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Louisiana Department of Corrections inmates donated more than $11,000 to a museum dedicated to African-American history in Baton Rouge. The Odell S. Williams African-American Museum was founded by beloved activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph in 2001, who was found dead in July in the truck of her car. She was 75. Sadie’s death rocked the community, and WAFB reported […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — His path to writing was not straightforward, but Bryan Washington says he’s grateful to have found his way. “I really fell into this,” Washington said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “I worked in a few kitchens. I taught English as a second language and really enjoyed doing both. […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rapper NBA YoungBoy has been released from a Louisiana jail where he was sent after being accused of violating his probation. News outlets report jail records say the rapper, whose real name is Kentrell Gaulden, was released Thursday, months after he was ordered into custody. Gaulden was given three years’ […]

First day of school photos are precious, there’s no denying it. But one Louisiana mom’s photo is going viral for what her kids decided to do before starting the school year. Jamisha Harris, of Baton Rouge, shared a prayer and photo of her three children — Eugene, 10, Jorden, 8, and Emily, 7 — praying […]

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The 75-year-old longtime civil rights activist was found dead in the trunk of her car last week.

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The body of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, 75, was found on Friday afternoon and the cause of her death is still unknown, according to the Baton Rouge Police Department. Joseph is known in the community as the founder of non-profit Odell S. Williams Now & Then Museum of African American History. In a Facebook post, police mourned […]

Over the weekend news broke of the death of 75-year-old activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph who founded the African American History Museum in Baton Rouge. Joseph’s body was found in the trunk of a car on Friday afternoon. Roland Martin talks to Baton Rouge Mayor, Sharon Weston Broome, who describes this situation as a “tragedy.” She explained […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Police continued Sunday to investigate a shooting at a Baton Rouge nightclub that left seven people injured, even as officials in Louisiana’s capital city pledged to do more to fight gun violence after several high-profile shootings. Local news outlets report gunfire strafed the inside and parking lot of the Stadium […]

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A 19-year-old Baton Rouge, Louisiana woman has been arrested and charged with a slew of counts after she pulled a gun out on a man and demanded he perform oral sex on her. According to WBRZ News, after struggling with the woman to avoid being killed, the victim was forced to leap from a second-floor apartment […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana inmate whose case led to a landmark Supreme Court ruling extending the hope of freedom to juvenile offenders sentenced to life without the possibility of parole will hear Thursday whether he’ll finally get paroled after more than five decades in prison. A three-member board will hear the case […]

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A man convicted of a 1982 rape in Louisiana‘s capital city walked free Thursday after 35 years in prison, following his exoneration using an updated fingerprint database. The Innocence Project, which works to free wrongly convicted defendants, said Archie Williams was freed after his conviction was vacated by a Louisiana […]