RSS url is invalid or broken retired educator with 40 years of service,  Ava Brewster-Turner, Ph.D is the Founding Artistic Director of UpStage Theatre Company in Baton Rouge. She earned her BS from Grambling State University; M.Ed. from Southern University; and Ph.D. from Louisiana State University.  The 63-year-old is the recipient of numerous recognitions including The Southern Black Theatre Festival’s […]
Shift your mindset, make small and large unselfish gestures, and you will change the culture all because you give a damn. Sounds simple enough, right? Author Mark S. Lewis believes it is, and he has penned an easy-to-grasp guide for anyone ready to re-connect to community and transform the culture. Far from cliche, Lewis’ Give A Damn […]
Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation has appointed Carl Dillon Jr. as UREC’s President & Chief Executive Officer. Dillon has been a driving force behind UREC’s community development initiatives for more than a decade. In his prior role of director of operations, Dillon cultivated relationships with financial institutions and local partners to secure more than $4 million for […]
The East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority (EBRRA) has partnered with Converge to conduct a strategic visioning process to guide the future of our organization. We are conducting an anonymous, online survey as part of that process . The survey should take no more than 5 minutes.
Show makes its Louisiana debut, March 30-April 1 Positive-body image advocate Chenese Lewis will be the mistress of ceremonies on the main stage of the Bronner Bros. International Beauty Show in New Orleans. Lewis, a Baton Rouge native and resident, is a veteran hostess and MC whose career spans more than a decade nationally. She was […]
There are countless Louisianans who have contributed significantly to our state and nation’s history.  They are the trailblazers and pioneers who have left an indelible imprint that continues to inspire. Among the most well-trained law enforcement officers in the country, Black female Louisiana State Troopers are proudly and courageously paving the way for others to […]
Baton Rouge writer Donney Rose to begin poetry and mapping project exploring the nation’s standing with black citizens 400 years since the first American slaves
  On Friday, March 8th, RootsCampLA is participating in the traveling premiere of the film “The Women of Cancer Alley.”  We’ll be showing it in partnership with the Unitarian Church of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and 350 New Orleans.   Women from around the Cancer Alley area became new filmmakers this year, each crafting two-minute stories […]
 Dawn Mellion-Patin, Ph.D., vice chancellor for extension and outreach at the Southern University Ag Center, has been selected as the 2019 T. M. Campbell Leadership Award recipient by Tuskegee University’s Farmers Conference awards committee. The award is given each year during Tuskegee’s Farmers Conference Awards Luncheon in honor of Thomas Monroe Campbell, the first person […]
On February 21, Shell presented a check in the amount of $25,000 to the River Road African American Museum (RRAAM), in honor of the organization’s 25th Anniversary. Shell made the presentation during an event celebrating Black History Month, hosted by the Shell Black Employee Network Group (SBNG) at the Shell Convent Refinery. “We at Shell […]

On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.
On International Women’s Day this Friday, parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity in the workplace. It’s happening Friday, March 8 at 6 pm UTC / 1 pm ET / …
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