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Opioid Settlement: California, 13 Other States, to Share $30 Billion-Plus in Payouts
March 10, 2022
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. ... read more »
Louisiana Army National Guard’s First Black Woman Pilot
February 24, 2022
A woman who was once rescued from the Superdome on a helicopter during Hurricane Katrina has gone on to become the Louisiana Army National Guard's first Black female pilot. ... read more »
FEMA Changing Rules That Have Historically Deprived African Americans of Crucial Aid
November 11, 2021
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. ... read more »
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Beatings, buried videos a pattern at Louisiana State Police
September 14, 2021
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. ... read more »
Celebration of Life: Gilbert J Delahoussaye Jr.
August 19, 2021
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, ... read more »
President Biden Announces First Nominees for Board to Review Civil Rights Era Cold Cases
June 17, 2021
Fourteen years ago, the Southern Poverty Law Center sent the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice a list of 74 cold cases involving African Americans allegedly murdered in racially motivated circumstances by White people between 1952 and 1968. ... read more / view gallery »
Woman-Owned Catering Business Has Made Long-Standing Memories in Every Dish for Over 20 Years
January 14, 2021
Daria shared her passion and how she came to be the most sought-after catering business in Los Angeles. ... read more »
Black Fact of the Day: Wednesday, December 23, 2020 – Brought to you by Black365
December 23, 2020
Sarah Breedlove aka Madam C.J. Walker, the first American woman millionaire, was born in Louisiana, 1867. ... read more »
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Killing of Black Teenager, Quawan “Bobby” Charles, was ‘Emmett Till-like Lynching’
November 19, 2020
Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire, Quawan “Bobby” Charles, The NC Beat, Quawan Charles, Emmett Till, Law enforcement officials, Louisiana, ACLU of Louisiana, Alanah Odoms Hebert, Jamal Taylor, Ron Haley, WAFB, Bobby Charles, Racial tensions, Iberia Parish, The Acadiana Advocate, Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office, violent gang, racist tendencies, batons, Sheriff Department, random African Americans, fabricated reports, bogus arrests, lied under oath, Sheriff Louis Ackal, Iberia Parish deputies, civil rights violations, biggest policing scandal in Louisiana, Quawan’s family, GoFundMe, independent autopsy, graphic photo, Eugene Weatherspoon Collins, Baton Rouge NAACP, lynched, Emmett Till, Baton Rouge, Gary Chambers ... read more »
‘TIME’ a look at Fox and Rob G. Rich’s battle with the criminal justice system Global launch on Prime Video — October 16
October 16, 2020
Make no mistake Fox Rich and Rob G. Rich — high school sweethearts did the crime. They attempted to rob a bank to pay for mounting bills accumulated in life and to help, in part, to pay for the hip-hop apparel business that they opened in Shreveport, Louisiana ... read more »
‘Ye is on Your 2020 California Ballot as a Vice Presidential Candidate
October 15, 2020
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.   ... read more »
Dr. Ladson-Billings Earns 2020 NNPA Leadership in Education Award
September 17, 2020
“We have COVID, we have anti-Black, we have the very tenuous economy and we have the climate catastrophe,” said Dr. Ladson-Billings. ... read more »
Celebration of life: Eloise Bates LeFalle, 95, San Jose, CA, August 15, 2020
August 27, 2020
Eloise Bates LeFalle, 95, San Jose, CA, August 15, 2020.  Born on November 17, 1924, Eloise, the thirteenth of fourteen siblings, grew up in a loving home where her parents also operated Lakeside Dairy in Shreveport, Louisiana. Eloise was the last surviving sibling.  ... read more »
Laura strengthens into ‘extremely dangerous’ Category 4
August 26, 2020
Laura strengthened Wednesday into a menacing Category 4 hurricane, raising fears of a 20-foot storm surge that forecasters said would be “unsurvivable” and capable of sinking entire communities. Authorities implored coastal residents of Texas and Louisiana to evacuate and worried that not enough had fled. ... read more »
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