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'Blood at the Root' revisits turbulent emotions of the Jena Six story  Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Next Act Theatre performs 'Blood at the Root,' which revisits prejudice and conflict in a small town without offering simple answers.



From 'Jena 6' defendant to a promising career, Theo Shaw is officially a lawyer  NOLA.com

Theo Shaw is sworn in to the District of Columbia Bar Association by Bernette Johnson, chief justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, Friday, April 26, at the ...



LPSO: Suspect arrested in Jena High School bomb threat  Knoe.com

Friday afternoon, upon questioning the suspect, detectives arrested Jaqurius Dequan Ogletree, who is not a student at JHS. The 18-year-old, is being booked ...



'My Story as a Jena 6': Racism and justice in a small Louisiana town  Shreveport Times

Bryant Purvis, a former member of the Jena 6, recently spoke about his book "My Story as a Jena 6" and the school yard fight that changed his life.



'This is us': Jena 6 defendant Theo Shaw delivers law school commencement address  NOLA.com

If we've learned nothing else in this current age, it's that a man who appears to be one thing in public can be something else in private. The person who.



LSU signs in-state wide receiver Jaray Jenkins out of Jena, Louisiana  The Advocate

Jaray Jenkins rarely left the field for Jena High School in North Louisiana, playing both ways and on special teams.



Jena CLTCC campus selected for CMT tour  KALB News

CMT and Louisiana's own country star Courtney Cole will soon travel in the first-ever statewide 'Empowering Education' tour.



CMT Empowering Education Concert Tour makes a stop at Jena High School  KALB News

Country music television (CMT) has partnered with career organizations across Louisiana to put on an 'Empowering Education' concert tour. As the tour makes ...



Crusade bringing hope to LaSalle Parish  The Baptist Message

By Brian Blackwell, Message Staff Writer. JENA – The Harvest is coming to LaSalle Parish and churches from the LaSalle Baptist Association with some ...



'Jena Six': Case Study in Racial Tensions  Education Week News

The events of the past few weeks in Jena, La., offer tough lessons for principals and other administrators who must grapple with racial tensions in their schools.



The Case of the Jena Six: Black High School Students Charged with Attempted Murder for Schoolyard Fight After Nooses Are Hung from Tree  Democracy Now

Six black students at Jena High School in Central Louisiana were arrested last December after a school fight in which a white student was beaten and suffered a ...



In Louisiana, a Tree, a Fight and a Question of Justice  New York Times

In Jena, La., residents are girding for a demonstration over accusations of racial bias in the criminal justice system.



Racial Tensions Rip Apart Tiny Jena, La.  Newsweek

As the new school year approaches, Jena, La., is struggling to move beyond the racial strife that ripped it apart and left the futures of six students in disarray.



Life after Jena 6 case; one member speaks out  Knoe.com

It's been ten years since the Jena 6 case rocked the nation and now Bryant Purvis, a member of the six, tells us it's still haunting his life.



‘Jena Six’ teen Mychal Bell graduates from Southern University  The Advocate

Mychal Bell, who made national headlines a few years ago as part of the 'Jena Six,' has graduated from Southern University.



'Blood at the Root' of American Injustice  Shepherd Express

A 2006 racial incident in Jena, La., inspired the creation of a “devised memory play” by Dominique Morisseau: Blood at the Root, which opens this weekend at ...



Thousands Protest Arrests of 6 Blacks in Jena, La.  New York Times

More than 10000 demonstrators rallied today to protest the treatment of six black teenagers who were arrested in the beating of a white schoolmate last year.



Bossier Parish March 30, 2019 Election: What's On the Ballot  Bossier Now

Early voting was brisk, but political observers are wondering just how many voters will turn out for this Saturday's municipal election in Bossier Parish.



'Jena 6' defendant Theo Shaw wins full scholarship to law school: Jarvis DeBerry  NOLA.com

Louisiana almost threw Theo Shaw away. This state - which discards black men and boys like pecan shells, like potato peels and coffee grounds -- nearly added ...



Louisiana College hosts football camp for high school athletes  KALB News

PINEVILLE, LA. (KALB) - Louisiana College hosted a camp this afternoon for high school athletes from around the south and southwest to showcase their skills ...



This school helps adults earn their high school diploma  Alexandria Town Talk

Trinity High School in Pineville offers a year-round program for adults 21 and older to finish high school.



Thousands 'march for justice' in Jena, court orders hearing on teen  CNN

Thousands of protesters clogged the tiny town of Jena, Louisiana, Thursday to show their indignation over what they consider unjust, unequal punishments ...



5 defendants plead no contest in 'Jena Six' case  CNN

Five of the six black high school students charged with attempted murder in 2006 for allegedly beating a white classmate pleaded no contest in a Louisiana court ...



LHSAA match ups highlighted by Vidalia vs. Homer - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

VIDALIA — The Vidalia High School Vikings will look to get back to their winning ways when they travel to Homer, Louisiana, to take on the Homer High School ...



Louisiana Protest Echoes the Civil Rights Era  New York Times

More than 10000 people rallied in Jena, La., to protest the treatment of six black teenagers.



Case of 'Jena Six' Tears at Small Town's Harmony  NPR

The town of Jena, La., copes with a case of racially motivated violence, even as court proceedings against those involved move ahead. The case centers on a ...



CMT Plots Empowering Education Tour with Courtney Cole  CMT.com

CMT and Courtney Cole revealed the dates for the network's inaugural Empowering Education tour in spring 2018. The eight-city tour will visit a series of ...



Treatment of Jena Six Raises Questions of Racial Injustice  ACLU (press release)

Appears to Be Symptom of Broader Problem, ACLU Says. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org. JENA, LA – The American Civil Liberties ...



Convicted 'Jena Six' defendant Mychal Bell shoots himself  The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com

Kita Wright / The Associated Press. Former Jena Six defendant Mychal Bell, pictured here on Sept. 27, 2007, appears at a news conference after leaving LaSalle ...



Sicily Island defeats LaSalle in fourth quarter and other LHSAS games - Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper | Mississippi's Best Community Newspaper  Natchez Democrat

OLLA, La. — The Sicily Island High School Tigers scored a touchdown in the fourth quarter as they defeated the LaSalle High School Tigers 12-6 Friday night.



Judge Removed From 'Jena Six' Case  NPR

The judge overseeing the criminal cases for the remaining Jena Six defendants was removed against his will Friday for making questionable remarks about the ...



'Jena Six' Case Prompts Mass Demonstrations  NPR

The streets of Jena, La., overflow with demonstrators rallying around the "Jena Six." Six black teens in the town face criminal charges for their role in the beating ...



Theatre Review: 'Blood at the Root' at Theater Alliance  MD Theatre Guide

Every once in a while a play comes along that is so electric and alive and thought-provoking and mesmerizing that you want to shout about it from the rooftops.



Justice in Jena  New York Times

In the final analysis, I am bound to enforce the laws of Louisiana as they exist today, not as they might in someone's vision of a perfect world.



Fatal P&G Explosion: Killed worker identified  KALB News

The worker killed in a fatal explosion at P&G on Thursday morning has been identified.



Kayla Jean Giles: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know  Heavy.com

Kayla Jean Giles was accused of shooting and killing her estranged husband during a custody exchange. It happened in a Walmart parking lot on Saturday, ...



Media myths about the Jena 6  Christian Science Monitor

By now, almost everyone in America has heard of Jena, La., because they've all heard the story of the "Jena 6." White students hanging nooses barely punished, ...



Theo Shaw: Lawyers have a responsibility to be 'agitators for justice' | Opinion  NOLA.com

Opinion by Theo Shaw. In 2010, I was a college student at a small public university in North Louisiana. When I was in college, I knew I wanted to go to law ...



Victor White III death case, family's crusade for justice the focus of Investigation Discovery doc 'Sugartown'  The Advocate

As "Sugartown" opens, the camera pans across acres and acres of Iberia Parish cane fields, but this is no sweet story.



GSU Grad Bryant Purvis Determined To Conquer His Past While Sharing Message In “My Story As A Jena 6”  CampusLATELY

Grambling State graduate, Bryant Purvis, writes “My story as a Jena 6” discussing his past of being arrested after being charged with attempted murder at 17 ...



What They Don’t Want You To Know About The Jena 6 Case  Town Hall

Only in today's political climate, where so much of the "civil rights movement" is comprised of bottom-feeding race hustlers and shameless liberals who ...



'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees  WAFB.com

With Wednesday's National Signing Day, Coach Ed Orgeron and the LSU Tigers have added some talent to its roster.



Racism goes on trial again in America's Deep South  The Guardian

The prosecution of three black Louisiana youths reveals the rise of discrimination by stealth.



Jena 6 defendant charged in Texas assault  Chicago Tribune

A defendant in the racially-charged Jena 6 case in Louisiana has been arrested for assault after an altercation at the suburban Dallas high school he is now ...



Victim killed in Proctor & Gamble plant explosion identified  KLFY

The State Fire Marshal's Office has been called to investigate an explosion of a piece of equipment, that claimed the life of a company driver, authorities said.



Legislative Youth Advisory Council announces 2018-2019 membership  Weekly Citizen

Some of Louisiana's most outstanding students have been selected as new members of the Louisiana Legislative Youth Advisory Council (LYAC) and will work ...



Zach Kendrick Bio  LSUSports.net

Zach Kendrick has proven to be a valuable commodity ever since he joined the LSU basketball program.



North Louisiana high school rally winners announced  Monroe News Star

Winners in the 2016 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge.



Edwards announces transition committee for healthcare  Knoe.com

Governor-Elect John Bel Edwards announces a transition committee for healthcare.



Pineville, Peabody girls earn first state powerlifting titles  Alexandria Town Talk

With the LHSAA powerlifting championships returning to Central Louisiana, it was only natural that some of the top programs in the area would show up and ...



Tallulah Academy to honor Holstead  Monroe News Star

R.A. (Racer) Holstead dedicated his life to high school football in the town of Tallulah. The longtime Tallulah High School and Tallulah Academy.



La. National Guard educator named top instructor nationally  DVIDS

NEW ORLEANS – There is an old adage about educators that has been proven wrong time and again by those who instruct and mold minds under their tutelage ...



Kenan Jones signs with LSU  StMaryNow.com

Kenan Jones is a cool customer, until he's asked about playing in LSU's Tiger Stadium on a Saturday night. His eyes lit up and a big smile followed.



Follow live: Louisiana high school football playoff brackets released  The Advocate

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association will unveil the 2017 state football playoff brackets in a selection show at 11 a.m. Sunday.



Top parish prep teams of the last century  The Franklin Sun

The rich history of high school sports in Franklin Parish is almost too much to take in.



UPDATED: Pineville Wal-Mart reopens after bomb threat  Alexandria Town Talk

The Walmart store in Pineville has been evacuated because of a bomb threat. Pineville Police officers are on the scene conducting an investigation, a.



Area health care provider's CEO named to new governor's transition committee  Houma Courier

The chief executive officer of one of the area's health care providers has been named to Gov.-elect John Bel Edwards' health care transition committee.



California Journal: Man says racial harassment, including a noose, drove him from the job he loved  Los Angeles Times

In April 2014, Nicholas P. was about four months into a job as assistant construction superintendent on a housing project in the East Bay suburb of Lafayette ...



No black-and-white answers  Chicago Tribune

Plotted on a map, the towns of Paris, Linden and Jena line up neatly along a 300-mile diagonal that falls across the Texas-Louisiana border. But to many ...



Hanging Hate  In These Times

Backlash against the Jena Six case sparks an epidemic of public nooses.



American Idol Season 13 Finale Recap: Did the Right One Win? Plus: Most Memorable Moments!  TVLine

Jena Irene or Caleb Johnson? That was the primary question looming over tonight's American Idol Season 13 finale, but it certainly wasn't the only one.



Few Answers About Nooses, but Much Talk of Jim Crow  New York Times

At least seven times in the past few weeks, nooses have been anonymously tossed over pipes or hung on doorknobs in the New York metropolitan area.



Christian aTunde Adjuah: Freedom of Expansion  The FADER

A security guard blocks the path to "African Innovations." Christian aTunde Adjuah stares him down with a bottle in his hand. A petite docent with a pink streak in ...



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