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March Musings, Not Madness

13th Ward Ramblings about the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, the Second District Congressional race, and the Shame of LSU.

Troy Carter is Best Qualified to Fight for and Achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage

By Barbara Major and Dr. Brobson Lutz For the first time in more than a decade, the second congressional district of Louisiana will have a...

In Crowded Race for LA-02, Desiree Ontiveros Has Reshaped the Conversation

Asya Howlette has spent the past decade working in schools to provide academic and social emotional access to students. After graduating from Hampton University,...
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The Bayou Brief’s Challenges, Changes, and Continued Commitments in 2021

A report for our readers by publisher Lamar White, Jr.

The Bayou Brief’s Guide to the 2020 New Orleans Film Festival: An Introduction

The year, because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, organizers with the New Orleans Film Festival have been forced to adapt to the "new normal"...

Ray Nichols, Superconnector and One of Louisiana’s Most Prominent and Innovative Voices on Social Media, Dies at 73.

Nichols, who grew up in Acadiana and was a long-time resident of New Orleans, had been in the business of “connecting people” for nearly two decades, and, in the process, he built vibrant, new communities of social entrepreneurs, writers, educators, artists, advocates for environmental justice, and champions of Louisiana.

Bayou Brief Adds COO and Chief Cultural Columnist

Cayman Clevenger Relinquishes Board Seat to Become Bayou Brief COO, Lydia Y. Nichols Joins as Chief Cultural Reporter

Deployment Penalty: How Big Auto Insurers Hike Premiums on Returning Vets

In what amounts to a deployment penalty, several large Louisiana car insurers raise rates, in some cases by nearly 30%, on National Guard members and other military...

Insurance Commissioner Donelon Accepts $20K from Man Indicted for Attempting to Bribe NC Commissioner

Since 2015, Donelon has received more than $680,000 in campaign donations from insurance companies and agents.

Major Insurers Charge Louisiana’s Blue-Collar Workers More for Basic Coverage Than White-Collar Workers

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.

The Task Farce: What a Missing Report Reveals About the Insurance Industry’s Failed Effort to Avoid Accountability

On April 15th, when state Rep. Kirk Talbot first introduced HB 372, a now-defeated proposal that had been known as the Omnibus Premium Reduction...

VIDEO: Douglas Heller, Nationally-Acclaimed Auto Insurance Expert, Eviscerates LABI-Backed “Reform” Bill

If you’ve had a hard time understanding why car insurance became such a thorny issue this session, watch this video.
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A Tale of Two Carters

As two veteran New Orleans politicos battle for the state's only solidly blue seat in Congress, how much will endorsements really matter?
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March Musings, Not Madness

13th Ward Ramblings about the New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board, the Second District Congressional race, and the Shame of LSU.

Troy Carter is Best Qualified to Fight for and Achieve Universal Healthcare Coverage

By Barbara Major and Dr. Brobson Lutz For the first time in more than a decade, the second congressional district of Louisiana will have a...

In Crowded Race for LA-02, Desiree Ontiveros Has Reshaped the Conversation

Asya Howlette has spent the past decade working in schools to provide academic and social emotional access to students. After graduating from Hampton University,...