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Baton Rouge

Elected Unopposed!

More than 225 residents in East Baton Rouge and Tangipahoa parishes have qualified as candidates for city council, judge, U.S. Congress, justice of the peace, and constable in the Nov. 3. election. Many boast community […]

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 […]

Education

Tangipahoa Parish Schools continue to seek unitary status despite continued segregation

HAMMOND—When Tangipahoa Parish School Board released a statement on September 26, 2019, it sent shock waves throughout the African-American community. The board released the following statement: “On Thursday afternoon, September 26, 2019, the Tangipahoa Parish […]

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. […]