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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.

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READ: How NOLA's Housing Crisis Caught Up to Big Freedia

The New Orleans bounce music icon and reality TV star received a sentence of three years probation and a fine of $35,000 for Section 8 voucher fraud. A new Pitchfork article examines the housing problems that underwrote Big Freedia’s conviction.

On 'Jackson Five Nostrils,' Creole vs. 'Negro' and Beefing Over Beyoncé's 'Formation'

As you know, the video for Beyoncé Knowles’ ”Formation” does the most, from invoking police violence, to flashing back to Hurricane Katrina, to celebrating Blue Ivy’s adorable afro. Here, Yaba Blay, a dark-skinned, New Orleans-bred scholar who researches skin color and identity politics, gets into a topic we’ve been avoiding: the message Beyoncé is sending about complexion and worth.