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 […]

Baton Rouge

‘I became a FarmHer by default’

A young pioneer in Internet radio, Nicolette “Missy” Gordon started MissyRadio.com in 2011, trending through an online business model that had only surfaced on the national scene.  The path made sense for a 20-something broadcast journalist […]

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 […]

Baton Rouge

They Beat the Odds

Sometimes life just doesn’t seem to be fair. We start off as little children with big dreams of what we’re going to be when we grow up, all the things we’re going to own and […]

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

Southern’s Victor Mbarika earns third lifetime achievement award for IT work in developing nations

In recognition of his contributions to the growth of education in Nigeria and other African countries, Southern University professor Victor Marika was recently honored by  the Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria, Nsukka Diocese, in Enugu State, for his […]

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 […]

Baton Rouge

Trading Black Histories: Louisiana, California middle schoolers meet by chance while competing in national research contest

SILVER SPRINGS, MD—In life, there are many times when things happen and very few words can convey what’s occurred. That’s exactly what happened when two studentsfrom opposite ends of the United States happened to cross […]

Baton Rouge

COMMENTARY: Dr. King, Alton Sterling, and the Difficult Days Ahead

This is America 50 years after King’s assassination. The relative progress made in civil rights since April 4, 1968 is rife with tragic contradiction and complexity. King likely did not dream that after climbing to the “mountaintop” our first words would not be “free at last” but rather “Black lives matter.” […]