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The way we’re programmed to think of ballet is through an exceedingly narrow white filter. Everything from the pasty white”flesh-colored” tights and shoes to many of the Eurocentric bone-structure ideals touted have made it into a rich-white-girl’s game. Luckily, those tides are turning and the Louisiana-based En Pointe Dance Studio is leading the charge with… READ MORE »


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Four confederate statues have been ordered to be removed from New Orleans, Louisiana.

A 6 to 1 vote amongst city council representatives ruled in favor of having them taken down from prominent areas in the city.

The requests were addressed to the city’s mayor Mitch Landrieu and he agreed to take… READ MORE »


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Over the weekend, Louisiana marshals Lt. Derrick Stafford, 32, and reserve officer Norris Greenhouse Jr., 23, were arrested and charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the shooting death of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis. Mardis was the passenger in his father Chris Few’s vehicle last Tuesday night, when, for unknown reasons, Few was pursued by city… READ MORE »


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Officers Norris Greenhouse Jr. and Lt. Derrick Stafford have been charged with 2nd Degree Murder following the deathly shooting of six-year-old boy Jeremy Mardis.

The two officers shot and killed Jeremy while trying to pursue his father, Chris Few, who survived with critical injuries after being shot in his SUV. The reasons for the… READ MORE »


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Earlier this week, I told you about the heartbreaking death of six-year-old Jeremy Mardis, who was shot to death in Marksville, LA, by city marshals after they opened fire on his father’s vehicle following a pursuit. Authorities initially said that police had tried to serve Chris Few, Mardis’s father, with a warrant and he took off… READ MORE »


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In an interview early Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union”, Rick Perry said that the shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, earlier this week shows why gun-free zones are “a bad idea” and said he believes people should be able to take their firearms to the movies.

Here is part of his stance:
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Less than a month after Ringling Brothers begrudgingly agreed to phase out enslaving and abusing elephants and making them dance for no personal elephantine gain by 2018, two hero circus elephants saved an 18-wheeler truck from overturning on a highway in Louisiana.

According to the Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana Sheriff’s department, an 18-wheeler truck traveling… READ MORE »


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A federal judge allowed a new abortion law to go into effect in Louisiana, which requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away, but ruled that doctors and clinics cannot be penalized for breaking the law while it is being debated. Abortion rights supporters… READ MORE »


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Yesterday. we were aghast to hear that a 20-year-old Louisiana woman named Sharmeka Moffitt claimed she had been attacked by three men and set on fire, burning the majority of her body, in a hate crime.

Last night, police confirmed that Sharmeka Moffitt actually faked the “attack,” scrawled the n-word and KKK on… READ MORE »


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UPDATE: Police now say Sharmeka Moffitt set herself on fire and wrote “KKK” and a racial slur on her car herself. She is still in critical condition at a hospital in Louisiana. [MSN]

There are no words to really describe this: the FBI in Louisiana are investigating a possible hate crime attack by… READ MORE »


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A Louisiana school that has received some pretty outraged press in recent days over its unusual pregnancy policy—students who were suspected of being pregnant were forced to take a pregnancy test, and those who refused or were, indeed, with child were kicked out—is changing said policy. Pregnant students will no longer have to be home-schooled,… READ MORE »


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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has signed into law an increased “waiting period” between the time a pregnant woman views a mandatory ultrasound and when she can have her abortion. The law also says the woman will be offered an opportunity to hear a fetal heartbeat. Such “waiting period” abortion laws are considered by pro-choice… READ MORE »


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Do you wear your pajamas out in public? We’re asking because if you live in Caddo Parish, Louisiana, and you want to run out to the mall in  your jammies, you might soon be breaking the law. That’s because local politician Michael Williams is proposing an ordinance that would prohibit the wearing a pajamas in… READ MORE »


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This story makes me want to stand up and scream. And then sit down and scream a bit more. A justice of the peace in Louisiana named Keith Bardwell refused to issue a marriage license to Beth Humphrey, 30, and Terence McKay, 32, because they’re an interracial couple. Instead, he referred them to another justice… READ MORE »


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Josh Brolin, who is currently filming W, a new Oliver Stone biopic about the Prez, can now never really be Commander-in-Chief — he was arrested over the weekend in Louisiana for getting in a bar brawl. Brolin has the finest mug shot we’ve ever seen. And there’s not a scratch on him from the scrape,… READ MORE »