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WASHINGTON - Today, the Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressman Cedric L. Richmond, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s decision to fire White House Senior Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor Steve Bannon: “Firing Steve Bannon is not enough because the issue of him working in the White House has never only been […]
Henry Turner Jr. & Flavor, known for their upbeat dance tunes and romantic ballads with lyrical twists perform for the “Rock N Rowe” Concert Series on Thursday, September 14, 6pm – 9pm,  at Perkins Rowe Town Square, 10202 Perkins Rowe, Baton Rouge. The jam-packed performance also features some of Henry Turner Jr.’s Listening Room All-Stars […]
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Andreanecia M. Morris, of New Orleans, was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the Louisiana Housing Corporation. Morris is the executive director of HousingNOLA. She will serve as the representative of the
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Although there are numerous causes for this phenomenon, the fact remains that, ill-prepared teachers undermine student achievement...The cuts in the federal education budget have targeted teacher training and professional developm
Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Appointed are: Bruce Parker, of Baton Rouge, was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Homelessness, while Nicole E. Sweazy, of Baton Rouge, was appointed chair of council. Parker is the Director of the Office of Community Programs within the Office of […]
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The Senior Usher board of Camphor Memorial United Methodist Church celebrated their 80th Anniversary on Sunday, July 23, 2017, with a powerful message delivered by the associate pastor Tiffanie Postell. The theme “A Journey of Eigh
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SASEBO, Japan – A 2016 Covington High School graduate and Covington native is serving in Japan in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Germantown. Seaman Recruit Nicholas Brumfield is an operations specialist aboard the ship operating out of S
4-H LIFE CHILL's Global Wildlife Tour on July 18, 2017 (1)
The Southern University Ag Center’s 4-H Living Interactive Family Education (LIFE) Mentoring Program and Changing How I Live Life (CHILL) group partic
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Businessman W.T. Winfield of WTAA Engineers in Baton Rouge spent the past week visiting with longstanding friends in the public servant sector, including council members LaMont Cole, Donna Collins Lewis, Tara Wicker, and Chauna Ban
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The Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council is currently recruiting parent or guardian applicants from Region II and individuals with developmental disabilities from any re
The Wider Image: Hard questions from children over U.S. police killings
As promised last week, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome provided a status report on the BRAVE grant and recent contracts issued. She said: The report released today by m
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According to the Louisiana Home Builders Association, HB 675, now Act 231 of the 2017 Regular Legislative Session makes several changes to the Contractors’ Licensing Law. Act 231 will go into
Black families overwhelmingly believe that their schools are underfunded, and that racial inequality is growing, according to a poll conducted by The Leadership Conference Education Fund and the Anzalone Liszt Grove Research firm. The Leadership Conference Education Fund, which is the education and research arm of the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, developed […]
Calvin Mackie
Calvin Mackie, Ph.D., of Gretna, was appointed by Gov. John Bel Edwards to the LaSTEM Council. Mackie holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is the President and CEO of the Channel Zero Group. He formerly served on the faculty at Tulane U
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Jumyria Jones, of Port Allen, is the first athlete on the West Side to be accepted on the Southern University Co-Ed Cheer Team. Jones has been a cheerleader since sixth grade and is a recent graduate of Port Allen High School. She cheered at PAHS a
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The ‘Ryan Rondeno Spice Collection’ includes 3 exciting flavors – Nola Creole, Citrus Herb, & Ancho-Chile Barbeque.
After the Senate rejected Republicans’ plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act, several Louisiana organizations released statements showing their pleasure. Here are their words: From the Louisiana Center for Health Equity  president Alma C. Stewart: The Louisiana Center for Health Equity is pleased that millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief. After several […]
DrumRoll Julian Washington
Julian Washington has been appointed branch manager of the Guaranty Bank & Trust Company Port Allen Branch. He currently resides in Baton Rouge and is looking forward to working with the people and businesses of
 Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Emalie Boyce to the role of director of the Division of Administrative Law (DAL). She will fill the position recently vacated by the founding director, Ann Wise. Boyce currently serves as deputy executive counsel to Gov. Edwards and has over ten years of legal experience in the […]
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Donald Trump, showed up on Long Island recently spewing his propensity for violence and promoting his disdain for former President Barack Obama to the Suffolk County Police department. Turns out the audience was comprised of officers in a
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The Baton Rouge team of teens, ages 16-19, emerged victorious after two days of competition consisting of 60 youth teams from around the world.
Virginia College in Baton Rouge has launched two new programs: an Electrical Technician diploma program and a Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) technician program. The programs will both launch Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 at the campus located at 9501 Cortana Place. The Electrical Technician diploma program can be completed in as little as 48 weeks and/or 12 modules. The […]
Don Cravins Jr
Former State Senator Donald Cravins, Jr. addressed more than 300 high school student leaders attending Louisiana Youth Seminar, July 19, on Louisiana State University’s campus. “You’re here now.
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 Seven vendors have submitted applications to potential become the medical marijuana cultivator for the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. The ven
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The Louisiana High School Athletic Association Coaches Convention recently honored Southern University Laboratory School head track coach Rebecca Marshall. Marshall has helped to cultivate a rich athletic h
BOSSIER CITY–A 17-year-old student athlete at Parkway High School in south Bossier City, is facing child pornography charges after his 16-year-old classmate sent him naked footage of herself. Reportedly, the 16-year-old white, female sent the Black, male student a nude video first and he responded by sending her one of him. When her parents found […]
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The Baker High School Symphonic Band will be performing at the Festival at Carnegie Hall: National Band and Orchestra Festival in New York City on March 31, 2018.
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Donning original Buffalo Soldiers uniforms, Ponchatoula historians Melvin McElwee and Bobby Marten took to the stage of Zion Outreach Center to tell eager listeners of the role Louisiana slaves and freed Blacks played in  the Civil War. The

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