Civil Rights Memorial Center Seeks Poem Submissions for New Exhibit

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Civil Rights Memorial Center is partnering with New York Times bestselling author Kwame Alexander to produce a community poem for a new exhibit that will be featured at the Center when it reopens later this year. The public is invited to submit poems to be considered for the exhibit, the CRMC announced today.   The CRMC is an interpretive center operated by the...

State Tourism Office Unveils Civil Rights Trail

The Louisiana Office of Tourism recently announced the launch of the Louisiana Civil Rights Trail and LouisianaCivilRightsTrail.com. The Louisiana Civil Rights Trail brings together the events of the 1950s and 1960s that placed the state of Louisiana at the center of the national Civil Rights Movement and narrates the compelling stories and experiences of the people...

Indictments and Trials Finally Come in Police Shootings of Blacks, Minorities

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Correspondent Recent indictments and convictions suggest a swinging pendulum, and at least some cracks in the “Blue Wall” that all too often conspires to hide details and protect officers guilty of unjust shootings of African Americans and others. Prosecutors in Chicago have won an...

LSU Names Building on Campus in Honor of New Orleans Native Clarence Barney Jr.

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release At the May LSU Board of Supervisors meeting, the board approved the naming of the African American Cultural Center as the “Clarence L. Barney Jr. African American Cultural Center.” Barney became the first African-American to serve as chairman of the LSU Board of Supervisors in...