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  • LSU responds to Twitter discussion about race Wednesday afternoon

    February 3, 2016 4:40 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The president of LSU responded Wednesday afternoon to a growing social media thread about race and culture at the university. A Twitter hashtag - a way to group conversations on the social media site - was created for a 1 p.m. discussion. A group called the... more »
  • Pharrell Williams to perform at church where 9 were killed

    October 30, 2015 9:05 AM

    CHARLESTON - Pop superstar Pharrell Williams is scheduled to perform with a gospel choir Sunday at the South Carolina church where nine black parishioners were shot and killed. Multiple news outlets report that Williams' appearance at Emanuel AME Church is part of a program on race relations being produced by... more »
  • Mississippi lawmaker apologizes over 'black judge' comment

    October 19, 2015 12:25 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A white Mississippi lawmaker is apologizing for saying at a local Republican meeting that "a black judge" would decide how to spend money on public schools if state voters approve an education funding initiative. Rep. Lester "Bubba" Carpenter, who lives in the northern Mississippi town of Burnsville,... more »
  • Family of 'Trumpet Black' offering reward for stolen trumpet

    September 6, 2015 5:52 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans man is offering $3,500 for return of the silver trumpet stolen during the funeral for his brother, a rising 28-year-old jazzman called "Trumpet Black." Travis Hill died on tour in Japan, from a dental infection that reached his heart. He was a grandson of... more »
  • White NAACP leader says she identifies as black

    June 16, 2015 12:28 PM

    NEW YORK - Rachel Dolezal says she started identifying as black around the age of 5, when she drew self-portraits with a brown crayon. Dolezal appeared Tuesday on NBC'S "Today" Show. She said she "takes exception" to the contention that she tried to deceive people. Dolezal resigned as president of... more »
  • Black Hawk crash investigation findings released

    June 4, 2015 9:25 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - An investigation into a deadly military helicopter crash found the Black Hawk's pilots became disoriented and lost control after hitting heavy nighttime fog during a joint training exercise. The March 10 crash off the coast of Florida killed four Louisiana-based Guardsmen and seven U. S. Marines.... more »
  • More whites than blacks, Latinos approve police striking men

    April 3, 2015 11:47 AM

    WASHINGTON - A major American trend survey shows that whites in the United States in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics approve of police striking people. Seven out of 10 whites polled, or 70 percent, said they can imagine a situation in which they would approve of a police... more »
  • Black breast-feeding gatherings battle troubling health gaps

    January 29, 2015 1:46 PM

    MILWAUKEE - Low rates for breast-feeding may contribute to health gaps facing U.S. blacks, but in several cities grassroots groups are aiming to change that. The Milwaukee-based African American Breastfeeding Network is one, and it recently got recognition from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The group's monthly... more »
  • Divers find both black boxes in AirAsia crash

    January 12, 2015 1:54 AM

    PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia - Divers have found the second black box from the AirAsia plane that crashed more than two weeks ago, but they have not yet been able to free it from debris on the floor of the Java Sea. Suryadi Bambang Supriyadi, the operation coordinator at the National... more »
  • ACT help available for local students Play Video

    December 30, 2014 7:42 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Many people are nervous when they take the ACT exam. The 100 Black Men of Greater Baton Rouge want to help students shake off the nerves and do their best on the test. Their annual ACT Prep Academy begins Tuesday, January 6rg at T.T. Allain Hall... more »
  • $7,000 reward offered in black bear death

    December 24, 2014 3:32 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A $7,000 reward is available for information leading to whoever's responsible for the illegal killing of a black bear found in Avoyelles Parish. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries' Operation Game Thief program and its foundation are contributing $2,000 while The Humane Society of the United... more »
  • More late-night clashes in Ferguson

    August 19, 2014 2:02 AM

    FERGUSON, MO - Police and protesters are again in a tense standoff in Ferguson, Missouri, more than a week after an unarmed black teenager was shot and killed by a white police officer. Monday night, police used bullhorns to order the crowds to leave, and noisemakers and armored vehicles were... more »
  • Missouri governor calls off Ferguson curfew

    August 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    FERGUSON, Mo. - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is lifting a curfew while ordering the National Guard to help restore order in a St. Louis suburb that has seen sometimes violent protests since the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Nixon deployed the Guard Monday following an overnight clash... more »
  • Donald Sterling attends service at black church

    June 2, 2014 7:08 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Donald Sterling, whose racist remarks in a recording triggered the fight over ownership of Los Angeles Clippers, attended a predominantly black church service in South Los Angeles on Sunday. Sterling told KNBC-TV he went to Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church to support the church and... more »
  • Preserving history with the 6th Annual Black Rodeo Play Video

    May 1, 2014 8:04 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The 6th Annual Black Rodeo is in Baton Rouge this Saturday. The Black Rodeo is hosted by K & L Rodeo Production LLC. It was founded by Isaac King and Archer Lee. Their goal is to pass on the culture of the African American cowboy to... more »
  • Four arrested in Ascension drug bust

    January 7, 2014 11:59 AM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - An investigation by the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office has led to the arrest of four people on drug charges. Major Kevin Hanna reports the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division followed up on information that Chrystal Carter was selling illegal drugs from her home in Prairieville. That led... more »
  • West Monroe woman arrested in shooting death of husband

    September 6, 2013 11:34 AM

    WEST MONROE - A West Monroe woman has been arrested on a second-degree murder charge in connection with the shooting death of her husband. The News-Star reports that Ouachita Parish sheriff's deputies arrested 54-year-old Suzanne Black after her husband, 53-year-old Charles C. Black, was shot once in the back with... more »
  • Report: Unsafe welding led to fatal Gulf accident

    August 21, 2013 11:24 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A report for a Texas-based company says a deadly 2012 explosion on its Gulf of Mexico oil platform off the Louisiana coast happened when workers for a subcontractor used unsafe welding practices. The report released Wednesday was done by ABSG Consulting for Black Elk Energy. ABSG says... more »
  • Louisiana black bear: new population stats

    August 5, 2013 4:28 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Two new studies indicate that Louisiana black bears are gradually becoming more numerous, with the three main populations totaling about 500. Whether they can survive without federal protection is the topic of a third, incomplete study. The studies are being presented at public meetings Monday in Pointe... more »
  • Senator draws attention with party switch video

    July 2, 2013 2:59 PM

    BATON ROUGE - By jumping to the GOP, Opelousas Sen. Elbert Guillory made history, becoming Louisiana's first black Republican state senator since Reconstruction. With a four-minute video explaining why he left the Democratic Party, Guillory's become a darling of national conservatives. The YouTube video had attracted nearly 700,000 viewers by... more »
  • Black caucus drops tax plan, except cigarette tax

    April 16, 2013 2:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE- With the House tax committee dropping debate of Gov. Bobby Jindal's income tax repeal, the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus says it won't push its alternate tax plan to lower the tax rates. Rep. Katrina Jackson, who is the chair of the group, says the caucus wouldn't seek hearings... more »
  • Conference to teach students about climate change

    April 2, 2013 1:40 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Dillard University says 10 historically black colleges and universities are holding a conference this week about climate change and community resilience. The HBCU Climate Change Student Conference runs Thursday through Saturday at Dillard. Dillard's Deep South Center for Environmental Justice says the conference is designed to introduce... more »
  • The Next Pope: Vatican says consensus takes time

    March 13, 2013 10:18 AM

    VATICAN CITY - The sight of thick black smoke from the chimney of the Sistine Chapel is bringing sighs of disappointment from the thousands of people who've gathered there in the rainy, chilly weather, waiting for news that a new pope has been elected. Click here to watch a... more »
  • Historic moment for Baton Rouge students Play Video

    February 22, 2013 5:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Racial tensions were high in 1960 as the first african-american student, Ruby Bridges, only 6 years old walked into William Frantz Elementary school in New Orleans. A captivated audience of students in Baton Rouge, her grade school innocence, kept her from realizing her place in history. ... more »
  • La. Black Caucus founder Richard Turnley Jr. dies

    January 23, 2013 3:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Richard Turnley Jr., one of the founding members of the Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus, died recently after battling a long illness. Turnley and nine other African American legislators established the caucus in 1977 to bring together black legislators and champion causes of the "least among us."... more »

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