YOUR DAILY BRIEFING
12 years ago, Bill Cassidy arrived in Washington D.C. thanks to the support of a "kingmaker" and a choreographed dance with Michael Jackson.
Le Petit Theatre's recent production of "An Anthology of Negro Poets" takes us on a narrative theatrical expedition, both supple and open-ended, which, as it progresses, becomes a dialectic getting at the relationships between metaphor, motion and movement-building as Black American history continues to be uncovered and freed from white nationalist mythologies
You may not be able to count on Father Time being in your favor, but you can always count on the movies.
Note: This will be periodically updated. Preface During the past three years, we have featured dozens of stories about the enduring legacies of slavery and Jim Crow in Louisiana. Today, as the nation grapples with a long overdue reckoning on the issues of systemic and institutional racism, we offer this compendium in an effort to contribute to the discourse and to shed additional light on the pervasive and pernicious impact that America's "original...
“It’s the end of the world, as we know it (and I feel fine.) – R.E.M.
"We have to do something to keep this industry here. If we do not, the state of Louisiana will shrivel up and die!” -- Rep. Stuart Bishop, Ways and Means chairman
House Majority Leader wants to make Governor a "toothless pitbull"
"Let not thy right hand know what thy left hand is doing." Matthew 6:3 (KJV)
Despite the Governor’s extension of the statewide stay-at home proclamation to May 15, despite a House member having died from COVID-19, and...
Decoding loaded language veiled in patriotism
OPINIONS AND COMMENTARY
WRECKED: HOW CAR INSURANCE TAKES LOUISIANA FOR A RIDE
It is impossible to separate the well-funded campaign for "tort reform" and the proposals in the Louisiana legislature to change state law, under the pretense of lowering auto insurance premiums, with the legacy of Big Tobacco.
Following the defeat of a thinly-disguised series of so-called "tort reforms" that were marketed to the public as a way to decrease the price of car insurance in Louisiana, conservative lawmakers and their patrons at the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI) are once again attempting to push through legislation that would bargain away the legal rights of innocent victims.
In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard...
Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.
The research highlights a problem that impacts a significant proportion of Louisiana drivers, yet one that was apparently unknown to Louisiana Insurance Commissioner Jim Donelon.
On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the...
A new study illustrates the geography of multigenerational poverty and systemic racism in Louisiana.
He once suggested converting spare buildings at Southern University-New Orleans into "minimum security prisons," and as COVID began killing Blacks in Louisiana at an alarming rate, he dismissed fears of the pandemic.
“A story is a letter that the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise.” – Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
In her debut memoir, Broom misapprehends the geography of the city and reveals a disorientation with the lived experiences of Black New Orleans.
“... the time that it takes to get ready for those, when I need to be doing this,” Rispone said during a top-dollar fundraiser at the home of a Monroe oil and gas executive.