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Louisiana State Trooper Charged With Civil Rights Violation After Beating Black Man Two Years Ago

Charges have been filed against a former Louisiana State Police trooper who allegedly violated the rights of a Black man who he struck 18 times with his police-issued flashlight. According to The Asso...

The Body Of Missing Illinois State University College Student Jelani Day Has Been Found

Jelani Day, the Illinois State University student who went missing Aug. 24 was identified as the body found floating in the Illinois river, according to authorities. On Sept. 4, the LaSalle County Cor...

Morgan State Professor Alleges Black Women Faculty Treated As Second-Class Citizens In Pay Discrimination Suit

Morgan State University (MSU) Professor Leah Hollis has spent her career dealing with workplace bullying in higher education and how it affects people and women of color. Now, Hollis is alleging in an...

Justice Department Investigating Georgia State Prisons After 44 Inmate Deaths, LGBT Assaults

The Justice Department (DoJ) launched an investigation into the Georgia State Prison system which is dealing with significant staff shortages and a culture of violence and neglect. Last year alone, 44...

Georgia Eyes New Medicaid Contract. But How Is the State Managing Managed Care?

Just before Frank Berry left his job as head of Georgia’s Medicaid agency this summer, he said the state “will be looking for the best bang for the buck” in its upcoming contract wit...

Telehealth’s Limits: Battle Over State Lines and Licensing Threatens Patients’ Options

If you live in one state, does it matter that the doctor treating you online is in another? Surprisingly, the answer is yes, and the ability to conduct certain virtual appointments may be nearing an e...

State Shellfish Officials Announce Razor Clam Dig Dates for Local Beaches

Recreational razor clam digging will pick up in September, although the season was disrupted in 2020 due to high levels of marine toxins. | Shutterstock Plus, Omnivorous food fest reveals high-profile...

After Pandemic Ravaged Nursing Homes, New State Laws Protect Residents

When the coronavirus hit Martha Leland’s Connecticut nursing home last year, she and dozens of other residents contracted the disease while the facility was on lockdown. Twenty-eight residents d...

Grambling State Marching Band Adds Its First Female Drum Major Since 1952

Grambling State University has its second female drum major after nearly 70 years.  Candace Hawthorne, a senior from Dallas, is among three drum majors in the school’s World Famed Tiger Marching Band,...

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