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Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge charter pushes to remain open

When Jonathan Hage traveled to Baton Rouge following the August flood, the Charter School USA director’s first concerns were his teachers’ and students’ well-being. Along with his wife and other executives, Hage brought hope and […]

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Sports

SU unveils impressive 2017 football schedule

Southern University football will make their third appearance in the MEAC/SWAC challenge before facing two Football Bowl Subdivision opponents during the Jaguars 2017 schedule, officials announced Friday. Southern welcomes South Carolina State – and a […]

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La. legislators appointed to national caucus

State Senator Regina Ashford Barrow, of Baton Rouge, has been elected secretary of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. State Senator Wesley Bishop, of new Orleans, and State Representative Pat Smith, of Baton Rouge, […]

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Perkins named ULSystem chair

Alejandro Raeshod Perkins has been elected to chairman of the University of Louisiana System Board of Supervisors. The ULSystem is the largest higher education system in the state with more than 90,000 students and nine […]

Baton Rouge

Broome announces transition committees, community input teams

Mayor-President Elect Sharon Weston Broome and her transition co-chairs, Christopher Tyson and Donna Fraiche, announced that the transition will occur under operational review committees and community input transition teams. The operational review committees will evaluate and report […]

Baton Rouge

Smith, Simmons honored for deeds

John Frederick Smith and Joseph Gottlieb Simmons were recently recognized as the 2016 Brotherhood Sisterhood Honorees for their decades of dedication to equity, serving the community, leading and inspiring others, and breaking personal barriers.

Crime

Richard promoted to peace officer

Slidell police officer Christopher Richard has been promoted to administrative corrections peace officer in the Slidell Police Department’s Corrections Division. He is a 10-year veteran and has been a field training officer, training new jailors […]

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News

COMMUNITY CALENDAR: December events

10: Gus Young Christmas Parade. The parade begins at the intersection of Acadian Thruway and Winbourne Avenue. 1pm. 10: Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade. Downtown Baton Rouge. 5:30pm. Baton Rouge’s Traditional Christmas Parade, rolling on the […]

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Toldson named ‘most influential’

Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., has been named one of the 30 Most Influential Forensic Psychologists by Emergency Management Degree Program Guide. He completed a doctorate in counseling psychology from Temple University and later became a forensic […]

Art

The Genius of Ted Ellis

New Orleans native deserves exhibit in national museum There needs to be something shared worldwide about the works of Ted Ellis, New Orleans-born visual artist. He uses the stroke of his brush on canvas to […]

News

Youth to Watch: Myles Victor Patin

Every year, The Drum presents individuals who our readers need to watch and take note of. For 2017, we begin with youth to watch. Because of their leadership skills, gifts, talents, and personality, twelve Louisiana youth […]

Life

Youth to Watch: Jason Holliday Jr.

Every year, The Drum presents individuals who our readers need to watch and take note of. For 2017, we begin with youth to watch. Because of their leadership skills, gifts, talents, and personality, twelve Louisiana youth […]

Feature

Youth to Watch in 2017

Every year, The Drum presents individuals who our readers need to watch and take note of. For 2017, we begin with youth to watch. Because of their leadership skills, gifts, talents, and personality, twelve Louisiana youth […]

Crime

Shooting at SU did not involve students

Campus secure, University expecting large crowd for gameday and high school event The Southern University Police Department and the Baton Rouge Police Department continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred on the Southern University […]

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Education

TOPS funding cut to less than half for Spring

According to the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance, due to the historic budget shortfalls, students in Louisiana will only be eligible for 41.8 percent of the total Taylor Opportunity Program for Students award for the […]

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Flournoy named Senior Sailor of the Year

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Flournoy, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, was selected as the Senior Sailor of the Year by Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) in Norfolk, Virginia. Flournoy is a 2002 […]

Baton Rouge

Financial recovery empowerment seminar

Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation in partnership with Red River Bank will host a series of FREE Financial Recovery Seminars, starting on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 from 9:30-11:30am at Delmont Gardens Branch Library; Tuesday, Nov.15, 2016 […]

Acting

New Venture to present ‘Black Nativity’

For more than five decades, “Black Nativity” performances have swept International theaters. The play is a is a powerful retelling of the Nativity story from a Black perspective. In Baton Rouge, the New Venture Theatre […]

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News

Louisiana Sheriff approved, watched beatings

Iberia Parish sheriff Louis Ackal  regularly encouraged detectives to enforce their own version of the law through violence and intimidation of Black residents, according to the testimony ex-narcotics detectives. Ackal faces civil rights charges stemming from an investigation […]

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Baranco, LaVergne honored as LSU Legends

Juanita Powell Baranco, of Atlanta, Georgia, and retired Judge Luke A. LaVergne, of Baton Rouge, were recently honored by the LSU Alumni Association A. P. Tureaud Sr. Black Alumni Chapter as 2016 LSU Legends. LaVergne, […]

Business

FailureFest event embraces the power of failure

It’s time for all of us to change the stigma and embrace failure, that’s what FailureFest is all about. Discuss the power of failure Nov. 16 at 1pm in the Baton Rouge Community College Magnolia Theatre as part of the Baton Rouge Entrepreneurship Week. […]

Baton Rouge

In Memoriam: Albert “Tootsie” Meyers

Albert Junious “Tootsie” Meyers was born on February 3, 1943 in New Roads, Louisiana. He was one of eight children born to the union of Joseph Melvin and Agnes Francois Meyers. Albert transitioned from this […]

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Caught You on the Pacific Ocean

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Airman Willie Ward, from Baton Rouge, loosens bolts on a re-reeving machine to prepare for landing cable replacement on USS John C. Stennis’ (CVN 74) flight deck. John C. Stennis is underway […]

Baton Rouge

Opelousas ‘Hometown Hero’

Opelousas Mayor Reggie Tatum presents SULC Chancellor John Pierre with the Hometown Hero Award and key to the city during the Southern University Law Center’s 30th Year Commemoration of Clark and Chislom Cases, October 21. […]

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Health

Child abuse increases after natural disasters

KIDLINE, 1-800-CHILDREN, a resource for stressed parents Research shows that rates of child abuse increase anywhere from three months to one year following a natural disaster, and Prevent Child Abuse Louisiana is encouraging parents suffering […]

Education

Real Fathers. Real Support

Advantage Charter Academy officials shared breakfast with students and their fathers and father figures. The Baker LA charter school enrolls students in grades kindergarten through seventh grade.