Louisiana

Slavery on Ballot for Voters in 5 U.S. States

More than 150 years after slaves were freed in the U.S., voters in five states will soon decide whether to close loopholes that led to the proliferation of a different form of slavery — forced labor by people convicted of certain crimes.

Opioid Settlement: California, 13 Other States, to Share $30 Billion-Plus in Payouts

The money from two different settlement deals will be used to support recovery and relief efforts for people struggling with opioid addiction, a problem that disproportionately affects African Americans. It has been identified as a contributing factor to the high rate of unhoused Black people in California.

FEMA Changing Rules That Have Historically Deprived African Americans of Crucial Aid

As floodwaters and the after-effects of Hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi, and eventually wreaked havoc in the northeast, FEMA officials announced that there will be significant changes in how they verify the ownership status of disaster relief applicants, noting that the objective in making the changes is to better assist applicants whose property was inherited without a will.

Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police

The most violent videos languished for years, lost or ignored in a digital vault. Louisiana State Police troopers and top brass alike would often look the other way, even as officers took to official messaging channels to banter about their brutality.In one video, white troopers can be seen slamming a Black man against a police cruiser after finding marijuana in his car, throwing him to the ground and repeatedly punching him — all while he is handcuffed.

Celebration of Life: Gilbert J Delahoussaye Jr.

  Sunrise November 25th, 1934 Sunset August 2nd, 2021 Gilbert J Delahoussaye Jr. was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on November 25th, 1934 and entered to rest on August 2nd, 2021 in Fontana, California, at 86 years old. He is predeceased by his parents, Gilbert Delahoussaye Sr. and Lucind Lumbard. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Woodrow Delahoussaye  and Terry; as well as his stepmother, Mary Delahoussaye and his grandson, Ken Ray. Gilbert was blessed with four children: Gail and her husband, Anthony Rose; Craig and his wife, Chantal Delahoussaye; Sybil Delahoussaye; and Kim and her husband, Rene Delahoussaye-Hall.

Killing of Black Teenager, Quawan “Bobby” Charles, was ‘Emmett Till-like Lynching’

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‘Ye is on Your 2020 California Ballot as a Vice Presidential Candidate

When you get your California election ballot soon – that’s if you don’t have it already –expect to see Kanye West’s name on it.  

The 43-year-old rapper and business mogul is on the California ballot as the candidate for vice president on the American Independent Party (AIP) ticket. The presidential candidate on the AIP ticket is San Diego-based Mexican American businessman Roque “Rocky” De La Fuente Guerra.