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Why Bernice King Is Optimistic After That Terrible Pepsi Ad

Bernice A. King | Posted 04.06.2017 | Black Voices
Bernice A. King

“Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable...Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireles...

Woman Rescues Officer From Attack By Jumping On Assailant's Back, Police Say

Nina Golgowski | Posted 02.20.2017 | Black Voices

A Louisiana woman is being hailed a hero after she helped fight off an attack on a police officer by jumping on the assailant’s back, authorities sa...

Before You Celebrate The Zero Arrests At The Women’s March...

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 01.23.2017 | Women

“No Arrests Made At Peaceful Women’s March In Washington.” This, from People.com, was just one of dozens of headlines that sprang up in the wake...

Suspects Use Facebook Live To Record Kidnap Attempt

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

Two Louisiana residents were jailed on a litany of charges after authorities said they live-streamed an attempted kidnapping on Facebook. Tony Gree...

2016 Was A Violent Year For Police, But There's Still No 'War On Cops'

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 12.30.2016 | Politics

Hundreds of protesters snaked their way through downtown Dallas one evening this past July. Emotions were running high following fatal police shooting...

Lest We Forget, America Suffered Its Deadliest Mass Shooting This Year

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 12.26.2016 | Politics

Gun violence permeates the American way of life. The past two years have been so bloody that it’s possible to lose track of individual events, even ...

Baton Rouge Elects Its First Black Woman Mayor

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 12.12.2016 | Black Voices

East Baton Rouge Parish made history on Saturday when it elected Sharon Weston Broome (D-La.), the first black woman who will serve as mayor-president...

Americans’ Respect For Police Soars To Highest Point In 50 Years, Survey Finds

The Huffington Post | Max Greenwood | Posted 10.25.2016 | Politics

Respect for local police in the United States has hit a 50-year peak, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. About three-quarters of Americans no...

One Of Louisiana's Littlest Flood Victims Gets Some Out Of The Blue Help

Sarah Pike | Posted 09.12.2016 | Impact
Sarah Pike

With trillions of gallons of rainfall, the horrific flooding in Louisiana displaced thousands. And while relief efforts continue, there have been a few moments filled with smiles.

Meatless Monday: Farm to Table, From the Ground Up

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.29.2016 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Beyond Meat's bleeding beetburger could not exist without beets.  Were it not for the butternut squash, Purple Carrot's butternut squash tacos would...

Louisiana Stays Strong In The Face Of Tragedy

The Huffington Post | Jacques Morel | Posted 08.25.2016 | HuffPost Live 321

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21st Century Police Units Need To Represent The Communities Where They Serve

Laura Mather | Posted 08.29.2016 | Crime
Laura Mather

Earlier this summer the Department of Justice announced that the agency’s core curriculum will now include mandatory bias training for thousands of ...

Hurricane Katrina Survivors Relive Familiar Nightmare In Baton Rouge

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 08.20.2016 | Black Voices

BATON ROUGE, La. — When cataclysmic flooding in New Orleans swallowed her home and stole her belongings, Hurricane Katrina survivor Linda Chase left...

Flooding Lands, Sinking Deltas And Vulnerable Populations

Rasheena Fountain | Posted 08.19.2016 | Black Voices
Rasheena Fountain

Much like the permanent stamp of Mississippi Delta blues in changing popular music, human impact has made permanent changes to landscapes. These changes are showing up in ugly and shattering ways: Lead filled water and soil, disappearing and flooding of lands, and disproportionate loss for socially vulnerable populations.

Kid Brings Joy To Louisiana With Sneaky Newscast Dance Moves

The Huffington Post | Taylor Pittman | Posted 08.19.2016 | Parents

Despite devastating floods in Louisiana that have left homes destroyed and people displaced, one kid brought happiness to a few TV-viewers in the stat...

Louisiana Assesses Flood Damage As Residents Return To Soaked Homes

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 08.18.2016 | Green

GONZALES, La., Aug 17 (Reuters) - Ron Allen set out electric fans at his rental property in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, hoping to dry floors ...

Harrowing Video Shows Baton Rouge Woman, Dog Pulled From Sinking Car

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 08.14.2016 | Good News

Video was rolling when a team of rescuers courageously pulled a woman and her dog out of a sinking car with what seemed like seconds to spare. The dr...

'Unprecedented' Flooding In Louisiana Kills 3, Expected To Worsen

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green

By Bryn Stole BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) - Emergency crews in Louisiana have rescued more than 7,000 people stranded by historic flooding that has kil...

DeRay McKesson Sues Baton Rouge Police Over Protest Arrests

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 01.26.2017 | Black Voices

A prominent activist in the Black Lives Matter movement, DeRay McKesson, on Thursday sued the chief of the Baton Rouge police department and other off...

Civil Unrest Is America's Problem

Audrey Hayworth | Posted 07.26.2016 | Parents
Audrey Hayworth

Our job as mothers, fathers, and parents, is to be their first teacher and their first leader educating them on privilege and race relations.

4 Ways I've Been A Jerk About Race In America

Laura A Boggs | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Laura A Boggs

We like to deny there's an issue with profiling or racism or discrimination or whatever you want to call it in this country. That's the equivalent of There, there, it's all in your head, dear.

An Urgent Question For Trump, Clinton And Us - Who Is Your Neighbor?

Robert V. Taylor | Posted 07.26.2016 | Impact
Robert V. Taylor

There is a vital question to be answered in this pluralistic and diverse nation - Who is your neighbor? Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton's answers to the question will be revealing. The soul and character of the United States of America depends on how we answer this question.

Thousands Gather To Mourn Beloved Baton Rouge Officer Montrell Jackson

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 07.26.2016 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. — Thousands of mourners gathered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Monday to remember slain Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson...

Deputy Slain Protecting Wounded Officer In Baton Rouge Gets Hero's Send-Off

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 01.03.2017 | Crime

BATON ROUGE, La. -- East Baton Rouge Deputy Brad Garafola died doing what he had done for years ― putting his life on the line to help others. The 4...

A Matter of Life and Data

Carter Hewgley | Posted 07.22.2016 | Impact
Carter Hewgley

I don't pretend to speak for the unconscionable number killed at the wrong end of a firearm. From Baton Rouge to Chicago, Dallas, Ferguson, Orlando, S...