National

Cassidy votes against Loretta Lynch

Louisiana’s U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy’s office said the Congressman “chose to protect the U.S. Constitution and vote against confirmation of attorney Loretta Lynch to be the next U.S. Attorney General.” Cassidy himself offered the following […]

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Tierra Smith named national student journalist of the year

It isn’t often that a historically Black college or university has a campus newspaper willing to dig deeply – even when a powerful administration is watching and questioning nearly every move. It’s with this approach that Smith has led the campus newspaper with tenacity comparable to some of the nation’s top editors, just on a college campus. […]

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Turner takes 3rd at state science fair

Lake Forest Charter School 8th grade student Tyler Turner won 3rd place at the Louisiana Science and Engineering Fair in the environmental science category. Tyler’s project was titled “Alternative Roofs” and studied the most cost […]

Events

Fonzworth Bentley visits LSU, April 16

Derek “Fonzworth Bentley” Watkins, a philanthropist, actor and producer who was named GQ magazine’s “First Gentleman of Hip Hop.” will keynote LSU’s second First Impression event,Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm, at The Club at Union Square. […]

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Stewart named La. House communications director

The Louisiana House of Representatives has promoted Cory Stewart to director of communications. Having previously served as public information specialist and deputy director of communications for the House of Representatives, Stewart has 13 years of […]

Education

Funds will help disadvantage kids get ready for Kindergarten

Increased Demand for Early Childhood Seats Signals Need for Increased Funding The Department of Education announced funding awards for statewide Early Childhood Pre-Kindergarten programs that benefit low-income four-year-olds. More than $81.6 million will fund 17,851 […]