Teaching Students A New Black History

When you think of the history of Black education in the United States, you might think of Brown vs. Board of Education and the fight to integrate public schools. But there's a parallel history too, of Black people pooling their resources to educate and empower themselves independently. Enslaved people learned to read and write whenever and wherever they could, often in secret and against the law. "In accomplishing
this, I was compelled
 to resort to
various
 stratagems," like convincing white...

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Ark AG Presents Bill To Ban Transgender Athletes From Girls' Sports

ARK TRANSGENDER BAN IN GIRLS’ SPORTS — Arkansas' Republican attorney general and lawmakers have unveiled legislation that would prohibit transgender athletes from playing in girls' and women's sports teams at schools. Yesterday Attorney General Leslie Rutledge called the legislation a preemptive effort in response to an executive order President Joe Biden signed that prohibited discrimination based on gender identity in school sports and elsewhere. "Joe Biden's executive order hurts the...

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ARK TRANSGENDER BAN IN GIRLS’ SPORTS — Arkansas' Republican attorney general and lawmakers have unveiled legislation that would prohibit transgender athletes from playing in girls' and women's sports teams at schools.  Yesterday Attorney General Leslie Rutledge  called the legislation a preemptive effort in response to an executive order President Joe Biden signed that prohibited discrimination based on gender identity in school sports and elsewhere.          

SHREVEPORT WATER – As of Tuesday afternoon,  a little under 12,000 Shreveport residents were still experiencing water service disruptions as the city water department was working to make repairs on more than 70 water main breaks caused by last week’s freezing temperatures.    During the city council meeting yesterday Mayor Adrian Perkins said those residents are expected to have some water pressure restored soon.  Shreveport Water & Sewerage Director William Daniel  told the city council that as water service is restored, customers may experience some odor to the water

When the annual Conservative Political Action Conference — CPAC for short — kicks off Thursday in Orlando, Fla., it might as well be called TPAC.

That's because this year, it is all about Trump.

The former president will headline the event with a Sunday afternoon keynote address, his first speech since leaving office last month.

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When thinking of age, we put ourselves under the impression that our mental capacity is deteriorating, but is that really true? Olu Kemi Kuku, assistant professor at the Kitty Degree School of Nursing at the University of Louisiana Monroe, uses adequate information to provide an answer. 

On cognitive abilities supposedly being worse the older you are

With its traditional jazz funerals, second lines and Black Masking Mardi Gras Indian ceremonies, New Orleans is a city that knows how to pay tribute to its dead. Cultural societies incorporate tributes to their members who have passed away into their Carnival season parades, but as the pandemic stretched into Mardi Gras 2021, clubs have had to confront the fact that some of those tributes may not happen until 2022.

Updated Feb. 25, 4:39 p.m. ET

The House of Representatives voted on Thursday to pass the Equality Act, a bill that would ban discrimination against people based on sexual orientation and gender identity. It would also substantially expand the areas to which those discrimination protections apply.

Shirley The Elephant Dead At 72

Feb 23, 2021

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee  announces the passing of Asian Elephant Shirley, age 72. Shirley retired to the sanctuary in 1999 after spending 24 years in the circus and another 22 years as the sole elephant on exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo and Gardens in Monroe, LA. At 72 years old, Shirley defied all odds as one of the oldest elephants in captivity and lived well beyond the life expectancy for a captive Asian elephant. Shirley was The Sanctuary’s oldest elephant and, at the time of her passing, held the record for the second oldest elephant in North America.

Updated at 2:30 a.m. ET Wednesday

Golfer Tiger Woods is "awake, responsive and recovering in his hospital room" after undergoing surgery following a dramatic traffic accident Tuesday morning in Los Angeles County, according to an update on his Twitter account.

Updated at 3:45 p.m. ET

The mother of Ahmaud Arbery, the 25-year-old Black man who was chased and gunned down by a group of white men in Glynn County, Ga., while jogging, has filed a multimillion-dollar civil lawsuit against several people involved in the killing or the subsequent investigation.

Commissioner of Administration Jay Dardenne is announcing that state offices will be closed Monday, February 22, in the following seven northwest Louisiana parishes due to continuing water pressure problems caused by the severe winter weather experienced in the area: Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River and Webster.

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Shirley The Elephant Dead At 72

The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee announces the passing of Asian Elephant Shirley, age 72. Shirley retired to the sanctuary in 1999 after spending 24 years in the circus and another 22 years as the sole elephant on exhibition at the Louisiana Purchase Zoo and Gardens in Monroe, LA. At 72 years old, Shirley defied all odds as one of the oldest elephants in captivity and lived well beyond the life expectancy for a captive Asian elephant. Shirley was The Sanctuary’s oldest elephant and, at the...

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