NAACP wants a grand jury hearing in Sterling shooting
Posted on 4/3/2018 9:47:00 AM.
Several protesters marched into Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office on Monday demanding a grand jury look at the evidence from the Alton Sterling investigation. Landry announced last week two white police officers will not be criminally charged in the 2016 shooting death of a black man. But Louisiana NAACP President Michael McClanahan says the violent video of the shooting released on Friday should be reviewed by a 12-member panel to determine if criminal charges are warranted.
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Head of Louisiana NAACP provides tips for better community policing
Posted on 10/20/2016 12:15:00 PM.

The head of the Louisiana NAACP spoke before the House Judiciary Committee to provide tips on how law enforcement and the public can work better together. Ernest Johnson says there needs to be more interactive relationships between police officers and the community. He suggests having these officers be very familiar with everyone in the area they’re patrolling.

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New Orleans NAACP wants Vitter ad taken down
Posted on 10/30/2015 6:09:00 AM.
The New Orleans NAACP chapter has asked David Vitter’s gubernatorial campaign to take down a TV ad that uses the word “thugs” inside the commercial. Morris Reed, chapter president of the NAACP of New Orleans, believes “thugs” is used in the commercial to drive a wedge between the black and white communities.
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Is the 2015 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival poster racist?
Posted on 3/20/2015 2:07:00 PM.
Michelle Southern reporting.
The Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival poster is getting a lot of attention this year as some are calling it beautiful art and others feel it's offensive and racist. The painting depicts two faceless black children surrounded by strawberries. Festival spokeswoman Shelley Matherne says art is subjective and interpretive.
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