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. […]

Business

Lake Charles native’s gentrification initiative looks to help longtime residents in Houston

WeBuyBlack reported that Christopher Senegal recently acquired two blocks in Houston’s historic Fifth Ward, which is known for its African-American roots and dubbed Houston’s “Black Wall Street.” Senegal, a Southern University graduate, started a new […]

Business

“I Got Bank” National Financial Literacy Contest opens for youth to win $1,000

In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 10th Annual “I Got Bank!”  National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a $1,000 savings account.  To support families who are homeschooling […]

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Business

Truckers need help delivering essentials to Louisianans

As governments place restrictions on businesses and people, it is becoming more difficult for the truck driver who needs food, parking and restroom facilities along Louisiana’s highways. The trucking industry is thankful for the truck stop and rest area staff and leadership who remain open for its drivers. If you or your business has the ability to provide services to our drivers during this time, please email lmta@lmta.la. […]

Baton Rouge

High schoolers invited to CNA Institute

Urban Restoration Enhancement Corporation is accepting applications for the College & Career Ready Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Institute, which is available to high school students in greater Baton Rouge with a GPA of 2.5 of higher […]

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House of Serenity, area’s only homeless shelter, celebrates 17 years

Seventeen  years ago on January 18, Frances Seymore opened the doors to House Serenity to provide temporary shelter for homeless citizens in Tangipahoa. Friends, family and other supporters joined current and past residents in celebrating the shelter’s anniversary. “I do not have the space […]

Baton Rouge

‘THE AMERICAN AUDIT’ exposes America as a 400-year old business and its toll on Black humanity

Exploring the nation as a business, Donney Rose brings a riveting spoken word project that chronicles the toll of the Black Experience from 1919 to today. The Baton Rouge performance of ‘The American Audit’ will be Feb. 28 at the Manship Theatre. […]

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Tunica-Biloxi Tribe to co-host the first Louisiana Rural Economic Development Summit with Southern University Law Center

MARKSVILLE – The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana is partnering with the Southern University Law Center (SULC) and the Southern University College of Business University Center for Economic Development to co-host the first Louisiana Rural and Economic (LaRuE) Development Summit in Marksville, […]