“There Are No Real Rules” Louisiana Task Force Approves Lenient Officer Shooting Internal Investigation Regulations

January 21, 2021

On Thursday, the Police Training, Screening, and De-escalation Task Force approved numerous new regulations that they believe will enable better policing in Louisiana.  Their longest debate centered around whether law enforcement agencies should be allowed to internally investigate when their officer’s shoot people and it results in a death or serious injury.  The Task Force […]

Movie Review: American Skin

January 19, 2021

Nate Parker returns to directing with this suspenseful film about one of the most polarizing topics in the contemporary United States, the extrajudicial killing of black people by law enforcement. The film takes the viewer on an emotional journey but fails to deliver a cathartic release that would have made it a monumental work of […]

BREAKING: Former Candidate Andrew Yang Endorses Antoine Pierce for Senate

June 11, 2020

As the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Louisiana heats up, Democratic challenger Antoine Pierce today secured a major endorsement from a candidate on a national scale.  On June 11, 2020, former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang’s nonprofit, Humanity Forward, tweeted their support for Mr. Pierce’s campaign to unseat conservative Senator Bill Cassidy.    We are […]


June 8, 2020

Chokehold Choke + Hold Hold + Choke A Knee to the Throat ? + ? These words, and their combinations, flashed across our screens, news cameras, and even print news in droves this week. It’s about time. Talking about time, in 1963, James Baldwin wrote about the murder of a middle-age woman in at the […]

PACE Statement on the Aftermath of the Murder of George Floyd

June 5, 2020

Shreveport, LA – June 4, 2020 PACE (People Acting for Change and Equality), northwest Louisiana’s primary advocacy organization for LGBTQ people, has been committed to bringing long-needed change to this region since our formation in 2005. While our primary focus has been organizing, educating, lobbying, and at times protesting for equal opportunity and treatment under […]

I Can’t Breathe

June 4, 2020

On May 25th, an African American man, named George Floyd, in Minnesota became the latest in a long list of African Americans to be killed by American law enforcement. In a nearly nine minute video, Officer Derek Chauvin can be seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd, who repeats “please, I can’t breathe”. At a particularly […]

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