Events: Jan 24-31, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 24, 11am
So you want to be an author?
Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists Monthly Meeting
On the Boarder Restaurant
2552 Citiplace Blvd, Baton Rouge
Local authors will discuss how to start book projects. Free for members and $5 for nonmembers. RSVP by email to

Saturday, Jan. 24, 10am – 2pm
Prayer Rally for the Soul of Louisiana
Southern University Felton G. Clark Center
The rally is focused on Louisiana’s mass incarceration rate, Medicaid expansion, and the state’s failing education system. Organizations involved: national and local Baptist conventions, Missionary Baptist groups, Full Gospel fellowships, the Louisiana State NAACP, and churches affiliated with AME and CME.

Sunday, Jan. 25, noon – 4pm
Cu-Mit To Be Fit With CuRobiks Inaugural Health Fair
Dupuis Center/Brown Park, Lafayette
Live fitness concert with Cupid, CuRobiks trainer certification classes, health and fitness vendors, run/walk, and health screenings for all ages. Contact:

Sunday, Jan. 25 – Feb. 8
Ultimate Prom Giveaway
Participating YMCA locations
The Cinderella Project and No Glass Slippers are accepting donations of new or gently used prom appropriate dresses and
shoes. Drop off items at the Americana YMCA, A.C. Lewis YMCA, Baranco Clark YMCA, C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA,Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA, Dow Westside YMCA, ExxonMobil YMCA, Paula G. Manship YMCA, or Southside YMCA

Wednesday, Ja. 28, 12:30pm
Beyond Bricks Listening Tour
BREC Cadillac St. Park
Speak Up! Be a part of a positive movement to recharge our public schools. Register at for next week’s sessions: Wed., Jan. 28, 12:30pm at BREC Cadillac St. Park; Thurs., Jan. 29, 6pm at Scotlandville Magnet High; and Sat. Jan 31, 10am at Bluebonnett Library. More dates are posted at

Thursday, Jan. 29, 6:30pm
Information Session
Online at
Louisiana Connections Academy will host online information sessions for families and prospective families to learn more about the school’s K-12 curriculum and programs. Call the school at (225) 372-8389 or attend one of the following online sessions:
Thursday, January 29, 2015 6:30pm
Thursday, February 12, 2015 11:00am
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 6:30pm
Register at

Friday, Jan. 30
BR Black Professionals 2015 Forty Under 40 Entrepreneur Awards Deadline
To nominate, visit All nominations must be received by January 30, and winners will be announced during the award ceremony, Saturday, Feb. 28 at The Belle of Baton Rouge. All proceeds generated from nomination fees will benefi t the BR Black Professionals Middle School Laptop Give-Away.

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