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High blood pressure should be treated earlier with lifestyle changes and in some patients with medication – at 130/80 mm Hg rather than 140/90 – according to the first comprehensive new high blood pressure guidelines in more than a d
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After decades of desegregation efforts, federal civil rights laws, and other attempts to close the achievement gap, a high quality education remains an elusive goal for most Black children. In an e
The East Baton Rouge Parish Council on Aging is inviting residents to join their team.  The Council on Aging is hosting a job fair, Dec. 7, at its Florida Blvd location, offering residents the opportunity to apply and interview for more than 30 anticipated position vacancies.  
Sharon Weston-Broome State Senator and President Pro Tempore, District 15.
East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome today issued an executive order to expand efforts to increase the enterprise participation of small businesses in City-Pa
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"Our officials continue to pledge their support, and we believe they are sincere. But it’s time we start saying, not just with our words but with our budgets and with our ac
15 BUYTHEBOOK Kaya Thomas
Kaya Thomas, was frustrated with the difficulty of finding books about and by people of color so she designed and wrote the code for the app. At age 18, she launched We Read Too, a mobile directory of multicultural book
Derrick Johnson
It’s a classic case of déjà vu. The FBI’s counterterrorism division has identified a supposed new threat: “black identity extremists” (BIE). The FBI claims that BIE’s “perception of police brutality against African Americans has spur
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The Department of Occupational Therapy at the University of South Alabama’ students and faculty are conducting much-needed research on how lupus affects African American women’s ability
Pat Morris
Many I Have talked to are very dissatisfied with the performance of the current superintendent. We know that the next superintendent must be someone with a strong background and proven performance record in educating children (all children). Our cu
The race for Houston and the 2017 SWAC Championship is nearing the finish line and this Saturday, SU Athletics needs the Jaguar Nation to “Standout Bold For Thee.” As Southern University football prepares to salute the 2017 Senior Class, the SU annual homecoming parade will commence a full day of festivities with a new route […]
Betty Robinson
HAMMOND–Tangipahoa Parish School Board member Betty Robinson is highly critical of the superintendent of Tangipahoa Parish Schools Mark Kolwe and she questions the number of failing schools. “I have three failing schools in my distri
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Today’s life expectancy rate for United States citizens stands at 76.5 and 81.2 years for men and women, respectively, according to recent data provided by the world’s leader of medical research, Imperial College London. But before
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Real estate crowd investing platform hopes to raise millions for property development in Black communities
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The Centenary College Choir takes its 2017-2018 program, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” on the road in early November for six performances in south Louisiana. The group will visit and sing at both churches and high schools during the t
Speaker Pro Temp Walt Leger
As part of his campaign to educate the public on the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Initiative legislation going into effect on Nov. 1 of this year, Gov. John Bel Edwards has released three videos featuring community leaders who were
The Voice - Season 13
OPELOUSAS–Ignatious Carmouche is “The Voice on Snapchat” winner of Season 12. Carmouche, who is from Houston and now lives in Opelousas, made it through the first round of blind auditions and secured a spot o
BREC Commissioners
Since 2015, BREC superintendent Carolyn McKnight has followed the lead of a private foundation to encourage BREC Commissioners to approve the relocation of the zoo from Hwy 19 in north Baton Rouge to an undisclosed location within the
The Baton Rouge Capital City Rotary Club and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana invite the community to join them for a Global Community Day Celebration, 11 am, Sunday, Nov. 5 at the BREC Community Park at 14024 Highland Rd. Everybody is invited, especially the children, to explore cultural exhibits from around the globe, […]
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Baton Rouge Community College and the BRCC Foundation will host Ailey II at 6:30pm on Nov. 5 in the Magnolia Performing Arts Pavilion, located on BRCC’s Mid City campus, 201 Community College Drive. Proceeds from the event will provid
Elizabeth Primas Ph.D
I am a former teacher. I taught for 25 years in the public school system and have held various titles in the field of education throughout my 40-year career. I have always had a passion for education. My family and I joke that I
A Personal Health History Workshop
Deadline to pre-register is October 13 The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus’ Family and Human Development Unit will host a Personal Health History Workshop, Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the
Charles Lloyd Jr. (Photo by  Southern University)
Charles Lloyd Jr., director of the Southern University Concert Choir, will be the guest artist for the Music Club of Baton Rouge’s monthly recital on Oct. 10 at the Woman’s Clubhouse, 259 T.J.
 Southern University officials announced changes to Saturday’s homecoming football start time due to weather forecasts involving Tropical Storm Nate. Kickoff for Saturday’s football game against Alabama A&M has been moved up to 1 p.m. at A.W. Mumford Stadium. As a result, the annual homecoming parade and the homecoming day party have been postponed until further notice. “Our policy […]
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A few months ago, a middle-aged Black man with his gray beard lending a distinguished air to his casual summer attire walked into the deli section of a popular South Baton Rouge grocery store. The server recognized him and said how much she ha
Capitol High School Class of 1957
The Capitol High School Class of 1957 celebrated their 60th year class reunion on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant. On Sunday, September 17, 2017, and the classmates fellowshi
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A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement. (Reuters) — A Louisiana police officer cannot sue Black Lives Matter because it is a social movement, a U.S. judge ruled on Sept. 28, finding the

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