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Remainsof 55 bodies found

THE REMAINS OF 55 BODIES were found in makeshift graveyard at a former Florida reform school. University of South Florida announced that an excavation of a makeshift graveyard near a now- closed reform school in […]

Health

Can X-box help girls lose weight?

  Pennington Biomedical Research Center  is currently looking for up to 20 teenage girls to help determine whether dance video games can actually be a successful form of exercise for teenagers.  Participating girls will come to […]

Drum Call

Fighting injustice at Southern University

  I LIKE TO SEE COLLEGE STUDENTS protesting injustice. So it was encouraging to hear about Southern University student sup in arms after the shenanigans surrounding the effective firing of Chancellor James Llorens. When students are en- gaged it […]

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National

Remains of 55 bodies found

THE REMAINS OF 55 BODIES were found in makeshift graveyard at a former Florida reform school. University of South Florida announced that an excavation of a makeshift graveyard near a now- closed reform school in […]

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Money Cometh: To the Body of Christ

This book is a building block for individuals going through financial struggles. Author Leroy Thompson focuses on ‘calling out’ your harvest. Money Cometh: To the Body of Christ seeks to help the reader speak his/her fi nancial breakthrough into existence. It guides the reader to demand receipt […]

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State

Louisiana ranks 10th ‘miserable’

A RECENT SURVEY HAS RANKED Louisiana as the 10th most miserable state in the country. The rankings came from Gallup-Healthways’ recent well-being index. The index measures the emotional and physical health of Americans across the […]

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Drum Call

Dunn verdict exposes value we place on makes

 by Marc Morial , president and CEO of the National Urban League   ANOTHER MOTHER’S anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your ground rearing its ugly head.  Eight months after the […]

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State

Rep wants marijuana legalized

  NO VOTE WAS TAKEN NOR bills up for debate when Louisiana legislators met to consider the idea of legalizing marijuana for medical use. The meeting of the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice was intended as informational only. It was organized at […]

Baton Rouge

CATS to Make passenger friendly changes

LAST YEAR THE CAPITAL AREA Transit System (CATS) serviced nearly 2.5 million people in the Greater Baton Rouge area.  During  2014 the transportation agency said they are working to provide and have already made some of the following changes: Added three new mechanics in the […]