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.
The sheriff of Bossier Parish, La., has decided to boycott his local Ford dealership because he doesn’t like that the automaker advertises with the NFL while players continue their protests against police brutality and black oppression.
In case you ever wondered about the way (some) correctional officers see their inmates, I lead you no further than to Caddo Parish, La., Sheriff Steve Prator, who is ranting and raging mad about new criminal-justice reform laws that will go into effect next month—because it will mean getting rid of cheap labor.
A federal judge in Louisiana is looking to dismiss a second lawsuit that was filed against Black Lives Matter and some of its leaders, unless prosecutors can actually prove why he shouldn’t.
When students from a majority-black Louisiana school decided to kneel while the national anthem played at a predominantly white high school’s homecoming football game, opposing fans, and even a referee, booed the students and used racial slurs, according to multiple people in attendance.
What is the First Amendment? Seems as if Parkway High School in Bossier Parish, La., may need a refresher because the principal of that school just issued a letter to parents Thursday saying that students will be suspended (and/or ultimately removed) from sports teams if they attempt to demonstrate in any way during…
New Orleans rapper Michael “Mystikal” Tyler has been indicted on charges of rape and kidnapping in an alleged 2016 incident.
Suspected racist killer Kenneth Gleason is once again back in police custody and is now expected to be booked on multiple charges in connection with two possibly racially motivated killings. Gleason, 23, has also reportedly been connected to a third shooting in which he allegedly shot at the home of a black family,…