In the wake of the 2016 protests at Standing Rock, many states, including Oklahoma, Iowa, and Pennsylvania, made moves to prevent similar demonstrations against pipelines on their own land. As the final leg of the Dakota Access Pipeline nears completion in Louisiana, the effects of this industry backlash are becoming…
Starting this Thursday, some 37,000 people with disabilities and elderly residents of Louisiana are slated to receive notice from the state that their Medicaid benefits will expire July 1 if the state budget is approved. Of those people, 17,000 live in nursing homes, and will be kicked out if they don’t find some…
Republican lawmakers in Louisiana are fighting to take down a bill that would make sexual abuse of an animal a crime. Why? Because they’re worried it would interfere with anti-gay laws that are already on the books, even though those laws are unenforceable.
In less than a year, the presidency of Donald Trump has already left a profound impact on the divisiveness and disjunction that had been simmering just below the surface across the United States.
A 24-year-old Louisiana man could spend the rest of his life behind bars, thanks to one of the most infuriating court rulings in recent memory.
The same company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline wants to build a crude oil pipeline through the Louisiana wetlands. Energy Transfer Partners says it won’t damage the wetlands.
Police in Baton Rouge, LA, have arrested a 23–year–old white man suspected of the racist–fueled killing of two black men this week.
A New Orleans-based visual artist just dropped the [fire emoji] rap video of the year on Wednesday to announce he’s running for mayor on a platform of curbing violence in the city.
While James Jackson, the man allegedly responsible for the horrific murder of 66-year-old Timothy Caughman, may be an avowed white supremacist, it turns out his grandfather left behind a decidedly different sort of family legacy.
Daniela Vargas, the DACA recipient who was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers in Jackson, MS, on Wednesday just hours after speaking at a press conference about living as an undocumented immigrant in the U.S., will now be deported without a hearing, her attorney told The Huffington Post.
A shocking photo unearthed this week shows the frontrunner in a race for the Louisiana House of Representatives wearing blackface, apparently as part of a Tiger Woods Halloween costume.
Michael "Duke" Lowrie, who's running for a state house seat in Louisiana, says he won't go to businesses that employ Muslims. He first made the declaration in a 2015 Facebook post, which he says he stands behind.
The results are in, and Republican John Kennedy defeated Democrat Foster Campbell in the runoff election for a Louisiana Senate seat.
A senate election in Louisiana today could be the make-or-break for some of the most controversial legislation expected in the soon-to-be, GOP controlled federal government. If Democrat Foster Campbell defeats Republican John Kennedy today, that means Democrats would only need one Republican on their side for a tie…
Ronald Gasser, the man accused of killing former NFL star Joe McKnight just outside of New Orleans, has been formally arrested and charged with manslaughter, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand announced during a contentious press conference Tuesday morning.
On Thursday afternoon, former college football star, and onetime NFL running back Joe McKnight was shot to death in what law enforcement officials describe as a "possible road rage incident" in Jefferson Parish, LA.
Mike Yenni, a conservative Republican who is president of Jefferson Parish, just outside of New Orleans, admitted in an interview this week that he sexted with a 17-year-old boy and bought him underwear. He repeatedly plead innocence when pushed about the boy's age and how appropriate it is for a 38-year-old anti-gay…
New Orleans police unleashed pepper sprayed and threatened to tase students who were protesting former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke's appearance Wednesday night on the historically black Dillard University campus for a U.S. Senate debate.