Organizers say the spirit of Juneteenth is one of unity, an opportunity for all to commemorate a milestone in the struggle for freedom and equality, take stock of enduring injustices and celebrate the contributions of the Black community.
No parent knows everything there is to teach a child. When communities pitch in, it makes a difficult task that much easier.
Lafayette’s celebration remained steadfast when area MLK events dwindled, and even faded away. This year offers an opportunity to reflect on what the slain civil rights leader’s legacy means in wake of the recent insurrection at the Capitol.
Allowing the family to see the video would help bring clarity and closure to a publicly volatile situation. Through their attorney, the family commended Guillory’s efforts at reconciliation.
The gist: Activists with the local NAACP staged a sit-in at City hall Monday, two days ahead of Tropical Storm Laura’s expected landfall as a hurricane. Jamal Taylor, 33, one of the NAACP organizers, has promised more action in days to come both on the ground and over Zoom, as part of an ongoing effort […]
Sunday’s rally wasn’t the first time Lafayette resident protested police violence. The difference, organizers say, was its diversity and clarity of purpose.
Racial disparities among coronavirus cases statewide has spurred a growing number of community leaders and organizations to ramp up and combat the crisis.
The gist: Lafayette Police Chief Toby Aguillard formally resigned earlier this week, ending what appeared to be a brewing standoff between the short-tenured chief and his would-be boss, Mayor-President Josh Guillory. The new administration is planning further restructuring of the police department, which could result in the ouster of Deputy Chief Reggie Thomas, according to […]