – deeply, and it’s only getting worse. But I suggest that we may be looking at this wrong. Trump’s dark side has been slowly […]


New Orleans Saints vs. San Francisco 49ers: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints will be seeking to strengthen their chances at earning the NFC’s #1 Playoff seed when they host the visiting San Francisco 49ers this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kick-off is for 12:00 p.m. Central time and will be broadcast to a majority of the nation by FOX. The game can be […]


Dying of Indifference: How Officials, Media, and Police Trivialize the Epidemic of Reckless Driving in New Orleans

  In the dark, early hours one summer in 2016, two people killed a man. We don’t know his name, because the journalists who reported his death never bothered to report his name. The two killers did not act in concert, and they didn’t know each other. In fact, they probably had never met. And […]


Sex in the Big Easy: You are Getting Very Horny, a Guide to Erotic Hypnosis

I lie in bed watching a YouTube video, waiting for the fun to begin. A woman does a voiceover of a still photo of an enticing female backside. I admit it’s having an effect on me. The photo is arty and I am irritated. I find myself annoyed by the length of the video—a daunting […]


Neaux Reel Idea: That Indie Dream

Friend and local filmmaker Jonathan Isaac Jackson is currently working on a short documentary about the history and culture of the Mardi Gras Indians, a subject that has been done often enough, but perhaps not from the edgy angle we should expect from Jackson. In teasing us on his progress, Jackson posted some footage on […]


Neaux Reel Idea: Lost Bayou Review

In watching the Lost Bayou Ramblers rockumentary On Va Continuer!, I was struck by the effort it took to visit various communities out in the Acadiana bayous. We’re taken on a tour by boat – dropped into the water most carefully by pickup truck – down basins and waterways, into towns and homes deep in […]


Contraflow, New Orleans

Of all of the music, artistic expression, and other specific interest-based scenes at Contraflow, it’s safe to say that Fandom is just as much a lifestyle as punk, metal, or indie scenes. Contraflow New Orleans, 2019 was an amazing union of fans of all ages and walks of life.  It is an obsession of certain […]


Red And Blue Light Traffic Cameras: Crime Deterrent Or Hazard?

Ever since the New Orleans Police Department announced its decision to finance a network of crime cameras throughout the city, members of the community have expressed objections.


Bipartisan Group Says Trump Is “Undoing Decades of Civil and Human Rights Progress”

A new report issued by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights states that the Trump administration is “undoing decades of civil and human rights progress.” The independent, bipartisan advisory agency issued a 621-page report, “Are Civil Rights a Reality?“. In this report, the commission found that under Trump, agencies that are supposed to protect civil […]


THREE-PEAT: Saints Beat Falcons For 3rd Straight Division Title

The New Orleans Saints won their 3rd straight NFC South Division Championship last night, but not without giving their fans a few heart palpitations along the way first. New Orleans defeated their hated arch-rivals the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 26-18, but they allowed the Dirty Birds to recover back-to-back onside kicks that made […]


8 of the Best Christmas Desserts; The Top Treats to Enjoy During the Holidays Season

’Tis the season to enjoy spending time with the family and catch up on holiday classics, such as It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Listen to holiday jingles, whether they’re from a Disney film or Run D.M.C. Best of all, you get to dig into Christmas themed goodies, ranging […]


New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons (Thanksgiving Night): 5 Bold Predictions

After a quick 3-day turnaround, the New Orleans Saints will travel to Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Atlanta, Georgia to face their long-time arch-rivals the Atlanta Falcons in a nationally-televised broadcast on Thanksgiving. The contest will be aired by NBC, and will be shown locally in New Orleans on WDSU Channel 6. Kickoff is set for […]


New Orleans Youth will Strike for the Climate on Dec 6

On December 6th, young people from all over the New Orleans Metro Area will strike, walking out of their classrooms and workplaces. They will call on the City Council and Mayor LaToya Cantrell to become champions of the Green New Deal. Other demands include: Fully fund the relocation of Gordon Plaza residents Stop the New […]


Fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer Says Trump’s Order Violates Oath of Service

Defense Secretary Mark Esper fired Navy Secretary Richard Spencer on Sunday. The termination comes after President Donald Trump tweeted on Thursday that Chief Petty Officer Eddie Gallagher would retain his gold Trident insignia that marks his membership in the Sea, Air, and Land Teams, or SEALs. Spencer had told reporters Friday that he felt the […]


Sloppy Saints Survive Scare to Beat Carolina

In the NFL, teams often manage to “win ugly” at least once or twice, and possibly even several times in a single season. Yesterday afternoon at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against their division rivals the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints found a unique way to squeak out a narrow 34-31 victory with no time remaining […]


ADL Global Survey Shows Hardcore Antisemitism Remains an International Problem

On Thursday, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) released a global survey of 18 European countries and found that antisemitism remains a pervasive problem in many areas, and is even on the rise in others. The poll is part of the ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism and was fielded betweeen April and June 2019 in Eastern […]


New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina Panthers: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints will be looking for their second straight win this Sunday at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome as they host their visiting NFC South Division rivals the Carolina Panthers. Kickoff is set for 12:00 Central and will be broadcast regionally by CBS; the game can be viewed locally on WWL New Orleans […]


Louisiana Democrats, Minority Voters Support Impeachment

A new poll released by Edgewater Research on Tuesday found that most Louisiana Democrat and minority voters support the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The statewide survey, which was conducted on November 11, 2019, polled 661 likely voters across Louisiana. A likely voter was defined as a person who had voted in at least […]


Get Your Flu Shot – Louisiana Leading Nation in Flu-Like Illnesses

Flu season is in full swing, and Louisiana is leading the country in the number of cases nationally. According to doctors at the Mid-City Ochsner urgent care, they’re seeing between five and 15 patients every day for flu and flu-like illnesses. “We are way ahead. Both in terms of other states in the country, and […]


EDWARDS WINS – NO IMMINENT CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION

It’s how the headlines should have read on Sunday morning. Or maybe “PEOPLE FINALLY VOTING IN LOUISIANA” considering we had a massive turnout of over 50% of all eligible voters in the run-off this past Saturday. Due to this, we have re-elected a Democrat Governor for the first time in over 40 years. And nationally […]


Port Orleans Brewing Co and Winn-Dixie Team Up to Give Over $70k to Ochsner Cancer Institute

In October, Port Orleans Brewing Company teamed up with grocery chain Winn-Dixie for the “Lend a Helping Can” campaign to raise money for the Ochsner Cancer Institute. The campaign was overwhelmingly successful: on Thursday, November 14, the two businesses donated a total of $71,127 to the Ochsner Cancer Institute to help patients in their fight […]


BACK ON TRACK: Saints Bash Bucs and Take Command of NFC South

What a difference a week makes! Following one of their more disappointing overall team efforts in last week’s stunning upset loss at home to the Atlanta Falcons, the New Orleans Saints got back on track yesterday afternoon, earning a 34-17 win over the division rival Tampa Bay Buccaneers. With the victory, the Black and Gold […]


Republicans Rallying Behind Governor Edwards Despite Trump’s Support of Rispone; Ralph Abraham’s Family Member Donates to Governor John Bel Edwards

It’s no secret that Governor John Bel Edwards has enjoyed substantial crossover support from notable conservatives such as Newell Normand, former sheriff of Jefferson Parish, and former Republican primary rivals, Jay Dardenne and Scott Angelle. That’s right. Despite the senior  Republican Senator David Vitter running for Governor initially against Governor John Bel Edwards, both Republican […]


New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Bold Predictions

Following one of their disappointing losses in recent memory, the (7-2) New Orleans Saints will be seeking to redeem themselves this Sunday afternoon when they travel to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. There they’ll face their long-time divisional rivals, the (3-6) Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kickoff is at 12:00 P.M. Central and will be broadcast […]


Progressive’s Weekend: Things To Do in New Orleans 11/15-17

Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Take a look below for our picks on where to eat, community events, and fun things to do throughout the weekend. Friday, November 15 Where to Eat: Food Truck Friday with Diva Dawg + Petite Rouge – 8 a.m. to 2 […]


FBI Report Shows Jews Were Most Targeted in Religion-Based Hate Crimes in 2018

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is urging both law enforcement and lawmakers to take action after a new FBI report showed Jews and Jewish institutions were the group most targeted in hate crimes over 2018 – continuing a trend that has been in place since 1991. The FBI’s annual Hate Crime Statistics Act (HCSA) report found […]


Latest Louisiana Gubernatorial Poll Shows Virtual Tie; Results Analyzed

A November 12, 2019, Edgewater|My People Vote© poll has the LA gubernatorial runoff at a statistical tie with only 2% undecided between Democratic Governor John Bel Edwards and his Republican challenger Eddie Rispone. The election will come down to the Edwards campaign’s ground game.  Grassroots mobilization is going to be the key for Gov. John […]


Urban League of Louisiana: “Critical Areas of Opportunity Must Be Addressed by NOLA Public Schools”

Last week, the Louisiana Department of Education (LDOE) released the annual School Performance Scores. Each school in the state is rated A-F based on student performance during state testing, and how many students earn college credit before graduating high school. While acknowledging the work of New Orleans Public Schools (NOPS) teachers, staff, and administrators, the […]


The 8% Gorilla That Nobody Is Talking About

The topic of the Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans is a contentious one. In the past two years, people have lost their homes and their vehicles due to the flooding of portions of the town. Yet, when it comes to understanding the root cause of why these floods occurred, the official stance starts […]


MISSED OPPORTUNITY: Saints’ Shocking Loss Could Have Long-Term Effects

The New Orleans Saints couldn’t have picked a worse time to turn in one of their most disappointing performances of the Sean Payton-Drew Brees Era in their 26-9 loss to the visiting Atlanta Falcons yesterday afternoon. While on the surface the disappointing loss doesn’t appear to have lessened the Black and Gold’s chances of making […]


Republicans Choose Their Louisiana “Democrat” – Aimee Freeman

It’s an unfortunate fact that state and local-level elections often pull in fewer voters than presidential elections. This is unfortunate because it is state-level elections that can either promote or fight against gerrymandering. As we head into Louisiana’s 2019 elections, the 2020 Census is only five months away. Those elected to the state legislature will […]


New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints will host their archrivals the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this Sunday afternoon. Kickoff is slated for 12 p.m. Central, and the game will be televised regionally by FOX, locally on WVUE-TV FOX Channel 8. Coming into this contest, the Saints have a (7-1) win-loss record and will be seeking what […]


White House Praises Louisiana Economy Under John Bel Edwards

The White House posted a tweet praising Louisiana’s economy yesterday, even as President Donald Trump tried to rally voters against Governor John Bel Edwards. “‘The Pelican State’ is booming – boasting its lowest unemployment rate since 2008, bringing back 5,000+ manufacturing jobs, and becoming one of our Nation’s leading states in natural gas exports!” In […]


Racist Facebook Post Leads to Regional Businessman’s Ousting

Does social media make it easy for our worst opinions to come out? Facebook acts like a megaphone, making sure anything and everything you post is seen and heard far and wide. But, just imagine if your current boss or future employer finds something on your feed that doesn’t represent your “best” qualities? For Lafayette […]


Idiot With No Legitimate Government Experience Part 2: The Dumbing

If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to run a racist goblin with no knowledge, experience, or interest in understanding the nuances of state and local government, you have a friend in Eddie Rispone.


Activists Hold Rally to Fight Deportation of Hard Rock Hotel Worker

Within 24 hours of making a statement criticizing the conditions that led to the Hard Rock Hotel collapse, Delmer Joel Ramirez-Palma was taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


The Saints Should Now Be Considered the NFL’s Best Team

“Team.” It’s a word that when defined in the dictionary, has multiple meanings either as a noun or a verb. But when it comes to the NFL and the sport of professional football, it’s a word that refers to a group of players that band together for a common cause or to achieve an ultimate […]


Oak Street Po-Boy Festival: The Monetization of a previously-“free” street festival, honoring the po-boy

I just came back from the 2019 Oak Street Po-Boy Festival. Up until about two years ago, the festival had no entrance fee of any kind. All people had to do was buy a po-boy and something to drink, from one of the many food and drink stands set up along Oak Street. The po-boys […]


New Orleans Public Library Joins National Action Against Macmillan e-Books

On November 1, 2019, the New Orleans Public Library (NOPL) announced that they will join other library systems across the country in boycotting ebooks from Macmillian Publishers, one of the largest major publishers in the U.S. The action comes as a result of a library ebook embargo enacted by Macmillian. Under the company’s new policy, […]


Progressive’s Weekend: Things to Do in New Orleans Nov. 1-3

Another week has come and gone, which means it’s time for the Progressive’s Weekend! Take a look below for our picks on where to eat, community events, and fun things to do throughout the weekend. Saturday is a particularly busy day this weekend, full of festivals, marches, and other events. All Weekend: Big Easy Con […]


Should Saints Break the Bank to Pay Teddy B?

Alvin Kamara. Vonn Bell. David Onyemata. Eli Apple. Those are just a small sample of current players the New Orleans Saints will have to put some money to the side for in order to re-sign them to new contracts and remain in NOLA as key contributors for the organization. But now the Black and Gold […]


The Agonizing Rollout

The long-anticipated rollout of Louisiana’s therapeutic cannabis program happened two months ago. So many advocates did everything in their power to influence state legislators to create a program that met the needs of the patients in Louisiana and have been hamstrung by opponents every step of the way. Had the Governor not personally known a […]


Jefferson Parish Fire Dispatchers File Gender Discrimination Suit

On Monday, three female fire dispatchers working for the Jefferson Parish East Bank Consolidated Fire Protection Bureau filed suit claiming an ongoing practice of gender discrimination and retaliation at the Jefferson Parish Fire Protection Bureau’s Emergency Communications Division. The three women have a combined fifty-three years of employment at the Bureau. According to the complaint […]


Jewish New Orleanians Commemorate Tree of Life Synagogue Shooting; Demand Answers from Scalise, GOP

On Monday, October 28, eleven Jewish members of IfNotNow from New Orleans held a vigil outside Republican Congressman Steve Scalise’s office in Metairie to commemorate the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting. In addition, the group reiterated their demand that Rep. Scalise specifically condemn what they view as President Donald Trump’s incitement of white nationalism and […]


New Orleans-Area Sheriff’s Offices Accessed Cell Phone Location Data Without Warrants

According to a new report from The Appeal, two New Orleans-area sheriff’s offices contracted with a tech company that allowed them to access cell phone location data without a warrant. According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Captain Jason Rivarde, the sheriff’s office – which also runs the Jefferson Parish jail – captured more than 5,800 […]


Saints Can’t Write Better-Ending Story to Their 7-1 Start

An amazing thing happened to the New Orleans Saints on their way to a (7-1) win-loss record, a two-and-a-half game lead in the NFC South Division, and the current #2 overall Playoff seed in the National Football Conference. But it happened to be something that the prognosticators and soothsayers that cover the National Football League […]


More than 27k Remain Without Power in New Orleans Metro Area

Post-Tropical Storm Olga slammed into New Orleans on Saturday, causing widespread damage and leaving more than 60,000 without power, including the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Winds of nearly 60 mph gusted through the city, downing trees and power lines, as well as causing other damage. The National Weather Service (NWS) had issued a […]


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