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LETTER: We Stand With the Most Effective People

Our intentions never have been and never will be to hurt White people or any particular race for that matter. Strategically speaking, supporting the advancement of African Americans in Tangipahoa is supporting the overall growth of […]

Baton Rouge

Community trains to mentor 1,000 males

MentoringBR is a network of entities dedicated to strengthening the quality of mentoring provided to Black males in Baton Rouge. Organizers said the ultimate goal is to significantly increase the number of active mentors by […]

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Wilbert Pryor named to Board of Regents

Wilbert Pryor, of Shreveport, has been appointed to the Louisiana Board of Regents. Pryor is the chief deputy district attorney for Caddo Parish  for the Honorable James E. Stewart, Sr., Caddo Parish District Attorney.  He formerly served as […]

Baton Rouge

City Hall rally urges Mayor, Council to keep their word on ‘grocery gap’ funding

“Our officials continue to pledge their support, and we believe they are sincere. But it’s time we start saying, not just with our words but with our budgets and with our actions, that we value and prioritize addressing food access and economic development in our most neglected neighborhoods.” – Edgar Cage, Together Baton Rouge […]

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Faking normal over 50

Today’s life expectancy rate for United States citizens stands at 76.5 and 81.2 years for men and women, respectively, according to recent data provided by the world’s leader of medical research, Imperial College London. But […]


Centenary College Choir prepares for fall tour

The Centenary College Choir takes its 2017-2018 program, “Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness,” on the road in early November for six performances in south Louisiana. The group will visit and sing at both churches and […]

Baton Rouge

Super Science Saturday

Super Science Saturday (SSS) is a free Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education held, October 28, 10 AM to 3 PM.
LSU Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC, upper concourse level) […]

Baton Rouge

Pink After 5 returns for 11th year of breast cancer awareness

The Southern University Agricultural Land-Grant Campus, consisting of the Southern University Ag Center and the Southern University College of Agriculture, has partnered with the Missy Radio Organization, Southern University Alumni Federation, Southern University Student Organizations […]

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Baton Rouge

SU fall enrollment sees jumps in key areas

SU fall enrollment sees jumps in key areas Student population is expanding at Southern University Baton Rouge. In particular, for the first time in several years, the University experienced significant growth in important sectors this […]

Baton Rouge

Youth sought for TIGER Kids health study

The TIGER Kids research study is looking at ways to improve the overall health of future generations. The study will evaluate ways to: increase kids’ physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior (help kids move more and sit […]

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Recommended books for young readers

Here’s a short list of recommended books for young readers to middle grade readers, selected by The Drum staff. One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster The Great One […]

Baton Rouge

Brandon to serve on state ethics board

Bishop L Lawrence Brandon, of Shreveport, was elected by the Louisiana House of Representatives to serve on the Louisiana Board of Ethics with 10 other members. Brandon will serve a five-year term with a two-term […]


Group prepares for Womanhood101

The CEO Mind Foundation will host “Womanhood 101: Girls EmPOWERed Program,” Saturday, Sept. 23 at the Eden Park Library, 5131 Greenwell Springs Rd., 9am -noon. The program will teach 10- to 14-year-old girls how to […]

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Report: Louisiana one of worst for Black women

A new report from the nonpartisan Institute for Women’s Policy Research reveals troubling data about the economic and social challenges Black women face in Louisiana. The report studied factors like political participation, employment, income, and […]

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Visitation changes at Tangipahoa Parish Jail

angipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards is announcing a change in visitation days for inmates in the Tangipahoa Parish Jail. Effective Saturday August 19, visitation for jail inmates will be Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 4pm, […]