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Our scenic rivers help with flood control

Nearly 50 years ago, the Louisiana Legislature found that “there exist in Louisiana many unique and diverse free-flowing rivers, streams, and bayous which should be

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Police accountability and qualified immunity

The family of Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old unarmed Black man who was shot by Sacramento police, has filed a lawsuit in federal court, denouncing his

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In support of community life and democracy
There are two things you need to know about newspapers. Newspapers are important to community life and democracy. Always have been. We at the National Newspaper Association think it is important ...
A Change In The Air
Louisianians feel the punishing effects of chemicals in our air that leave some communities seeing cancer risks at over 800 times the national average for lifetime risk of cancer from ...
Trump’s race-based view of monuments
Not long after the violence over Robert E. Lee’s statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, Donald Trump went to great lengths to declare the beauty and importance of Confederate monuments strewn across ...
Our ancestors had all the right stuff
This letter is in reference to an absolutely awesome experience I recently encountered, and can’t wait to share with everyone, especially my fellow African Americans. I went on a ...
NAACP report on air pollution misses the mark
The health of African-American communities is a genuine cause for concern in our country, but attacking the natural gas and oil industry is the wrong approach and detracts from the ...
Gen. Kelly is not man enough to apologize to Rep. Wilson
By Oscar H. Blayton Guest Columnist It is not easy to admit when you are wrong. But the mark of the character of a man is when he can do so. ...
Because he was an Eagle Scout, media loves a white man who gunned down two Black men in Louisiana
We’ve seen this story before: a Black person is murdered by a police officer and the media becomes obsessed with finding out everything and anything about the victim’s background to ...
Americans’ rights to stand up against Big Banks
In Proverbs 31:9, the Bible encourages leaders to “speak up and judge fairly” and “defend the rights of the poor and needy.” And now, our Senators in Washington have been ...

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