At the beginning of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, health experts across the country wanted to pay close attention to minority groups, especially since an overwhelming number of people of color were dying from the virus.
Four members of the faculty from three different colleges at Louisiana Tech University are now receiving grant funding to recruit and mentor minority students to increase their participation in STEM fields.
Triplets, Stevie, Steven, and Stephon Wilson, are set to graduate from Grambling State University the week of April 12, carrying on the tradition as fifth generation graduates from the university; their family has attended Grambling since the 1950s. All three grew up in Winnfield, La.
There are currently three states in the U.S. that do not have hate crime laws: Wyoming, South Carolina, and Arkansas. Republican Governor Asa Hutchinson has made enacting one a priority in 2021, but the effort has stalled due to resistance among conservatives in the majority-Republican legislature.
Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins is accepting a call to action issued by former President Barack Obama for communities to enact sustainable change through policies and partnerships to address opportunity gaps that boys and young men of color face in the U.S.
Activists across the world took to the streets in protest after the police-involved deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Breonna Taylor in Louisville. In Shreveport, many demanded answers to police-involved deaths in our own community.
The bill, which addresses training at K-12 schools and postsecondary education institutions with respect to certain concepts related to race and sex, was voluntarily withdrawn by the author pending further dialogue on the issue.
The City of Shreveport’s Commission on Race and Diversity will hold a virtual political forum on Thursday, October 22. The event will begin at 5:30 p.m. and can be viewed at shreveportla.gov, GBCShreveport on Facebook and the Shreveport Commission on Race’s Facebook page as well.
“Over the last couple months, we’ve seen a lot of people show their different perspectives on what’s important to them,” police chief Ben Raymond said. “This is a group that came together, and it was important enough to them to show their thanks and appreciation for law enforcement.”