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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 08.04.2016 | 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 07.23.2016 | 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...

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...

Are Gifted Kids More Sensitive To Screen Violence?

The Conversation US | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
The Conversation US

One commonly held belief is that gifted students don't need help and will do fine on their own. This perception may be due to the empirical evidence showing that many gifted students do end up quite successful later in life.

Mother Of Baton Rouge Police Shooter Speaks For The First Time: 'My Son Had PTSD Which Went Untreated'

Tavis Smiley | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Corine Woodley, mother of the Baton Rouge police shooter Gavin Eugene Long, in an EXCLUSIVE conversation shares revealing details unknown until now about her troubled son.

After Orlando, What Is Next For The LGBTQ Community And Out World?

Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D. | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
Vince Pellegrino, Ph.D.

With the understanding that even our political officials are refusing to protect us from these monsters, it is up to us to be the advocates for sensible gun legislation to use our democratic power to promote change.

What Cops Are Feeling Right Now

Chris Cognac | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Chris Cognac

I reached out to my fellow police officers across the United States and asked them to tell me in their own words, what they wanted to say to Americans right now. This is what they said.

My Brother Was Killed For Wearing Blue

Meret Hofer | Posted 07.20.2016 | Crime
Meret Hofer

Earlier this year, my brother, Police Officer David Hofer, was killed in an ambush in the line of duty in Euless, Texas. In the last two weeks, five Dallas Police Department officers were gunned down and three officers were killed in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge Woman Prays With ‘Someone Outside My Race,’ Sends Message Of Solidarity

The Huffington Post | Landess Kearns | Posted 07.20.2016 | Good News

At a time when our country seems increasingly divided, one woman’s expression of solidarity is spreading a hopeful message on social media. Kim Muya...

Why Black Lives Matter is more complicated than black and white (or blue)

Murali Balaji | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices
Murali Balaji

Over 20 years ago, my friend and I were jogging in my suburban Philadelphia neighborhood, one in which rapid demographic changes had seen a mostly whi...

We Caused Those Deaths

B. D. Colen | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
B. D. Colen

We caused those deaths, by our inaction, by our acquiescence in the maintenance of a social structure, by our active or passive maintenance of a national fabric that not only allowed, but supported the behavior that has inevitably brought us to the ugly place in which we now find ourselves.

The Power Of Activist Art: Looking At Police Brutality, A First Step To Healing

Theresa BrownGold | Posted 07.19.2016 | Arts
Theresa BrownGold

Before everybody loses their sh*t over this painting about police brutality, know that art can ask big questions and stir strong emotions for a reason...

There Will Be No Second American Revolution: The Futility Of An Armed Revolt

John W. Whitehead | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

We are poised at what seems to be the pinnacle of a manufactured breakdown, with police shooting unarmed citizens, snipers shooting police, global and domestic violence rising, and a political showdown between two presidential candidates equally matched in unpopularity.

Baton Rouge’s Mayor Seems Convinced His Cops Aren’t Racist

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 07.19.2016 | Black Voices

Does the Baton Rouge Police Department have a problem with racial profiling? Depends whom you ask. If you ask Baton Rouge Mayor Kip Holden, as reporte...

With A New Emmett Till Bill, Senate Says Black Lives Matter

Chris Benson | Posted 07.19.2016 | Politics
Chris Benson

Approved by unanimous consent--as in full-body, bipartisan support--the new measure would extend the life of the 2008 Emmett Till Act that has provided $10 million a year to fund FBI investigations of cold cases of civil rights era murders. That original law is set to expire after next year.