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School Secession Movement Is Growing. That’s Bad News for Integration.

The School Secession Movement Is Growing. That’s Bad News for Integration.

On Saturday, in southeast East Baton Rouge Parish, voters decided to break away from Louisiana’s capital city of Baton Rouge to create the new city of St. George. It will be the fifth-largest and
Exclusive — Top Gun Governor: Ralph Abraham Aims to Fly Over the Swamp into Louisiana Governor's Mansion

Exclusive — Top Gun Governor: Ralph Abraham Aims to Fly Over the Swamp into Louisiana Governor's Mansion

Ralph Abraham, despite being outspent on the airwaves by his opponents, with a media establishment desperate to sink him, has a unique advantage. Abraham flies himself and key staff around the state
Judge Orders Baton Rouge to Release Psych Report of Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Amid Reports of Abuse, Unprofessional Behavior

Judge Orders Baton Rouge to Release Psych Report of Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Amid Reports of Abuse, Unprofessional Behavior

Days after Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul admitted that Blane Salamoni, the police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling in 2016, should never have been hired, a Louisiana judge has ordered
Police Arrest Suspect in Death of Baton Rouge Community Activist, Say No Evidence That Killing Was a Hate Crime

Police Arrest Suspect in Death of Baton Rouge Community Activist, Say No Evidence That Killing Was a Hate Crime

Baton Rouge, La., police announced on Tuesday they had a suspect in the death of beloved community activist, Sadie Roberts-Joseph. The 75-year-old community leader and founder of the city’s African
Death of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Ruled a Homicide

Death of Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Ruled a Homicide

Authorities have revealed the cause of death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a beloved activist and pillar of her Baton Rouge, La., community.Read more...
Why You Need to Care About DeRay Mckesson's First Amendment Case

Why You Need to Care About DeRay Mckesson's First Amendment Case

This ruling could make protest leaders liable for things they didn’t do
Federal court hands major victory to police officer in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leader

Federal court hands major victory to police officer in lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leader

A federal appeals court ruled this week that a Baton Rouge police officer injured during riots in July 2016 can sue Black Lives Matter organizer DeRay Mckesson. What are the details? The 5th U.S.
Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics

Louisiana Cops Wore Blackface to Sell Crack in a Black Neighborhood. But First, They Posed for Pics

A Louisiana police chief issued a formal apology after 25-year-old yearbook photos surfaced of an undercover sting in which white police officers painted themselves black to sell crack to black
Baton Rouge cops apologize for using blackface to arrest drug users in the ’90s

Baton Rouge cops apologize for using blackface to arrest drug users in the ’90s

The practice was employed to trick prospective drug buyers into believing they were drug dealers.
A Day in the Life of Pottery by Osa

A Day in the Life of Pottery by Osa

Photo by Morgan & Owens Looking at a finished piece of pottery—perfectly solid, cool to the touch, sturdy and functional in your hands—it’s easy to forget all the hard work that went into bringing
Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Caught on Video Slapping Handcuffed Man: Report

Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling Caught on Video Slapping Handcuffed Man: Report

The now former Baton Rouge, La., police officer who shot and killed an already subdued Alton Sterling now faces charges that he slapped a handcuffed suspect because the cop feared for his life,

Officer who killed Alton Sterling fired, new videos released

The police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling, Blane Salamoni, was fired by Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul on Friday. Another officer present…
Officer Blane Salamoni, Alton Sterling’s Killer, Has Been Fired

Officer Blane Salamoni, Alton Sterling’s Killer, Has Been Fired

Blane Salamoni—the Baton Rouge, La., police officer who killed 37-year-old Alton Sterling on July 5, 2016—has been fired, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul announced Friday. Read more...
Police officer who shot and killed Alton Sterling at close range has been fired

No charges to be filed against police officers involved in Alton Sterling death

No charges will be filed against the two police officers involved in the 2016 shooting death of Alton Sterling. The announcement came Tuesday from Louisiana Attorney…
Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution

Environmental racism has left black Americans three times more likely to die from pollution

Without a touch of irony, the EPA celebrated Black History Month by publishing a report that finds black communities face dangerously high levels of pollution.…
Toy car blamed for setting off Louisiana apartment complex fire

Toy car blamed for setting off Louisiana apartment complex fire

Investigators are blaming a toy car for setting off an apartment complex fire in Louisiana.
DeRay Mckesson Sues Fox & Friends Host for Saying He Incited Violence Against a Cop

DeRay Mckesson Sues Fox & Friends Host for Saying He Incited Violence Against a Cop

DeRay Mckesson filed a lawsuit against Fox & Friends host Jeanine Pirro for defamation on Tuesday for claiming that he incited violence against a Baton Rouge, La., cop during a 2016 protest. The
Black Man in Louisiana to Be Freed From Prison After Judge Overturned 1974 Conviction, but He Still Has to Pay $2,000 Bail

Black Man in Louisiana to Be Freed From Prison After Judge Overturned 1974 Conviction, but He Still Has to Pay $2,000 Bail

Updated Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, 5:35 p.m. EST: Many of you have asked how you can help Wilbert Jones. This fundraising page, which the Innocence Project New Orleans sent us, has been set up to help
Pumpkin spice tacos are here, and we’re going to need a minute

Pumpkin spice tacos are here, and we’re going to need a minute

Thing is, this sounds like something we’d actually want to eat: Coffee-rubbed pork belly, pumpkin spiced, smoky duck bacon and arugula-cilantro slaw,…