With yesterday's inauguration of President Barack Obama, most of us have put the 2008 political campaign season behind us. But a pro-Obama video posted to YouTube in the days leading up the election is still causing a stir here. Last week, Louisiana Folk Roots posted this open letter to its website explaining why the nonprofit orgainzation isn't, and can't be, involved with political campaigns. Get the whole story in this week's edition of The Independent.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Episcopal School of Acadiana’s Dr. Joshua Caffery, chair of the school’s English Department, is headed to Washington, D.C., and the Library of Congress as the latest winner of the Alan Lomax Fellowship in Folklife Studies.