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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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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.

Jena Ready for Tougher Competition  KALB News

Jena High School heads into week five of the 2017 football season with hardly any complaints. As the Giants get set to welcome ASH (2-2) this Friday, they do so ...

Employee killed in accident at Pineville Procter & Gamble plant was from Jena  Alexandria Town Talk

Thursday accident results in first fatality in Procter & Gamble's Alexandria plant's 49-year history.

Jena stays perfect, wards off Warhorses  Alexandria Town Talk

As his backfield mate soldiered on through an injury, Jena senior running back Chico Savage shouldered the load as Jena stayed perfect with a 30-20 win ...

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.

'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.

Life after Jena 6 case; one member speaks out

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.

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.

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.

Kayla Jean Giles: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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 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.

La. Town Fells 'White Tree,' but Tension Runs Deep  Washington Post

JENA, La. -- Here in the woodsy heart of Louisiana, town leaders were looking for a *fresh* start, a way to erase the recent memory of Jim Crow-like hangman's ...

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.

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 ...

'Hold That Tiger!' LSU welcomes 2018 early signees

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

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 ...

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 ...

CMT Plots Empowering Education Tour with Courtney Cole

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 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.

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.

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 ...

'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 ...

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: JENA, LA – The American Civil Liberties ...

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 ...

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

MONROE, La. (AP) -- A teen convicted in the "Jena Six" beating case shot himself in the chest and was taken to the hospital Monday, days after his arrest on a ...

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 ...

Prep football first round playoff matchups  WWL

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

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 ...

What Lies Beneath the Jena Six Case in 'Blood at the Root'  American Theatre

Dominique Morisseau's play, written for Penn State graduate acting students, comes home after uncomfortably resonating around the world.

Kenan Jones signs with LSU

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.

Thousands Rally for 'Jena 6' in Small Louisiana Town  FOXNews

Demonstrators show support for six black teens initially charged with attempted murder in the beating of a white schoolmate.

Zach Kendrick Bio

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

Why the Jena 6 protests have gone awry.  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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

Justice in Jena  New York Times

Jena, La. THE case of the so-called Jena Six has fired the imaginations of thousands, notably young African-Americans who, according to many of their ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Racism, Hatred and Southern Justice are Alive and Well in Jena, Louisiana  Huffington Post

Outsiders are always what people in the South have called those who challenge racism. But the story of Jena is not an outsider/insider story. It's about ...

‘Racism is violence — free the Jena Six⠠The Collegian

Picketing students lined the Free Speech Area yesterday carrying signs and repeating “free the Jena Six.â€. The Fresno State protest, coordinated by Black ...

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.

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

Kiley's appearance on the hit NBC series comes after he'd been up for a role three other times. He's also an ensemble member at Jackalope Theatre.

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 ...

Edwards announces transition committee for healthcare

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

No black-and-white answers  Chicago Tribune

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

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.

Rep to stage comedy by Toledo playwright  Toledo Blade

A comedy by Toledo playwright Eric Pfeffinger will have its Midwest premiere at the Toledo Repertoire Theater beginning Friday. In Human Error, set in ...

Hanging Hate  In These Times

The noose, that symbol of American racism associated with the Jim Crow South, is making a comeback. Following the notorious Jena, La., incident, a rash of ...

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.

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 ...

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:.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Trayvon Martin and Media Hypocrisy

President Obama called it a “tragedy,” and he was right. “If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon.” The president, of course, was talking about the death of Trayvon ...

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