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Meet the Trailblazing Black LGBTQ Official at ‘Ground Zero’ for Climate Justice

In 1969, a state-mandated consent decree desegregated the school system in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Forty years later, continuing conflict over that desegregation effort in the city — evenly split between Black and white residents — inspired a young Davante Lewis’ first foray into public service.  His high school was strapped for cash and required much-needed […]