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The Associated Press reported Tuesday (May 2nd) that The Justice Department had decided not to bring any federal charges against two white Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers in the killing last July of 37-year-old Alton Sterling, who was black. Sterling was killed during a struggle with the two officers outside a Baton Rouge convenience store […]

Baton Rouge celebrates the election of its first Black female mayor. Sharon Weston Broome faces the daunting task of healing the city's racial wounds.

The Army Corps issued a letter demanding that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe vacate the land so that they can move forward with building the controversial oil pipeline.

Rose believes that the rape accusations caused indelible harm to his image.

Retired Lieutenant General Russel L. Honoré discusses the aftermath of the historic Louisiana floods.

The Red Cross is calling the flooding, the worst U.S. disaster since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, with damage costing at least $30 million.

In a phone call with The AP, East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner Beau Clark also said he was banned from releasing the official court order showing the judge's request to keep the autopsy sealed. Clark, who's served as coroner since 2012, said this is the first time a judge has sealed a report from his office.

  Legendary Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield is one of the stars in Greenleaf, airing on OWN on Wednesday nights. She’s from Baton Rouge and on a recent visit home, spoke to the Aunt of Alton Sterling.   She talks to the Tom Joyner Morning Show about her role in Greenleaf, how her hometown is recovering since […]

On Monday, Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now spoke with Quinyetta McMillon, the mother of Sterling's 15-year-old son and their family attorney, Chris Stewart, about the murder of the Baton Rouge native and how the family plans to move forward.

On Monday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the violent acts committed by Johnson and Long and what is causing these men to commit such heinous acts against police officers.

“I wasn’t afraid,” she says. “I felt disgust at what is being done across the country. At the fact that it’s come this far that we have to take to the streets in protest to demand our safety.”

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