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Suit filed to Change District 2

Three Louisianas are suing  the state in federal court, saying a panel of judges should redraw Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional District because it unlawfully con- centrates black voters in one area and diminishes their political clout in the process. The suit was filed by Yvonne […]

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Report Finds Black Men not Fairing Better After College

ACCORDING TO WASHINGTON D.C-based Center for Economic and Policy Research, graduating high school as well as college is no longer enough for Black men to receive a good paying job the offer benefits. In their “Has Education Paid Off for Black Workers?” report, Janelle Jones and […]

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Solomon Northup’s Home Opens in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA—The home where Solomon Northup tells of his experiences in his 1853 book, Twelve Years a Slave, opened Thursday, Nov.14  as a museum at the Louisiana State University Alexandria. Northup built the house with slave […]

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Violent Crimes Decrease in Baton Rouge

  Murder and violent crimes declined sharply in Baton Rouge in the first half of 2013 compared to 2012. Police department statistics also show a decline in property crimes also. The Advocate reported that the […]

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Site Helps Customers Buy Black

PurchaseBlack.com, a new Amazon-style marketplace that specializes in selling African American products, is looking to increase the number of Black e-commerce sites by offering qualified businesses free use of their e-commerce platform. ecommerce “PurchaseBlack.com is […]

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Judge Honored By State Bar Association

Judge Sheva M. Sims, who provides over Division D of Shreveport City Court, was selected to receive a Louisiana State Bar Association Crystal Gavel Award. Judge Sims was recognized for outstanding volunteer efforts with local […]

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Second Chances

Second Chances- LaSundra Pitts Amite, LA-native LaSundra Pitts’ first novel Second Chances is a fast-paced story perfect for casual, light summer reading while on vacation. Categorized as Christian fiction, Second Chances where the stories of four […]

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Juneteenth

Juneteenth-Ralph Ellison Yes, the Ralph Ellison has a novel on freedom, published posthumously in 1999. A fascinating tale of the attempted assassination of Senator Bliss Sunraider who passes for white and reeks havoc on the […]

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Voting Rights Champion to Lead DOJ Division

Former NAACP Legal Defense Fund attorney Debo Adegbile has been tapped by the Obama Administration to serve as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights of the US Department of Justice. President Barack Obama nominate Adegbile, […]

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Violent Crimes Decrease in Baton Rouge

Murder and violent crimes declined sharply in Baton Rouge in the first half of 2013 compared to 2012. Police department statistics also show a decline in property crimes also. The Advocate reported that the stats […]

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Tis the Season for Smart Shopping

  I’ve spent the last three years of this column sharing with you important facts about African-Americans’ consumer power.  And, I know those of us who are certified black-belts in the time-honored martial art of shopping, […]

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The Soles of My Shoes

Danielle Martin – The Soles of My Shoes Danielle Alysse Martin is an entrepreneur and musician serving as the founder and owner of Press Play Theatre, a Christian-based performing arts company, creator of Pressed Down […]

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The Positive Diva Speaks

HIV! The Positive Diva Speaks! Despite the conversation that HIV/AIDS is a silent killer, I beg to differ. The voice of fear screams loudly, the spread of stigma and ignorance is deafening, the loss of […]

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The Gospel According to Cane- Courttia Newland Black British author Courttia Newland brings a gripping story of an abducted child who returns home as a young adult full of anger, grief, and love. Set in contemporary […]