How to Make Friends in Cosplay

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Cosplay is one of the few activities open for anybody of all shapes and sizes. As the portmanteau of costume play, it refers to people who dress as their favorite characters either to the finest detail or with creative freedom. No matter the reason, anyone who decides to cosplay might feel isolated if their friends […]


Trump’s Executive Orders a Political Game to Defund Social Security, Medicaid, and Disaster Relief

Local advocacy groups and national experts are sounding the alarm in response to recent executive orders signed by President Trump.


Why Is Business Education Important Today?

  In today’s society, it’s essential to have a deep understanding of business processes and their role in our lives. People from every industry rely on business laws to succeed. The main role of business is to provide others with goods and services that can satisfy their needs and desires. Understanding how business works helps […]


Copywriter Job Description: Salary, Skills and More

  Do you love writing? If so, then perhaps you may have heard of, or are considering, copywriting as a career. A copywriter spends their day coming up with persuasive prose to promote different goods and services, as well as beef up advertisements online, on TV, and in magazines. For example, a company might need […]


City of New Orleans Launches Outdoor Dining Grant Program for Struggling Restaurants

This week, the City of New Orleans launches a series of initiatives that are designed to support outdoor dining as restaurants continue to grapple with the impacts of the pandemic. The City’s Outdoor Dining Program will utilize portions of the public right of way to support businesses, promote safe places and physical distancing, and activate […]


5 Most Interesting “Brand New Faces” to Watch at 2020 Saints Training Camp

The New Orleans Saints have started their 2020 Training Camp and have began conducting practices, although it’s a much different atmosphere this year at the team’s Training Facility without having any fans in attendance and a limited amount of media members able to report on the daily activities; due to the on-going impact of the […]


Expert Tips To Make Your Carpet Look New Again

  Pristine, clean carpet improves the ambiance of your home. Fluffy rugs are aesthetically pleasing and a great way to give the interior space a distinct touch. However, if your carpet is not looking so clean and fluffy, you may require to remedy that promptly. Carpets easily attract dust, odors, dirt, and stains that accumulate […]


What Is Permanent Supportive Housing?

People without a stable home come in all stripes. They may suffer from an acute mental illness, live with a debilitating disability, have a past of domestic violence victimization, or experience other barriers to stability. Though there are many effective types of shelters available, people with serious difficulties need a bit more help. To help […]


 Workers Solidarity Caravan with Migrant Hunger Strikers and all Immigrants: GEO Corportion Profiting from Human Misery

The New Orleans Workers Group made up of employed and unemployed workers is organizing a motorcade to the prison at Pine Prairie to show solidarity with African detainees on hunger strike and all our detained brothers and sisters in this hideous prison. Currently, 48 African migrants (most from Cameroon) are on a hunger strike to […]


2000 Masks for Distribution with Step Up Louisiana to promote the Fair Chance in Hiring Act Saturday August 15

  Saturday, August 15th, from 3 – 5pm Step Up Louisiana is a giving away delicious food and masks to get out the message about the importance of The Fair Chance Hiring Act.  Formerly Incarcerated People (FIPs) and their allies are invited to the Next Generation of Morning Star Baptist Church at 3536 Saint Ferdinand St. […]


What Separates a Good Golf Course From the Best?

  Playing golf takes a lot of patience and skill, especially that it takes a significant amount of time each round, depending on how you play it and how many are participating. That is why golf courses are meticulously reviewed and tested for efficiency before becoming the venue for golf matches. Whether for casual play […]


BATTLE OF THE BEST: Elite Saints O-Line Ready for ‘Trench War’ vs. Tough Bucs Front 7

Way back a little over 100 years ago at the height of the first World War, the term “trench warfare” was a phrase that was used to describe how opposing armies would fight at an extremely close range, while soldiers from both sides were hunkered down inside of ditches that were dug into the ground. […]


As Cases Continue to Rise, Southeastern Students Launch Petition for Online Learning

Southerneastern Louisiana University student Thora Hughes has started a petition against the planned reopening of campus, citing concerns over infection rates from COVID-19. The Hammond, Louisiana university has a student body of over 14,000 graduate and undergraduates.  According to the petition, students will have to attend “hybrid classes” – which means a mix of in-person […]


The Popularity of Nintendo Switch Games and The Best Switch Games

  It didn’t take long before Nintendo Switch became a global phenomenon. Its sleek design, the versatility of ways you can play, and all-round functionality come to mind. The library of games, however, is probably one of its strongest USPs. Extremely fun, innovative, and a pure blast to enjoy in their HD glory, there are […]


Hundreds of Community Members and Members and OPPRC Demand Federal Judges Consider Jail Retrofit Option in Midst of “Phase III” Jail Expansion Proposal

“We must reinvest those funds in our city’s non-carceral infrastructure, and allocate proper funding to support education, housing, and community wellness.” New Orleans, LA, August 10, 2020—On Monday, the Orleans Parish Prison Reform Coalition (OPPRC) delivered hundreds of community letters to Judge Lance M. Africk and Magistrate Michael B. North urging the federal judges to stop […]


Is There Such a Thing as the “Perfect” Age for a Facelift

    The need for facelift surgeries increases every year. Studies show that many women consider having a facelift before hitting 50 years because they want to look younger. Just like any cosmetic surgery, facelift surgery requires you to find a trained and certified plastic surgeon. You must also be aware of the risks and […]


Chronic Rhinitis: What It Is and How to Treat it

  Some medical conditions are short-lived; once you are infected, you may experience symptoms of the condition for only a few days. Your immune system can fight off some diseases on its own, or you could resort to drugs. Other conditions are chronic; they can last up to a month after you start presenting with […]


Ways to Help Your Hearing Aids Last Longer 

Hearing aids are essential medical devices that are now just as widely used as glasses. They are very valuable and help individuals with hearing loss to hear better, which can improve the quality of life in many ways. Additionally, they are very expensive and need specific care to ensure that the user gets the most […]


The Ethics Of AI And Death

AI can now accurately predict death, but is that a prediction we want to hear? In almost every industry, artificial intelligence (AI) is on the fast track to outpacing human endeavor. Machine learning technologies are already better than the average person at gaming, creating content and even building AI, and it appears they are only […]


14,000 to ZERO: Why Saints Could Have the “Upper Hand” in Week #1 vs. Buccaneers

Experience. Familiarity. Repetition. Knowing something so instinctively well, that you probably could even do it while you’re asleep. In today’s NFL, those attributes described right above are what usually lead to a sustained amount of success for teams who have had a particular system or scheme in place, for any extended period of time. And […]


Trump Cuts Funding for Louisiana National Guard COVID Relief, Edwards Seeks Reconsideration

Governor John Bel Edwards announced on Friday, August 7 that he would be petitioning President Trump to fully fund the deployment of the Louisiana National Guard through December 31, 2020. Without it, Louisiana could be on the hook for $10 million.  Title 32, Section 502(f) of the United States Code provides that the National Guard […]


Ways to Prevent Lower Back Pain

Young people feel invincible. Up for anything, they often put themselves through intense or tumultuous experiences, like attending concerts, playing sports, partying, working, and so on. This can take a heavy toll on their bodies, though, resulting in mental distress, cardiovascular issues, and back pain. In fact, back pain is one of the most common […]


Essential Workers Stand With Striking Baristas of Still Perkin’ Cafe! 

SHUT IT DOWN! At 10am on Friday, August 7th, essential workers are standing in solidarity with the Baristas of Still Perkin’ Cafe in their 10th week of being on strike. Workers from all over the city will be present on the picket line to uplift the demands of the Still Perkin’ Baristas including the Sanitation […]


Big Easy Magazine’s 2020 Season-Opening NFL Power Rankings

37 wins and 11 losses. That’s the win-loss record for the New Orleans Saints over the past 3 NFL regular seasons, but unfortunately for Who Dat fans that follow the team religiously on a day-to-day basis, their heroes wearing the Black and Gold have had not just one or two but THREE straight heart-breaking losses […]


Study: 1 in 3 New Orleans Children Will Experience Food Insecurity in 2020

A recent study conducted by the largest domestic hunger-relief organization in the U.S. found that approximately one in three of New Orleans children will experience food insecurity in 2020, in part due to the coronavirus pandemic.


How to Understand COVID-19 Numbers

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. It’s the middle of the summer, and the coronavirus has not gone away. When the pandemic first began, some had hoped that there’d be a lull during the summer, with the heat […]


8 Best Political Podcasts 

  With the 2020 presidential race already on people’s minds, and the November election drawing nearer, it can sound grueling to listen to news pundits moaning and groaning about what’s going on in politics. With commentators giving their points of view on regular broadcasts, just listening to the news stories feels like a full-time job […]


Lafayette Mayor Pulls Board Nominee after Racist Facebook Posts Spark Outrage

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 […]


US Census: Over 26 Percent of U.S. Households Can’t Make Rent This Month, and It’s Getting Worse

According to the U.S. Census Household Pulse Survey responses collected July 9 through July 14, 26.5 percent of U.S. adults either missed last month’s rent or have slight or no confidence that they can make their next rent payment on time.


Support is Pouring in from College and High School Democrats From Across the State For Lynda Woolard

Lynda Woolard has worked collaboratively and provided leadership and training to College Democrats and High School Democrats throughout her organizing and campaign career. She has innovative ideas and strategic plans to ensure that young people and young adults are engaged and involved in the work with the Louisiana Democratic Party. When asked about her plans […]


Ways You’re Wasting Money And Don’t Realize It

Whether you’re a homeowner or renting, there’s plenty you can do to save money and button up your monthly expenses in ways you’ve never considered before. Utilize the abundance of free time many of us currently have to do both large and small projects that can even help in the years to come.  Inefficient Appliances […]


What to Keep in Mind When Buying a Used Digital Camera

Whether you’re looking to buy your first digital camera or you’ve been a photographer for decades, some people are skeptical about buying a used DSLR. While your concern makes sense, not all used cameras are bad. Of course you’ll need a good camera to take pictures around Bourbon Street or the French Quarter, but you […]


What China’s Uneven Recovery Means for the U.S

The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the largest economies in the world since China reported the first confirmed case in December 2019. The disease started spreading rapidly in Europe and the United States in February. The growth domestic product of China grew by 3 percent in the second quarter of the year while that of […]


GENERATION NEXT: Saints WR Michael Thomas Becoming “Face of the Franchise”

Whether they want to or not, professional athletes and especially the most popular ones — because of their fame and notoriety from playing in games potentially seen and viewed by millions of sports fans from across the world — are considered to be role models for young people, ranging anywhere in age from small children […]


Arts District New Orleans Introduces Month Long Event, “White Linen Light”

ARTS DISTRICT NEW ORLEANS ANNOUNCES “WHITE LINEN LIGHT” White Linen Night has been reimagined for 2020 to be a month-long event encouraging art enthusiasts and collectors to enjoy art through digital auctions and safely visiting galleries in Downtown New Orleans  NEW ORLEANS (30 July 2020) – Arts District New Orleans (ADNO), the organization that founded […]


Local Musicians Release Video Urging Congress to Support the RESTART Act

LOUISIANA MUSICIANS RELEASE VIDEO TESTIMONIAL URGING CONGRESS TO SUPPORT THE RESTART ACT TO KEEP LIVE MUSIC ECOSYSTEM ALIVE Emergency Legislation Needed to Get Live Music Businesses Help to Bridge the Gap NEW ORLEANS, LA – Today, Louisiana members of The National Independent Talent Organization (NITO) released a video testimonial calling for immediate support of the […]


A State by State Look at Where Cannabis is Legal

  The landscape of cannabis evolved from its dark past as a substance of abuse, it is now considered a drug with therapeutic benefits. Other areas where cannabis excels are its robust sales, which can help spur economic growth and job generation to fill the staff requirement of companies from seed cultivation to store sales. […]


Covid-19 Claims the Life of Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain

Former Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has died due to COVID-19. The former Godfather’s Pizza CEO and conservative political pundit became nationally famous when, as a 2012 contender for the Republican presidential nomination, he introduced his “9-9-9 Plan”. The idea was to keep it as simple as possible, with a nine percent sales tax, a nine […]


BREAKING: Leaked Hospital Memo Warns that COVID May Deplete Medical Resources in Acadiana

An internal memo authored by Our Lady of Lourdes interim chief medical officer Henry J. Kaufman was leaked yesterday, July 28, and began spreading like wildfire on social media.  Its warnings for parts of Louisiana were unsettling.  Now, the memo has been published online by Our Lady of Lourdes, which is based in Lafayette.  In […]


5 Questions Saints Must Answer While Preparing for Week #1 Clash vs. Buccaneers

The New Orleans Saints veteran players officially began reporting to Training Camp yesterday, and in a video conference call with reporters, General Manager Mickey Loomis said that the entire team basically will first began immediate testing for COVID-19; and that an actual football practice on the field is likely still a few weeks away. But […]


“Who is going to stop me.” Short-Term Rental Tycoon Tapped to Oversee City Regulations

In May of 2020, the Cantrell Administration warned of a major economic shortfall in city government. The City of New Orleans maintained a hiring freeze, reduced trash pickup, and warned that some employees might be forced to retire early. Despite this, the City of New Orleans created a new office – expanding the original deputy […]


3 Ways to Protect Your Local Environment

Fighting climate change can seem like a daunting task, but you don’t have to look far for a solution. Every little step helps create a better natural world for yourself and everyone around you. From protecting the green areas around your home to helping your local bee population thrive, some of the best environmental changes […]


Tips for Surviving Your First Year in Business

A lot of businesses struggle to make a profit during their first year, and there are usually two main factors that business owners need to consider, especially if they feel that their idea isn’t being maximized to its full potential. First, is capital. If your business growth is dragging slow, then you might need to […]


New Orleans, Jefferson Parish Residents Call for Public Hearing on Controversial Blackwater Permit Application

In 2008, Blackwater Midstream quietly opened in Westwego. It was so quiet that Jefferson Parish officials didn’t even know about it. When Blackwater purchased the former NuStar Terminals plant along the Mississippi River, Westwego City Councilmember Larry Warino said the city “found out from a magazine,” according to a NOLA.com article from the same year.  […]


PAPER CHAMPS? “Trash Talk” and Hype Heating Up for Saints vs. Buccaneers Opener

As of this morning (Saturday, July 25th), the start of the upcoming 2020 NFL Season for the New Orleans Saints is exactly 7 weeks away from tomorrow, a total of 50 more days. That’s when the Black and Gold will host their NFC South Division rivals, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (and their new starting QB, […]


Mayor Cantrell Closes New Orleans Bars, Limits Gathering Size to 10

During a press conference on Friday, Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced new Phase 2 restrictions in response to a spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations locally and across the state. Beginning at 6 am on Saturday, June 25, all bars in New Orleans will once again be closed, and restaurants will no longer be allowed to […]


Leon Cannizzaro Out as DA, Ending Dark Chapter in New Orleans Criminal Justice

As the last day of qualifying ends, Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro has officially declined to run for a third term, according to NOLA.com. This comes after a second term that was fraught with complaints – civil, criminal, and ethical – against his practices as top law enforcement officer in New Orleans. Mr. Cannizzaro […]


Reasons for Supporting the Black Lives Matter Movement

  Sparked by the death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has become a polarizing discourse worldwide. It’s understandable—the campaign raises issues about personal biases that are uncomfortable to acknowledge.    The situation is unpleasant because there’s truth to the idea that everyone is biased in some way. Even if you feel that you’re […]


The Rise of the Social Justice Warrior

  Today’s P.C. police have taken on a public mantle, and political correctness has taken on a new persona. These passionate people claim to represent the social conscience of our times, but are they taking things too far?  In this post, we’ll explore the rise of the social justice warrior, and whether they are hurting […]


How to be Friends With People of Differing Beliefs

You may encounter people that do not agree with you on occasion. When the disagreement is about differing beliefs, or topics like politics or religion, it may be challenging to manage the conflict. For example, your colleague wins money visiting a casino online and tells you about it, but you are vehemently opposed to gambling. […]


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