Baton Rouge

Gov. Edwards declares State of Emergency, Crisis Action Team activated Wednesday due to freezing weather

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an Emergency Declaration Wednesday, Jan. 17, due to the freezing precipitation and low temperatures throughout Louisiana. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness, Dept. of Transportation and Development […]

Baton Rouge

Who to Watch 2018: McClanahan, Banks, Emery, Gilmore, and Harris in Baton Rouge

  Twelve Louisiana residents have been selected by The Drum’s publisher and staff as people to watch in 2018. In this issue, we introduce five: NAACP State President Michael McClanahan, councilwoman Chauna Banks, novelist Lynn Emery, anti-domestic violence activist Twahna […]

Baton Rouge

Who to Watch: Lynn Emery

Author Lynn Emery’s romantic suspense novels and mystery fiction have won and been nominated for several literary awards, including Best Mul- ticultural Mainstream Novel by Romantic Times Magazine. Set in the swamps and bayou, Emery’s […]

Who to watch

Who to Watch: Twahna Harris

“Whatever you’re passionate about will write the legacy you leave to the world,” said Twahna P. Harris, whose passion in advocacy is writing an enduring legacy against domestic violence. Recognized statewide for the work she does […]

Baton Rouge

City sees community pharmacies expand

Following the closure of Community Pharmacy 1 Baton Rouge’s first Black-owned closed-door pharmacy, the city began to see an increase of pharmacies opening around the city and particularly in North Baton Rouge. Community Pharmacy focused […]