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Here’s a short list of recommended books for young readers to middle grade readers, selected by The Drum staff. One Craz
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As the Chicago Football Classic is steadfastly approaching its 20thAnniversary weekend, co-founder and producer Everett Rand along with business partner Larry Huggins have made the Chicago media rounds with the parti
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Virginia Gay Young, of New Orleans, Tarj L. Hamilton, of Baton Rouge, and Glyn F. Butler, of Baker, were appointed by Governor John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Rehabilitation Council. Young is
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Industrial exemptions cost Ascension Parish $139.5M in foregone property tax revenue in 2017 -- 110% of total property taxes collected in 2016 ($126.8M). Leaders urge school board to reject "blank check" on corporate school tax exemptions.
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“I believe girls are a special gift from God and they should be nurtured as such,” said Quintina Ricks, founder of TransfHERmation, a summer enrichment program for girls. "We build the female
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Bishop L Lawrence Brandon, of Shreveport, was elected by the Louisiana House of Representatives to serve on the Louisiana Board of Ethics with 10 other members. Brandon will serve a five-year term with
The Oct. 14 election is shaping up to be full of candidates for state treasurer and city court judge as well as constitutional amendemnts for voters to decide statewide. Five candidates have qualified for the state treasurer’s seat. They are: former Commissioner of Administration Angele Davis, a Republican from Baton Rouge; Derrick Edwards, a Democrat […]
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The CEO Mind Foundation will host “Womanhood 101: Girls EmPOWERed Program,” Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd., 9am -noon. The program
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A new report from the nonpartisan Institute for Women’s Policy Research reveals troubling data about the economic and social challenges Black women face in Louisiana. The report studied factors like political participation, employment, i
The City of Baton Rouge is launching a Web mapping application that allows city officials to monitor U.S. Geological Survey and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stream gauge data every hour during weather events. With multi-colored dots that represent each stream gauge, responders can see how high water levels are in that area at a […]
2017 Farmer and Ag Stakeholder Forum
The Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Institute will host the Farmers and Agriculture Stakeholders Forum, Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 1:30pm in SARDI’s office, 1209 Diesi St, in Opelousas.
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Shreveport native Kaweeda Green Adams has been selected superintendent of the City School District of Albany, NY, a district with 9,700 students. She is a graduate of Caddo parish public schools and is pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership fr
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CHICAGO—While African Americans continue to be the fastest growing segment of entrepreneurs in the United States, they are also failing at greater rates, according to a report released by the Kaufman Foundation. But organizers of the Internation
angipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is announcing a change in visitation days for inmates in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. Effective Saturday August 19, visitation for jail inmates will be Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 4pm, with 30-minutes visitation per offender. All persons coming to the Tangipahoa Parish Jail to visit a an inmate must have […]
The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) has set up a phone bank for Texas families trying to locate loved ones evacuated after Hurricane Harvey to state-run shelters here in Louisiana. The numbers to call are (225) 615-0086 and (225) 615-0258. For privacy and safety reasons, DCFS cannot confirm the identities of people […]
 Liberty Tax Service at 4911 S Sherwood Forest Blvd and 1402 N Burnside in Gonzales will offer a 10-week, tuition-free* Tax School for aspiring tax preparers, do-it-yourself filers, and those who want a better understanding of income taxes, beginning September 12, 2017. Tax School combines classroom discussion with hands-on learning. It offers practice in preparing […]
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Pastor Darlene A. Moore, of St Peter-Trinity-Asbury United Methodist Church, submitted this prayer for the people of Texas and Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
Baton Rouge and Baker high school students, front row from left, Tyliya Pitts, Jaymya Joubert, A'miya Thomas, Congressman Garret Graves, Michael Wicker and Coby Pittman. Standing on the second row are, from left, Michael Boudreaux III, Dr. Tiffany Franklin, 4-H Citizen Washington Focus (C</div/></div><div class='rssslider_div' style='height:100px;padding:1px 0px 1px 0px;'><div style='padding-left:4px;'><strong><a href='http://www.thedrumnewspaper.info/?p=9775'>Join Job Club Networking Group</a></strong></div><div style='padding-left:4px;'>The Career Center of the East Baton Rouge Parish Library is sponsoring a 12-week job search and networking group for adult job seekers in professional careers. Job searching can be a lonely and discouraging activity, and this group will provide you with a safe space to meet and network with like-minded professionals who are challenged […]</div></div><div class='rssslider_div' style='height:100px;padding:1px 0px 1px 0px;'><div style='padding-left:4px;'><strong><a href='http://www.thedrumnewspaper.info/?p=9468'>EVENTS: September community events</a></strong></div><div style='padding-left:4px;'><div style=20993848_1738157106195730_1914147944400534299_n
ONGOING EVENTS West Baton Rouge NAACP, every 2nd Tuesday, Hall’s & Sons Funeral Home, 1160 Louisiana Avenue, Port Allen, 6pm. Victims of Domestic Violence,  meeting wi
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Former cornerback Tyrone Leggett puts 300 families into homes, opens the only Black-owned grocery store in Baton Rouge
A major change has gone into effect for bail bonds at the Rapides Parish jail, ordered by criminal judges Tom Yeager and Mary Doggett. The present formula used for setting bonds at the courthouse has been terminated. This was done as a way to update the way bonds are set and to avoid people easily […]
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Ben Crump Law will seek justice for wronged individuals and further the cause of social justice with national network of lawyers
Using social media, area school districts are announcing closures due to pending rain and flood caused by Tropical Storm Harvey, beginning Tuesday, Aug. 29. LSU, LSU Lab School and Childcare Center are all open on Wednesday, Aug. 30. Classes and university activities will continue as scheduled. However public schools are announcing closures. They are: East […]
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions Louisiana Military Advisory Council The Louisiana Military Advisory Council serves to provide a forum for issues concerning the installations and units of the armed forces located in Louisiana and the military and retired military personnel and their families who reside in Louisiana. […]
President Donald J. Trump declared that an emergency exists in the State of Louisiana and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local response efforts due to the emergency conditions resulting from Tropical Storm Harvey beginning on August 27, 2017, and continuing. This action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency […]
The East Baton Rouge Parish Library  is joining with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a FREE Library card. Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in […]

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