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Imprint Counseling Services opens in Hammond

Imprint Counseling Services LLC, located at 204 E. Charles Street, in Hammond, celebrated their Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting with the Hammond Chamber of Commerce . Imprint provides counseling and mental health services to the greater Hammond community. Jolyn Patton Schexnydre is the owner.

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Resolved to be a better parent? Try these books

Here are four great read to help strengthen, encourage, and inspire and help parents or guardians with their New Year’s resolutions to be a better parent. These authors break down parental issues and challenges using spiritual, educational, and scientific guidelines to […]

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Who to watch in 2014: Judge Trudy M. White

Judge, 19th Judicial District Court Age: Over 40 Hometown: Baton Rouge Moves made in 2013/Accomplishments:Elected “Chief Judge” by colleagues,Graduating 2013 Louisiana Judicial Leadership Class, and recieving numerous awards and recognitions for judicial outreach activities. What to expect […]

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Education

Fired N.O. teachers win in appeal

THE Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal unanimously ruled that an estimated7,000 teachers and school employees were wrongfully terminated post Hurricane Katrina. Teachers filed suit against the Orleans Parish School Board and the Louisiana Department […]

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Who to watch in 2014: John G. Daniel

John G. Daniel , 56 Executive director Boys Hope Girls Hope Baton Rouge and President/founder JGDProductions and Daniel Karate Group Hometown: Philadelphia, PA 2013 Accomplishments: Executive Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope, JohnG.Daniel Productions–Opening A Black History Time Capsule with Tony […]

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Who to watch in 2014: David Gray

 Age: 25 State policy fellow and policy analyst at the Louisiana Budget Project Hometown: New Orleans 2013Accomplishments: Coordinated the Louisiana Coalition for Responsible Lending, which is a group of citizens, faith-based organizations, non-profi ts and banks that are dedicated to […]

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Who to Watch in 2014: Dr. Rani Whitfield

Dr. Rani Whitfield,44 Board Certified Family Practice Physician, FAAFP, CAQ in Sports Medicine Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA 2013 Accomplishments: Received YMCA Legions Award; discussed the Affordable Care Act on several MSNBC TV, including The Ed Show, Al Sharpton’s […]

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National

Nearly half Black men arrested by age 23

Nearly 50 percent of Black men and 40 percent of white men are arrested at least once on non-traffic-related crimes by the time they turn 23, according to a new study published in the January 2104 issue of the journal “Crime & Delinquency”. […]

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Who to watch in 2014: Keith Richard

Age:42 Occupation: Lead Pastor at Elevate Church Hometown: Baton Rouge 2013 Accomplishments: Received MLK Leadership Award What to expect in 2014: Strategizing for the opening of a homeless shelter and resource center Personal resolution for 2014: To be a better vessel to be […]

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Who to watch in 2014: Erin R. Wheeler, PH.D

Age:28 Occupation:Owner and chief higher education consultant for E_Source Learning Solutions, LLC Hometown: Amite, LA 2013 Accomplishments: Delivering higher education presentations at national conferences across the country. What to expect in 2014: Broader impact of E_Source Learning Solutions on […]

Baton Rouge

ExxonMobil to pay $2 million

ExxonMobil Ordered to must pay $2.329 million in a settlement. ExxonMobil must pay $2.329 million in a settlement, announced by the state’s Dept. of Environ-mental Quality last August and finalized early this month, to address violations from 2008 into 2013 […]

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Resolved to be a better parent? Try these books

HERE ARE FOUR GREAT READS TO HELP strengthen, encourage, and inspire and help parents or guardians with their New Year’s resolutions to be a better parent. These authors break down parental issues and challenges using spiritual, educational, and scientific guidelines to help […]

Politics

Jindal Administration asks judge to rescind desegregation order

GOV. BOBBY JINDAL’S  ADministration is asking a federal judge end a desegregation order that bans the state from giving public funds—including school vouchers— to all-white private schools. The 1976 landmark Brumfield vs. Dodd decision was rendered after the United States found evidence that Louisiana officials were […]

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ESPN Magazine features Grambling band

ESPN, the world leader in sports and sports and sports entertainment, needed a band that would complete ESPN The Magazine’s music issue the editors reached out the Grambling State University’s marching band to make the […]

Finance

Your 2014 money solution starts now

IT’S THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAr and time for you to think about money. You have been told for years how to handle your money. You’ve been told: “Live within your means” “Pay yourself first” “Don’t rob Peter to pay Paul” “Save […]

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Drum Call

Yes, Chas, parents and students deserve better

Linda Johnson former BESE represenative VERY RECENTLY THERE HAVE been articles about alleged cheating in East Baton Rouge schools.  The television headlines said wide spread cheating in EBR. The president of BESE said studentsand parents deserve more. Well I agree,so I called the elected […]