Entertainment

Southern sets 2021 football schedule

The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the schedules for all 10 SWAC schools for the upcoming 2021 spring football season. The Southern University Jaguars schedule includes one non-conference open date for each team and conference contests […]

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NFL, Players Coalition commit $3 Million+ to support COVID-19 relief; six La. organizations included in aid

Recipients of the funds include health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Ga., Baltimore, Md., Chicago, Ill., Detroit, Mich., Florida, Louisiana, and Washington, D.C. These emergency donations come from the NFL’s dedicated social justice investment. […]

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

Celebrity bowling challenge set for April 8

Baton Rouge Bowling Proprietors will host the “Mayor’s Celebrity Bowling Challenge to Strikeout Hunger” with Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome, Saturday, April 8, benefiting the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank.  Broome will be joined by television […]

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.” […]

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Education

Meet the Team Celebration

The Hammond High Magnet School Touchdown Club cordially invites students, parents, and fans to the annual “Meet the Team Celebration,” Sat., August 15,  10am – noon at the HHMS football field. The celebration is open […]

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Baton Rouge

1,500 petition to keep Gus Young pool

Plans are underway to permanently close the community pool at the BREC Gus Young Avenue Park in East Baton Rouge on August 1. Public opposition is increasing, but is it enough to convince the BREC board […]

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Sports

Southern’s post-season ban lifted

Southern University’s NCAA-imposed postseason ban as a result of the unusable data probation has been lifted, interim athletics director Roman Banks announced May 15. During a meeting in the J.S. Clark Administration building, Banks told […]

Sports

Grambing Selects Fobbs

GRAMBLING STATE University President Frank G. Pogue and athletic director Aaron James announced the selection of Broderick Lee Fobbs as the next head coach for the university football team. Fobbs, a second generation Gramblinite, was chosen from a pool of more than 100 candidates. His appointment is pending University […]