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Congressman wants reparations

WASHINGTON—U.S. REP. John Conyers Jr. said he will re-introduce in the 113th Congress legislation that calls for a seven member commission to study reparations for Black people in the United States. “It is the most […]

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Best Kept Secret: Our Daily Bread

OUR DAILY BREAD WHOLE Food Market and Bakery has been serving the Baton Rouge community with holistic medicines and healthy grocery options since 1989. Owners Alvin Himel and David Butt provide cus- tomers with health […]

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Dunn verdict exposes value we place on makes

 by Marc Morial , president and CEO of the National Urban League   ANOTHER MOTHER’S anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your ground rearing its ugly head.  Eight months after the […]

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ESPN Magazine features Grambling band

ESPN, the world leader in sports and sports and sports entertainment, needed a band that would complete ESPN The Magazine’s music issue the editors reached out the Grambling State University’s marching band to make the […]

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Understanding Your Calling

Understanding Your Calling-Ginger London Baton Rouge minister Ginger London’s study manual, Understanding Your Calling, teaches Christians how to easily discern and understand the call of God on their lives through discovering, developing and delivering their […]

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SU Law Grads Become Area’s fi rst Black US Assistant Attorneys

TWO MONROE ATTORNEYS HAVE MADE HISTORY as the first Black attorneys from Monroe to be named assistant attorneys for the United States Department of Justice Western District. Brandon Brown and Courtney Joiner graduated from Ouachita High Schools in 1999. Joiner attended the University of Louisiana in Monroe and […]