Dee-1 is the stage name of David Augustine Jr., a Christian rap artist from New Orleans. Two of his mixtape releases have biblical themes — “David and Goliath” and “Psalms of David” — and he frequently talks about his Christian faith.
Kevin Gates is the stage name of hip-hop artist Kevin Jerome Gilyard. He is a convert to Islam who is originally from Baton Rouge, La. Contact via Atlantic Records’ publicity office.
Steve Scalise is a Republican U.S. representative who serves as the House majority whip and represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. He introduced the Free Speech Fairness Act, which would modify the Johnson Amendment, with Rep. Jodi Hice, R-Ga. Scalise may be contacted via his website.
Michael Pasquier is an associate professor of philosophy and religion at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he specializes in the history of religion and culture in the U.S. He teaches courses on religion and cinema, religion in Louisiana and religion in Southern culture, as well as a course on American Catholicism.
Alex Mikulich is an assistant professor of Catholic social thought at the Jesuit Social Research Institute at Loyola University in New Orleans. He is a Roman Catholic theologian and social ethicist who focuses on race. He is a contributing author to The Scandal of White Complicity in U.S. Hyper-incarceration: A Nonviolent Spirituality of White Resistance.
Anne Daniell is an instructor in the religious studies department at Loyola University New Orleans. She is particularly interested in “theology of place” (particularly New Orleans), which examines how eco-culture affects religiosity and how constructive theological thinking can shape how people care for their environment.
Chuck Kelley Jr. is president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, which announced in April 2011 it would lay off seven people, including three professors.
The Jewish Light is a Jewish publication covering Southeast Louisiana. It is published by United Media Corp. in Covington, La.
Bayou Catholic is a magazine affiliated with the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana.