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LSU crowns 1st Black king

Bradley Williams, of Lafayette, was crowned homecoming king at yesterday’s LSU vs Ole Miss football game. He is the university’s first Black homecoming king.  Williams,  son of Dr. and Mrs. Chris Williams, is a senior […]

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Holder appoints Vanita Gupta to DOJ post

WASHINGTON DC–U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has appointed Vanita Gupta Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Justice Department.  Gupta began her legal career at the […]


Cured of sickle cell

Baton Rouge native confirmed as first person cured of disease In the late 1940s and early 1950s, the nature of Sickle Cell began to become clearer and doctors and researchers proved that Sickle Cell comes […]

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Artistic protest

Baton Rouge artist and illustrator Antoine Mitchell creates breathtaking image inspired by the Ferguson, MO, protests of the murder of Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, by a police officer. More of Mitchell’s work can be […]

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A love for Lululemon

RUNNING HAS BECOME A way for me to stay in SHAPE and relieve stress, so as I began to pursue it more and more, I wanted a product that would motivate me while ensuring that […]

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Remainsof 55 bodies found

THE REMAINS OF 55 BODIES were found in makeshift graveyard at a former Florida reform school. University of South Florida announced that an excavation of a makeshift graveyard near a now- closed reform school in […]

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State Rep. Herbert Dixon resigns

ALEXANDRIA–State Representative Herbert Dixon, who chairs the Louisiana House Labor committee, has resigned. In an official statement, Dixon writes, “I am honored to have served the citizens of District 26 for the last seven years, […]