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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  KLFY

Days before he completed the University of Washington School of Law, Theo Shaw told NOLA.com by phone about the job he once had at Garan Inc., ...



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.



'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.



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 aiming for deep playoff run, LaSalle hoping to return to winning ways  Alexandria Town Talk

At Jena High School, Giants head football coach Jay Roark has done an incredible job bringing Jena back from average seasons to that of being District ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



'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.



'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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



‘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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



FROM THE STATES: Ky., La., Tenn. evangelism/missions news; 'That just creates a little piece of heaven ...'  BP News

Today's From the States features items from: Western Recorder (Kentucky); Baptist Message (Louisiana); Baptist and Reflector (Tennessee)



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



BWW Review: BLOOD AT THE ROOT at Theater Alliance  Broadway World

From the second we step through the doors of Anacostia Playhouse, we're asked to join the world of Dominique Morisseau's Blood at the Root - not just as ...



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 ...



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 ...



'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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 ...



Curtis pitcher Daniel Cabrera dominates in 6-2 win over Jena  The Advocate

It started out as a pitchers' duel between Daniel Cabrera of Curtis and Jena's Demetrious Howard.



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.



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

John Hawkins: Only in today's political climate, where so much of the .06/14/2019 8:43:08AM EST.



Protesters March in Support of Jena Six  NPR

Demonstrators gather in Jena, La., for rallies and marches in support of six teenagers charged in the beating of a white classmate. The crowd chanted "free the ...



Early signing period for LSU football, see the full list here  NOLA.com

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron comes down Victory Hill before the Tigers take on Auburn in Baton Rouge on Saturday, October 14, 2017. (Photo by Brett Duke, ...



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, ...



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.



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 ...



The Wrong Poster Children  Slate

When more than 10,000 people converged on the small town of Jena, La., last Friday, the Rev. Al Sharpton called their march the beginning of the 21st -century ...



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.



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 ...



Zach Kendrick Bio  LSUSports.net

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



Tech announces high school rally winners  News at Louisiana Tech

Winners in the 2015 North Louisiana District Rally qualifying for the State Rally in Baton Rouge or who won first through fifth place in a subject for which there is ...



Prep football first round playoff matchups  WWL

Here is a list of this weekend's playoff matchups for high school football.



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.



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 ...



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.



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.



Edwards announces transition committee for healthcare  Knoe.com

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



BLOOD AT THE ROOT at Paul Robeson: Dominique Morisseau continues to probe racial injustice  Buffalo Rising

THE BASICS: BLOOD AT THE ROOT, a play by Dominique Morisseau, directed by Aaron Moss, runs through October 29, Friday & Saturday at 8, Sunday at 4 in ...



Meet the Young Leaders: Leonard C. Johnson, III  St. Louis American

Leonard C. Johnson, III. Deputy Chief of Staff/ Founder. City of St. Louis Treasurer's Office. JCS Consulting LLC. Born: Centreville, IL. Education: High School:.



No black-and-white answers  Chicago Tribune

Several months after racial injustices were exposed, some wounds have begun to heal. And some have festered.



Hanging Hate  In These Times

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



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 ...



WATCH: Chicago's Will Kiley in spotlight on next 'Chicago Fire'  Chicago Sun-Times

On his first day of filming as a “Chicago Fire” guest star, an awestruck and hungry Will Kiley was afraid to eat anything lest he spill on his costume. The Chicago ...



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.



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.



Brother Martin, John Curtis hoping to bring home state baseball titles, end Crescent City’s rare dry spell  The Advocate

Attention Mark Wisniewski and Johnny Curtis. Sorry to put this pressure on you, but it's up to one of you to bring a baseball state championship trophy back to ...



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.



Hangman's Noose Found on NYC Prof's Door  WIBW

NEW YORK - Hundreds of Columbia University teachers and students voiced outrage Wednesday over a noose found hanging from a black professor's office ...



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 ...



American Idol singer Caleb Johnson sings with damaged vocal cords as last three finalists perform for voters  Daily Mail

Caleb Johnson performed with damaged vocal cords on American Idol on Wednesday as the final three singers took to the stage.



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