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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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Two Louisiana police officers received the harshest administrative penalty after suggesting that Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should be assassinated for a statement she did not make. Former officer Charlie Rispoli was immediately fired for advocating violence after responding to a fake headline from satirical website snopes.com. The website said Ocasio-Cortez stated: “We pay soldiers too…

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Sadie Roberts-Joseph, the beloved community activist who founded the African-American History Museum in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, was murdered by suffocation, according to the local coroner’s office. According to Buzzfeed News, who contacted the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, Roberts-Joseph died from “traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation,” according to the preliminary autopsy results. Roberts-Joseph’s death has…

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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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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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