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Cities honor native songwriter Titus Showers

Award-winning singer and songwriter Titus Showers was honored with a proclamation by Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish Government for his continued philanthropic and charitable contributions in the community. The proclamation was presented by Robby Miller, Parish President and CEO. Earlier this […]

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Angela Machen named Baker CAO

Angela Machen, Ph.D, has been appointed by Mayor Darnel Waites as the city administrative officer. She is an expert in environmental health, risk assessment, regulatory toxicology, epidemiology, and community health. She is a member of […]

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Museum renamed for Chief Justice Johnson

The Louisiana Supreme Court Museum in New Orleans is being named after Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. After serving as a Louisiana judge and then justice for over three decades, Johnson retired […]

Baton Rouge

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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Centenary College athletic director Marcus Manning chosen as executive director of Durham Sports Commission

Marcus Manning, director of athletics and recreation at Centenary College since August 2018, has been selected as the new executive director for the Durham Sports Commission in Durham, North Carolina. Manning begins his new position […]

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, […]

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Bossier NAACP elects officers

Lee A. Jester Sr. and Donzell Hughes Sr have been elected president and vice president of the Bossier Parish Branch of the NAACP. Other officials elected this summer were: Melba Walker Baker, 2nd vice president; Chasity […]

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Bar association honors Angela White-Bazile with a Hidden Figures Award

Angela White-Bazile received the Hidden Figure Award from the National Bar Association Women Lawyers Division. She is executive counsel for Louisiana Supreme Court Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. The award recognizes a woman lawyer who’s made significant contributions to the legal […]

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Jackson to lead CDL program development

The Center for Development and Learning has hired  DeJunne’ Clark Jackson as the vice president of program development. Jackson, who is a mother of a “double-deficit, comorbid, bright, insightful, and kind-hearted dyslexic child,” has an in-depth knowledge […]

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13-year-old Troy Murphy wins national gaming competition

13-year-old Troy Murphy, a student at Southern University Laboratory School, recently won the High School Esports League‘s national competition. Murphy competed in the NBA 2k20 division championship on June 6 and earned $1,000 in scholarships […]

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VIPS presents Apple Awards to reading and math friends

Volunteers in Public School presented Apple Awards to 18 in-school volunteers who serve as reading or math friends in East Baton Rouge Parish schools. Honored were:  Mary Elizabeth Richardson, Cedarcrest-Southmoor Elementary; Nancy Ballard, Audubon Elementary; […]

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SLU professor wins $265K national grant

Ponchatoula resident and Southeastern Louisiana University professor of organic chemistry Jean Fotie, Ph.D., was awarded a $265,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Fotie plans to develop greener and sustainable catalytic methods to reduce the […]

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Judge Casey-Jones receives Congressional honor

Judge Ree J. Casey-Jones, of Shreveport, recently received the Angels in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute in Washington DC. The national award is given based on outstanding work within the child […]

Baton Rouge

Students shine light on Blacks in classical music

Student cellists Cecilia Spencer, of Baton Rouge, and Ethan Clay, of Zachary, were recognized nationally as they shined a light on African Americans competing in the world of classical music. A “No-Labels” broadcast piece produced […]

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Myra Richardson to receive NAACP’s advocacy award

Myra Richardson will be presented the NAACP’s Prestigious Montague Cobb Health Advocacy Award, July 22, 2019 during the annual convention. This award was established to honor individuals and organizations that have made a significant impact […]

Baton Rouge

Ivory Toldson joins education commission

Ivory Toldson, Ph.D., professor of counseling psychology at Howard University and president of Quality Education for Minorities – QEM Network, has been appointed to the Commission on the Value of Postsecondary Education. This Bill and […]