SCOTUS To Make Landmark Decision on Abortion This Week
The conservative majority Court could effectively overturn Roe v. Wade as it rules on a Louisiana law.
John Legend On The 120-Year-Old Law That Still Oppresses Black Louisianians
“Ending the 10-2 jury rule in Louisiana will not solve the issue of mass incarceration or dismantle White supremacy, but it will deal a significant blow to both.”
WATCH: Robert Taylor Battles Chemical Plant in 'Breathing While Black'
The 77-year-old man’s majority Black hometown—Reserve, Louisiana—carries a cancer risk more than 700 times the national average.
Judge's Order Derails Plans to Complete Bayou Bridge Pipeline
The pipeline is slated to run through St. James Parish, an area with a high number of oil refineries—and residents afflicted with cancer.
Appeals Court to Decide if Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction Can Continue
It’s owned by same company as the Dakota Access pipeline.
Hazardous Chemicals Released Into Air Following Hurricane-Related Refinery Accidents in Houston
ExxonMobil acknowledged that two of its refineries were damaged, and there was an unrelated pipeline leak.
READ: In Southern Louisiana, A Question of Whether to Stay or Go
Climate change has hit the region hard, and residents must answer an urgent question.
New Louisiana Anti-Pipeline Camp Increases Security by Requiring Water Protector Application
The vetting process is intended to keep out infiltrators and protect camp occupiers.
Alton Sterling's Family Sues Baton Rouge, Police Department for Wrongful Death
The Department of Justice did not file criminal charges against officer Blake Salamoni, who killed Sterling outside a Baton Rouge convenience store.
ICYMI: Prayer and Resistance Camp Launches in Louisiana to Challenge Pipeline Connected to DAPL
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would transport North Dakota’s crude oil to refineries and facilities in Louisiana.
What the Numbers Tell Us About Tropical Storm Cindy
It’s hitting an area with a high concentration of Black people.
A Louisiana Parish Just Received $45 Million To Help Rebuild From the BP Oil Spill
Plaquemines Parish still deals with the impact of the 2010 accident, and experts have differing ideas on how the money can best help the community.
LISTEN: Louisiana Tribes Losing Their Traditional Food in Face of Climate Change
Sinking land and rising sea waters are forcing people off their land and destroying the means to raise cattle.
Worker Missing in Louisiana Pipeline Explosion Assumed Dead
It took four days for responders to extinguish the blaze caused by the accident.
Louisiana Environmentalists Release Report on the Petrochemical Industry
It comes one week after a significant fire at a Baton Rouge Exxon refinery.
6 Arrested During Protest of David Duke's HBCU Appearance
Duke—a former Ku Klux Klan leader, current Senate candidate and Donald Trump supporter—railed against the Black Lives Matter movement and Jews during a controversial debate appearance at Dillard University, an historically Black institution.
10 Behind-the-Scenes Photos From the Smithsonian's Long-Awaited Black History and Culture Museum
Check out pics of a Tuskeegee Airmen plane, the P-Funk Mothership and more in this roundup from yesterday’s media day at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.
New Study Shows Link Between Louisiana Floods and Climate Change
Because of global warming, events like the one that devastated Baton Rouge are 40 percent more likely today than a century ago.
Latest Numbers Show Louisiana Flooding Was Worse Than Initially Thought
Nearly 400,000 people in the Baton Rouge area were affected by the nonstop rainfall—and over one thousand are still in shelters.
President Barack Obama in Baton Rouge Today
The president holds a press conference in Louisiana to further bring the flood crisis to national attention.