Lamar White, Jr.

Lamar White, Jr.
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Lamar writes about the people, the politics, and the magic of Louisiana. He is the founder and publisher of the Bayou Brief and a contributing writer for the Daily Beast. Lamar is best known for his investigative reporting on public corruption, racism, and civil rights. He has appeared as a guest on CNN, MSNBC, and the BBC, and he's been the subject of profiles in The Washington Post, The Advocate, and Huffington Post. Before launching the Bayou Brief, he published CenLamar, a popular blog that initially covered the drama of City Hall in his hometown of Alexandria. Lamar is a graduate of Rice University in Houston and the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Today he lives in New Orleans and is currently writing a book about the life of reputed New Orleans Mafia boss Carlos Marcello.

AG Landry Has Been Making Arrests in New Orleans. That’s Likely Illegal, According to...

Both Judge Susie Morgan and City Attorney Rebecca Dietz underscored support for Landry's cooperation with crime prevention efforts and investigations, provided he complies with the law.

Shreveport’s Biblical Struggle over a 3.5-Mile Inner City Highway

For the past seven years, a David & Goliath struggle has taken place in Shreveport over the proposal to build a 3.6-mile long inner city...

When Democrats Succeed, Women Succeed

As a Democrat working to rebuild after 2016, and a pro-choice woman, who not only organizes in Louisiana but also lives and votes here,...

Why Southern Democrats Struggle With The Politics of Abortion

Democrats--particularly Democrats outside of the South--do a tremendous disservice to the party when they insist that pro-life candidates should not have a seat inside of our Big Tent.

Disgraced Former LA Health Secretary Greenstein Now Chief Technology Officer of Trump's HHS

Bruce Greenstein, the disgraced former Secretary of Louisiana's Department of Health and Hospitals under Gov. Bobby Jindal, was recently named the Trump administration's Chief...

Calling an Appel an Orange: One State Senator’s Love Note to Bad Government and...

Louisiana State Sen. Conrad Appel, a term-limited Republican from Metairie and a man who spent his years as Chairman of the Senate Education Committee...

An Interview With Vox’s Sean Illing: “There Is No Straight Line to Your Goal”

During the last two years, Sean Illing—journalist, self-described “failed professor,” Air Force veteran, and holder of a doctorate in political science from LSU—has staked...

Monumental Task Farce: The Last Stand of the Lost Cause

The e-mails received by Lt. Gov. Nungesser's office reveal a much more complicated truth about the real power behind the opposition and about New Orleans itself. 

Fathers and Sons: Forging a Blood Oath One Bead At a Time

Text by Ben Arnon and Erika Alexander Photos by Ben Arnon Blackness in America is a tangled web, often woven from shallow narratives and clichéd stereotypes. ...

Un De Nous Autres: The Mission of The Bayou Brief

To be one of us is to cover a lot of ground.