Louisiana’s Hemp Debate: A Call to Action for Business Owners and Residents

May 7, 2024

As Louisiana grapples with proposed legislative changes to its hemp and cannabis industry, it’s crucial for local business owners, especially in the hospitality sector, to understand the broader economic trends and their potential impacts. With the decline in alcohol consumption, particularly among younger generations, establishments like bars and restaurants face an evolving market landscape.  Recent […]


Moving from Environmental Justice Commitments to Outcomes

August 21, 2023

It’s no secret that pollution from the petrochemical industry is accelerating rates of cancer, respiratory disease, and other serious illness in Louisiana communities. For too long, laws meant to protect the health and safety of Americans have failed to deliver, and frontline communities, especially people of color and low-income families, have been left to fight virtually on their own. […]


OPINION: Can Catholic Federal Judges Rule Objectively In Catholic Church Cases?

June 26, 2023

There is a crisis in the Federal Louisiana Eastern District Courts. Federal Judges Wendy Vitter, Jay Zainey, Sarah Vance, Ivan Lemelle, Lance Africk immediately recused themselves from the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ Federal Bankruptcy case. They are some of New Orleans’ fourteen federal district judges and five magistrates, who mostly handle pre-trial matters. Later, under pressure, Federal […]


Opinion: In the 11th Hour, New Orleans Archdiocese Hands Over Sealed Documents

June 19, 2023

This article was originally published on www.scsaorg.org. Big Easy Magazine was given permission to publish by author, Richard Windmann, Ph.D. It would seem that we finally have a champion on our side. And the documents they handed over to the DA better be complete, because we WILL find out. We think it is very notable […]


Opinion: Kratom Ban: A Bad Idea

April 28, 2023

My name is Charles, I’m 37, and I wanted to reach out about the potential kratom ban in Louisiana. I live in New Orleans, and grew up in St Charles Parish, so to start off I am a local! I have been taking kratom for about five years and I have had no alarming side […]


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