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By Brandon Ellington Patterson On July 17, in the second (at least) targeted attack on police in just over a week, 29-year-old Gavin Long shot six cops, three fatally, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The former Marine had posted YouTube selfie … Continue reading
By Jesse Hardman While most people are finishing up their work week, 47-year-old Terrell Griffin and his 19-year-old nephew Xavier Coleman are still working hard on the north side of Florida Boulevard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. They are selling CDs, … Continue reading
By Zack Kopplin Mayor Kip Holden didn’t attend Alton Sterling’s funeral on Friday, continuing his track record of being a no-show throughout the biggest thing to hit his city in years. Strangely, the mayor’s staff said that no one currently … Continue reading
By Eyder Peralta A federal judge has ordered the unconditional release of the last member of the “Angola 3” who remains in prison. Albert Woodfox, the 68-year-old former Black Panther leader, has spent the past four decades in solitary confinement … Continue reading
By Katie McDonough A Louisiana parish is arguing that it should not be held liable for the rape of a 14-year-old girl in a juvenile detention center because the victim “consented” to be sexually assaulted by a 40-year-old corrections officer … Continue reading
Excellent news, however this is just one battle in a long war. http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/naacp-legal-defense-and-educational-fund-wins-injunction-in-post-katrina-housing-discrimination-case-103573424.html
I was not aware of this event in Louisiana. Very interesting and thought-provoking article from Jeesie Daniels and Race Talk. Cyber racism in high school | Race-Talk.
Excellent article by Brentin Mock and the Root. Black Political Power in New Orleans Is Waning Five Years After Katrina.