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Joe McKnight’s Killer Faces Up to 40 Years in Prison After Manslaughter Conviction
The answer to the question of whether or not a jury with only one black person on it would be able to get justice in the killing of former NFL running back Joe McKnight is “sorta.”Read more...
A 17-Year-Old Boy Was Infected With HIV After Being Raped by an Adult in Prison, Lawsuit Alleges
A lawsuit argues the teen should have been separated from other inmates
Louisiana Man Exonerated by DNA Evidence After Serving Nearly 38 Years in Prison for Rape He Didn’t Commit
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
Don Lemon’s Sister, L’Tanya Lemon Grimes, Dies in Accidental Drowning
L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes, the sister of CNN anchor Don Lemon, died Wednesday in an accidental drowning in Louisiana.Read more...
A new Supreme Court case pits a timber company against an adorable endangered
The dusky gopher frog is small and stout, about three inches long, with warts on its back and a guttural call that sounds like a…
Taking a Knee and Taking Down a Monument
Pink floodlights illuminate the Caddo Parish Commission and a 30-foot-tall Confederate monument in Shreveport, La.
Seeking Humanity in a Prison Passion Play
Levelle “Black” Tolliver as Judas in a play, at Angola prison, about the life and death of Jesus Christ.
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Mardi Gras King Cake
I originally shared this recipe for Mardi Gras King Cake 8 years ago, when Our Best Bites was an itty bitty baby and my relationship with Louisiana was in its early stages. Things have changed a lot
Tell Us Your New Orleans Tips
Let’s just straight-up steal the epigraph from the TV Tropes page for New Orleans, taken from journalist A. J. Liebling’s book The Earl of Louisiana:
New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Parade Celebrates the City’s Tricentennial
Tens of thousands of revelers descended on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun
Wild Photos of Louisiana's Rural Mardi Gras Bacchanals
Courir de Mardi Gras gets grittier outside New Orleans.
New Orleans Mardi Gras marks city’s 300th anniversary – in pictures
Revellers descend on New Orleans streets for parades and rowdy fun as Mardi Gras caps the carnival season in a city with a celebration of its own – its tricentennial. Many of the floats commemorate
The Best New Orleans Tips From Our Readers
We asked for your New Orleans travel tips and got over 150 comments. Here’s a sampling of the best, featuring tips on daily life, getting around town, and alternatives to the tourist defaults. Read
What It's Like to Rebound as a Young, Homeless Mother
With affordable housing facing a crunch under Trump, it's harder than ever for young families to cope. Still, some find the support they need.
I Sent an Innocent Man to Prison
It was my first time on a jury. I was 31, balancing two jobs while going to graduate school. It was a very short trial.
Southeastern Louisiana University Shooting Leaves 2 Injured
Two people were left with "non-life threatening injuries" after shots fired at Southeastern Louisiana University on Friday morning.
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To Cover Louisiana’s Crises, The Times and Times-Picayune Team Up
How Slavery Survived in the South Long After the Civil War
VICE met up with Antoinette Harrell, a genealogist who tracks down cases of slavery and abusive labor practices that lasted into the 1960s.
Is Anyone Shocked That Slavery Continued a Century After Emancipation?
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. Read more...