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  • Race-based claims thrown out in Deen lawsuit

    August 12, 2013 3:23 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - A federal judge in Georgia has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a big slice of her culinary empire. Lisa Jackson sued Deen and her brother, Bubba Hiers,... more »
  • Cooper back with Eagles after excused absence

    August 6, 2013 10:25 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Riley Cooper has returned to the Philadelphia Eagles after he was caught on video using a racial slur and given four days off. The team says Cooper is expected to be at practice Tuesday. The Eagles and Patriots are to hold a joint practice. The wide receiver was... more »
  • Deen parts with agent after racial slur fallout

    July 4, 2013 3:48 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Paula Deen is ending her business relationship with a longtime agent after her admission that she used racial slurs in the past resulted in the loss of major pieces of her media and merchandising empire. The celebrity chef's spokeswoman, Elana Weiss, said in a statement Thursday that... more »
  • Food Network won't renew Paula Deen's contract

    June 21, 2013 3:56 PM

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Food Network says it will not renew the contract of celebrity chef Paula Deen, days after it was revealed she admitted using racial slurs in the past. The network said in a news release Friday afternoon that it would not renew Deen's contract when it expires... more »
  • Senator calls colleagues racist, dodges questions Play Video

    May 29, 2013 10:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Republicans and Gov. Bobby Jindal called for a New Orleans state senator to apologize for her recent accusations that opposition to expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act was based in racism. Senator Karen Carter-Peterson said Monday her colleagues in the Senate opposed President Obama's reform... more »
  • BRPD: FBI asked to investigate possible hate crime Play Video

    May 14, 2013 6:35 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Two days after an attack described by its victims as racially-charged, police investigators asked the FBI to investigate possible federal hate crime charges. Police said the white victims were both knocked unconscious as they were pumping gas Sunday evening at a station on the corner of... more »
  • High court to take new look at voting rights law

    November 9, 2012 2:22 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court says it will consider eliminating the government's chief weapon against racial discrimination at polling places since the 1960s. Acting three days after the election, the justices are agreeing Friday to hear a constitutional challenge to the part of the landmark Voting Rights Act that requires... more »
  • Court revives racial bias claims over school plan

    November 3, 2011 2:24 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit that claims a Louisiana school board's redistricting plan discriminated against black students. In Thursday's ruling, a divided three-judge panel from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a judge erroneously dismissed all the claims filed against the... more »
  • Outdoor retailer denies discrimination allegations

    September 21, 2011 2:51 PM

    HOUSTON - A spokesperson for Bass Pro Outdoor World denied allegations in a federal lawsuit that the company has engaged in racial descrimination in their hiring practices since as early as 2005. The Equal Opportunity Commission filed the suit in U. S. District Court in Houston, claiming qualified African-Americans... more »
  • State boards and commissions under review

    November 17, 2010 5:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE- State Representative Regina Barrow is raising more questions about the state's boards and commissions, while other lawmakers say her concerns are already being addressed. Barrow brought up several concerns during a joint committee meeting at the Capitol today, including questioning their usefulness and expense to taxpayers. ... more »
  • Parents sound off on Assumption HS Facebook threats

    September 15, 2010 10:38 PM

    Tonight the Assumption Parish School Board tried to calm fears after a racially-charged threat on Facebook. Half the students went home early today, even though deputies checked for weapons. News 2’s Kristy Davis got the latest on how the district plans to move forward. more »
  • Extra security at Assumption High School after threats on Facebook

    September 15, 2010 8:19 AM

    More than a dozen additional deputies were present as Assumption High School students reported to classes on Wednesday morning after numerous complaints from parents regarding racially based threats posted on Facebook. Students were searched before being allowed to enter the campus. The investigation into this matter is in progress and... more »
  • Former principal suing school superintendent and board

    June 18, 2010 6:31 AM

    A former South Lafourche High School principal is suing the parish's schools superintendent and school board, alleging her contract was not renewed because of racial and gender discrimination. In the suit filed last week, Curole alleges the Lafourche School Board and Superintendent Jo Ann Matthews acted in "bad faith" in... more »
  • Conflicting takes on racially-charged pictures

    November 2, 2009 10:26 PM

    Pictures taken on Halloween night in Ponchatoula have caused some controversy among residents. The pictures of a woman dressed in black face and three men in what appeared to be white hoods were posted on the Tangipahoa Parish NAACP website on Sunday. Chapter President Pat Morris says the... more »

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