Saturday, May 18 2013 11:59 PM EDT2013-05-19 03:59:26 GMT
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. The victim told investigatorsMore >>
A man was shot in the leg Saturday night inside of BREC's Hooper Road Park, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not considered life-threatening. More >>
It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5 million, lottery officials...More >>
Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 9:39 PM EDT2013-05-19 01:39:50 GMT
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon, according to the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office. The injury is not life-threatening. The accidentMore >>
A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot his 8-year-old brother in the shoulder Saturday afternoon.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 11:37 AM EDT2013-05-17 15:37:38 GMT
MANOR, TX (KEYE/CBS) – A weapons company began this week rolling out a groundbreaking "smart" rifle that can target and track a moving object from long distance. Trackingpoint began shipping the guns toMore >>
The rifle is precision guided with "lock and launch" technology similar to a fighter jet.More >>
Friday, May 17 2013 7:41 PM EDT2013-05-17 23:41:51 GMT
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday."We take full responsibility," Beth Brewster, CAA director "CAA takes full responsibilityMore >>
The director of the East Baton Rouge Companion Animal Alliance admits her city-parish shelter messed up big time Friday.More >>
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
Southern University closed out Black History Month with a two-day film festival. It featured a filmmaker with hopes to inspire people to seek change in the way they live.
Baton Rouge native and filmmaker Keith Beauchamp spent the last two days with students, faculty and community members doing more than just showcasing his award-winning documentaries.
"Even though we do have an African American president, a lot of us believe we live in a post-racial society. But if you do the type of work that I do, I could clearly show you that we have a long way to go," said Beauchamp.
Beauchamp's film about the life and death of Emmitt Till in the 1950s sparked the FBI to re-open the case. He hopes his most recent work, that profiles the mysterious hanging deaths of four African-American men in this last decade, may also help justice to be served.
"These are cases that have been ruled suicides by local authorities, which echo traditional lynchings because many of the family members, who had lost their loved ones in this manner, did not believe their loved ones had actually committed suicide," said Beauchamp.
Some students who attended the festival, say Beauchamp's films have opened their eyes to what's still happening in America and encouraged them to want to change things.
"Don't be so complacent with what's going on in today's society," said Student Government Association President Willie McCorkle, III. "Know that there's always room for improvement. Just because we have freedom does not mean we are free."
Beauchamp says the only way for the nation to continue to move forward is to discuss our problems and actively work on solving them.