Baton Rouge celebrates the election of its first Black female mayor. Sharon Weston Broome faces the daunting task of healing the city's racial wounds.
The Army Corps issued a letter demanding that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vacate the land so that they can move forward with building the controversial oil pipeline.
The Red Cross is calling the flooding the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with damage costing at least $30 million.
WALKER, La. (AP) — Barbara Manuel saw a flicker of sun and that gave her hope that the worst of the horrific flooding to hit southern Louisiana was over. But then the skies ripped open, the lights in her house started to flicker and with three feet of water outside threatening to come in and […]
In a phone call with The AP, East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark also said he was banned from releasing the official court order showing the judge's request to keep the autopsy sealed. Clark, who's served as coroner since 2012, said this is the first time a judge has sealed a report from his office.
“I wasn’t afraid,” she says. “I felt disgust at what is being done across the country. At the fact that it’s come this far that we have to take to the streets in protest to demand our safety.”
If you have already participated in protests, or are seriously considering it in the future, there are numerous laws you should become acquainted with to protect your rights, your safety, and the safety of others.
Cleveland’s police union asked Ohio Gov. John Kasich to temporarily ban open-carry gun laws in the state, while the Republican National Convention is taking place this week.
Slain Baton Rouge Police Officer Montrell Jackson is remembered as a kind man who was troubled by the wave of violence. He crystallized what it's like being a Black police officer in these times.
UPDATE: 1:00 PM EST Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards condemned the shooting, calling it an “unspeakable and unjustified attack.” “Rest assured, every resource available to the State of Louisiana will be used to ensure the perpetrators are swiftly brought to justice,” he said. https://twitter.com/LouisianaGov/status/754708841460137984?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Several police officers were shot in Baton Rouge, Louisiana Sunday morning, the […]
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