MARKSVILLE, LA (WAFB) – There’s a new piece of evidence that could put a new wrinkle in the trial of two Marksville City Ward deputies accused of murder. Could a third officer on the scene that night have also fired his weapon? Defense attorney Jonathan Goins said a trajectory diagram of the deadly Marksville shooting…

Instead of using your tax money to buy “red bottoms” or paint your “slab,” invest in having your arrest record expunged. One simple arrest on your record can stop you from getting your dream job. More and more, it is becoming impossible to obtain employment or even engage in volunteer activities without someone running a…

Make no mistake — it is 2016 and there is a culture under siege, the African American culture. There is civil unrest in the land of plenty, liberty and justice. However, African Americans are not receiving much in the way of plenty, besides death and disillusionment. Liberty and justice are concepts that exist only for…

In the pre-civil rights era of the 1960’s no one who did not fit the preferred physical description had a legal “say so” in their community in the southern portion of the United States. It was literally the equivalent of someone coming into your home and telling you what meals to eat, what time to…

I have elected to admit from the onset that I feel the married guys who were able to win the affections of their mate of choice have it made but that’s my life experience and observation. Personally, I’m single and for me and a horde of other guys in my age demographic that consists of…

We live in a world where people expect the logical, but act in an illogical manner. We govern ourselves based on laws that are contingent upon facts and proof, yet many believe gossip, myths and over-generalizations to be truths. Theoretically, the law is designed to focus on facts and evidence, not feelings or perceptions. Yet,…

In the state of Texas, guns are third only to God and Country. The second amendment and the right to bear arms is introduced to many youngsters as soon as they can lift their first rifle for hunting season. Guns are associated with freedom, protection and safety and many homeowners view their right to bear…

Are your kids suffering from FOMO (Fear of Missing Out)? Are you perpetuating their inability to socialize in face to face situations? Are we the reason they lack discernment and the ability to accurately judge character? We have all experienced it at some point or another, either we or our loved ones are too connected….

Last week’s tragedy in Orlando is yet another example of our need as a country to massage narratives in our communities, schools and churches regarding lessons in tolerance. The mass shooting at Pulse nightclub is a perfect illustration of the breakdown in our human ecosystem which lacks tolerance of different lifestyle choices and belief systems. Where…

Black children around the country have long been getting suspended from school for wearing braids, dreads, Afros, Afro puffs, or “designer haircuts” which are nothing more than Caesars with a classic side-part. When students at the C.R. Walker Senior High School in the Bahamas tried to wear their natural hair to school, they were allegedly…

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