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1. Cliché as this will be, I’m starting with the quite obvious ability to walk around with that drank. Sure, Bourbon Street smells like Hurl of Christmas Past and you’re likely to see a person laid out face down in the street, not dead, just passed out from all of the Everclear 151 and sugar mixtures. Hurricanes, Hand

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I just got back from New Orleans, where a bunch of the homies and I took a Homie Trip to celebrate my upcoming nuptials. While what happens in New Orleans stays on Instagram, there were a few planned activities that were both fun and educational. For instance, we took an airboat tour of a swamp and I learned all about…

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Colin Kaepernick, Louisiana, New Orleans, News, San Francisco 49er, Sports, Video -

  A public school teacher in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell is being disciplined for racially incendiary comments made in response to Nike’s decision to release a major ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick. Slidell High School math teacher Valerie Scogin apparently took issue with the Nike campaign that celebrates 30 […]

The post Louisiana teacher disciplined over racially charged comments about Kaepernick Nike ad appeared first on theGrio.

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A district judge has sided with the families of two young Black girls who took legal action after their daughters were prohibited from returning to a Christian school in Louisiana after officials called out their hairstyles. Christ the King Elementary School in Terrytown was hit by a wave of harsh criticism this week after video spread rapidly across […]

The post Judge temporarily blocks school from enforcing ‘natural hair’ policy appeared first on theGrio.

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An unlikely, bipartisan coalition is working to win voter support […]

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#BlackLivesMatter, #blackonblue, AltonSterling, Entertainment, Louisiana, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Police, Mohamed Noor, News, Top Stories -

It’s a story we’ve heard time and time again. There will be no charges in the death of Alton Sterling, 37, the father of five who was shot and killed outside of a Louisiana convenience store in 2016.The State’s Attorney General’s decision was announced nearly two years after the U.S Justice Department ruled out federal […]

The post The Download | March 27: No justice for Alton Sterling but Black officer gets charged with murder? appeared first on theGrio.

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What becomes of the poor when they are unable to afford access to justice? This […]

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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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According to a recent report released by Vera Institute of Justice, 90 percent of people sitting in Orleans Parish Prison in New Orleans are "not serving a sentence but waiting for their day in court...

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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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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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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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@AP, David Duke, Elections 2016, KKK, Louisiana, Politics, U.S. Senate -

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Duke’s announcement came Friday on his website. A registered Republican, he would be seeking an open seat vacated by Republican David Vitter. Duke’s announcement comes as Louisiana is grappling with deep racial tensions after the shooting death of a black […]

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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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