From the Dalai Lama in India, to President Obama in Washington D.C., the man people called "Mandiba" connected to leaders everywhere, spreading a message of peace and hope. Even right here in the ArkLaTex, people are speaking of Mandela in reverent terms. That includes those who actually met him during Mandela's visit to Louisiana 13 years ago.
Nelson Mandela spent four days in Louisiana back in May of 2000. He arrived to a big celebration at Southern University's Baton Rouge campus.
Frantic moments on Thanksgiving morning as Shreveport police rescued 5 children from a house fire. This happened in the 5200 block of Kent Avenue in Shreveport. The fight for life started with Shreveport Police officers, pulling 3 children from the burning home. That fight continues in the intensive care unit at University Health.
Friday, the 6 year old boy was able to look at his mother for the first time since the fire.
|Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton recalls Nelson Mandela's inauguration as the first black president of South Africa in 1994 and the example of forgiveness he set following his decades-long imprisonment.
The Duchess of Cambridge stunned in the budget bling, which retails for £19.99 but has since sold out completely.
It wasn't the first time Kate had worn the bespoke Roland Mouret gown – the royal, who is known for recycling her outfits, debuted the elegant number at a ball in May 2012.
In January of this year, designer Roland spoke about Kate wearing his design.
The Shreveport City Council is expected to vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would provide protection against discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Right now, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is stalled in the House, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does not cover sexual orientation. That leaves members of the LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community without protection, federally or state-wide.
People Acting for Change (PACE) Communications Director Adrienne Critcher says the "Be Fair Shreveport" movement "would extend protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity to everyone.
|President Obama praised Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who passed away on Thursday, as one of the "most influential, courageous, and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth."
Right now, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act is stalled in the house, and Title 7 of the Civil Rights Act does not cover sexual orientation. That leaves members of the LGBT, or lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender community without protection, federally or state-wide. That could be changing in Shreveport.
Tuesday, the city council will vote on the "Be Fair Shreveport" Ordinance. "It would extend protection based on sexual orientation and gender identity to everyone. It would protect people in their jobs, in housing, in public accommodations" Adrienne Critcher, with PACE, or People Acting for Change and Equality, says.
A Shreveport man is in jail, facing felony charges after a hit and run accident in this morning that ended with gunfire.
According to Shreveport Police Department Cpl. Marcus Hines, patrol officers to a "shots fired" call near the intersection of Pierremont Road at Southern Avenue just after noon on Thursday.
They learned that a hit and run had also been reported on East 70th Street at Southern Avenue, in which a man operating a 2010 Dodge Challenger reportedly rear-ended the operator of a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban before allegedly fleeing the scene of the crash.
|President Obama thanks military members and their families on the final day of Hanukkah, saying their sacrifice is a "miracle for which we give thanks."
|House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., finds it odd Republicans have to be taught how to run against women without offending female voters, though she added, "They've made an art of running against women in ways that we think are inappropriate."