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NBA Youngboy may be facing an indefinite leave of absence from the rap game and his lavish lifestyle. He has been arrested in his Louisiana hometown on several felony drug and gun charges that could land the rapper in prison for years. Youngboy, whose real name is Kentrell DeSean Gaulden, was taken into custody by…

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Louisiana state Rep. Edward James, also known as Ted James, just beat his battle with the novel coronavirus. Rolling out spoke with the active 38-year-old about how COVID-19 has impacted his life and about health disparities in the Black community. How did you know that you had COVID-19? I had a colleague who had been hospitalized,…

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Another tragedy has struck an American family as a Louisiana woman returning from her honeymoon in the Dominican Republic has become the 10th tourist to die since 2018. Susan Simoneaux and her newlywed husband, Keith Williams, had just gotten back from their stay at a resort in Punta Canta to their hometown of Luling, Louisiana,…

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Police have nabbed a suspect in the burning of Black churches in Louisiana and it has caused shock waves. Authorities arrested the son of a local deputy, Holden Matthews, 21. The burned churches are located in Opelousas and the Point Barre area of St. Landry Parish. Matthews is being accused of setting fire to three…

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Black churches are being burned in Louisiana. In a span of 10 days, three historically Black churches have been destroyed by fire, according to The New York Times. The first fire occurred on March 26, 2016, at St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre. On April 2, Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas burned, and Mount…

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Name: Willie Jones Industry:  Music City:  Born and raised in Shreveport, Louisiana (aka the “318”; aka “The Ratchet City“) Genre: This Louisiana native brings a new musical style and flow to the country genre. Favorite artist: Life is too short for favorites. I’m inspired by so many artists, but originality is something that I’ve always been drawn to about an…

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The FBI is now involved in the case of Keeven Robinson, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana, after he died during an arrest. According to the Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office (JPSO), Robinson was under investigation for suspected drug dealing. Detectives with the JPSO spotted him at a local gas station and moved in for an arrest but were…

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Back in October 2017, tragedy struck Brittany Stephens, 20, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It was then that off-duty police officer Christopher Manuel, 27, crashed his Corvette, traveling at 94 MPH, into Brittany Stephens’ Nissan SUV and killed her daughter Seyaira Stephens, Brittany Stephens was a passenger in the SUV along with three other adults who…

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Police in Louisiana arrested a brother and sister after a string of related deaths in Central Louisiana. Matthew Sonnier, 29, and Ebony Nicole Sonnier, 31, have been charged with murder in the deaths of three people. According to police, Matthew Sonnier is accused of stabbing to death Latish White, 42, and throwing her body from his…

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If Steve Prator could have his way, “good prisoners” would continue to be his slaves. In an ignorant and racist rant, Sheriff Prator of Caddo Parish revealed his feelings about free prison labor. Prator was upset that the state passed a series of bills that would reduce Louisiana’s prison population by 10 percent and save…

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For many prisoners, the chance to visit with family in jail is considered a vital need to keep their sanity. But this is all going to change at Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna, Louisiana, as the prison has moved to end face-to-face visitation. Citing the costs to supervise visitations, jail administrators are moving to…

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