Race issues

Associated Press
October 25, 2019 - 7:05 am
(AP) -- Former New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is tackling the race issue, starting with a report called "Divided by Design ." The report released Friday is based on surveys and interviews with people in in 28 communities in 13 Southern states. It touts efforts to bridge racial gaps. But it also...
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Thomas Perumean
October 22, 2019 - 6:40 am
A pair of lawsuits have been filed against Mike Tregre accuse the Sheriff of St. John the Baptist Parish of wrongful termination of black women based on racial and gender bias. The twist is Sheriff Tregre is an African American as well. The suits were filed in District Court in New Orleans. One...
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Thomas Perumean
October 09, 2019 - 7:21 am
Twitter video showed St. Augustine's African-American football coach leading his team, predominantly people of color, in a chant to rally the team for the upcoming game minutes away. The chant uses the N-word, numerous times. Within two days the coach has been relieved of his duties, and three more...
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Associated Press
October 04, 2019 - 12:42 pm
The lawyer for a black man seeking to move his trial from a Louisiana courthouse with a Confederate statue out front says the state's Supreme Court won't move the trial. Niles Haymer says the court denied the appeal by a 6-0 vote. One justice abstained. No reason was given. Haymer's client, Ronnie...
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Allison Jean, center, the mother of Botham Jean, hugs a supporter after fired Dallas police officer Amber Guyger was found guilty of murder, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Associated Press
October 01, 2019 - 11:19 pm
Monica Blake watched closely as a Texas jury weighed the case against a white police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a black neighbor, wondering whether the panel would render a different decision than so many others in recent years. When Amber Guyger was convicted of murder Tuesday, Blake...
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Don Ames
September 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm
The latest Census Bureau numbers show Louisiana's poverty rate dropped from 19.7 percent in 2017 to 18.6 percent last year. That's dropped Louisiana from the second most impoverished state in the nation to the third. Louisiana Budget Project Executive Director Jan Moller says it's an improvement,...
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Don Ames
August 22, 2019 - 8:36 pm
Ascension Parish Sheriff Bobby Webre is being sued by the ACLU, accusing his department of detaining a US Citizen for four days for immigration review because he was Hispanic. Legal Director Katie Schwartzmann says the office has a policy of unconstitutionally detaining Hispanic or Hispanic...
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Jessica Coca Garcia stands in front of her wheelchair addressing those gathered at the League of United Latin American Citizens' "March for a United America" Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. More than 100 people marched through the Texas border denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws one week after several people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a man targeting Mexicans. Garcia and her husband were injured during the mass shooting. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
August 10, 2019 - 1:16 pm
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — More than 100 people marched through the Texas border city of El Paso on Saturday, denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws one week after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a man targeting Mexicans. Chanting "gun reform...
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Don Ames
July 21, 2019 - 9:42 am
Five more meetings have been scheduled by the Louisiana Office of Tourism to help identify locations for a civil rights trail to show Louisiana's role in the movement. Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser says it's important to learn about stories, people and locations that highlight the times. The additional...
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July 18, 2019 - 10:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday chided his supporters who chanted "send her back" when he questioned the loyalty of a Somali-born congresswoman, joining widespread criticism of the campaign crowd's cry after Republicans warned about political blowback from the angry scene. In a...
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