Baton Rouge

‘Reach Your Fullest Potential’

Masked up and practicing physical distancing, McKinley Senior High School senior Micah Jones tells East Baton Rouge Parish 2020 graduates to “do all you can do to reach your fullest potential.” Read Jones’ speech along […]

Baton Rouge

Grads: ‘Stay resilient, pursue every ambition, have courage, set the world on a different path’

In speech after speech, 2020 graduates are being encouraged and celebrated in unprecedented fashion from outdoor celebrations like the one hosted at the Louisiana Leadership Institute to virtual commencement speeches by national leaders and celebrities […]

Community-La

Louisiana to provide EBT cards to feed students whose schools closed due to COVID; Applications taken through June 7

Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may apply starting Monday, May 18 through June 7. Once the child’s information is verified, DCFS will mail a P-EBT debit card loaded with $285 per child, and instructions for using the card. The cards may be used at any store that accepts SNAP to buy SNAP-eligible food items. […]

No Picture
Community-La

#MaskUpEBR Drive-Thru Mask Give Away

Free masks will be distributed at six area head start centers on Friday, May 8, 2020, as a part of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s “Mask Up EBR” campaign along with  The Division of Human Development […]

BLACK LOUISIANANS COVID DEATHS THE DRUM
Community-La

Farewell: Louisiana COVID deaths

Kejuane BATES, 36, a Vidalia police officer who died April 1 of coronavirus. He served as a DARE officer and school resources officer. Bates also pastored the Forest Aid Baptist Church on Lower Woodville Road in […]