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  Mississippi state flag officially retired after 126 years

  Emotions run high on fate of Confederate monument in Shreveport

  Recent protests renew scrutiny of Confederate monuments

  Caddo DA releases further information on officers’ indictments

BET Awards highlight Black voices as artists turn political

Hennessy’s ‘Unfinished Business’ program offers grants to minority small-business owners

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  East Texas may see next Confederate monument battle

  45 Days of Action-Shreveport is registering people to vote

  KSLA INVESTIGATES: Pushing for police transparency

Confederate monument statue outside Harrison County Courthouse subject of two petitions

Four EBR School Board members call on Connie Bernard to resign, will start recall petition

La. activist Gary Chambers blasts Connie Bernard in viral speech, leads call to remove Confederate symbols in state

  1,000 Black Sons of Shreveport inspire young black men

Hundreds filled the stadium for the inspiring event.

  1,000 Black Sons of Shreveport event Saturday, June 20

The 1,000 Black Sons of Shreveport event will take place on Saturday, June 20, at the Louisiana State Fairgrounds.

  Juneteenth Independence Day March celebrates African-American freedom

People across Shreveport participated in a peaceful march to honor Juneteenth.

  Governor John Bel Edwards declares Juneteenth Observance Day

Gov. Edwards declares June 19, 2020 Juneteenth Observance Day

  Juneteenth march and Blackout Festival Friday night in Shreveport

  Caddo commissioners unanimously agree to formally recognize Juneteenth annually

  KSLA Salutes: Air Force veteran recalls protesting at Grambling State in 1967

  KSLA News 12 profile: Homer’s first African-American female firefighter

  Caddo Parish Commissioners holding news conference addressing new legislation

Discussing race relations with kids, experts share tips

  Activists push for black history to be taught in all American history classes in Caddo public schools

"We want black history to not only be black history, but American history”

  Training in de-escalation techniques seen as a critical tool in helping prevent officer-involved shootings

Trainers debate whether letting a suspect leave the scene is a viable option

LSU says incoming student who posted video using racial slur will not be enrolled come fall

A prospective freshman at LSU who recently posted an offensive video on Twitter of himself using a racial slur will not be enrolled come fall, LSU tweeted out Monday, June 15.

VIDEO: Men pull McDonogh statue out of river, 2 arrested in case

The New Orleans Police have arrested a man and a woman, and are currently seeking a person of interest in connection with a statue that was pulled down from Duncan Plaza and tossed into the Mississippi River.

Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins joins CNN as social justice contributor

New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins is joining CNN as a contributor focusing on racial and social justice.

  The Good Stuff: Your Voice - Behind the badge

A conversation is define as a 'talk between two people'. And as Doug Warner discovers in this week's The Good Stuff, a Shreveport police officer shows us how a hug can be an incredible conversation starter.

  Cassidy: Defunding police is one of the “stupidest” ideas

And when it comes to Confederate symbols, the Louisiana Republican cautions against falling victim to cancel culture

  “All Citizens” resolution aims to improve police relations

Efforts to improve relations between police and the public will come in many forms. One includes a resolution just approved by the Shreveport City Council this week, with everything from a car sticker for police units to proposed changes to officer rules, regulations and training.

  Ben Raymond goes from probational to permanent police chief

The process of changing his status started in April and apparently was kept quiet

Sen. Bill Cassidy on defunding the police: ‘One of the stupidest proposals to come out of this’

Some are calling for the defunding of police departments, but Senator Bill Cassidy says he does not support that move.

  LSU Health Shreveport supports Black Lives Matter movement

Doctors, nurses and other health professionals met in front of the main hospital.

YWCA hosts virtual discussion panel on racism, policing

YWCA online panel discussing local and national police violence

  Some Shreveport City Council members express concern over investigation into Tommie McGlothen Jr.’s death

Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor and Councilman Jerry Bowman Jr. discussed the lack of details to what happened to Tommie McGlothen Jr.

Black student leaders at LSU announce Middleton Library will be renamed, pending board approval

Members of LSU’s administration and black student leaders met Wednesday night (June 10) to discuss race relations at the school’s campus moving forward.

La. lawmakers advance policing study, but remove language on race

A Louisiana House committee advanced a resolution that calls for a broad study of “law enforcement systems and policing,” but stripped language in the measure regarding race.

  McGlothen family, attorney demand transparency from SPD

The 44-year-old died while in police custody back on April 5.

LSU apologizes after uproar over racial slur allegedly used by incoming freshman

An incoming LSU freshman is being targeted on social media for allegedly posting a video using a racial slur.

  Attorney for McGlothen family issues statement; will address media June 10

"This family has known all along that they weren’t being given the full story by the Shreveport Police Dept. as it relates to the death of Tommie McGlothen, Jr."

Shreveport NAACP issues letter to city officials, police department

The Shreveport Chapter of the NAACP has issued a letter to both city leaders and the Shreveport Police Department.

  Caddo coroner: McGlothen’s death natural, possibly preventable

The Caddo Parish Coroner has released the cause of Tommie McGlothen, Jr.'s death as natural — but says that it possibly could have been prevented.

Superdome will light up to pay tribute to George Floyd

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans will be lit up on Monday night to pay tribute to George Floyd.

  Tommie McGlothen’s son wants answers after his Dad died, allegedly while McGlothen was in police custody

Son of Tommie McGlothen, Jr. demands transparency.

4 SPD officers on leave; LSP reviewing McGlothen case

News of the action was disclosed after KSLA uncovered video of his last encounter with Shreveport police

  KSLA Investigates reveals video of Tommie McGlothen’s last encounter with police

The first frames of the grainy video show Shreveport police wrestling Tommie McGlothen to the ground under a carport on Eilleen Lane.

  Unity March furthers discussion about ending injustice

“I think it’s important for my daughter to see and understand that her life does matter,” one participant says

  We the People showcase proposed policy changes at Saturday’s protest

'We the People' plan to expand on these demands so they can push for the creation of these policies in October during the legislative period.

Southeastern dismisses student-athlete for social media post

Southeastern Louisiana University has dismissed a student-athlete for a social media post.

Accused arsonists sought to ‘make a statement’ by burning buildings in Baton Rouge, records say

The fire official who wrote the arrest report wrote that the trio’s actions were intended to be part of “on-going civil unrest across the nation against law enforcement.”

Minden protest march planned for Sunday, June 7

A protest march is planned for Sunday in the city of Minden.

  YOUR VOICE: Justice for Tommie-Shreveport Protest/March

The peaceful protest began at noon at Government Plaza. Several speakers took the podium before marching.

Marshall Police Chief issues statement regarding protests, demonstrations

Marshall Chief of Police Cliff Carruth issued a statement on Friday regarding the recent protests and demonstrations in the city.

  Former Calvary Baptist football standout pens essay on racism, police brutality

He is using his social media platform to reach out to those in power to help usher in change.

  Coronavirus cases could rise following demonstrations

"... We will really understand what’s going on when we see hospital admissions go up”

  Shreveport mayor, his commission on race meet to discuss policing and community relations

“This is our opportunity as a people to carry on the baton of this movement that was started long before us”

  YOUR VOICE: Shreveport protesters march from Government Plaza to Police Department

Protesters made their way from Government Plaza in Downtown to the Shreveport Police Department building on Murphy Street.

  'We the People’ hosting protest, march against police brutality June 5

The protest and march is called #JusticeforTommie and organizers say this event will honor the lives of Tommie McGlothen, Anthony Childs, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other victims of police brutality.

Shreveport mayor, citizens discuss race relations between police, citizens of color

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins and community leaders will discuss ways to improve relations between law enforcement and citizens of color.

  Bishop of Shreveport diocese pens letter about racism

“I felt it was my responsibility ... to address this particular issue as it relates to the treatment of people of color"

City investigating fire driver’s “racially charged” post

12-year Texarkana, Texas, municipal worker put on paid leave over comments on his personal Facebook page

  Activist calls for Shreveport police chief’s resignation

Demand made during Community Congress for Justice rally outside Shreveport police headquarters

  “With unity, you have a lot of power”: Protesters let their voices be heard at rally in Shreveport

For the second day of peaceful protests, Shreveport residents gathered in front of the Shreveport Police Department Monday morning to share their message and let their voices be heard.

  Peaceful protesters march in Shreveport amid death of George Floyd

The protesters began their march at noon Sunday, May 31, across the street from the Shreveport Police Department and headed to the courthouse.

  Shreveporters upset over George Floyd’s death decry racism, lack of leaders who stand up against it

“Even when it wasn’t on video, we knew that there was a different approach when it comes to African-American men"

  Shreveport police training officer on departmental leave, under administrative investigation over Facebook post

The Facebook post in question critiqued the firing of four Minneapolis officers in the death of George Floyd

  Shreveport mayor’s comments about race draw backlash

“It is sad and disheartening that a Mayor, elected by several different races and political affiliations, would say such divisive comments.”