Civil Rights

Senator’s concealed gun bill advances in House

The Louisiana Senate’s “constitutional carry” bill, which would allow the carrying of a concealed gun without a permit, cleared the House Administration of Criminal...

Asian Americans have been in the crosshairs of small-minded bigots |...

Hate crimes against Asian Americans increased 164% in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same time last year, according to the Center...

Louisiana Supreme Court could gain 2 more seats

A bill that would change the number of Louisiana Supreme Court justices from seven to nine and require that each district be equal in...

A ‘bill of rights’ for Louisiana’s foster children moves closer to...

Alliyah Zeren, now an adult, entered the foster care system in Louisiana at 13 years old “due to abuse and neglect within my own...

Black lawmaker wearing her hair natural fights for right of all...

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles narrowly advanced through Civil Law and Procedure by a 8-7 vote, with Chairman Gregory...

Before meeting a potential landlord, I take a look in the...

After driving around trying to find the address, I park my car. I don’t have to stop and check in the mirror or untangle...

House Education passes bill that would bar transgender women from competing...

The Louisiana House Education Committee approved a bill to ban transgender girls and women from participating in girls’ and women’s sports after disapproving of...

Legislation to reform police ‘bill of rights’ passes Louisiana House

A bill to reform Louisiana’s police officer “bill of rights” narrowly cleared the first half of its legislative journey with House lawmakers approving the...

Republicans block anti-housing discrimination bill in committee

A bill that would have made it illegal in Louisiana to refuse to rent or sell housing to someone because of their sexual orientation...
Bill protecting Black hairstyles continues through legislature

Bill protecting Black women’s natural hairstyles continues through legislature

A bill that would prohibit race-based discrimination of natural hairstyles inched a step closer to full legislative approval Thursday after clearing the House Committee...

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