racial justice

The Current

A legal path has been cleared for the family of Trayford Pellerin to see the body-worn camera footage documenting the 31-year-old’s fatal encounter with Lafayette police.

The family of Trayford Pellerin, a Black man killed by Lafayette police, is pressing a federal court to allow the release of police body camera footage.

Charles Maldonado / The Lens

The ACLU of Louisiana, with the help of private for-profit law firms and law school legal clinics, plans to “unleash a wave” of litigation across the state to combat racially discriminatory policing.

Ben Depp / National Geographic Society

By now we’ve heard time and time again how the moment we’re all living through is historic, anxious and unprecedented. A global pandemic has killed hundreds of thousands, wrecked the global economy, and created record unemployment. Anti-racism protests have mobilized millions of people around the world calling for major reforms to policing and public policy. It’s changed the way many of us live, work and think.

Ashley Dean / WWNO

Action continues in New Orleans and Baton Rouge this week with rallies for racial justice, sanitation workers' rights, mutual aid and more. 

One of this week's actions includes a crawfish boil.

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