HBCUs by Claudia Walker
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Children can learn ‘ABCs of HBCUs’

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, Toni Morrison, and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. all attended Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Unfortunately, many children are unaware of these institutions. With HBCU Prep School’s help, author Claudia Walker […]

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Education

Local girls experience careers in engineering

ExxonMobil employee volunteers welcomed 130 middle-school girls from 13 schools in both East and West Baton Rouge Parish for Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, a program designed to inspire female students to consider careers in engineering. “We’re […]

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Commentary

State NAACP pushes BESE to suspend testing, create ‘apolitical’ plan for schools during COVID

The Louisiana NAACP released the following statement about schools reopening statewide during the worsening COVID pandemic: We are now calling on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to immediately: 1. Suspend testing for […]

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. […]

Baton Rouge

Hundreds honor slain civil rights icon, museum founder remembered for living a life of purpose

Hundreds of people including Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, BatonRouge Mayor Sharon Weston Broome, other elected officials, community leaders, and even residents who barely knew Sadie Roberts-Joseph filled the pews at Living Faith Christian Center […]

Drum Roll

PRIDE RESTORED: Jaguars dominant in 15-0 win

After a 10-year hiatus, Southern University baseball claimed the program’s first Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament title since 2009 with a dominant 15-0 shutout of Alabama State Sunday afternoon at Wesley Barrow Stadium. Tyler LaPorte, who […]

Feature

AKA’s regional conference focuses on global leadership, brings Kamala Harris to New Orleans April 19

More than 5,000 women will converge in New Orleans April 18 – 21, for Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated’s 87TH South Central Regional Conference. Under the leadership of International President, Glenda Glover, Ph.D., and South Central Regional Director, Katina […]

Baton Rouge

Plenty of Time!

New Venture Theatre continues its 11th season with the impactful play, Plenty of Time! In 1968, a spoiled, southern debutante and a Black Panther fall in love, though forbidden by class and principle. Corey and Christina meet […]

Art

11-day Arts Fest features creative writing workshops, spoken word performances, art demos, showcases, live music

Baton Rouge Community College will present its 10th Annual Arts Fest, March 12-23, throughout three of its locations – Mid City Campus, 201 Community College Drive; Acadian Site, 3250 N. Acadian Thruway E.; and Frazier […]