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Lamar White, Jr.

Lamar White, Jr.
Lamar White, Jr. is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, a resident of New Orleans, a product of the state public education system, and a graduate of Rice University in Houston and Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in Dallas. Prior to launching the Bayou Brief, Lamar published the award-winning blog site, CenLamar, and worked for more than five years as an executive assistant for his hometown mayor. Lamar's investigative reporting has been referenced by every major news publication in the country, and he has been the subject of profiles in the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, and the Advocate.

Sir Paul Shines in the Crescent City

On Thursday, Paul McCartney played a stellar, 38-song show in front of a sold-out audience in New Orleans, a city that he has cherished for more than 55 years.

Why Three of the Five Most Politically Polarized U.S. Cities Are in Louisiana

And what the failures of suburban sprawl and the wisdom of Lyle Lovett can teach us about fixing a bitterly divided state.

How Ralph Abraham and His Family Have Made a Fortune by Farming for Government...

According to an extensive review of public records conducted by the Bayou Brief, Ralph Abraham and his immediate family members have received more than $2.6 million in federal farm subsidies.

In Alexandria, After a Rebranded Festival Fails, a City Official Lashes Out, Calls Critic...

Update #3: Von Jennings resigned from the City of Alexandria. The Mayor’s Office released the following statement:

Randall Terry and His Caravan of Bigots Follow Pete Buttigieg Into Texas

South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg addresses a protestor interrupting his keynote speech at the Dallas County Democratic Party’s annual Johnson-Jordan...

David Grows Into Goliath: The Advocate Purchases the Times-Picayune

“The former fish swallows the whale.” - NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflick on the sale of the Times-Picayune

TRUE: Thomas Jefferson Once Reported Claims of a UFO Sighting in Baton Rouge

File this under Obscure Presidential Trivia: On the night of April 5th, 1800, William Dunbar, a 50-year-old plantation owner and Natchez...

Book Review | “Back in the Game” by U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise

A politician’s memoir that somehow avoids all mention of the politician’s politics.

Louisiana’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books: A.J. Liebling’s The Earl of Louisiana

In the summer of 1959, Abbott Joseph Liebling, a 54-year-old journalist at The New Yorker, took what would end up being...

Suspect in Black Church Burnings Advocated Online About “Having a Race War,” Says Friend

Investigators say they need time to determine whether Holden Matthews was influenced by music, and a friend of his on Facebook who says she knows him is astonished that he has not yet been charged with a hate crime.