Louisiana

Black Louisiana Voters 'Embarrassed’ By State’s Failure To Pass Anti-Slavery Amendment

Four other states removed forced servitude from their state constitutions during November’s elections.
11/25/2022

Louisiana Voters Reject Ballot Measure To Abolish Slavery, Involuntary Servitude

Five states asked voters on Election Day whether to removing constitutional language that permits slavery as a form of criminal punishment.
11/11/2022

Louisiana Mayor Running For Re-Election Tragically Dies In Car Wreck On Election Day

Velma D. Hendrix, 84, was a longtime educator in St. Landry Parish before entering politics.
11/10/2022

Mystikal Pleads For Judge To Allow Him To Bond Out Of Jail As He Awaits Trial

The rapper is on trial for an alleged rape that took place at his Louisiana home.
10/20/2022

Mystikal Denied Bond In Rape Case

Bond was denied due to the rapper’s criminal history and the victim’s fear of retaliation.
08/04/2022

JayDaYoungan’s Dad Reveals Details About Son’s Fatal Shooting

The popular Bogalusa, L.A., rapper was ambushed while they were sitting on the porch.
07/31/2022

Louisiana Rapper JayDaYoungan Fatally Shot In Bogalusa

His father was also shot, but he is in stable condition, police report.
07/28/2022

Louisiana’s Near-Total Ban On Abortion Has Been Blocked

The law would ban terminating a pregnancy even in the case of rape or incest.
07/13/2022

Supreme Court Blocks Formation Of New Black Majority Voting District In Louisiana

The right-wing justices appear poised to strike a clause from the Voting Rights Act.
06/29/2022

Justice Department Opens Civil Rights Probe Into Louisiana State Police

Reports indicate a pattern of state police officials covering up troopers brutalizing Black motorists, the federal prosecutor says.
06/10/2022