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Metro council 2018
Council will vote, Jan 24, on changing the enforcement of marijuana possession and re-address airport commission appointment and the placement of fences under North St. overpass.
SUBMITTED NEWS–The Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. partnered with L’Auberge Casino & Hotel Baton Rouge to host the third annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Prayer Breakfast on January 15,  in the L’Auberge Baton Rouge Event Center. The nearly 400 attendees included elected officials, community and business leaders, local […]
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HAMMOND—Nearly 19 hours into the new year, Shaquell LaFrance and Clarence White of Hammond celebrated the arrival of their second daughter and North Oaks Med
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The Tangipahoa Parish Library will host seven town hall meetings to discuss their upcoming millage renewal leading up to the March 24 proposition election. Starting Jan. 16, the Library system wi
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Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an Emergency Declaration Wednesday, Jan. 17, due to the freezing precipitation and low temperatures throughout Louisiana. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, D
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A long-time Southern University Baton Rouge employee and former assistant mass communications professor was presented the December 2017 Above and Beyond Award. Robert Rene’, Ph.D, also has served as interim director and associate director of the O
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  Twelve Louisiana residents have been selected by The Drum’s publisher and staff as people to watch in 2018. In this issue, we introduce five: NAACP State President Michael McClanahan, councilwoman Chauna Banks, novelist Lynn Em
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Author Lynn Emery’s romantic suspense novels and mystery fiction have won and been nominated for several literary awards, including Best Mul- ticultural Mainstream Novel by Romantic Times Magazine. Set in the swam
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A four-day event where The Walls Project and 100+ businesses and organizations reactivated two miles of historic Scenic Hwy in Scotlandville. Read more   Photos by CondiB
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On any given day, James Gilmore Jr, Ph.D., can be found actively push- ing a political issue, managing an athlete, marketing spa services, or fishing. Within his company, Bayard Management Group, he
Michael McClanahan
One of the first things Michael McClanahan will let you know about him is that he’s from a “little town called Zwolle in Northwest Louisiana.” Quickly after that, you’ll realize his love of people, the state of Louisiana, and justice.
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Lauren Castine has been named event manager at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center–the sixth largest convention center in the nation. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of the event planning process. As a l
The Baton Rouge NAACP will host its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Jan. 15, 2018 at  Mt. Zion First Baptist Church, 356 East Blvd. , at  8 a.m. The guest speaker will be Judge John Michel Guidry. A reception will be held afterwards in the church  fellowship hall featuring food and various vendors. The event is […]
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“Whatever you’re passionate about will write the legacy you leave to the world,” said Twahna P. Harris, whose passion in advocacy is writing an enduring legacy against domestic violence. R
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Within two weeks of White Hills Elementary 4th grade teachers Lacy Aucoin (pictured at left) and Carlita Joseph-Gordon (right) requesting book donations on Facebook, Rachel Dickerson and Maranda Smith W
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Workshop will teach how to set goals and reach them this year  It’s a New Year and you’re still doing the same old thing. But it’s never too late to follow your dreams. The “Good Job workshop: How to get the job you really want in 2018” wil
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Following the closure of Community Pharmacy 1 Baton Rouge’s first Black-owned closed-door pharmacy, the city began to see an increase of pharmacies opening around the city and
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Chauna Banks has lived her entire life in Scotlandville district where she has served seven years as councilwoman. A graduate of Southern University Lab High School and Southern University, she has found her life’s purpose in bei
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January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. HPV (human papillomavirus) is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of ce
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Innovation is changing America, from self-checkout lanes in grocery stores to driverless cars. New jobs will emerge, like technicians who service these technologies. Other jobs will be eliminated, such as some cashiers and drivers. To what
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“Innovate Now! When Innovation Meets Entrepreneurship” begins January 16, 2018, at the Southern University Innovation Center located at 616 Harding Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA.
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Women spend much of their lives caring for others. As mothers and wives, they never seem to stop giving to their families and husbands. So who will take care of mom if she needs long-term care? Or will she plan ahead for her long-term care? It’s
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When the buzzer sounds, the students in Ingrid Cruz’s eighth-grade marine robotics class hop into action. Their mission? Compete against other teams to guide a remote-controlled underwater vehicle along the bottom of a pool
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Sports marketer Walter Jones joins investment team for Congo TV Network. Jones has come in as a Priority Investor in Congo TV Network. Jones will join about 12 other investors who have given Congo TV the stability needed to have a prospero
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The upcoming Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day presents a great opportunity for anyone to make a direct impact on Baton Rouge from a grassroots level. Together with Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome and the City of Baton
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Second training will take place on January 20 to conclude National Mentoring Month
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Ongoing Events East Baton Rouge School Board. Each third Thursday, 650 N. Foster. 5pm. ebrschools.com Tangipahoa Parish School Board, each first Tuesday, Central Office Board Room 59656 Puleston Road, Amite, 6pm Ponchatoula City Council meets
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“We’re excited to start this new chapter and continue the legacy and the mission of the NAACP,” said newly elected state president Michael McClanahan
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In a historic appointment, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Keva Landrum-Johnson ascends to a higher role in the court. She will serve a two-year tenure as chief judge of criminal court, becoming the first Bla

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