Seems like one Alabama mayor wants to collect all the white supremacist last-place trophies, including those that have already been discarded by states that either know or are learning to do better. In this case, Hanceville Mayor Kenneth Nail claims he’s gotten nothing but a thumbs-up from his constituents after…
One of the original Hot Boyz is in hot water over back child support.
Updated Thursday, May 25, 2017, 2:45 p.m. EDT: Nicholas Dean has been fired from his position at Crescent Leadership Academy.
With the weight of history bearing down on his shoulders, a resolute calm in his gaze and a slight tremble in his voice that spoke not of nervousness but of a deep awareness that the words he was about to speak would be recited by generations to come, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stepped to the microphone last…
A crane removed the final homage to white supremacy in New Orleans on Friday when the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee was removed, the last of four Confederate monuments to go down.
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.
Fights over history are really contests for children’s minds. And the stakes are high enough that adults have put children in harm’s way. Last week, people protesting the removal of Confederate flags in New Orleans brandished guns and at least one assault rifle within range of a local school known for diversity.…
Armed Confederate sympathizers in New Orleans caught with weapons within 1,000 feet of a school may face fines and/or jail time, the Times-Picayune reports.
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.”
New Orleans is cleaning up the city by removing Confederate statues, but there’s one former resident who’s going to do everything she can to protest their removal. Even if that means proving that there’s always that “one” black person.
New Orleans is severing its ties to the racist Confederate history that lingers in the city by removing several Confederate statues. Early Monday morning, city workers were to begin to take down the statues while it was still dark to avoid clashing with those wanting to preserve the history.
“Before the NAACP came to New Orleans, we never had the opportunity to share,” Kim Ford, communications chair for the New Orleans branch of the NAACP, said exclusively to The Root.
The NAACP is hosting the sixth in a series of at least seven national hearings discussing the impact of charter schools on underfunded school districts. The National Task Force for Quality Education will take input from advocates, teachers, parents and policy experts in order to hone its policy on charter schools.
“For too long, the history of Dallas’ white majority has overpowered the stories of others who helped build the city’s culture,” the Dallas Morning News editorial board declared last week, launching a project inviting readers “to help tell the story of communities often overlooked here.”
A popular transgender performer was fatally shot outside a New Orleans shopping center on Saturday night.
In a scene reminiscent of a French terror attack in Nice where a man killed 86 people by plowing his truck into a celebrating crowd, a man in New Orleans is in custody for allegedly driving his vehicle into revelers and injuring dozens on Saturday—five seriously.
Mike Epps is now a wanted man after skipping his arraignment because of an altercation over the weekend at Harrah’s Casino in New Orleans.
Multiple tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana Tuesday, downing power lines and ripping houses from their foundations as they passed through.
The Root started Black History Month in New Orleans with our signature Young, Fabulous and Female event! This event’s theme was #KnowTheUnknown and unlocking your potential.
New Orleans is the perfect city to serve as the location for The Root’s latest Young, Fabulous and Female event. NOLA is so richly marinated in black culture and history, it’s hard to ignore it. It croons sultry jazz and stands tall in unbreakable resilience. And the professional women who reside there? Well, they…