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Growing up picking cotton in St. Joseph, Louisiana, Morgan Watson never in his wildest dreams envisioned that he, along with six other men, would become the first Black engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and participate in sending the first man to the moon. “It was a great feeling knowing that I would […]
Baton Rouge Police say they are searching for the “person or persons” responsible for the death of Sadie Roberts-Joseph, founder of the city’s African American history museum. Roberts-Joseph, 75, was discovered on Friday afternoon in the trunk of a car about 3 miles from her home. Police did not explain what led them to the car where they […]
Leaders of the Baton Rouge Branch of The NAACP have announced the organization will launch an investigation into the proposed changes to The East Baton Rouge Plan of Government.  On June 12, 2019. After 18 months, the East Baton Rouge Parish Plan of Government Amendment Committee has completed its draft of proposed changes to the local […]
A young pioneer in Internet radio, Nicolette “Missy” Gordon started MissyRadio.com in 2011, trending through an online business model that had only surfaced on the national scene.  The path made sense for a 20-something broadcast journalist who’d been “on the air” with Citadel Broadcasting’s WEMX-FM Max 94.1 for years. From there, she went on the graduate studies only […]
Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation presented the 2019 graduating class of the College & Career Ready Emergency Medical Responder Institute. The graduates, all Baton Rouge area high school students, obtained Emergency Medical Responder certification upon their successful completion of the 10-week EMR Institute. UREC’s 2019 College & Career Ready EMR Institute graduates are: Adrianna Brown (Valedictorian) […]
Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., professor of counseling psychology at Howard University and president of Quality Education for Minorities – QEM Network, has been appointed to the Commission on the Value of Postsecondary Education. This Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported panel consists of 30 higher education leaders, business representatives, and foundation experts. They will study the value […]
MARKSVILLE – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is partnering with the Southern University Law Center (SULC) and the Southern University College of Business University Center for Economic Development to co-host the first Louisiana Rural and Economic (LaRuE) Development Summit in Marksville, LA at Paragon Casino Resort on Sunday, July 7 – Tuesday, July 9. Governor John Bel Edwards will address attendees […]
The Louisiana House of Representatives recently named State Rep. Barbara Carpenter as this year’s recipient of the Hudson Cup of Unity and Friendship Award. Carpenter is the first female to be honored. The award is given annually to one House member from members of the House based on leadership and respect. The prestigious award is […]
Jerry L. Parker Jr.  has successfully defended his dissertation to earn a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University. He investigated the presentation of cultural content about the Caribbean and Louisiana in textbooks and faculty teaching practices. His scholarly interests include curriculum leadership, instructional leadership, foreign language education, multicultural education, and Caribbean […]
Author Marian Olivia Heath Griffin presents a historical narrative of the stories and glories of Black people’s lives in her stories. With the desire to let her children and grandchildren know their historical background, Griffin releases “Cultural Gumbo Our Roots Our Stories,” a documented autobiographical history of her family members. Presented as a historical narrative, […]

If you’re like me, Stats is one of your most-visited screens in your WordPress app — we all want to know people are reading! Whether you use iOS or Android, the latest versions have Stat updates that bring you more useful data, faster. Updates to the layout, available statistics, and …
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Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked for an easier way turn Bear notes into WordPress posts, we …
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On gender balance, diversity, and inclusion at Automattic.
On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com 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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