New Orleans Saints at Chicago Bears: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints will be seeking their 5th consecutive victory Sunday afternoon, when they travel to the “Windy City” to face the Chicago Bears at the legendary Soldier Field. Kickoff is slated for 3:25 p.m. Central time and the game will be televised to a majority of the nation on CBS. Locally, you can watch […]


Rep. Steve Scalise Confronted by Jewish Activists over Antisemitism and White Nationalism in the GOP

Two members of the Jewish activist group IfNotNow confronted Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise at a town hall on Monday, asking him to denounce antisemitism in the Republican party. In a video posted to Twitter, IfNotNow member Ezra Oliff-Lieberman pointed out connections between antisemitic and anti-immigrant rhetoric often espoused by the Republican party. In response, Rep. […]


The Way Out Is Through

I hope it was a wake-up call. Republicans now have super majorities, despite runoffs, in both the House and the Senate and they will use this to dictate what happens for the next four yearsincluding the intensely import 2020 census redistricting. Once again, Republicans are free to gerrymander us even further for the next decade. […]


Former Ft. Worth Officer Charged With Murder of Atatiana Jefferson

A former Fort Worth police officer has been arrested and charged with the murder of Atatiana Jefferson. Aaron Dean was booked into the Tarrant County Jail for murder and was originally held on a $200,000 bond, according to the Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD). He has since bonded out. According to reports, Dean was one […]


Governor John Bel Edwards Faces Jindal-like candidate in Runoff Election

On Election Day, John Bel Edwards attained nearly 47 percent of the vote, falling short of the 50 percent threshold he needed to win the election outright. The result wasn’t unexpected though. Pre-election polling showed Edwards with between 45-48 percent of the vote with Rispone and Abraham trailing. The actual election results showed Rispone with […]


WRAPPED UP: Suffocating Defense Helps Saints Remain a Super Bowl Favorite

A month ago if you would have told any football fan that the New Orleans Saints would win their next four straight games without their starting #1 and future Hall of Fame QB Drew Brees, they would have laughed hysterically right in your face. But thanks mostly to the phenomenal effort by the team’s suddenly-surging defensive […]


Saints Defense Posts Stellar Performance Against 6th ranked (y/pg) Jaguars Offense

The New Orleans Saints have progressed to a 5-1 record, defeating the Jacksonville Jaguars (2-4) 13-6. The Saints defense came up big against a high-powered Jaguars offense that ranked 6th overall in total yards per game coming into today’s match, limiting the Jaguars to only 226 total yards. On offense, in the first half, the […]


Hard Rock Hotel Collapse: What We Know

On Saturday, the upper 6-10 floors of the Hard Rock Hotel, currently under construction at the intersection of S. Rampart and Canal Streets collapsed, killing one person and injuring at least 19 others. According to authorities, the 19 injured are all in stable condition, however, another three people are currently unaccounted for. Speaking at an […]


John Bel Edwards Responds to Criticism from Trump on Twitter

President Donald Trump is usually quick to campaign for Republicans who profess their support for him. He’s been vocal in many Congressional races where the outcome could swing either way. Considering his eagerness to campaign for loyal candidates, many found it a bit odd for the President to wait until the final weeks before Louisiana […]


Progressive’s Weekend: Things to Do Oct. 11-13 in New Orleans

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, October 11 Where to Eat: Covey Rise CSA Box Signup – 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Community Supported […]


Progressive Lifestyle: Chris Moon and the Compassionate Planet Initiative

The Compassionate Planet Initiative is a community service event where we get volunteers together and bring care packs to the local New Orleans homeless community around tent city.


Campaigning for a Sustainable Future – An Interview with Marguerite Green

As a Louisiana farmer, Marguerite Green has a deep understanding of the challenges facing local farmers. She’s deeply passionate about farming and its role in helping the state achieve a better, more sustainable future – both economically and ecologically. I recently spoke with her about her campaign to become the next Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture […]


New Orleans Saints at Jacksonville Jaguars: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints will be seeking their 4th consecutive victory Sunday afternoon, when they travel to the North Coast of Florida to face the Jacksonville Jaguars at TIAA Bank Field. Kickoff is slated for 12:00 p.m. Central and the game will be televised regionally on CBS. Locally, you can watch on WWL-TV New Orleans […]


A Beginners Guide to CBD Flower: Benefits, Uses, and Side Effects

Let’s talk more about what the higher CBD content in CBD flower can do that makes it more unique than any other CBD variety.


City to Hold Public Hearing on Jail Expansion Tuesday

The New Orleans city planning commission will hold a public hearing on a plan to expand the city’s jail capacity on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. The commission makes recommendations to the City Council on land-use proposals. The plan to expand the Orleans Justice Center was submitted by Sheriff Marlin Gusman’s office in […]


Saints and Teddy Two-Gloves Keep Shutting Up the “Haters”

Inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome yesterday afternoon, the name of the New Orleans Saints player being chanted over and over again by 70,00-plus screaming Who Dat fans during the team’s 31-24 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was unmistakable.


Opinion: Gentrification Replacing New Orleans Culture

Gentrification, a term now long associated with the displacement of the poor in an area through various means and methods with the idea of raising property values, decreasing crime, and generally making the area more attractive to wealthier potential residents or investors. The idea has been around for a long time, in one form or […]


The Business of Selling Black and Poor Children to Business

In Louisiana, we have created a “charter-school system” with broad latitude, with the permission of BESE, to be unaccountable to our families, our tax-payers, and our local school districts. The losers in this unaccountable system are our students. There is a caste system that exists where children of color, and their families, are forced through […]


Progressive’s Weekend: Things to Do Oct. 4-6 in New Orleans

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, October 4 Where to Eat: First Friday Fish Fry at the First 72+ – 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Grab […]


New Orleans Saints vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: 5 Bold Predictions

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding this Sunday’s contest, the Bucs shouldn’t be taken lightly; NFC South divisional games are ALWAYS hard-fought, and this game will be no exception.


Trump: “What is taking place is not an impeachment, it is a COUP”

As the impeachment proceedings against him continue to move forward, President Donald Trump announced tonight that he believes what is happening is actually an attempted coup of the United States government. “As I learn more and more each day, I am coming to the conclusion that what is taking place is not an impeachment, it […]


Phillip’s Bar And Grill Comes Back Strong

For almost a century, Phillips Bar has been nestled on the corner of Maple Street and Cherokee; a charming and sophisticated spot that stands apart from others nearby. 


Sex in the Big Easy: Nymphomania – Not as Much Fun as You’d Think

Nymphomania is by no means as sexy as porn magazines would have you believe.


City Girl’s Jungle: Beginnings

City Girl’s Jungle: a column dedicated to circumnavigating the jungle that is our own thoughts and notions.


Neaux Reel Idea (Special Edition): NOLA Horror Film Festival

Still, something about a haunted house battle between a kid armed with flashlights and a being of darkness is appealing.


“You Have To Be Loud”: Exploring NOLA’s Under Ground Music Scene with Ramon Zelaya

Can one be progressive and transgressive? Are these lyrics a joke or a stream of unfiltered consciousness meant to be taken on a deeper level?


Progressive Lifestyle: USGBC Louisiana FORWARD Symposium on Sustainability

On October 18, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Louisiana Chapter is hosting its fourth annual FORWARD Symposium on Sustainability. This event will bring together environmentalists, architects, educators, business leaders, and students from across the state and the country to discuss sustainability innovations, climate change, social action, and education. The theme of this year’s event […]


It Will be a Long and Costly Fight

As a candidate for the Louisiana House of Representatives, I am focused on those issues that directly affect the residents of District 98. Like you, countless issues of national importance keep me awake at night. I am, however, careful not to mislead anyone about my reach as a state representative. Certain issues, such as immigration, […]


Saints Defense Knocks Cowboys Off Their High Horse, 12-10

It wasn’t supposed to happen like this. When the New Orleans Saints lost their starting quarterback Drew Brees to a torn thumb ligament two weeks ago, the prognosis for the remaining 2019 NFL regular season schedule was one of “doom and gloom.” However, someone forgot to tell that to the Saints themselves. Now after two […]


UNO President John Nicklow Speaks Out Against Transphobic Posts on Social App

On Sunday, September 29, University of New Orleans (UNO) President Dr. John Nicklow issued an official notice to students speaking out against what he called “hateful, offensive” posts that had been made on the UNO Social App. “I recently learned about some hateful, offensive posts on the UNO Social App. These posts dehumanized others, specifically […]


Opinion: Humanity Should Channel Collective Consciousness to Create a Better Planet

Over the course of our history, as our brains have increased in size, we have become more complex beings, enabling us to harness the power to process complex information. Yet it is the precise patterns of information processing that engender human consciousness. If our collective consciousness is constantly evolving, how can we channel this phenomenon […]


Jacques-Imo Café Fined over $50k for Child Labor Violation

Jacques-Imo Café was fined $55,288 in penalties after a U.S. Department of Labor investigation found they had violated multiple child labor provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to an announcement by the U.S. Department of Labor, Investigators from the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor found that the restaurant […]


Oil and Gas Firm Becomes First to Reach Coastal Restoration Settlement; Critics Respond

According to a report from Nola.com, Carmouche & Marcello, a Baton Rouge-based law firm representing Louisiana’s coastal parishes, reached a landmark settlement with the oil and gas firm Freeport McMoRan that is aimed at restoring damage to Louisiana’s coast. The mining giant agreed to pay a total of $100 million dollars in cash and environmental […]


Seth Dunlap Attorney States WWL Claims are “False, Defamatory”

In a statement, Seth Dunlap attorney Megan Keifer labels WWL Radio claims that Dunlap sent a homophobic tweet are “false, defamatory, and self-serving.”


New Orleans Saints vs. Dallas Cowboys: 5 Bold Predictions

The New Orleans Saints return home to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome this weekend. There they will host the visiting and undefeated Dallas Cowboys in a nationally-televised contest on NBC Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is at 7:20 P.M. Central time and will be broadcast nationally by NBC, and will be broadcast locally on WDSU-TV Channel 6. The […]


Seth Dunlap Faced “Appalling History of Discrimination” at WWL Radio

It has been 15 days of silence since WWL Radio tweeted from their official Twitter account calling radio host Seth Dunlap a “fag.” In that time, neither Entercom or WWL Radio has provided any evidence to the public or to Dunlap regarding their supposed “ongoing investigation” into the incident. Speculation has been rampant on social […]


Community Organizers & Policymakers Call for Dismissal of Warrants, Fines, & Fees for Traffic Offenses

Just two days after a Washington Post report showing that New Orleans’ Municipal Court has more than 56,000 outstanding warrants (equivalent to 1 in 7 New Orleans adults having a warrant out for their arrest), community organizers, Orleans Parish public defenders, and local elected officials are joining together to call for the dismissal of all […]


U.S. White Supremacists Exporting and Weaponizing their Message

According to a recent report from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), U.S. white supremacists are now exporting and activities overseas. 


The Fight to Protect LGBTQ Workers: David Baldwin Speaks Out

Big Easy Magazine interviewed David Baldwin about his case which helped set precedent, Baldwin v. Dept. of Transportation.


GUT-CHECK: Saints Overcome Overwhelming Adversity & Slay Seahawks 33-27

Playing in their first game without starting QB Drew Brees the Saints overcame adversity and beat the heavily-favored NFC rival Seahawks 33-27.


Colt Suspends AR-15 Production; Remains Tone Deaf Citing Excess Manufacturing Supply, Crowded Competition

After several years of mass murders soaring in the United States, on Thursday, gun manufacturer Colt announced the suspension of AR-15s for civilian use. However, the company’s CEO denied this action has to do with increased violence carried out by these weapons, but instead cited excess manufacturing capacity and crowded competition as the reason for […]


Editorial Board Endorsement: John Bel Edwards is the Best Choice for Further Progress

In such a deeply divisive partisan political era, Governor John Bel Edwards deserves a lot of credit for working across the aisle to achieve considerable progress over the last four years. While we understand the concerns from progressives about some troublesome bills signed into law, we also believe that it’s important to not allow a […]


The Raso Report: “Joe Biden Arrested Outside Area 51; Fails to Do Proper Naruto Run”

In strange news today, Joseph Biden was arrested outside Area 51 wearing a Naruto Ninja Headband, and a T-shirt that read “Clap Alien Cheeks” with a picture of a black-eyed, green-skinned alien. Asked why he was there, Biden explained that, “The best way to get out the youth vote is to go where the youth are, […]


Gubernatorial Debate Shows One Clear Choice

In last night’s gubernatorial debate we witnessed an articulate and fact-based Governor with a solid record. Also on stage were two Sisyphus’s struggling to push their boulders of Republican rhetoric up John Bel Edwards hill only to see their attempts fail and have to start all over again.  There was a clear choice last night […]


Louisiana Constitutional Amendment 4: Affordable Housing

This October, people across Louisiana will have the power to help ease the affordable housing crisis in New Orleans. The Louisiana New Orleans Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Amendment on the ballot would allow the City of New Orleans to (a) exempt a portion of a property’s assessed value, (b) exempt the full assessed value […]


Progressive’s Weekend Sept. 20-22: Our Picks

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, September 20 Where to Eat: Pizza Delicious’ Grab a Slice Defend Immigrant’s Rights Event – 11 a.m. to 11 […]


Sean Payton and Saints Face the Ultimate Challenge Against All Odds

When the New Orleans Saints announced that they had re-signed Sean Payton to a five year contract extension last Sunday, they did so mainly because the 55-year old is not only just the all-time winningest head coach in team history, but he is also regarded as one of the League’s very best head coaches, period. […]


Conspiracy against the Saints or Coincidence?

The New Orleans Saints fan base are some of the most loyal and passionate fans in the world, and remained that way through seemingly endless disappointments and letdowns. We could barely win a game, much less have a winning season. It wasn’t until Katrina almost destroyed the city that the Who Dat Nation was treated […]


Big Easy Magazine Takes Responsibility for Brees’ Injury (Satire)

As many fans have come to believe, Drew Brees’ recent injury was caused by the distraction that is Big Easy Magazine.


Opinion: Unite Around our Common Interests; Let’s Stand Together

When I first set out to make a difference by changing the social, political, and economic condition of my community, I never imagined that I’d experience the most negativity, barriers, and ridicule from people who are supposed to be fighting for the same causes. I could not fathom that my greatest opposition would come from […]


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