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 […]

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. […]

Who to watch

Meet Angela Allen-Bell, legal activist-scholar

Angela Allen-Bell is a respected local, national and international legal scholar and expert on civil and human rights, social and restorative justice and the interplay between race and justice. It was her research that catapulted the recent movement that, in November 2018, successfully ended the use of non-unanimous juries in Louisiana. And she is one of the founding members of the advocacy […]

Baton Rouge

Meet Kayla Perkins beyond the stacks

Internationally, 2020 was a year of medical, social, political, racial, and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 7,000 Louisianans died while 173,000 were unemployed and all 710,000 K-12 students and teachers were […]


Meet Bianca Plant eating God’s way

While hosting monthly televised nutrition segments, dietician Bianca Plant, MPA, RD, LDN presents nutritious recipes and healthy lifestyle strategies shared in her first cookbook, Eating to Live–Eating God’s Way. During a time where many people are looking to nutrition to prevent or heal from […]

Baton Rouge

Meet Brandon ‘Chef B’ Williams, cooking up excellence

Brandon “Chef B” Williams is community minded. The culinary teacher and local celebrity chef said he strives to provide the best Cajun-Creole products and chef services to local and international customers. After recently appearing on the Food Network, The Drum asked Williams about 2020 and his focus for 2021. […]

In the Issue

Meet Louisianans for the community, for justice, for health, for education, for culture. Meet the People for 2021

Internationally, 2020 was a year of medical, social, political, racial, and economic upheaval caused by the coronavirus pandemic. More than 7,000 Louisianans died while 173,000 were unemployed and all 710,000 K-12 students and teachers were […]


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. […]


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 […]

Baton Rouge

Grower training, Hemp summit, and ‘Queen Sugar’ headline SU’s Louisiana Small Farmers Conference

For a decade, the Southern University Ag Center’s Louisiana Small Farmers Conference has provided the state’s small agricultural producers with strategies and information on the latest educational tools and resources to help them stay in […]

Baton Rouge

Southern’s Victor Mbarika earns third lifetime achievement award for IT work in developing nations

In recognition of his contributions to the growth of education in Nigeria and other African countries, Southern University professor Victor Marika was recently honored by  the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria, Nsukka Diocese, in Enugu State, for his […]

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Woman to Watch: Alma C. Stewart

With the Louisiana Legislative session in active mode, this health care advocate is busy mobilizing Louisiana citizens and elected officials around all health equity issues from funding the Affordable Health Care Act, expanding Medicaid, and […]


And the 52 nominees are….

More than 50 professionals from across the Greater Baton Rouge area have been nominated for the first class of the Baton Rouge Black Professionals Forty Under 40 Entrepreneur Award.  The inaugural class will be honored […]

Drum Roll

Caught You: Praying

The nonprofit group, Answering the Call, hosted a prayer vigil for the youth of the City of Donaldsonville and surrounding areas, Monday, Jam. 26, 2015, at the Louisiana Square on Railroad Ave.


Events: Feb 3 – 15, 2015

Tuesday, Feb. 3, 6pm Baton Rouge Youth Coming Together: Citywide Youth Strategy Prayer Meeting Antioch Full Gospel Ministry 6538 Mickens Road, Baton Rouge Advocates against crime, entrepreneurs, concerned citizens, and prayer intercessors will join youth […]