Education

Police, Protest, Practice: Youth invited to apply for social justice program

Louisiana teens are invited to apply for “My Voice Matters — Speak Out about Social Justice” YLA of Baton Rouge one of only eight nationwide selected to offer this free, innovative program. Applications must be received by Sept. 30. Applicants accepted into the program will receive notification by Oct. 9. […]

Baton Rouge

Total Teen Takeover 2020 to feature Dee-1

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome and Healthy Blue, in collaboration with The Safety Place and the Big Buddy Program, are hosting Total Teen Takeover 2020 next week. Baton Rouge youth agencies and business partners are collaborating to […]

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Community-La

Doctor explains use of RA, lupus drug to treat coronavirus

There are plans to work together with multiple advocacy groups supporting patients with rheumatic diseases such as lupus to ensure that our patients get the medications they need for their underlying disease while also working with those who are treating patients with the current COVID-19 infection. […]

Business

House of Serenity, area’s only homeless shelter, celebrates 17 years

Seventeen  years ago on January 18, Frances Seymore opened the doors to House Serenity to provide temporary shelter for homeless citizens in Tangipahoa. Friends, family and other supporters joined current and past residents in celebrating the shelter’s anniversary. “I do not have the space […]

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

Who to Watch: Barbara W. Green

Baton Rouge counselor Barbara Green said she discusses everything with Seniors, parents, and social workers. At 71, Green manages a full time practice, host trainings and seminars, teaches in ministry, and publishes children’s books along […]

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Baton Rouge

State task force established to review sexual harassment, discrimination policies in agencies

Gov. John Bel Edwards issued an executive order announcing the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy.  The seven member board is tasked with reviewing current harassment and discrimination policies within every state […]

Baton Rouge

City Hall rally urges Mayor, Council to keep their word on ‘grocery gap’ funding

“Our officials continue to pledge their support, and we believe they are sincere. But it’s time we start saying, not just with our words but with our budgets and with our actions, that we value and prioritize addressing food access and economic development in our most neglected neighborhoods.” – Edgar Cage, Together Baton Rouge […]

In the Issue

Faking normal over 50

Today’s life expectancy rate for United States citizens stands at 76.5 and 81.2 years for men and women, respectively, according to recent data provided by the world’s leader of medical research, Imperial College London. But […]