Tag: Louisiana

Biden Names Mitch Landrieu to Oversee Infrastructure Spending

WASHINGTON — President Biden on Sunday night named Mitch Landrieu, a former mayor of New Orleans and a former lieutenant governor of Louisiana, to oversee $1 trillion in infrastructure spending from the bipartisan legislation that the president will sign into law on Monday. As a senior adviser to Mr. Biden with the title of infrastructure […]

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Homer Plessy’s Arrest in 1892 Led to a Landmark Ruling. Now He May Get Justice.

On June 7, 1892, a racially mixed shoemaker from New Orleans named Homer Plessy bought a first-class ticket for a train bound for Covington, La., and took a seat in the whites-only car. He was asked to leave and he refused, leading to his being dragged from the train and charged with violating the Louisiana […]

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Northwestern State University Welcomes First Black President In Louisiana School’s 137-Year History

NewsOne Featured Video After receiving his undergraduate from Northwestern State University in Louisiana, then going on to serve 23 years in various roles as a faculty member, Dr. Marcus Jones not only has become the school’s newest president but also makes history as its first-ever Black commander-in-chief. As the 20th person to take on the […]

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In Grand Isle, Devastated by Ida, Athletes Seek Normalcy by Running

Logan Camardelle, 18, a senior who finished 10th in the state meet as a sophomore in 2019, is living with his sisters in Austin, Texas, and San Antonio while taking classes virtually at Grand Isle School. He runs outside with his brother-in-law and sometimes jumps on a treadmill for a few miles. Fluid buildup in […]

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Surprise, Surprise: Review Of Ronald Greene Autopsy Indicates He Died From Police Brutality, Not The Car Crash

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Michael M. Santiago / Getty A common mistake made by media outlets, law enforcement and society, in general, is the mistake of taking the word of police officers as gospel. Far too often, police reports are taken at face value and regarded as the official word of truth as if cops […]

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Louisiana Cop Rips Out Black Woman’s Braids In Brutal Attack Caught On Video Recorded Minutes After 3 Boys Jumped Her

NewsOne Featured Video “Back the blue” enthusiasts have a go-to narrative to toss around anytime people are criticizing the racism and brutality of police officers: “Everyone hates cops until they need one.” This, of course, is a position of privilege as white people tend to be unaware of anyone’s lived experiences besides their own, and […]

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Video Shows Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Slamming Black Woman to the Ground

The video is short but harrowing. The camera lens quickly zooms past a car and focuses on the scene behind it: A sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana, who towers over a small Black woman, is slamming her onto the ground. The woman is lying on her back, and the deputy is hunched over her. He is […]

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Louisiana’s Grambling State University Suffers 2nd On-Campus Shooting In 4 Days Leaving 1 Dead And 7 Injured

NewsOne Featured Video Source: LEREXIS / Getty On Sunday morning, Louisiana‘s Grambling State University saw its second on-campus shooting in four days. In the most recent incident, one victim died, one was taken to the hospital in critical condition and six others suffered non-life-threatening wounds. Unfortunately, Sunday’s shooting leaves victims, their families, students, staff and […]

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Cellphone Video Captured a Louisiana Sheriff’s Deputy Violently Slamming a Black Woman’s Head Against Pavement

Video: La. Sheriff’s Deputy Slams Black Woman’s Head Against Pavement Advertisement It’s not known who shot it, but it’s the only existing footage that shows what happened since Jefferson Parish deputies didn’t use body cameras at that time. That will change in December, per WDSU, as the department announced on Thursday that it will order […]

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White Man Accused Of Murdering 2, Including Cop, Isn’t Killed Even After Shootout With Another Officer

NewsOne Featured Video A white man in Louisiana has been taken into custody alive after allegedly engaging in what police describe as a “multi-parish shooting spree,” during which he’s accused of fatally shooting two people, including a state trooper, wounding three other people and getting into a shootout with another police officer. All of this […]

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Louisiana State Police Did Not Discover Trooper Had Been Killed for Half a Day

A Louisiana man was arrested over the weekend in a series of shootings that left two people dead, including a state trooper whose death was not discovered for more than 12 hours after he was shot, the authorities said. Master Trooper Adam Gaubert of the Louisiana State Police was found dead in his police car […]

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Attack on Teacher May Have Been Inspired by TikTok Challenge, Police Say

A Louisiana high school student is facing a felony charge of battery after she punched a teacher several times in a classroom on Wednesday, the authorities said, an attack that was recorded on video and may have been inspired by a TikTok challenge. The student, Larrianna Jackson, 18, who attends Covington High School, about 45 […]

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Louisiana Inmates Who Were Promised a Chance at Parole May Be Released

For dozens of Louisiana’s oldest and longest-serving inmates, the choice could not have been more stark: Risk getting sent to the electric chair for rape or murder, or sign a plea agreement that carried a life sentence. In 10 years and six months, they were told, they would be eligible for parole. It was the […]

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Ex-Louisiana Cop Charged For Beating Black Man With A Flashlight 18 Times

NewsOne Featured Video Source: AP / Youtube An ex-Louisiana state police officer was indicted by a grand jury for beating a Black man 18 times with a flashlight in Monroe, Louisiana. According to officials Jacob Brown repeatedly struck Larry Bowman with his flashlight after a routine traffic stop. Bowman was left with a broken jaw, […]

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