The editor of a small-town newspaper in Alabama thinks the Ku Klux Klan should “night ride again” to Washington DC.
On Monday afternoon, Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued a statement regarding the shootout between police and a robbery suspect in the downtown area.
Author’s Note: At Smith College last semester, my classmates and I had free reign over our final projects for the last American Studies seminar required for the major. Being in love with New Orleans and interested in longform journalism, I naturally gravitated towards something combining the two. Fortunately for me, around the time we were choosing […]
Nine members of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity chapter at Louisiana State University have been arrested for multiple hazing incidents. Charges against the young men include felony attempted battery, false imprisonment, felony battery, and criminal hazing. On Thursday, the university issued a statement, saying: “This type of behavior is unacceptable and at complete odds with what […]
On Wednesday, Zulu released a statement attempting to clear up comparisons of their traditional makeup to blackface minstrelsy.
According to The Data Center, in 2017 there were 91,274 fewer African Americans living in New Orleans than there were in 2000.
On Thursday, the New Orleans City Council approved a resolution calling for the DA to end the practice of jailing victims.
Most people are aware that donning blackface is considered offensive and racist. But many are oblivious to the reason why.
On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing on gun violence in 8 years. Since the last hearing, which was held in 2011, hundreds of people have been killed in mass shootings across the nation: Sandy Hook Elementary – 26 killed Route 91 Harvest Music Festival – 58 killed Washington Naval Yard – […]
There’s no better time to explore some of New Orleans history and the city’s culture than Black History Month.
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