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Who’s in charge?

There are eight elected member of the state board of elementary and secondary education.  They are elected in what has been redistricted from the old original eight congressional districts.  These people represent a very large […]

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A journey into world of Asperger’s and Autism

by Carissa Cropper WE BEGAN OUR JOURNEY INTO my son’s fascinating world on October 16, 2010, after having a conference with his teacher. Sh described Tyler as being a great student, smart, and intelligent. She said that he would use his vocabulary words constantly […]

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Is conservatism working?

WE LIVE IN A RED STATE. That’s no secret. So many Louisiana residents take pride in our state’s conservative values. Traditional notions of family, “small” government, emphasizing the importance of being business friendly, being tough on crime—violent […]

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Easter the season of renewness, restoration

IT IS OFTEN SAID WE ARE “spiritual beings” having a natural experience. How many of you are “spiritual beings” having a “spiritual experience” in this season of restoration? How are you being restored? Are you searching your soul and […]

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Fighting injustice at Southern University

  I LIKE TO SEE COLLEGE STUDENTS protesting injustice. So it was encouraging to hear about Southern University student sup in arms after the shenanigans surrounding the effective firing of Chancellor James Llorens. When students are en- gaged it […]

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Dunn verdict exposes value we place on makes

 by Marc Morial , president and CEO of the National Urban League   ANOTHER MOTHER’S anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your ground rearing its ugly head.  Eight months after the […]

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Yes, Chas, parents and students deserve better

Linda Johnson former BESE represenative VERY RECENTLY THERE HAVE been articles about alleged cheating in East Baton Rouge schools.  The television headlines said wide spread cheating in EBR. The president of BESE said studentsand parents deserve more. Well I agree,so I called the elected […]