Lamar White, Jr.

Lamar White, Jr.
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Lamar is the publisher and founder of the Bayou Brief; a native of Alexandria, Louisiana; a graduate of Alexandria Senior High School, Rice University in Houston, and SMU’s Dedman School of Law in Dallas, and an award-winning muckraker. He was the last person Andrew Breitbart ever insulted (and apologized to), and he’s responsible for breaking a series of national news stories about racism and political corruption in Texas, Mississippi, and his beloved Louisiana. He lives in Gert Town in New Orleans along with his vicious golden retrievers, Lucy Ana and Ruby Bridges.

The Black and Gold Brief: Preseason

Nath debriefs the Saints.

If More Millennials Voted In New Orleans, They Wouldn’t Be “The Future.” They’d Be...

Young People have the power to change the New Orleans political system.

In Louisiana, Confederate Monuments Have No Place In Front of a Courthouse. Remove All...

These monuments don’t belong where people of all races go to seek justice, fairness and equality, because we all can agree that the Confederacy never stood for that.

Jason Kander Is Defiantly Optimistic

Democrats desperately need a new generation of leadership, and Jason Kander may be one of the best in the country to help motivate, recruit, and develop a bench.

Rigged: The Lies and Contradictions of Big Oil’s Campaign Against Protecting and Restoring Louisiana’s...

In Louisiana, the oil and gas industry sells two products: Energy and fear.

David Duke: Grandfather of the Alt-Right

How a racist teenager at LSU became the most influential white nationalist in the country and nearly the most powerful man in Louisiana.

The Fog of New Orleans Mayoral Race History

New Orleans politics is always interesting and entertaining, even when it’s appalling.

Would Restoring Voting Rights to Formerly Incarcerated People Change State Politics as We Know...

There are more than 72,000 Louisianians on probation and parole who are banned by state law from exercising their citizenship in the voting booth. Can it be right for these “returning citizens” to remain disenfranchised indefinitely?

1972: Louisiana’s Most Turbulent Year on the Hill

It's shaping up to be a strange year in American politics. But for the state of Louisiana, 1972 was a year whose tumult gives the chaos of 2017 a run for its money.

Baton Rouge’s Racial Divide and the Double Standard of Political Language

Baton Rouge police union liaison John Delgado referred to beneficiaries of B.R.A.V.E. funding as "young gang-bangers" after a contentious Metro Council meeting. The lack of attention to his comments highlights the city's large racial divide.