Louisiana

A museum will also go alongside the memorial to trace the country's history from slavery to present day. The structure is slated to open in April 2017.

After news spread that Prince passed away, many celebrities paid homage to the legendary singer through special tributes. On Broadway, Jennifer Hudson and the cast of The Color Purple paid their respects through song by performing a rendition of Prince’s hit “Purple Rain.”

An attorney for Chris Few says body camera footage shows Few's hands were up when two city marshals shot into his car last week, critically wounding the dad and killing his 6-year-old son Jeremy Mardis.

The officers -- 23-year-old Norris Greenhouse Jr. and 32-year-old Derrick Stafford -- were charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder in the Tuesday shooting that made Jeremy Mardis the youngest person to be killed by law enforcement this year.

Please continue to pray for this entire community of Franklin Parish. pic.twitter.com/DEMS71ZS5p — Coach Rey (@Doug_B_Funny) September 5, 2015 Tyrell Cameron, 16, a student at…

Advisers confirmed on Monday that while serving as an elected official in 2002, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.), the House majority whip, spoke at an event…

Plans to erect a chemical plant may end up destroying a Louisiana town, Mossville, founded by free slaves, Mother Jones reports. SEE ALSO: Can Weight-Loss Surgery…

Louisiana man, Glenn Ford, spent nearly three decades behind bars on death row for a crime he did not commit before walking free earlier this…

Aevin Dugas (pictured), a Louisiana native, has set a Guinness World Record for the largest Afro in the world, according to the U.K. Daily Mail. SEE…

The Opelousas Massacre in St. Landry Parish, La., has baffled historians over the years. From varying accounts, hundreds of Blacks were reportedly killed, because of…

From CNN: The music of New Orleans, Louisiana, is more than just Dixieland jazz, Professor Longhair and Pete Fountain. It’s hip-hop and zydeco. It’s funk and folk. It’s hard rock and new wave, blues and metal, Lil Wayne and the Radiators and Fats Domino and Galactic. If food is the soul of the city, then […]

From CNN.com: President Barack Obama bluntly defended his administration’s response to the undersea gusher fouling the Gulf of Mexico on Monday, telling an interviewer he has met with experts to learn “whose ass to kick.” “I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the Gulf,” […]