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Biblical Institute offers certification Jan. 5

The 2015 spring classes for the first term at Southeast Regional Biblical Institute will begin on January 5, 2015.  This certificate program is through Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama.  This certificate program of biblical and theological […]

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Caught You: Lions celebrate 65 years

The Capitol Senior High Class of 1967 members celebrate their 65th birthday at their annual Christmas gathering in style with a formal affair at Lake House Reception Center on December 20, 2014. During the event […]

Entertainment

DuVernay, cast excel with ‘Selma’

Rest in peace, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Your story has been told. Your legacy passed on. Your strategies for non-violent demonstrations shared. Your ability to change hearts, minds, and laws has been well-documented. Released […]

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Baby Dolls Cafe relocates to larger site

  Baby Dolls Cafe celebrates its second quarter in its new 7869 Greenwell Springs Rd. location in Baton Rouge. The owners and staff boast a “good ol’ taste from New Orleans,” with great tasting Southern […]

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DRUM CALL: To Be Equal Eric Garner

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President & CEO of the National Urban League, on the Grand Jury’s Decision to Not Indict Officer Daniel Pantaleo in the Chokehold Killing of Eric Garner: “There are absolutely no […]

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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Education

App to hold police accountable

Three LSU students plan to build an app to help the public hold police accountable, one of eight projects selected in the university’s Social Media News Challenge. Jerry Ceppos, dean of LSU’s Manship School of […]

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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 […]

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Life

Fewer Blacks getting married

The percentage of Blacks 25 and older who have never been married was 36 percent in 2012, up from 9 percent in 1960, Pew Research reported. The study, “Record Share of Americans Have Never Married,” […]

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Events

COMMUNITY EVENT: HIV Health Day Dec. 6

HAART, Volunteers of America, the Black Treatment Advocates Network and Walgreens invite the Baton Rouge community to join them for a family friendly event on Saturday, Dec. 6, 10am. at the Walgreens located at 5955 […]

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 […]

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Month with Mada: Let’s keep it real

LET’S KEEP IT REAL As the election results were announced, it became more and more a concern that President Barack Obama name was exposed.  Our President is the President of this Nation.  He has nothing […]

Business

Ellison becomes J.C.P Boss-in-Waiting

J.C. Penney Company Inc. has named Marvin Ellison, an executive at Home Depot, chief executive officer- in-waiting. Ellison, 49, will become president of J.C. Penney and CEO-designee on Nov. 1, company officials announced on Monday. […]

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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Month with Mada: Free Albert Woodfox

We come together as a people. We plea and cry out in remembrance of Herman’s life and legacy and continue with prayers and positive hope to fight each and every day for the release of Albert Woodfox. […]

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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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Forum to detail voter suppression in Louisiana

Louisiana Progress will present a public forum, “Jim Crow Tactics: Voting and Not Voting in Louisiana,” moderated by Jim Engster, 7pm,  Thursday, October 23, at the LSU African American Cultural Center. This forum on voter […]

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SU’s great alumni speak out in new book

Baton Rouge business coach and Southern University alumnus Howard White brings together 45 of Southern University’s great alumni who share ‘Lessons of Love and Life Learned on the Bluff’ in the newly released book Southern […]

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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 […]

Events

New Venture Theatre presents CHOIR BOY

New Venture Theatre continues its 2014 season with Tarell Alvin McCraney’s play, Choir Boy. This play is directed by Clarence Crockett and will be performed at the Hartley/Vey Studio Theatre located inside the Manship Theatre. […]

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Will Ferguson be a tipping point?

Civil rights leaders across the nation hope to increase Blacks youth voter turnout by citing the police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., a city where only 12 percent of registered voters turned […]

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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Genesis Entergy creates $100,000 SU fund

The Southern University System Foundation and the Southern University and A&M College of Business and College of Engineering and Computer Science recently partnered with Genesis Energy to create a $100,000 scholarship fund for SU students. […]

Events

Women`s Help Center celebrates 20 years

For the past 20 years the Women’s Help Center has been dedicated to upholding family values through offering women and families facing an unplanned pregnancy life-affirming support and compassionate care. The Women’s Help Center, located […]

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Darrow woman claims $100,000 prize

Less than a month after the launch of the Louisiana Lotterys new SAINTS scratch-off, Tracy Logan steps up with the golden ticket. The 49-year-old Darrow resident claimed the first $100,000 top prize-winning ticket for the […]

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News

Candidates bow out alderman race

OPELOUSAS– The race for District D Alderman in the city of Opelousas is down from four candidates to two. Derri Levier and Alfred Dupree Jr. are no longer running for office after their opponent Sherell […]

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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 […]

News

EBR home to 500 high-powered rifles, more

ICYMI: Kiran Chawla WAFB reports several military tools, like high-powered rifles and Humvees, are showing up in cities across the country and many are ending up in police departments, including the Baton Rouge area, without […]

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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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Health

Study: Blacks exposure to pollution greater than whites

By New American Media Communities of color across the United States are exposed to disproportionately high rates of pollution, according to engineering and environmental researchers at the University of Minnesota. Researchers looked at the variations […]

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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 […]

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High schoolers win nationally with local 100 Black Men

The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge, Ltd., had winning entries in three areas of competition at the annual convention of 100 Black Men of America this summer in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. The Financial Literacy Team, including SUNDAE-MARIE BRUMFIELD […]

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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 […]