Civil Rights

Report: Gov. Edwards lets family see video of troopers beating Black...

The family of a Black man killed by a Louisiana state trooper met with Gov. John Bel Edwards Wednesday to view long-secret body-camera footage,...

Early voting begins in Louisiana

The early voting period for the November election began at 8 a.m. Friday morning, and reports of long lines and people waiting several hours...

Republican ‘hyper partisan’ attempt to curtail governor’s power could decrease access...

When state Sen. Sharon Hewitt was taking questions from her Senate colleagues Oct. 1 about a bill she’d drafted to weaken the governor’s role...

Lawmaker who attends Tony Spell’s church pushes bill through House that...

Louisiana House lawmakers on Tuesday passed a bill that was originally crafted to support a Louisiana church pastor who dared authorities to arrest him...

Cameroonian asylum seekers said to be one day away from deportation...

There is a peaceful room in a safe, joyful home in the Washington metro area waiting for Micah, an English-speaking Cameroonian refugee who spent...

Louisiana attorney general blocked millions in grant money awarded to parish...

Correction: A previous version of this story quoted Rep. Barry Ivey, R-Central, but Rep. Ivey was not at Wednesday's House and Governmental Affairs Committee....

Virtual learning doesn’t stop discriminatory discipline, attorney says

When Ku’Mauri Harrison’s little brother tripped over BB gun while Ku’Mauri was taking a test in his virtual classroom, he set off a series...

Supreme Court ruling on Voting Rights Act opened floodgates for new...

It hadn’t even been a day since the U.S. Supreme Court dismantled one of the pillars of voting rights in America, and North Carolina...

Voter fraud myth persists despite constant failure to prove claims

TOPEKA, Kansas — Scott Moore had never heard of the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck program before election officials in Kansas and Florida exposed his...

Family of Black man killed by Lafayette police complain of information...

The family of Trayford Pellerin, the 31-year-old Black man who was fatally shot 10 times by Lafayette police on Aug. 21, spoke to the...

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