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Federal judge blocks construction of Bayou Bridge pipeline said it would ‘irreparably harm’ Atchafalaya Basin

Federal District Court Judge Shelly Dick halted the construction of the controversial Bayou Bridge pipeline across the Atchafalaya Basin. Today’s decision grants a preliminary injunction to prevent ongoing irreparable harm to this ecological treasure while […]

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Celebration of ‘Hidden Figures’ continues with book talks, outdoor movie at Baton Rouge libraries

The 2018 One Book One Community (OBOC) celebration of Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly continues with various other events, programs, movie nights, book talks, crafts and more. The OBOC launched in late February with a free, fun, family friendly […]

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ANALYSIS: La’s non-unanimous jury law: an instrument of legal, political, social oppression

There’s evidence that non-unanimous juries contribute to wrongful convictions, mass incarceration, and the marginalization of women and minorities. The impact is tantamount to a form of gerrymandering in that it dilutes a voting block within the jury. The Sixth Amendment assures an impartial jury and the Framers envisioned that to be a unanimous vote of twelve. It is our collective duty, “with a force that is irresistible, to crumble into ruin this unjust system.” Booker T. Washington did what he could. Will you? […]

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11-day Arts Fest features creative writing workshops, spoken word performances, art demos, showcases, live music

Baton Rouge Community College will present its 10th Annual Arts Fest, March 12-23, throughout three of its locations – Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive; Acadian Site, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway E.; and Frazier […]

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Middle schoolers participate in Southern University’s Black History Quiz Bowl Championship

Six teams of eager middle school students from McKinley Middle Magnet, Westdale Middle School and Scotlandville Middle Pre-Engineering Academy competed in the SU Land-Grant Campus’s Middle School Black History Quiz Bowl Championship Competition on Feb. […]