Category Archives: Louisiana

Official U.S. State Dogs: LOUISIANA

In 1979, the Catahoula Cur got a name change to the Louisiana Catahoula Leopard Dog when it became the Official State Dog of Louisiana.   It has been alternately known as the Catahoula Hog Dog because of its traditional use … Continue reading

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Kindness – Presley, the service dog, appears in the school yearbook (video)

“Be silly, be honest, be kind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson –o–O–o– From JustForMedia: This is perhaps one of the most paw-dorable yearbook pictures ever. Take a look at Presley, a 5-year-old service dog in West Monroe, Louisiana, who’s been going to … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: RIFT

by Nona Blyth Cloud We sometimes forget how closely History is following behind us. Only 50 years ago, it was still illegal for people of different races to marry in 16 U.S. states, mostly in the South. It wasn’t until … Continue reading

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Zaid Jilani: “How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History”

By Elaine Magliaro Zaid Jilani has an interesting article titled How Religious ‘Liberty’ Has Been Used to Justify Racism, Sexism and Slavery Throughout History over at AlterNet. Jilani says that religion has been used for hundreds of years to deny … Continue reading

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LYNCHING IN AMERICA: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror—A Report from the Equal Justice Initiative

By Elaine Magliaro Earlier today, the Equal justice Initiative (EJI) released a report of a multi-year investigation titled Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror. EJI discovered that lynchings in this country were more extensive than had been … Continue reading

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“Whip Steve Scalise”: A Mark Fiore Political Cartoon Video

By Elaine Magliaro Late last year, I wrote a post about the House Majority Whip titled Steve Scalise Confirms He Spoke at White Supremacist Conference in 2002. In addition to speaking at that conference, the third most powerful man in … Continue reading

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The Case of the “Houdini Handcuff Suicide”: Young Black Man Supposedly Shoots Himself in Back Seat of Police Cruiser in Louisiana (VIDEOS)

By Elaine Magliaro Here’s an interesting story about a young black man who was shot while in police custody earlier this year. Twenty-two-year-old Victor White III died in a Louisiana hospital on March 3rd. He was the “victim of a … Continue reading

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Heads Up, Louisiana Voters—The “Sarah Palin of the South” Is Running for Congress in the Sixth District

By Elaine Magliaro Meet Lenar Whitney. A Republican from Houma, Louisiana, Whitney is currently serving as a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from District 53. She is also the Republican National Committee Woman from her state. On May … Continue reading

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Louisiana, Moving Forward In Reverse

by GENE HOWINGTON If the war against women’s rights concerns you, avoid Louisiana. In yet another strike against the rights of women, a bill came before Gov. Bobby Jindal this week that is truly horrifying. Of course, he is expected … Continue reading

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