Campaign Zero co-founder and prominent activist in the Movement for Black Lives DeRay Mckesson is being sued by an unnamed Baton Rouge, La., police officer who claims he was injured during a protest in the city four days after a police officer killed Alton Sterling, and now an attorney for Mckesson is urging a federal…
A Louisiana police officer has been convicted of killing a 6-year-old autistic boy after he and his partner pumped rounds of bullets into a car the child was riding in with his father.
A Monroe, La., high school student has been repeatedly targeted and harassed by school administrators for his Odell Beckham Jr.-inspired hairstyle, with his family alleging in a complaint that the school district retaliated against the teen by “suspending him, attempting to expel him, and barring him from…
It’s almost March, but the ghosts of Halloweens past still haunt us. Every year, without fail, particularly on Halloween, there is that one (usually more, let’s be honest) white person who seems incapable of coming up with a creative costume of a black individual without resorting to blackface. By now we shouldn’t be…
Multiple tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana Tuesday, downing power lines and ripping houses from their foundations as they passed through.
LaQueena Hunter Grover, now a mother of four, is accustomed to big babies.
Ronald Gasser, 54, who reportedly fatally shot former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a traffic dispute in Terrytown, La., on Thursday, was arrested Monday and charged with manslaughter, USA Today reports.
Police used pepper spray on a group of protesters who were rallying against former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard David Duke's appearance at the historically black Dillard University as part of the U.S. Senate candidate debate Wednesday in Louisiana, CNN reports.
An 11-year-old showed a handwritten message to an adult at East Feliciana Middle School in Clinton, La., on Tuesday. In it, her mother said that she was being held against her will and needed help, CBS News reports.
John Emmett Harleaux, 28, of Baton Rouge, La., was arrested after allegedly lighting his wife on fire during an argument, CBS News reports. He was arrested Tuesday on a felony count of domestic abuse by burning.
TV personality and New York Times best-selling author Toya Wright wants to introduce you to "Toya." And her memoir, In My Own Words, does just that.
On Wednesday a Louisiana court released body-camera footage of the fatal shooting of a 6-year-old autistic boy.
Some Jefferson Parish, La., police officers have refused to work a voluntary security detail at Bonnabel High School football games after the majority of the team knelt during the playing of the national anthem to protest injustices and police brutality in African-American communities.
On Saturday, a little after 10 p.m., three inmates—Willie E. Ethridge, 34; Michael Elliot, 24; and Walshea Mitchell, 35—escaped from Dorm B of a detention center in Natchitoches Parish, La., and then jumped over two rolls of razor-wire fence, according to USA Today.
President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to Baton Rouge, La., on Tuesday to get a firsthand look at the damage left by floods that have devastated the area.
The flood currently devastating Louisiana is the worst natural disaster to hit the United States since Hurricane Sandy, the Red Cross says, according to CNN.
Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson filed a lawsuit against the city of Baton Rouge, La., Thursday over his arrest last month at a protest for Alton Sterling during which more than 200 people were detained, the Associated Press reports.
Louisiana's “Blue Lives Matter” bill went into effect Monday, making it a hate crime to intentionally harm a police officer or first responder because of his or her uniform, KSLA reports.
The cousin of one of the Baton Rouge, La., law-enforcement officials killed in an apparent ambush was wrongfully arrested and allegedly denied his diabetes medicine after being deemed a suspect in the ambush, the Daily Beast reports.