John Isaiah
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Walton’s Black Paintings exhibit opens

The Department of Visual Art + Design at Southeastern Louisiana University will host an art exhibit by New Orleans based artist John Isiah Walton titled “Black Paintings: Cybernetic Folklore, Place, + Spirit” at the university’s […]

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Entertainment

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 […]

HBCUs by Claudia Walker
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Children can learn ‘ABCs of HBCUs’

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unfortunately, many children are unaware of these institutions. With HBCU Prep School’s help, author Claudia Walker […]

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Education

Local girls experience careers in engineering

ExxonMobil employee volunteers welcomed 130 middle-school girls from 13 schools in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a program designed to inspire female students to consider careers in engineering. “We’re […]

schools
Commentary

State NAACP pushes BESE to suspend testing, create ‘apolitical’ plan for schools during COVID

The Louisiana NAACP released the following statement about schools reopening statewide during the worsening COVID pandemic: We are now calling on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to immediately: 1. Suspend testing for […]

Commentary

Affected by the clamor of corona? Do this for a change

During this season of the pandemic, watch out for the enemy of your souls, in your relationships, with the ones you are connected with and to, your significant relationships in family, your relationships at work, in church, throughout your community, and with neighbors. Get this: EVERYBODY IS BEING AFFECTED by this infection of Corona. […]

Business

L’Oreal USA Partners with NAACP to launch grant program for small businesses

Applications for the Inclusive Beauty Fund will be administered by the NAACP in partnership with Hello Alice, a platform for small business owners to identify the right path to start and grow their company. Applications for the financial grants opens January 29, and proceeds through February 18, 2021. […]

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Baton Rouge

Sito Narcisse to lead EBR schools

East Baton Rouge Parish School Board has selected Sito Narcisse as superintendent following the abrupt resignation by Leslie Brown. After hours of public comment and debate over his qualifications and record in other districts, the […]

Entertainment

Southern sets 2021 football schedule

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the schedules for all 10 SWAC schools for the upcoming 2021 spring football season. The Southern University Jaguars schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference contests […]

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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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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 […]