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New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

New Orleans Filmmaker Spotlights Black Oystermen of Louisiana

by Brentin Mock on April 21 2014, 7:45AM

Vanishing Pearls director Nailah Jefferson restores black fishers deleted from the BP oil spill saga.

Topics: Voting Rights, Environment

'Vanishing Pearls' in Theaters Soon

‘Vanishing Pearls’ in Theaters Soon

by Aura Bogado on March 19 2014, 2:18PM

The documentary tells the story of Louisiana’s black oystermen following the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Herman Wallace Dies Three Days After Being Released From Solitary

Herman Wallace Dies Three Days After Being Released From Solitary

by Von Diaz on October 4 2013, 12:13PM

After spending more than 40 years in solitary confinement, Herman Wallace died today at age 71.

Topics: /NOW

Federal Judge Needs Evidence Louisiana Prison Gets Extra Hot in July

Federal Judge Needs Evidence Louisiana Prison Gets Extra Hot in July

by Brentin Mock on July 3 2013, 3:26PM

Judge denies preliminary injunction that would protect death row inmates from extreme heat. Says he needs more evidence

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Death Row Inmates Sue Louisiana Facility for Cruel and Unusual Heat Conditions

Death Row Inmates Sue Louisiana Facility for Cruel and Unusual Heat Conditions

by Brentin Mock on June 11 2013, 4:03PM

Death row inmates spend 23 hours a day in cells so hot the cinder block walls burn when touched.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

Was Violent Felon Ban on Food Stamps Accepted With False Data?

by Brentin Mock on May 24 2013, 4:23PM

Louisiana Sen. Vitter claims massive fraud in his state is reason for felon ban on foods stamps, but no data supports that.

Topics: /NOW, Politics

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

La. Supreme Court: School Voucher Program Funding Is Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on May 7 2013, 1:22PM

It’s a serious setback for Gov. Bobby Jindal, and his ambitious corporate-driven school reform agenda.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Louisiana Town Bans Saggy Pants

Louisiana Town Bans Saggy Pants

by Jorge Rivas on April 15 2013, 1:50PM

Louisiana’s Terrebonne Parish Council passed an ordinance Wednesday night that will impose fines for anyone who wears pants below the waist in public that expose underwear.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Louisiana Cuts Health-Care for HIV Patients, Low-income Moms and Children

Louisiana Cuts Health-Care for HIV Patients, Low-income Moms and Children

by Jorge Rivas on January 30 2013, 5:01PM

State officials say they only cut programs that were also available through other federally funded programs but acknowledged some residents will lose care:

Topics: Health, /NOW

In First Courtroom Battle, Gov. Jindal's Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

In First Courtroom Battle, Gov. Jindal’s Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

by Julianne Hing on December 3 2012, 5:10PM

The largest voucher program in the nation was dealt its first legal setback.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Louisiana Teachers Take Gov. Jindal’s School Vouchers Law to Court

by Julianne Hing on November 28 2012, 1:45PM

The law is the most expansive school voucher program in the nation.

Topics: Education Reform, /NOW, Schools & Youth

Winnsboro Police Believe Woman's Burns Were Self-Inflicted

Winnsboro Police Believe Woman’s Burns Were Self-Inflicted

by Jorge Rivas on October 23 2012, 3:20PM

Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old black woman, is in critical condition with burns on more than half her body after being attacked by three alleged KKK members.

Topics: Criminal Justice, /NOW

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

Gov. Bobby Jindal Calls for Coastal Parishes to Voluntarily Evacuate

by Jorge Rivas on August 27 2012, 1:10PM

The announcement came as tropical Storm Isaac continues west-northwestward over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and poses a significant storm surge threat to the northern Gulf coast.

Topics: Environment, /NOW

Investigators Find Forced Labor at Louisiana Walmart Seafood Supplier

Investigators Find Forced Labor at Louisiana Walmart Seafood Supplier

by Jorge Rivas on June 20 2012, 2:17PM

Mexican “Guest Workers” at Louisiana plant peel and boil crawfish for 15 to 24 hours straight for less than minimum wage.

Topics: Immigration, /NOW

Louisiana School Psychologist: 'Young Black Thugs Who Won't Follow the Law Need to Be Put Down'

Louisiana School Psychologist: ‘Young Black Thugs Who Won’t Follow the Law Need to Be Put Down’

by Jorge Rivas on May 22 2012, 1:51PM

“Young Black Thugs who won’t follow the law need to be put down not incarcerated. Put down like the Dogs they are!” read one tweet made by Mark Traina, the Jefferson Parish school psychologist, who has worked with alternative schools and in central administration.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

Bobby Jindal, Using ALEC Playbook, Radically Reshapes Public Education

by Julianne Hing on April 23 2012, 8:44AM

Louisiana now has the most expansive school voucher system in the nation. How that happened is a lesson for the school wars nationwide.

Topics: ALEC, Education Reform, Schools & Youth

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wins Landslide Re-Election

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal Wins Landslide Re-Election

by Jorge Rivas on October 24 2011, 2:15PM

The country’s first Indian American governor wins his re-election bid in Louisiana. Some say the White House is the next stop.

Topics: Politics

Dispatch From Angola: Faith-Based Slavery in a Louisiana Prison

Dispatch From Angola: Faith-Based Slavery in a Louisiana Prison

by Liliana Segura on August 4 2011, 10:03AM

Angola is the largest maximum-security prison in the country. At least 90 percent of its inmates will die there. And Evangelical Warden Burl Cain has made sure their lives look as much like “slavery times” as possible.

Topics: Criminal Justice, Dispatches

Bobby Jindal's Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

Bobby Jindal’s Plan to Privatize Health Insurance for 250,000 Workers

by Asraa Mustufa on June 13 2011, 2:38PM

Will Louisiana Gov. Jindal’s health care privatization scheme turn into the next big-business scandal for the GOP?

Topics: Politics

Black Juror to Court: Justice Impossible With Confederate Flag Flying

Black Juror to Court: Justice Impossible With Confederate Flag Flying

by Thoai Lu on May 9 2011, 2:25PM

A Louisiana man who refused to serve in a death penalty trial now challenges the conviction, too.

Topics: Criminal Justice

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