Even in retirement, former State Senator Conrad Appel continues to find ways to put his foot in his mouth. Senator Appel (R-Metairie) made headlines last year for suggesting that African Americans’ “blind support” of the Democratic Party goes against their interests. According to the former Metairie Senator, voting for Democrats would ensure that “other non-white […]
In a recent press briefing, Governor John Bel Edwards shared that African Americans, who only make up 32% of Louisiana’s population, have accounted for 70% of the state’s deaths. He, along with other Louisiana leaders, has recognized this for the wake up call it should be. Yet when asked on NPR’s Morning Edition whether this […]
Note: All photos were taken by Declan Ryan with Riain Rising. The speech closed with the familiar chant, “this is what democracy looks like!” On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Antoine Pierce announced his bold progressive platform to a packed audience of over 100 attendees of Big Easy Magazine’s “Crawfish, Beer, & Politics” event. Pierce is […]
Join Big Easy Magazine, Antoine Pierce for US Senate and Tony Grana for OPDEC District A and many other candidates at Cooter Brown’s on Thursday, February 6, 2020 from 5pm to 7pm for free crawfish and beer. Antoine Pierce and Tony Grana are co-hosting the event along with us. We will be simultaneously holding a […]
I’m a devout Christian who was raised in the Full Gospel denomination with Pentecostal tradition. I understand quite well how our faith and beliefs can influence our world view, political ideology, and our vote. Our end goal is to get into heaven on the basis of our life choices here on Earth. However, until we […]
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 […]
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, congressional candidate Antoine Pierce spoke at a rally in support of the Equal Rights Amendment.
It’s early to be talking about 2020 Senate races, but a charismatic political outsider taking on Senator Bill Cassidy is too good to ignore.
Some of the people who organize church “mission” trips to impoverished countries such as Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador for the purpose of supplying aid to people who are desperately in need are the same people screaming, “BUILD THAT WALL!”
The presidency of Donald Trump has stoked the flames of racism across the country. While we cannot blame President Trump for lighting the flames of social unrest and racial division, he has certainly used his bully pulpit to pour fuel on the flames.
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