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Landscapes, Memories, and History in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

HBGN member LaKisha Simmons wrote about black feminist performance and historical memory in Beyoncé’s visual album Lemonade for UNC Press blog.

“At Laura Plantation, also along the river, in 1830 Nanette Prud’homme Duparc, the matriarch of her family, improved the family business by going to the city and buying thirty teenaged girls. 174 more words

Landscapes, Memories, and History in Beyoncé’s Lemonade

Check out my blog post on history, landscapes and motherhood over at UNC Press’s blog.

In the post I explore how the historical landscapes of  71 more words

Louisiana flooding sends caskets far and wide

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding not only disrupts the living but sometimes also creates havoc for the dead.

That’s what happened in southwest Louisiana’s Calcasieu Parish when an overflowing Sabine River — helped by days of heavy rain — recently pushed water inland about four miles, disturbing graves buried in at least five cemeteries in the towns of Vinton and Starks. 754 more words


Harvey man arrested and charged for child possession of child pornography

NEW ORLEANS(WGNO) -On May 5th, 2016,  Dylan Sarkozy was arrested by the FBI New Orleans Division’s Violent Crimes Against Children/Human Trafficking Task Force on Possession of Child Pornography. 48 more words



Festival season is upon us and with low 80s and sunshine over the weekend, what better way to enjoy it than to feast on craw ish.

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The Myth of “Sanctuary Cities” in Louisiana

In response to the House passing a bill aimed at eliminating immigration “sanctuary cities,” I feel compelled to correct some of the misinformation that surrounds the term “sanctuary city.”  337 more words