Friday, September 21, 2018

Tag: Louisiana

Does Louisiana’s Black Defendants Stand a Chance At...

CLINTON, La. (AP) — The statue of the unnamed Confederate soldier has stood since 1909 in front of the courthouse in Louisiana's East Feliciana...

Effort to End Louisiana Law That Allows...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An unlikely, bipartisan coalition is working to win voter support for a proposal ending Louisiana's Jim Crow-era law that...

Georgetown Enslaved Her Ancestor. Now As a...

Days into her freshman term at Georgetown University, Mélisande Short-Colomb describes herself as “a somewhat disadvantaged student.” “I'm 63 years old. I don't have...

Louisiana, World Leader In Incarceration, Cannot Pay...

What becomes of the poor when they are unable to afford access to justice? This question is being put to the test in the...

Rapper Kevin Gates Pleads Guilty to Gun...

CHICAGO (AP) — The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months in an Illinois prison after pleading guilty to a...

Officers in Louisiana Are Being Investigated After...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRuIbaEIpFE&feature=youtu.be Baton Rouge, Louisiana police officers are being investigated for excessive force after video surfaced of them beating a Black teen during his arrest Sunday. Baton...

Criminal Justice Meltdown: Facing Financial Crisis, Louisiana...

Louisiana’s fiscal crisis is a criminal justice nightmare, possibly signalling the end of public defense lawyers for the poor. Bobby Jindal, the former governor of...

New Exhibit Captures Life, Education of African-Americans...

In 1929, Dr. Horace Mann Bond, social science researcher, historian and father of the late Julian Bond, participated in a field study of Black...

10 American States With the Most Lynchings...

Mississippi With well over 581 lynchings, Mississippi tops the list with the most total lynchings during this time, according to statistics provided by the Tuskegee...

Top 10 Most Racist States in America

Methodology: Analysts at Floating Sheep, a website run by a group of independent cyber-geography researchers, found there was a spike of racist tweets on Twitter during and after...

Author Ernest Gaines Paid Homage to in...

When I heard that master trumpeter Irvin Mayfield had created an original jazz score to pay tribute to the books of master Louisiana storyteller...

NBA Player Orlando Woolridge Dead at 52

Last night the basketball world lost one of its own, as former Notre Dame and Chicago Bulls forward Orlando Woolridge was pronounced dead at...