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La GOP praises T rump endorsement of Kennedy

The Louisiana GOP recently emailed its praise of Former President Donald T rump’s endorsement of U.S. Senator John Kennedy for re-election. In a statement, the organization said: The LAGOP congratulates Senator Kennedy and looks forward to working […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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Edwards appoints members to SU and ULS system boards

Gov. John bel Edwards appoints members to the Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College and  University of Louisiana System. The Board of Supervisors of Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College is […]

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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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Southern creates official varsity esports team, Christopher Turner named head coach

The University becomes the first higher learning institution with an esports pipeline servicing K-12 through graduate school students. Southern University and A&M College is creating an official varsity esports team, joining more than 300 colleges and universities […]

Baton Rouge

Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU

Louisiana State University in Shreveport is proud to announce Kenna Franklin, EdD, as the new assistant provost for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. She will lead and coordinate university-wide initiatives fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, […]

Baton Rouge

Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students

Displaced families will receive a reduced cost to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Instead of a registration fee, a small application processing fee may be required. No other usual fees will be charged to displaced families. Likewise, the cost of annual tuition will not be charged, and the monthly tuition cost will be set by each school. […]

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T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium

Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium. “At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our […]

Baton Rouge

Total Teen Takeover 2020 to feature Dee-1

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with The Safety Place and the Big Buddy Program, are hosting Total Teen Takeover 2020 next week. Baton Rouge youth agencies and business partners are collaborating to […]

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Elected Unopposed!

More than 225 residents in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes have qualified as candidates for city council, judge, U.S. Congress, justice of the peace, and constable in the Nov. 3. election. Many boast community […]

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CareSouth, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church host COVID-19 drive-thru community testing, supplies giveaway, Saturday, July 11

CareSouth Medical and Dental and Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church are hosting a COVID-19 Drive-thru Community Testing and Supplies Giveaway on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Shiloh, 185 Eddie Robinson Sr. Drive, in Baton […]

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LYFE Line Teen Summit begins July 22

The Louisiana Center for Health Equity (LCHE), BREC, and Big Buddy Program of Baton Rouge announce the Second Annual LYFE Line Teen Summit, July 22-24, at the BREC Milton J. Womack Recreational Center, at 6201 Florida Blvd. […]

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Members of the community ask EBR School Board to condemn Bernard’s comments on Robert E. Lee

In an open letter, EBR citizens wrote, ” Her interview demonstrates that she values Robert E. Lee and the systemic racism that he represents far more than the students and families that she has committed to serve as a member of the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board.” […]

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‘We must do better protecting our Black Women’ says LSU organization following Kinnedy Smith’s murder

Baton Rouge Police arrested the man accused of fatally stabbing Kinnedy Smith, a 21-year-old Shreveport native over the weekend. According to police, 27-year-old Connor Regan, stabbed Smith to death during a domestic dispute and has been charged […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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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.
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