Baton Rouge

Restore Louisiana Announces Changes to Homeowner Services in Hammond, Lafayette, Monroe areas

Starting Friday, Jan. 31, Restore Louisiana will provide homeowner assistance services on an as-needed basis in the Hammond, Lafayette, and Monroe areas, as the following program locations will permanently close: Tangipahoa Parish Library in Hammond, Lafayette […]

Baton Rouge

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Are you an expert on topics and issues critical to our city? Can you be a source of insight on issues like community development, politics, education, social/criminal justice, economics/finances? What about religion, relationships/sex, or alternative […]

Education

Historic Tangipahoa Parish Training School–nation’s first vocational school for Blacks–to be auctioned

KENTWOOD, La–The Tangipahoa Parish desegregation lawsuit, filed over 51 years ago in the federal courts in New Orleans, has still not been resolved. In 1911, the Tangipahoa Parish Training School opened as the first Black […]

Hammond

Seeking information on Alvin Ray Washington

The Drum seeks information on former Hammond City Councilman Alvin Ray Washington. If any relatives, friends, or constituents have newspaper clippings, documents, letters, or pictures involving or including Washington, please share them with The Drum. […]

Hammond

University leader calls high school decision to keep athlete, ban valedictorian ‘height of hypocrisy’

“You are more willing to fight for students to participate in athletics than you are for an athlete who shows academic accomplishment to give his valedictory address at his only high school graduation,” writes Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough, “Please understand that these actions display a, hopefully unconscious, bias that allows you to advocate for Black students on the field or court, but to be punitive when it comes to academics.” […]