A 31-year-old man was struck and killed by a vehicle Tuesday, apparently while he was removing debris from the roadway of U.S. Highway 171.
Despite a last-ditch effort to overturn a recent bill restoring voting rights to ex-felons in Louisiana, legislators in the Statehouse recently passed a bill doing just that, another victory for criminal-justice reform.
So much for the Sixth Amendment, which should guarantee a suspect the right to a speedy trial. According to the Louisiana Sheriffs’ Association, that is just not the case locally, with some 1,300 people being locked up in local jails for four years while awaiting their trials. About 70 people have been waiting for…
Some five years ago, the unmarked graves of as many as 1,000 enslaved people who were forced to work in the fields of plantations in Ascension Parish, La., were uncovered by an archaeologist working for Shell Convent Refinery.
A white mother and black daughter encounter the genealogical “brick wall” so many people face while researching African-American families during slavery.
A Baton Rouge, La., police officer was arrested almost two weeks ago on charges of negligent homicide after being accused of causing a crash that killed a 1-year-old infant and injured multiple other people.
Given the state of the world today, and being a black woman in America, I’m rarely shocked, especially when it comes to racial terror and exploitation.
L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, the sister of CNN anchor Don Lemon, died Wednesday in an accidental drowning in Louisiana.
Malcolm Alexander, who was just 21 years old when he was wrongfully convicted of aggravated rape and sentenced to life in Louisiana State Penitentiary (Angola), was released from prison Monday after Jefferson Parish Judge June Darensburg overturned his conviction.
The answer to the question of whether or not a jury with only one black person on it would be able to mete out justice in the killing of former NFL running back Joe McKnight is “sorta.”
If you watch television, chances are you’ve watched CCH Pounder. Over the past 38 years, the Emmy-winning Guyanese actress—who celebrated her 65th birthday on Christmas Day—has accumulated well over 100 acting credits, including recurring roles in the Avatar franchise, ER, The Shield, Law and Order: SVU, Sons of…
One Louisiana high school has captured the hearts (and gathered the joyful tears) of the entire internet after it started posting up reaction videos of its students being accepted into top-ranked colleges.
It’s currently snowing in the Washington, D.C., area, and it’s put a damper on brunch plans. Snow is a common occurrence here in the pseudo-South, but in places like Louisiana, it definitely doesn’t happen often. So when it does, it’s time to celebrate. And that’s exactly what Da’Quan Bellard, a student-athlete at LSU…
A Ferriday, La., man was arrested earlier this week after disturbing video posted on social media showed him repeatedly striking a young girl with a belt before shaving her head, apparently as a punishment for downloading Snapchat.
Ain’t nobody got time to waste. At least Demetris Payne was not having it with her son when he was suspended from school for three days.
In the latest round of #Facts that prove the court system does not work for black people—especially those who lack resources—a Louisiana high court ruled that a man who said, “Give me a lawyer, dog” was asking for a “lawyer dog.”
A Caldwell Parish, La., juvenile is facing multiple charges across two parishes after he allegedly stole two Entergy trucks before torching a predominantly black church.
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Music, specifically rock ’n’ roll, has lost another great. The legendary Fats Domino of New Orleans passed away Tuesday at the age of 89, surrounded by friends and family.
A Grambling State University student and another young man were shot and killed on the campus of the HBCU early Wednesday.