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First weather-related death confirmed for February winter storm

BY: - February 15, 2021

State authorities confirmed a weather-related death Monday after a 50-year-old Lafayette man died when he slipped on ice and struck his head on the ground. The Lafayette Parish Coroner ruled the death as weather-related, marking the first such incident of the winter storm that swept across Louisiana and a large swath of the Deep South […]

African asylum seekers jailed in Louisiana stop eating in protest

BY: - August 21, 2020

In the Mankon language, spoken in northwest Cameroon, mughu is a word for hell. Northwest Cameroon was home to more than a dozen of the 48 African asylum seekers now confined in Louisiana at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, where COVID has taken a firm grip. Along with men from Uganda, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and Burkino […]