Editorial Board Round Table on the NOPD’s Use of Chemical Weapons Against the People of New Orleans on June 3, 2020.

June 9, 2020

In the aftermath of World War I, in 1925 world leaders met to come to an agreement to ban the use of chemical and biological weapons during warfare. It wasn’t until 1975 when the United States ratified the agreement in accordance with the 1925 Geneva Protocol. However, the United States made exceptions for the use […]

International Trans Day of Visibility Still Celebrated Despite Quarantine

March 31, 2020

As holidays and celebrations worldwide are put on hold amidst the coronavirus pandemic, trans and nonbinary individuals cannot take off their identities in a crisis. March 31, 2020 marks the twelfth annual international Trans Day of Visibility, and organizers are taking pains to recognize the achievements and struggles of trans and nonbinary individuals while practicing […]

Jackson Square Artists’ Carts and Supplies Taken Abruptly, Life Threatened

February 6, 2020

New Orleans’s Jackson Square is a hub for artistic entrepreneurship. On any day of the week, without fail, you can find local creatives selling paintings that depict local life, lore, and culture. This year-round open-air art market fits as neatly into the city’s landscape as palm readers, fortune tellers, kids drumming on buckets, and informal […]

Senator Cassidy’s Family Leave Legislation is a Trojan Horse, Harming Existing Proposals That Offer Greater Protections

February 5, 2020

United States Senators Bill Cassidy (R-La) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz) have announced that President Donald Trump will be pushing for their bipartisan paid family leave act. The Charlotte Observer reported on January 31 that President Trump would express his support for the “Cassidy-Sinema” plan in Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. The White House is expected […]

Dying of Indifference: How Officials, Media, and Police Trivialize the Epidemic of Reckless Driving in New Orleans

December 4, 2019

  In the dark, early hours one summer in 2016, two people killed a man. We don’t know his name, because the journalists who reported his death never bothered to report his name. The two killers did not act in concert, and they didn’t know each other. In fact, they probably had never met. And […]

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