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SLU professor wins $265K national grant

Ponchatoula resident and Southeastern Louisiana University professor of organic chemistry Jean Fotie, Ph.D., was awarded a $265,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Fotie plans to develop greener and sustainable catalytic methods to reduce the […]

Baton Rouge

Stay-at-home order continues until May 15

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana’s Stay at Home order will extend until May 15 to continue to slow the spread of COVID-19. Louisiana does not currently meet the White House criteria for entering Phase One of reopening. Edwards intends to make his next announcement on moving to Phase 1 in Louisiana on or by May 11.


NFL, Players Coalition commit $3 Million+ to support COVID-19 relief; six La. organizations included in aid

Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. These emergency donations come from the NFL’s dedicated social justice investment. […]


Louisiana Lupus Foundation continues to support people living with lupus through COVID fears

The Louisiana Lupus Foundation invites everyone living with lupus in the state to participate in a needs survey and virtual support group. The needs survey, which is confidential, is available online at www.louisianalupusfoundation.org/survey or at https://forms.gle/zoS1gf2v7L3hqjK39. […]

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Congressional Black Caucus, civil rights organizations challenge CDC to provide reports on rate of infections

We are the number one target for this disease. We have pre-existing conditions, and yet we’re told to go home when we visit the emergency room. We know that there must be some form of regulation in place for testing and getting testing sites and equipment into the community,” said Rep. Brenda Lawrence


LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Striking the right balance

The current pandemic has permeated our peripherals and has become the focus of how we see the world. The way we greet each other, the way we shop, and how we communicate have evolved in ways that were unimaginable only a few months ago…Our daily actions now will have a lasting impact on the days to come. […]


State of emergency declared for Black America as public health experts reveal coronavirus is airborne

WASHINGTON DC (NNPA)–While many medical doctors maintain that the novel coronavirus is transmitted through droplets from coughs or sneezes, more and more medical experts and officials who work primarily with infectious respiratory illnesses and aerosols […]


“I Got Bank” National Financial Literacy Contest opens for youth to win $1,000

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are homeschooling […]

Baton Rouge

CareSouth offering curbside WIC services during COVID-19

CareSouth Medical and Dental  is offering curbside service for its WIC program to ensure that families still receive nutritious food during the quarantine. Due to COVID-19, the USDA recently waived certain requirements for participants to receive WIC benefits. Appointments […]