‘My mission is to uncover that hidden history’ — Phebe Hayes

Historically people have tried to weaken the image of black men and women. Phebe Hayes wants to fix that.

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‘We weren’t wanted there, and the teachers made it known’ — Chris Williams

The former councilman reflects on racism during the school integration era.

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Portrait: Marcelle Fontenot

'No, you see color' — Marcelle Fontenot

The veteran newswoman reflects on her experience as a black woman in Acadiana. Part of the Voices of Race in Portrait exhibition showing this month at AcA.

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How much will the fire district tax cost you?

Decode the fuzzy math with our fire district millage calculator. The Current’s first Civi tool for civic engagement.

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Southern Graphic

Marshall Blevins grew up listening to the blues (Robert Johnson is her favorite), and later devoured Southern authors such as Zora Neale Hurston, Flannery O’Connor and William Faulkner, resulting, she says, in a “gritty fictive world made in my imagination.” All these influences come to bear in her work, which combines colorful, energetic portrayals of the landscapes and animals she […]

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