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Neaux Reel Idea: Buckjumping Review

Boiling things down, the “bricks” of New Orleans were formed and put into place by a community that has been under attack in America for hundreds of years.

Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans Issues Statement on Sri Lanka Terror Attacks

The Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans and the ADL issued a joint statement on the terror attacks that killed 290 people on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka

Viral Tweet From Lafayette Resident Raises $1.9m for St. Landry Parish Churches

When three historically black churches were burned down in St. Landry Parish, Megan Romer turned to Twitter. She hoped to use her online audience to put national attention on the string of hate crimes taking place here in Louisiana. At first, the tweets, which contained a link to a GoFundMe raising money to rebuild the […]

This Young Girl Shows How to Peel and Eat Crawfish with One Hand

Niyah Jean hasn’t let having the use of only one hand slow her down – especially when it comes to eating crawfish! Her left arm and hand have been paralyzed since birth due to a birth injury from a forceps delivery known as obstetric brachial plexus palsy. This condition affects approximately 1.5 out of every […]

“Forever Lee Circle” Confederate Monument Throws Accepted Into Historical New Orleans Collection Museum

The Historic New Orleans Collection has accepted two strings of “Forever Lee Circle” Mardi Gras beads that resulted in a lifetime ban earlier this year.

Neaux Reel Idea: Remembering My First Watch of 200 Motels

This April 20th will see a 420 Film Fest at The Broad Theater here in Mid-City New Orleans.

Why Should Louisiana Legalize Cannabis Now?

Let’s try to look at how moving forward with HB509 will benefit all residents of Louisiana.

“Stranger Things” Plagiarism Lawsuit Heads to Trial

In spite of their insistence that they didn’t steal the idea, Stranger Things creators Matt and Ross Duffer are headed for a trial.

Where to Celebrate 4/20 in New Orleans

We’ve rounded up a dozen events happening across the Big Easy below so that you can plan for the most epic April 20th ever.

Progressive’s Weekend: Easter Edition

This week we’re focusing on the Easter holiday and events that we think you and your family will enjoy.

Mueller Report: Trump Obstructed the Investigation

One thing that the report makes very clear, is that President Trump carried out a concerted effort to obstruct the investigation.

MoVE + #MeToo: A Marriage of Ideals and Action

On Monday, the MoVE Initiative hosted a panel about the #MeToo movement, and what young voters can do to ensure the movement doesn’t lose its momentum.

Saints 2019 Schedule’s Biggest Challenges: September to Remember and November NFC South “Gauntlet”

The 2019 Regular Season schedule that was officially released yesterday by the NFL for the New Orleans Saints, features two very distinctive challenges for the team to overcome this year as they seek another shot at getting to the Super Bowl. The first challenge for the Black and Gold will be a 4-game stretch in […]

New Orleans At Risk for Severe Weather Thursday

The NWS Storm Prediction Center predicts an enhanced risk of severe thunderstorms across Louisiana on Thursday, including New Orleans.

Holden Matthews Charged with Hate Crimes

On Monday, authorities filed hate crime charges against the man who is believed to have set fire to three historically black churches in St. Landry Parish.

Palm Sunday Vaccination Drive Brings People together for their Pets

Sunday, April 14th, the Louisiana SPCA and the Southeast Louisiana Veterinary Association hosted its annual Palm Sunday Rabies Vaccination Drive.

Community Activist Belden Batiste Announces Candidacy for Louisiana State Representative

Former congressional candidate and community activist Belden Batiste has announced that he will run for Louisiana District 97 Representative. 

Fair Play, Fair Share, Part 2: A Fight and a Fundraiser

Within the past year, New Orleans has hosted 18 million visitors. Yet, as previously reported, only 1.5% of the hotel tax returns to the city of New Orleans.

MAKING MORE ENEMIES? Add Chicago to List of NFL Teams “Gunning” for Saints in 2019

While some teams and their fanbases have expressed sympathy for the Black and Gold’s dilemma a few months back, others have reacted angrily and with contempt.

Viral Video Shows District Commander Slamming Woman to Ground During French Quarter Fest

NOPD is investigating the actions of a district commander after a video showing him aggressively tossing a woman to the ground went viral.

Famed Notre Dame Cathedral On Fire

A fire broke out at the famed Notre Dame cathedral on Monday, with flames visible from the bell towers.

It’s Tax Day – Here’s What You Need to Know

The time for procrastinating on those taxes is over. Today is the last day to file your 2018 taxes before facing penalties. 

Louisiana to create statewide Civil Rights Trail

Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser’s office is holding meetings across the state later this month and in May to choose locations for a Civil Rights Trail in Louisiana. Nungesser’s office, which oversees tourism efforts, says the trail will tell visitors about Louisiana’s role in the civil rights movement. The meetings are to get “a full appreciation” […]

Gillette Faces Backlash After Promoting Body Positivity with Photo Post

Gillette has once again stirred controversy – with this body-positive post on Twitter.

White Supremacist Group Stickers Found Along Metairie Rd.

Stickers advertising the white supremacist group Identity Evropa have been found along Metairie Rd. 

Louisiana Football Stars Featured in Nike Ad

Former Louisiana State University football stars Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are featured in the newest ad from Nike. The two will reunite with each other on the Cleveland Browns during the 2019 NFL regular season. They previously played together at LSU from 2011 to 2013. The ad, titled “Shared Dream,” profiles the careers of […]

All Clear Declared at New Orleans Criminal Court After Bomb Threat

UPDATE: The all-clear has been declared. (4:10pm) A bomb threat has prompted an evacuation of the New Orleans Criminal Court. Authorities are currently sweeping the building to ensure it is safe. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Drew Brees Trolls NFL Refs in New Ad

If you were wondering whether Drew Brees and the Saints have moved on from the infamous NFC Championship “no call” – they aren’t. In a new commercial released by apparel company Untuckit, Brees trolls NFL referees during a cameo appearance. Near the end, a man wearing one of the company’s shirts walks by, and Brees […]

Neaux Reel Idea: Tomorrow Never Knows Review

“Tomorrow Never Knows” tells the story of Shar Jones, a transgender person faced with early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, and the choice he and his wife faced.

Progressive’s Weekend: French Quarter Fest Lineups & More

Another week has come an gone, which means it’s time again for Big Easy Magazine’s Progressive Weekend events! French Quarter Fest is in full swing, but there’s plenty to see and do beyond that. Let’s jump right in and get started. Friday, April 12 French Quarter Fest Lineup Chevron Stage Cameron Dupuy and the Cajun […]

NOPD Officer Shot on Tulane Ave – Suspect in Custody

According to the New Orleans Police Department, an officer was shot Thursday evening at the Shell Gas Station in the 3300 block of Tulane Ave. NOPD Superintendent Shaun Ferguson stated that the shooting occurred around 9:16 p.m. The officer, who has been with the NOPD for three years and was assigned to the first district, […]

City Council Calls For More Transparency on Traffic Cameras

On Wednesday, the New Orleans City Council called on more transparency from the Cantrell administration regarding enforcement thresholds on traffic cameras.

Suspect Arrested In Connection with Church Fires Is Deputy’s Son

  Multiple media sources are reporting that one person has been arrested in connection with three fires at historically black churches in St. Landry Parish. The suspect, 21-year-old Holden Matthews is the son of St. Landry Parish sheriff’s deputy Roy Matthews. According to St. Landry Sherrif Bobby Guidroz, deputy Matthews brought his son to a […]

Julian Assange Arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy in London

Julian Assange’s seven years on the run came to a dramatic close this morning when police entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London and arrested him. The move came after Ecuador withdrew the asylum that they had been giving Assange, citing bad behavior. They invited London Metropolitan Police officers into the embassy. Police immediately detained Assange […]

TURNING SOUR? Why the Saints May No Longer Be Sweet on Andrus Peat

The Saints were “sweet” on Peat once upon a time, but it would appear that those feelings now could be turning a bit sour.

Mayor Cantrell Warns Party Bus Operators: “Stronger Enforcement Is Coming”

Mayor LaToya Cantrell is warning party bus operators that the City is set to begin stronger enforcement.

New Orleans Ranks 13th in Nation for Solar Power

The Environment America Research & Policy Center released a report showing that New Orleans ranked 13th nationwide for solar energy capacity per capita.

Antoine Pierce: “The fullness of equality for women has not been realized”

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, congressional candidate Antoine Pierce spoke at a rally in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. 

BGR Report Recommends “YES” Vote on Park Millage

On April 9, 2019, the independent Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) released a report on the May 4 tax proposal that would replace three existing property taxes for parks and recreation with a single property tax at the same rate. A vote approving the millage would not result in a tax increase for residents. Instead, the […]

Medical Marijuana Proponent Charlie Greer Running for Louisiana Commissioner of Agriculture & Forestry

Medical marijuana proponent and 20-year veteran of the Lousiana Department of Agriculture & Forestry, Charlie Greer announced his candidacy.

Dr. Tammy Savoie Running for Louisiana House District 94 Representative

Retired Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Dr. Tammy Savoie declared her candidacy for Louisiana’s House District 94 today.

New Jazz Fest Fleetwood Mac Replacement is Some Gutter Punk Named Kevin

As a consequence of hiring elderly people, and in the case of Keith Richards, legally dead, Jazz Fest has had trouble maintaining an actual central act.

ACLU of Louisiana Files Lawsuit Challenging Arrest of Environmentalist in New Orleans

On Monday, April 8, 2019, the ACLU of Louisiana filed a lawsuit challenging the 2018 arrest of environmental activist Luke Fontana. 

Are Saints Still Considering Adding Another Quarterback?

For the second time since resigning Bridgewater, the team has worked out or visited with two well-known college quarterbacks who could compete with him.

Sophie B. Wright High School Principal Threatens Criminal Charges Against Students Involved in Senior Prank

The principal of Sophie B. Wright High School said that criminal actions are being considered against students who participated in a water fight at the school.

Neaux Reel Idea: Relaxer Review

As a child of 1985 but a kid of the ’90s, I was (un?)fortunately born into a pop-culture hellscape of Americana that bled from millennium to millennium. Another one thousand years since the “start date” of recorded history, and we kick-off 2000 with No Doubt performing “It’s the End of the World as We Know […]

Louisiana Representatives Vote Against Violence Against Women Act at NRA’s Urging

Last week, the House of Representatives voted to reauthorize the 25-year-old Violence Against Women Act, which helps to fund programs for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. But just one month after celebrating women during Women’s History Month, all of Louisiana’s Republican representatives joined most other House Republicans in voting against the reauthorization, at the […]

Mayor Cantrell Speaks Out About Sexual Harassment Policy

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and that’s something that Mayor LaToya Cantrell takes seriously. “Since we’ve been here at City Hall, we have had to address it head-on,” Cantrell says in a video posted to Facebook last Friday. Cantrell’s administration maintains a zero-tolerance policy for sexual harassment or, “anything that creates a toxic or […]

Breaking: EVERYONE Runs for Democratic Nomination

  Like using a drunk monkey with darts thrown at a map of the world to decide your next vacation, the Democratic Party is now running every living (and many dead) people for President of the United States of America. With such a diverse field, the Democrats are slightly hopeful that they can defeat the […]

Mayor Cantrell Reminds Residents: “We are all traffic”

Mayor Cantrell and the City of New Orleans are urging residents to review transportation rules ahead of the launch of the Moving New Orleans Bikes initiative.