louisiana juneteenth

Celebrating freedom becomes a state, national holiday

In 1976, Baton Rougeans first celebrated Juneteenth with a parade. Then annual celebrations occurred sporadically in the capital city until historian Sadie Roberts-Joseph began hosting annual celebrations consistently in the late 1980s.Juneteenth, also known as […]

summer reading

Summer reading program goes digital

The East Baton Rouge Parish Library’s 2021 Summer Reading Program, Tails and Tales, began Tuesday, June 1, and will run through Sunday, August 15. The traditional summer reading program, which relied on paper logs,regular visits to the […]

Juneteenth NOAAM

N.O. museum hosts Juneteenth

Each year in mid-June, communities across the U.S. celebrate Juneteenth–a commemoration of the abolition of slavery in America. In New Orleans, enjoy visiting historic sites or stopping by a special Juneteenth celebration. Here’s more of what to […]


Prisoners lose with bill failure

A bill to allow 1,500 prisoners who faced non-unanimous juries a chance for parole or other relief failed in the House Judiciary Committee. The bill, HB346, was written by the chairman of the committee, Rep. […]

bayou classic

Bayou Classic returns to N.O Nov 27

The 48th Annual Bayou Classic between the Southern University Jaguars and Grambling State Tigers returns to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The game will be Saturday November 27 at 4 p.m and ticketrs are available through Ticketmaster. […]