Baton rouge

Farewell, Clyde Jude Chustz

Clyde Jude Chustz Clyde Jude Chustz was born on September 2, 1940 in Lakeland, La., as the sixth child of Evelyn Amar and Lawrence Chustz. He relocated to Baton Rouge at age ten. Clyde left […]

obituary

Farewell: Earl Butler

Earl Butler On March 30, 1948, Earl K. Butler was born to the late Oralee Gales Butler and Eli Jack Butler in Jackson, La. went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, September 10, […]

Education

Lucius J. Barker, political scientist who broke racial barriers, has died at 92

Lucius J. Barker, a Stanford University political scientist who specialized in constitutional law, civil liberties and African American politics and served as president of the American Political Science Association, has died. Among his students were politicians Cory Booker, Tony West and Julián and Joaquin Castro. Barker attended and later taught at Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge. […]

Baton Rouge

‘We must do better protecting our Black Women’ says LSU organization following Kinnedy Smith’s murder

Baton Rouge Police arrested the man accused of fatally stabbing Kinnedy Smith, a 21-year-old Shreveport native over the weekend. According to police, 27-year-old Connor Regan, stabbed Smith to death during a domestic dispute and has been charged […]

Baton Rouge

In Memoriam: Albert “Tootsie” Meyers

Albert Junious “Tootsie” Meyers was born on February 3, 1943 in New Roads, Louisiana. He was one of eight children born to the union of Joseph Melvin and Agnes Francois Meyers. Albert transitioned from this […]