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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Blane Salamoni, Howie Lake, News, police killing -

The two Baton Rouge, La., police officers who shot and killed Alton Sterling in 2016 will learn if they will receive any disciplinary action from their department today. According to CNN, Baton Rouge Police Chief Murphy Paul is scheduled to hold a news conference at 5 p.m. ET (4 p.m. CT) to announce the department’s decision, which will primarily reflect the investigation into their […]

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Baton Rouge, Cook County Circuit Court Judge Neil Linehan, Entertainment, Kevin Gates gets 30 months, Louisiana, News -

CHICAGO (AP) — The Billboard chart-topping rapper Kevin Gates has been sentenced to 30 months […]

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Baton Rouge, Food, Get Lifted, Louisiana, New Orleans Saints, NFL, The Next Chapter, Tyrone Legette -

A little more than an hour and 20 minutes away from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome sits an area in North Baton Rouge, Louisiana, known as Brownsfield. The area is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a food desert — a community that lacks access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other healthy foods. On Feb. […]

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Louisiana State University, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, Tyrus Thomas -

Tyrus Thomas’ cellphone never stopped ringing in July after Alton Sterling was shot several times at close range and killed by two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers. The former NBA player’s cellphone rang again when three Baton Rouge policemen were killed. In both instances, he picked up the phone and answered tough media questions. […]

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Alton Sterling, Barack Obama, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -

Nine days after President Barack Obama declared a major disaster in Louisiana, he visited flooded neighborhoods in Baton Rouge on Tuesday afternoon. After doing so, he promised to rebuild the state. Thirteen people were killed in the floods while thousands were more forced to abandon their homes. As ABC News explained, by declaring Louisiana a […]

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Avery Johnson, Baton Rouge, Devon Gales, Louisiana, Louisiana Flood, Southern Jaguars -

Simply put, sometimes in life, you need the patience and psyche of the biblical figure Job to persevere. The Gales family of Louisiana exemplifies that. To the max. On the afternoon of Sept. 26, 2015, Devon Gales, a 5-foot-9 wide receiver for Southern University, was left paralyzed after a routine collision during a game against […]

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Baton Rouge, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Louisiana, Louisiana Flood -

Alabama head basketball coach Avery Johnson knows what it’s like to experience loss. Eleven years ago, Johnson’s family lost personal belongings, homes and vehicles when Hurricane Katrina ravaged his hometown of New Orleans. On Thursday, Johnson extended a helping hand to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in the form of an 18-wheeler filled with supplies for the […]

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Baton Rouge, Daily Uplift, Get Lifted, Jim Hawthorne, Louisiana, LSU Tigers, Michael Bonnette -

What started as an attempt to save former Louisiana State University play-by-play announcer Jim Hawthorne turned into a rescue mission for others stranded by the flood that devastated several Baton Rouge, Louisiana, communities Saturday. Hawthorne retired from LSU five months ago after 36 years of service. When communications director Michael Bonnette heard that Hawthorne had […]

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In August 2005, immediately following the devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the Gulf Coast, members of various communities in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, opened their homes and facilities to evacuees displaced by the storm. Temporary shelter was provided as well as toiletries, school supplies and clothing. Now, after severe storms on Friday caused flooding through […]

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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NABJ, Social Activism -

On the one-month anniversary of Alton Sterling’s death, his aunt, Sandra Sterling, will relive one of the most difficult days of her life. Sandra Sterling, who attended the National Association of Black Journalists/ National Association of Hispanic Journalists joint convention as a guest on Thursday, believes this will aid in the healing process at a […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Chris Bosh, ESPYS, Louisiana, NBA -

Chris Bosh, the 6-foot-11-inch big man who won the NBA Finals in 2013 was an integral part of the Miami Heat’s famed Big Three (with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.) Even though Bosh was often considered one of the Heat’s best players, a debilitating blood clot condition kept the Dallas-born center away from the court. […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NFL, Terrell Owens -

Six-time Pro Bowl player Terrell Owens has had his share of ups and downs in and out of the National Football League. The preternaturally talented wide receiver played for six teams before going broke, angering teammates, being out of work, and launching any number of professional and personal comebacks. His latest venture, an athletic lifestyle […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Cam Newton, ESPYS, Louisiana, NFL, Police Misconduct -

Carolina Panther Cam Newton wasn’t just the NFL’s MVP last year. The Heisman Trophy Award-winning quarterback’s spectacular regular season performance was offset by criticism around his excited touchdown celebrations, which begat Newton’s “dabbing” craze — a move he has recently vowed to end). Despite his behavior during a now infamous post-Super Bowl press conference, the […]

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As Told To, Baltimore Ravens, Baton Rouge, Benjamin Watson, Louisiana, NFL, Social Activism -

After the second ambush killing of police officers, presumably in retaliation for a string of killings of black men by police, I was compelled to call Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson. He is the author of Under Our Skin, a book about America’s racial issues and the power of Christianity to bring about progress. […]

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As Told To, Baton Rouge, Glen Davis, Louisiana, NBA -

NBA champion Glen “Big Baby” Davis watched the death of his “neighborhood friend,” Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on July 5 after two cellphone videos captured two officers and Sterling engaged in a dispute. Then, Davis and the rest of the nation watched on Facebook Live as Philando Castile, 32, of Falcon Heights, […]

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Atlanta Falcons, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NFL, Warrick Dunn -

Atlanta Falcons minority owner Warrick Dunn found himself dealing with a ball of emotions when he learned of the police shootings in his hometown on Sunday. Dunn’s mother, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer, was shot and killed when he was an 18-year-old high school senior. So he can relate to the families of the […]

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Barack Obama, Baton Rouge, Black Lives Matter, Louisiana, Social Activism -

“And then we tell the police, ‘You’re a social worker, you’re the parent, you’re the teacher, you’re the drug counselor.’ We tell them to keep those neighborhoods in check at all costs, and do so without causing any political blowback or inconvenience. Don’t make a mistake that might disturb our own peace of mind. And […]

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Baton Rouge, Charles Barkley, ESPYS, Louisiana, NBA, Roland Martin -

Just two days before three police officers were slain in a shooting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, TNT analyst and NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley appeared on TV One to chat with NewsOne Now host Roland Martin. The vocal TNT analyst shared his views on race, policing in America and NBA players standing up for […]

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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, NBA, Police Misconduct, Social Activism -

Three weeks ago, former NBA forward Tyrus Thomas arrived back in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to spend time with family, work out and train. He didn’t foresee his weeks being filled with protests, or meetings with community leaders, council members and police officers. After the death of Alton Sterling, who was shot by police July 5, […]

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Barack Obama, Baton Rouge, Louisiana -

Just three days after President Barack Obama addressed the nation through a town hall meeting about race, policing and gun violence, the country was rocked by another shooting that left three officers dead and three wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Today’s statement marked the fourth major police-involved shooting in two weeks that the president has […]

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Baton Rouge, Black Lives Matter, Gun Violence, Louisiana, Mass Shootings, Montrell Jackson -

Montrell Jackson, 32, was a 10-year veteran of the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Police Department who was one of three police officers gunned down and killed on Sunday. His Facebook post on July 8 that mourned the deaths of fellow Baton Rouge resident Alton Sterling and five Dallas police officers and expressed his distress at the […]

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Baton Rouge, Gangs, LAPD, Louisiana, The Game -

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An overflow crowd gathered Sunday at a community center in south Los Angeles for an anti-gang summit organized by the rapper The Game. The Game called the town hall style meeting with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence. He put the word out last week on social […]

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Baton Rouge, Garrett Temple, Louisiana, Sacramento Kings, Washington Wizards -

NBA guard Garrett Temple joined in as the congregation at Alfred Street Baptist Church in Alexandria, Virginia, gave a standing ovation Sunday morning to a policewoman who had come to services in her uniform. It was only as he walked out of church that Temple checked his cellphone and learned that three police officers had […]

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Barack Obama, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Police Shootings -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) – Three Baton Rouge law enforcement officers were killed and three others wounded Sunday, less than two weeks after a black man was shot and killed by police here in a confrontation that sparked nightly protests across the city that reverberated nationwide. One suspect was killed and two others might still […]

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana -

As the news of the shooting of police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, spread on Sunday, athletes and entertainers with close ties to the city took to social media to express their feelings: Glen “Big Baby” Davis, born and raised in Baton Rouge Jeremy Hill, Cincinnati Bengals running back, born in Baton Rouge #PrayForBatonRouge — […]

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Baton Rouge, baton rouge police, baton rouge police ambush, Baton Rouge Shootout, gun violence, National, News, police shooting -

Three law enforcement officers were shot dead and at least three others wounded in Baton […]

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All Day, Baton Rouge, Black Lives Matter, Daily Dose, Hamilton, Louisiana, Serena Williams, UEFA Euro 2016 -

There are pretty much two things going on in America right now. One of them is extremely important. The other is Pokemon Go, an app which is clogging up Central Park and also getting people robbed in Missouri. This country is about as tense as its been as long as I’ve been alive. It’s hard […]

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Baton Rouge, Black lives matter, Deray McKesson, News -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A prominent Black Lives Matter activist was one of several people arrested Saturday night during an often-tense protest in Louisiana that included a contingent of hundreds of people who took to the streets to call for justice and voice anger over the fatal shooting of a black man by two […]

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@AP, Baton Rouge, Black lives matter, Dallas, Delray Mckesson, New York City, Newport, News, Pittsburgh, Salt Lake City, West Palm Beach -

Protests and related events nationwide Saturday following the police shootings of black men in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and suburban St. Paul, Minnesota, and the deadly sniper attack on police officers in Dallas: LOUISIANA Embed from Getty Images In Louisiana, authorities say prominent Black Lives Matter activist DeRay Mckesson has been arrested during a protest in Baton Rouge. […]

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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Police Department, Black lives matter, News, Opinion, Philando Castile, police killing, Police Shooting, St. Paul Police -

Just yesterday, I penned an article about the outrageous and brutal slaying of Alton Sterling, a 37-year-old black man in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Sadly, before black Americans and others with sensitive moral meters could fully process Sterling’s shocking murder, police in Minnesota have committed an eerily similar style killing of 32 year old Philando Castile. […]

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Alton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Commentary, Louisiana -

It took hours before I could bring myself to watch the video of 37-year-old Alton Sterling being fatally shot by the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police. I was trying to digest and recover from that video when I learned a St. Anthony, Minnesota, police officer had shot another black man, 32-year-old Philando Castile, who was pulled […]

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