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School’s in, drivers need to be vigilant

School zone times vary around the state but generally are in effect anytime from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fines for speeding through a school zone can be steep, especially if the driver also is talking, listening or texting on a cell phone. […]

Education

Historic Tangipahoa Parish Training School–nation’s first vocational school for Blacks–to be auctioned

KENTWOOD, La–The Tangipahoa Parish desegregation lawsuit, filed over 51 years ago in the federal courts in New Orleans, has still not been resolved. In 1911, the Tangipahoa Parish Training School opened as the first Black […]

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News

QUALIFIED!

Meet the candidates vying for votes in Tangipahoa’s November 6 election   Secretary of State (One to be elected) R. Kyle Ardoin, Baton Rouge, Republican, White Male Heather Cloud, Turkey Creek,Republican, White Female ‘Gwen’ Collins-Greenup, […]

Baton Rouge

Plenty of Time!

New Venture Theatre continues its 11th season with the impactful play, Plenty of Time! In 1968, a spoiled, southern debutante and a Black Panther fall in love, though forbidden by class and principle. Corey and Christina meet […]

Baton Rouge

Trading Black Histories: Louisiana, California middle schoolers meet by chance while competing in national research contest

SILVER SPRINGS, MD—In life, there are many times when things happen and very few words can convey what’s occurred. That’s exactly what happened when two studentsfrom opposite ends of the United States happened to cross […]

Hammond

Seeking information on Alvin Ray Washington

The Drum seeks information on former Hammond City Councilman Alvin Ray Washington. If any relatives, friends, or constituents have newspaper clippings, documents, letters, or pictures involving or including Washington, please share them with The Drum. […]

Education

SU System Board meets June 22

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meeting Friday, June 22 at 9 a.m., in the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work Auditorium on the campus of Southern University New Orleans (6400 Press Dr.). The agenda and other […]

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Commentary

Celebrating Juneteenth

A Message from the Louisiana Democratic Party On this day, we celebrate a major step in the freedom of African Americans in the United States. Juneteenth is a commemoration of the day Union soldiers traveled […]

Baton Rouge

Who to Watch: Dawn C. Collins

Dawn C. Collins is an East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member and community advocate. The Lee High School graduate and Baton Rouge native, is a governor’s appointee to the East Baton Rouge Parish Board […]

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News

SU Board to meet Friday, May 25

The Southern University System Board of Supervisors will hold its regular meeting Friday, May 25 at 9 a.m., in the Board Meeting Room, 2nd Floor, J. S. Clark Administration Building, on the Southern University campus […]