Commentary

COMMENTARY: COVID recovery can not happen without education recovery

With a new presidential administration, we have an opportunity to begin on the path to a strong recovery from the pandemic. But COVID-19 recovery cannot happen without education recovery. And true education recovery must focus on ensuring every child’s civil right to quality teaching and learning in our nation’s public schools. […]

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Finance

How to replace lost or damaged documents in Louisiana

Recent hurricanes may have resulted in the loss of important documents, but there are ways to replace them. Birth and Death Certificates: Visit https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/649, call 504-593-5100 or email dhh-vitelweb@la.gov. Louisiana Driver Licenses: Visit https://www.expresslane.org/Pages/default.aspx. Marriage […]

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Baton Rouge

Community partners host CARES Act Stimulus Funds Education event for people impacted by incarceration

On September 24, a federal judge ruled in favor of an injunction against the IRS requiring them to stop withholding CARES Act stimulus funds from incarcerated people. As a result, the filing deadline has been extended several times. As of today, the IRS will accept online filings on or by November 21.
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Baton rouge

Farewell, Clyde Jude Chustz

Clyde Jude Chustz Clyde Jude Chustz was born on September 2, 1940 in Lakeland, La., as the sixth child of Evelyn Amar and Lawrence Chustz. He relocated to Baton Rouge at age ten. Clyde left […]

News

Read your ballot, Louisiana

Intense get-out-the-vote momentum is growing for November third, the day we Americans will cast our votes and “claim” who we want to serve as our 46th president. For first time voters, the day has more […]

Drum Roll

Centenary College athletic director Marcus Manning chosen as executive director of Durham Sports Commission

Marcus Manning, director of athletics and recreation at Centenary College since August 2018, has been selected as the new executive director for the Durham Sports Commission in Durham, North Carolina. Manning begins his new position […]

obituary

Farewell: Earl Butler

Earl Butler On March 30, 1948, Earl K. Butler was born to the late Oralee Gales Butler and Eli Jack Butler in Jackson, La. went to be with the Lord peacefully on Thursday, September 10, […]

Baton Rouge

Southern creates official varsity esports team, Christopher Turner named head coach

The University becomes the first higher learning institution with an esports pipeline servicing K-12 through graduate school students. Southern University and A&M College is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities […]

Education

Police, Protest, Practice: Youth invited to apply for social justice program

Louisiana teens are invited to apply for “My Voice Matters — Speak Out about Social Justice” YLA of Baton Rouge one of only eight nationwide selected to offer this free, innovative program. Applications must be received by Sept. 30. Applicants accepted into the program will receive notification by Oct. 9. […]

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Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14

Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to join PreK-6th grade students attending school on campus five days a week. High School students will also begin transitioning back to campus on a staggered entrance, beginning Monday, September 14. If you would like your junior high or high school student to engage in school fully online, you must complete our Full Virtual Intent Form. […]

Baton Rouge

Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is proud to announce Kenna Franklin, EdD, as the new assistant provost for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. She will lead and coordinate university-wide initiatives fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, […]

Drum Roll

Bossier NAACP elects officers

Lee A. Jester Sr. and Donzell Hughes Sr have been elected president and vice president of the Bossier Parish Branch of the NAACP. Other officials elected this summer were: Melba Walker Baker, 2nd vice president; Chasity […]

Baton Rouge

Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students

Displaced families will receive a reduced cost to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Instead of a registration fee, a small application processing fee may be required. No other usual fees will be charged to displaced families. Likewise, the cost of annual tuition will not be charged, and the monthly tuition cost will be set by each school. […]

News

Locate loved ones who’ve evacuated

The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has launched “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms. The number to call is 225-342-2727. Alternatively, […]

Baton Rouge

T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium

Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium. “At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our […]

Community-La

Free COVID19 testing August 28 in Baker

The City of Baker has again partnered with Southeast Community Health Systems to provide free COVID19 testing. Testing will be administered on Friday, August 28 from 9am until noon at the Miracle Place parking lot, 2080 […]

Drum Roll

Bar association honors Angela White-Bazile with a Hidden Figures Award

Angela White-Bazile received the Hidden Figure Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division. She is executive counsel for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. The award recognizes a woman lawyer who’s made significant contributions to the legal […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact, severity of COVID-19 disparities in Blacks

A member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci has at times found himself at odds with President Donald Trump. For example, earlier this year, the president announced that he would withdraw U.S. funding and support for the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Dr. Fauci told BlackPressUSA that he still maintains a close relationship with the organization.
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Baton Rouge

Receive a reward for completing COVID impact survey

Metromophosis invites the public to discuss what the community has endured because of COVID-19. Complete the survey at Metromorphosis.net/community and tell the nonprofit organization how Covid-19 has impacted your life. Take the survey and claim a […]

Baton Rouge

Total Teen Takeover 2020 to feature Dee-1

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with The Safety Place and the Big Buddy Program, are hosting Total Teen Takeover 2020 next week. Baton Rouge youth agencies and business partners are collaborating to […]

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Baton Rouge

Elected Unopposed!

More than 225 residents in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes have qualified as candidates for city council, judge, U.S. Congress, justice of the peace, and constable in the Nov. 3. election. Many boast community […]

Politics

Louisiana to send 61 democrats to national convention

The Louisiana Democratic Party announced Louisiana’s full delegation to the Democratic National Convention. Based on the results of the July 11 Presidential Primary, all Louisiana delegates are awarded to Vice President Biden. The list of […]