Tag: Louisiana

Bogalusa Civil Rights March

Historic 1967 Bogalusa Civil Rights March Honored With Marker Along ‘Louisiana Civil Rights Trail’

Louisiana is continuing to honor its legacy as one of the nation’s birthplaces for the civil rights movement. CNN’s Leah Asmelash reported that authorities in the state recently added another marker to their new registry tracking locations along the “Louisiana Civil Rights Trail,” this time highlighting Young Park in Baton…

COVID vaccinating in California

California, Massachusetts, Louisiana and North Carolina Have Vaccinated the Largest Portions of Their Black Populations Against COVID-19

Of the 41 states that are currently tracking the race of citizens receiving COVID-19 vaccinations, California appears to be doing the best job inoculating people of all races, with 16.8% of its Black residents already vaccinated against the coronavirus. That number is slightly higher than the total number of people…

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Cuban Asylum-Seeker Dies by Apparent Suicide in ICE Detention Center

A Cuban asylum seeker who spent months in the Richwood Correctional Center in Louisiana died by apparent suicide on Oct. 15, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). ICE officials confirmed that Roylan Hernández-Díaz, 43, was brought to the center in May after being caught at the El Paso Port…

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Supreme Court to Hear Louisiana Abortion Case

The Supreme Court has agreed on Friday to hear a case regarding a Louisiana abortion law that is very similar to a case they decided on a Texas abortion law just three years ago. The only difference is that openly anti-abortion justice Brett Kavanaugh now sits in what was formerly…

Louisiana police officers

Louisiana Police Officers Fired for Threatening AOC, But Chief Refuses to Call Comment a Real ‘Threat’

A small bit of justice was doled out on Monday when two Louisiana police officers from Gretna, Louisiana were fired after one of them wrote a violent Facebook post threatening Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and another officer “liked” the post. Now, former officer, Charlie Rispoli wrote on Facebook: “This vile…