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  • Bill Maher's use of racial slur on HBO show draws criticism

    June 3, 2017 12:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Bill Maher is facing criticism for his use of a racial slur during a discussion with a Republican senator on his HBO talk show Friday night. Maher was speaking with Republican Sen. Ben Sasse of Nebraska during a segment of his "Real Time with Bill Maher." Sasse... more »
  • Band director no longer at Dutchtown Middle School after racial slur post Play Video

    May 5, 2017 8:11 PM

    UPDATE: Richard Bresowar is no longer at Dutchtown Middle School. DUTCHTOWN- The band director at Dutchtown Middle School used a version of the N-word this week in a social media post. Richard Bresowar responded to a Facebook post by Ascension Parish Councilman Daniel Satterlee who was asking for... more »
  • Missouri System outlines plan for racial reforms

    November 9, 2015 6:22 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The University of Missouri System plans to enact several initiatives in the next 90 days to address racial turmoil that led to the resignations of President Tim Wolfe and Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin. The university system said in a news release Monday that it will appoint its... more »
  • Chancellor of Missouri's main campus to resign

    November 9, 2015 5:53 PM

    COLUMBIA, Mo. - The embattled chancellor of the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia says he's stepping down at the end of the year to take a different position. Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin's announcement Monday came hours after the university system's president, Tim Wolfe, said he was resigning, effective... more »
  • NAACP leader in West Feliciana Parish wants deputy fired Play Video

    October 14, 2015 8:01 PM

    ST. FRANCISVILLE - A deputy for West Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office is out on bond after being charged with threatening a fellow lawman. Shane Lofton is the same deputy recently accused of using racial slurs against African-Americans St. Francisville. Lofton booked on a simple assault charge in Avoyelles Parish Wednesday... more »
  • Man accused of hate crime against child Play Video

    July 28, 2015 3:47 PM

    CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies charged an East Feliciana Parish man with a hate crime after investigators said he pulled down the pants of a 12-year old child and called him a racial slur in public. Deputies charged 54-year-old Ronnie Barnes with misdemeanor simple battery on Saturday. Tuesday, he was... more »
  • Lawmaker's watermelon giveaway was racist, challenger says

    July 22, 2015 3:41 PM

    JACKSON - A white lawmaker says he gave watermelons to people in his central Mississippi House district, and his black challenger says doing so promoted racial stereotypes. First-term Democratic Rep. Brad Oberhousen of Byram tells The Clarion-Ledger that he gave the melons to several people for their Fourth of July... more »
  • Woman given 8 years in Mississippi hate crime killing

    April 9, 2015 5:21 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A second woman who was part of a group that repeatedly searched Mississippi's capital city for black people to assault has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate on Thursday sentenced Shelbie Brooke Richards of Pearl on one count... more »
  • Official: US report finds racial bias in Ferguson police

    March 3, 2015 3:08 PM

    WASHINGTON - A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press that a Justice Department investigation has found patterns of racial bias in the Ferguson, Missouri, police department and at the municipal jail and court. The official says the investigation found that officers disproportionately used excessive force against blacks and too... more »
  • SU students sue apartments over racist attack Play Video

    January 8, 2015 10:59 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Two students from Southern University filed a lawsuit Thursday claiming the managers of an apartment complex near LSU attacked them and called them racial slurs after the students tried to lease an apartment there. Jasmine Edwards and Demonya Williams named Courtyard Orleans Apartments, apartment manager Kortney... more »
  • Man sentenced for racially-motivated attack Play Video

    December 4, 2014 9:20 PM

    PLAQUEMINE - An Iberville Parish woman said she feels vindicated following the sentencing of a man for his racial tirade toward her two years ago. Josh Jambon was recorded on cell phone yelling expletives and spitting on workers doing cleanup work for the federal government after Hurricane Isaac. The... more »
  • Court weighs role of race in Alabama redistricting

    November 12, 2014 11:40 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court is considering a dispute over the use of race to redraw political districts that turns the usual arguments on their heads. Alabama is telling the justices in arguments Wednesday that it had no choice but to concentrate black voters in some legislative districts, making the... more »

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