School changes pregnancy policy after national pressure

You can’t deny the clout the ACLU has when it comes to highlighting civil liberties violations. The organization put national pressure on Delhi Charter School once it was revealed the school had been requiring students to take pregnancy tests to confirm suspicions that they were knocked up. Now, the school is backtracking and changing its […]

SPLC files complaint against school district, cites Twitter rant of employee

Who knew Twitter would be the go-to social media app where folks can express their racist views unabashed. A Jefferson Parish, La., school psychologist Mark Traina, who went on a racist rant about so-called “young black thugs.” Traina made the tweets in January, but recently came to light when the Southern Poverty Law Center filed […]

>Great story about post-Katrina shooting

>Two people have come forward with information that could help investigators to solve the shooting of Donnell Herrington, according to a story by A.C. Thompson of Pro Publica and Brendan McCarthy of The Times-Picayune. Three days after Hurricane Katrina turned New Orleans into a ghost town, somebody shot Donnell Herrington twice in Algiers Point, ripping […]

>FEMA to give supplies back to Louisiana

>Some of the $85 million in supplies that was given away to other states by FEMA will be returned to Louisiana and to nonprofit organizations to be distributed, CNN is reporting. After the disclosure, (Louisiana Recovery Authority Executive Director Paul) Rainwater’s organization asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency to return some of the extensive stockpiles […]