Big Easy Movie Reviews: Black Box

October 28, 2020

It’s always great to watch and review a film made in New Orleans, Louisiana. Luckily, with Black Box, we can do just that. “Welcome to the Blum House” is a collection of eight current and upcoming films from Blum House on the Amazon Prime video service. In the time of COVID-19, when theaters are dying […]

What Does Amendment 5 Mean? How to Vote on This Corporate Welfare Amendment

October 17, 2020

Amendment 5’s wording on your ballot is purposefully confusing. It states, “Do you support an amendment to authorize local governments to enter into cooperative endeavor ad valorem tax exemption agreements with new or expanding manufacturing establishments for payments in lieu of taxes?” Not sure what that means? Then the amendment’s creators can give themselves a pat on […]

Governor John Bel Edwards Signed Two Executive Orders to Combat Climate Change in Louisiana

August 19, 2020

Laying the groundwork for a sustained effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and fight coastal erosion in Louisiana, on Wednesday, August 19 Governor John Bel Edwards signed two executive orders into law. The first one, Executive Order JBE 2020-18, established Louisiana’s first Climate Initiatives Task Force. The task force will include representatives from the scientific […]

Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads

July 23, 2020

A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company that has businesses in Texas and Georgia, as well as in Louisiana.  According to whistleblowers, the Covid-19 outbreak has been handled with lies, deceit, and apathy that goes […]

Groundbreaking! First Openly Transgender Woman to Hold Political Seat in Louisiana

July 12, 2020

It was a big night for transgender people in Louisiana. Peyton “Rose Michelle” Theriot, who goes by Peyton Rose Michelle, won her seat with the Democratic State Central Committee for the 46th District A, representing St. Martin, Iberia, and St. Landry Parishes. She is the first openly transgender woman elected to a Louisiana political position, […]

Rep•a•ra•tion- (noun)

June 25, 2020

Special jurisdictional acts waived the United States of America’s sovereign immunity and allowed Native American tribes to file suit against the government for “money damages for a Fifth Amendment taking of recognized (or reservation) title to a particular lands or; for the cession of land to the Federal Government for supposedly inadequate compensation.” However, the claims tended […]

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