The state with the highest incarceration rate in the U.S. just approved a criminal-justice-reform package that is expected to lower its prison population by 10 percent over the next 10 years. Members of the Louisiana Legislature agreed to the package of bills Thursday; the bills will move on to the desk of Gov. John…
A Louisiana man is facing a second-degree murder charge after shooting his wife multiple times after apparently mistaking her for an intruder early Saturday morning.
On Monday the Louisiana House of Representatives held a vote on the city of New Orleans’ removal of monuments to the Confederate States of America, The Advocate reports.
Tragically, yet another young black man has fallen to gun violence.
Students in more than half of Louisiana’s public school districts will still be subject to paddling and spanking in school for misbehavior after the state House on Monday rejected a proposal to ban corporal punishment across the state.
Students at Ben Franklin High School—named Louisiana’s top public high school—ended up having to school a white teacher earlier this week after he apparently thought it was cool to just flagrantly use the n-word because, as he put it, it was a “commoditized word.”
The Justice Department has decided not to charge the officers involved in the fatal shooting of Alton Sterling, according to the Washington Post.
Anne Shelvin, 44, and Tracy Gallow, 50, two teachers at Washington Elementary School, in Opelousas, La., were arrested last week after starting what school officials are referring to as a “fight club.”
The city of Baton Rouge, La., site of the July 2016 police shooting death of Alton Sterling, is reportedly bracing itself for the results of a U.S. Justice Department investigation into what many see as one of the most callous acts of “black death porn” ever perpetrated by po-9.
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.