Commentary

DRUM CALL: The Ferguson Decision highlights a house divided

Today, police officers in the United States may, with impunity, murder members of the public, especially people of color, and to get away with it. All they have to say is that they feared for their lives. But what is left every time no justice is sought in these cases is a segment of society that feels they have no choice but to take matters into their own hands. […]

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BR NAACP recognizes leaders

The Baton Rouge Chapter of the NAACP hosted its annual Freedom Fund Brunch, Oct. 4, honoring four community leaders and public servants. Chapter president Michael McClanahan (pictured at left) and chapter members recognized Markita Sweet […]

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Rutledge to lead SUS Foundation

Attorney Domoine D. Rutledge, general counsel for the East Baton Rouge Parish School System and former National President of the Southern University Alumni Federation, has been elected president and chairman Southern University System Foundation during […]

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Silhouette of a Southern Cook

New Orleans native, Tonya Jacob-Haggerty, shares her 30 years experience as a cook and her observations on relationships in her new 136-pg full color cookbook, “Silhouette of a Southern Cook: How Cooking Relates to Relationships.” This […]

Education

True BLUE campaign exceeds SU goal

October 1, 2014, marked the successful completion of the Southern University System Foundation’s TrueBLUE 90-day viral fundraising campaign. The campaign raised $1,186,059.60 in cash contributions to assist Southern University System campuses. The success of the […]

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Lukongo joins Ag Center

Ben O. Lukongo, Ph.D., was named assistant professor of agricultural economics. In this position, Lukongo provides leadership in the establishment of economic and community programs, serves as an economist for the sequential and mixed species […]

Education

SU hosts fall concert Nov. 18

The Southern University Concert Choir, under the direction of professor Charles Lloyd Jr., will present its Annual Fall Concert.  Guest performers will be Jacqueline Paige-Green, soprano and Richard Hobson, baritone. Students Briannica Thompson, Derelyn Williams, Nicolas […]

Education

China trip promotes Ag development

Five members of the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center faculty and staff will travel to China to exchange knowledge and technology in the area of World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate with Chinese […]

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LSU crowns 1st Black king

Bradley Williams, of Lafayette, was crowned homecoming king at yesterday’s LSU vs Ole Miss football game. He is the university’s first Black homecoming king.  Williams,  son of Dr. and Mrs. Chris Williams, is a senior […]

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Holder appoints Vanita Gupta to DOJ post

WASHINGTON DC–U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed Vanita Gupta Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Justice Department.  Gupta began her legal career at the […]

Health

Cured of sickle cell

Baton Rouge native confirmed as first person cured of disease In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the nature of Sickle Cell began to become clearer and doctors and researchers proved that Sickle Cell comes […]

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In Business

Technology firm to bring 200 jobs

LAFAYETTE– Perficient, a St. Louis-based information technology and management consulting firm, will open a center in Lafayette that hopes to create 245 full-time jobs within six years and spawn 248 indirect jobs, Gov. Bobby Jindal […]

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Tolbert now national Baptist president

The Reverend SAM TOLBERT of Lake Charles has been named president-elect of the National Baptist Convention of America International, Inc. Tolbert is pastor of Greater Saint Mary Missionary Baptist Church and also serves as vice president of the North American Baptist Fellowship

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Collins performs with 300 thespians

Zachary High School theater student TONY COLLINS was one of 300 student thespians around the country to be accepted into the Summer Conservatory at AMDA College and Conservatory of the Performing Arts in New York City. The program is an intense two-week course […]

Caught You

Caught You! JK Haynes

CAUGHT YOU: J.K. Haynes Charter School math teachers challenge participants during the school’s showcase and back to school supply giveaway, July 27. The new middle school is located at the old Banks Elementary, 2401 72nd […]

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Artistic protest

Baton Rouge artist and illustrator Antoine Mitchell creates breathtaking image inspired by the Ferguson, MO, protests of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, by a police officer. More of Mitchell’s work can be […]

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Broussard receives book award

JINX BROUSSARD’s African American Foreign Correspondents: A History, received the History Division Book Award from the Association For Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Broussard teaches media history and public relations in the Manship School of Mass Communication at LSU. The Vacherie […]

Education

Blacks experience more bullying

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Correspondent WASHINGTON–Blacks, who are already more likely than other racial groups to be involved in situations that involve bullying, both as a victim and as a perpetrator, are subjected to additional […]

Drum Call

Who’s in charge?

There are eight elected member of the state board of elementary and secondary education.  They are elected in what has been redistricted from the old original eight congressional districts.  These people represent a very large […]