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. […]

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Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14

Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to join PreK-6th grade students attending school on campus five days a week. High School students will also begin transitioning back to campus on a staggered entrance, beginning Monday, September 14. If you would like your junior high or high school student to engage in school fully online, you must complete our Full Virtual Intent Form. […]

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Dr. Anthony Fauci discusses the impact, severity of COVID-19 disparities in Blacks

A member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci has at times found himself at odds with President Donald Trump. For example, earlier this year, the president announced that he would withdraw U.S. funding and support for the World Health Organization (WHO). However, Dr. Fauci told BlackPressUSA that he still maintains a close relationship with the organization.
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COMMENTARY: Before you decide to return to schools, walk the journey of a student, teacher to see COVID obstacles

In south Louisiana, one of the tasks we are accustomed to doing is preparing for emergency situations.  We prepare for hurricanes, other major storms, and catastrophes all the time, listening to the information provided by the […] […]

Baton Rouge

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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What about school after COVID?

The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is currently developing plans for the 2020-2021 school year. In order for officials to design the safest and most practical back-to-school options, they are asking families to complete […]

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Nominate your Essential Dad

Dads are essential! Nominate a dad who has been working throughout the COVID-19 crisis for him to be a part of our ESSENTIAL DADS feature. Share his name and email, then he will receive an […]

Baton Rouge

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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Louisiana to provide EBT cards to feed students whose schools closed due to COVID; Applications taken through June 7

Families of children who normally receive free or reduced-price meals at school may apply starting Monday, May 18 through June 7. Once the child’s information is verified, DCFS will mail a P-EBT debit card loaded with $285 per child, and instructions for using the card. The cards may be used at any store that accepts SNAP to buy SNAP-eligible food items. […]

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#MaskUpEBR Drive-Thru Mask Give Away

Free masks will be distributed at six area head start centers on Friday, May 8, 2020, as a part of Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s “Mask Up EBR” campaign along with  The Division of Human Development […]

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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

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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NFL, Players Coalition commit $3 Million+ to support COVID-19 relief; six La. organizations included in aid

Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. These emergency donations come from the NFL’s dedicated social justice investment. […]

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Louisiana Lupus Foundation continues to support people living with lupus through COVID fears

The Louisiana Lupus Foundation invites everyone living with lupus in the state to participate in a needs survey and virtual support group. The needs survey, which is confidential, is available online at www.louisianalupusfoundation.org/survey or at https://forms.gle/zoS1gf2v7L3hqjK39. […]