Briefly Shopping: The Bayou Brief’s Badass Gifts and Rare Collectibles

We are thrilled to announce the launch of our merchandise page, Briefly Shopping, which will continually carry our personalized line of laptop stickers, magnets (coming soon), and koozies (coming soon).

When you purchase something from our merch site, you’re also automatically making a donation, and over time, as we grow, we will add new products.

We are doing something different too: We’re also featuring an ever-changing rotation of rare, Louisiana collectibles and memorabilia, and we’re always on the lookout for those who have something one-of-its-kind they’d be willing to donate for our online store.

Right now, for example, in addition to purchasing our stickers, you can also buy the complete collection of Seymore D. Fair lapel pins from the 1984 World’s Fair ($600, $100/pin), an original movie poster of “The War Room” signed and personalized by the Ragin Cajun ($1000), and first edition copies of both of Huey P. Long’s books, “My First Days in the White House” and “Every Man a King,” which will be framed in a shadowbox of your choosing ($1750).

Visit the new storefront here

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Lamar White, Jr.
Lamar White, Jr. is an award-winning writer and the publisher and founder of the Bayou Brief, Louisiana’s only statewide news and culture publication. Born and raised on the banks of the Red River in Alexandria, he is a proud product of the Louisiana public education system and a graduate of Rice University in Houston and SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas. Lamar has been writing about politics and public policy in Louisiana for twenty years, beginning as a weekly youth columnist for his hometown paper, the Town Talk. After earning his undergraduate degree in English and Religious Studies, Lamar moved back to Alexandria, where he launched a popular blogsite, CenLamar, and worked for five years as the Special Assistant to the Mayor. He exposed significant problems with Louisiana’s school voucher program, which resulted in a series of other investigations and ultimately in the removal of several schools from the program. He was the last person to argue online with Andrew Breitbart. He investigated and then broke the report that U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise had once attended a white supremacist conference. He was the first to share a photograph of Bobby Jindal’s portrait in the state Capitol. He exposed U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s incomplete timesheets while the then-representative moonlighted as a physician. He earned headlines in Texas after the gubernatorial campaign of Greg Abbott falsely claimed he had been exploited as a “campaign prop” by Abbott’s opponent, Wendy Davis, and after exposing U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign for relying on online “bot farms” to counter Beto O’Rourke, and he earned headlines in Mississippi after publishing videos of U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith making bizarre comments about public hangings and voter suppression tactics which were both perceived as racist. Lamar was the recipient of the 2011 Ashley Morris Award, given to the writer who best exemplifies the spirit of New Orleans, and in 2019, he was honored as one of Gambit’s Top 40 Under 40 and as the year’s Outstanding Millennial in Journalism at the annual Millennial Awards. He has been the subject of profiles in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Above the Law, and the Advocate and has appeared multiple times as a guest on CNN and MSNBC. Lamar currently lives in New Orleans with his two golden retrievers, Lucy Ana and Ruby Dog.