BREAKING: Former Candidate Andrew Yang Endorses Antoine Pierce for Senate

June 11, 2020

As the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Louisiana heats up, Democratic challenger Antoine Pierce today secured a major endorsement from a candidate on a national scale.  On June 11, 2020, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit, Humanity Forward, tweeted their support for Mr. Pierce’s campaign to unseat conservative Senator Bill Cassidy.    We are […]

Far Right Former Senator Faces Criticism Again, Calling on COVID Positive Rep. James to Resign

May 3, 2020

Even in retirement, former State Senator Conrad Appel continues to find ways to put his foot in his mouth.  Senator Appel (R-Metairie) made headlines last year for suggesting that African Americans’ “blind support” of the Democratic Party goes against their interests. According to the former Metairie Senator, voting for Democrats would ensure that “other non-white […]

No, Sen. Cassidy, Louisiana’s Racial Disparities in Healthcare Aren’t Just a Distraction

April 10, 2020

In a recent press briefing, Governor John Bel Edwards shared that African Americans, who only make up 32% of Louisiana’s population, have accounted for 70% of the state’s deaths. He, along with other Louisiana leaders, has recognized this for the wake up call it should be. Yet when asked on NPR’s Morning Edition whether this […]

Senate Candidate Antoine Pierce Speaks to Packed Crowd at Big Easy Magazine’s Event

February 8, 2020

Note: All photos were taken by Declan Ryan with Riain Rising.  The speech closed with the familiar chant, “this is what democracy looks like!” On Thursday, February 6, 2020, Antoine Pierce announced his bold progressive platform to a packed audience of over 100 attendees of Big Easy Magazine’s “Crawfish, Beer, & Politics” event. Pierce is […]

Poor Republicans, Let’s Talk

October 21, 2019

I’m a devout Christian who was raised in the Full Gospel denomination with Pentecostal tradition. I understand quite well how our faith and beliefs can influence our world view, political ideology, and our vote. Our end goal is to get into heaven on the basis of our life choices here on Earth. However, until we […]

Opinion: Unite Around our Common Interests; Let’s Stand Together

September 17, 2019

When I first set out to make a difference by changing the social, political, and economic condition of my community, I never imagined that I’d experience the most negativity, barriers, and ridicule from people who are supposed to be fighting for the same causes. I could not fathom that my greatest opposition would come from […]

The Tribe of Donald Trump

November 29, 2018

The presidency of Donald Trump has stoked the flames of racism across the country. While we cannot blame President Trump for lighting the flames of social unrest and racial division, he has certainly used his bully pulpit to pour fuel on the flames.

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