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Cities honor native songwriter Titus Showers

Award-winning singer and songwriter Titus Showers was honored with a proclamation by Louisiana’s Tangipahoa Parish Government for his continued philanthropic and charitable contributions in the community. The proclamation was presented by Robby Miller, Parish President and CEO. Earlier this […]

Baton Rouge

Students shine light on Blacks in classical music

Student cellists Cecilia Spencer, of Baton Rouge, and Ethan Clay, of Zachary, were recognized nationally as they shined a light on African Americans competing in the world of classical music. A “No-Labels” broadcast piece produced […]

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French professor Jerry L Parker Jr. earns doctorate

Jerry L. Parker Jr.  has successfully defended his dissertation to earn a doctorate of education in educational leadership from Southeastern Louisiana University. He investigated the presentation of cultural content about the Caribbean and Louisiana in […]

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Walker receives Iowa State achievement award

Retia Scott Walker, Ph.D. has been named the 2019 Alumni Achievement Award recipient by the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University (ISU). She is vice chancellor for academics and student services/ associate dean of Southern […]

Baton Rouge

Jinx Broussard wins national teacher of the year award

LSU Manship School of Mass Communication’s Jinx Coleman Broussard, Ph.D. is the recipient of the 2018 Scripps Howard Foundation’s Teacher of the Year Award. The national competition recognizes excellence in teaching in several areas, including […]

Baton Rouge

Natasha Williams joins LPB

Natasha Williams joins Louisiana Public Broadcasting as co-anchor and reporter, pairing up with managing editor and co-anchor Andre’ Moreau on LPB’s weekly program Louisiana: The State We’re In, the state’s longest-running statewide news magazine program. Williams is […]

Baton Rouge

Courtney M. Scott named chief service officer

Courtney M. Scott has been named chief service officer for Mayor-President Sharon Broome. Scott has over 15 years of multi-faceted experience in project management, community engagement, and communications. She has deep relationships with Baton Rouge’s […]

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Young received distinction honors

Angela Nichols Young, Ph.D., of Lake Providence, has been selected for inclusion in the upcoming Trademark Women of Distinction 2018 Honors for demonstrating dedication and professional excellence. She is CEO of Healthy Minds Counseling Angency […]

Baton Rouge

School board selects Kenyetta Nelson-Smith to lead

The seven-member East Baton Rouge Parish School Board unanimously selected Kenyetta Nelson-Smith Ph.D., as vice-president of the board following the resignation of Rep. Connie Bernard last month. Nelson-Smith has represented District 3 in North Baton […]

Business

Who to Watch: Steven C. Baham

Steven C. Baham, 40, is a computer scientist and owner of Baham Laboratories, LLC, in Baton Rouge. A native of Slidell, Baham is the son of Les and Eva Baham. As a child, he and […]

Baton Rouge

Local businesswoman to be featured in Avon campaign

Baton Rouge-local and Avon Representative Starsky Clark will be starring in iconic beauty brand Avon’s upcoming campaign. From top-sellers to accomplished leaders, Avon’s Campaign 19 will feature all real-life Avon Representatives as models in their […]

Baton Rouge

Who to Watch: Dawn C. Collins

Dawn C. Collins is an East Baton Rouge Parish School Board member and community advocate. The Lee High School graduate and Baton Rouge native, is a governor’s appointee to the East Baton Rouge Parish Board […]

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Dillon honored by Washington Parish sheriff

Washington Parish Corrections Deputy Katie Dillon has been honored by Sheriff Randy Seal as the Corrections Deputy of the Quarter ending March 2018. Seal made the selection based on the recommendation of Chief of Corrections […]

Baton Rouge

Judge Piper Griffin named Louisiana Judicial Council Chairperson

Louisiana boasts the largest number of Black  judges per capita and the Louisiana Judicial Council/National Bar Association prides itself on being the voice of its membership.  The Council recently installed as the organization’s 10th chairperson was Judge […]

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Williams of New Venture honored

New Venture Theatre’s artistic director Greg Williams Jr. is the recipient of the 2018 Man-Up Theatre of Arts Award from Patterson Enterprises who presents the 2018 Voice Awards, May 13, in New Roads. For 11 […]

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Bayou Classic Ranked Number One HBCU Classic

The numbers have spoken. Bayou Classic enters its 45th year as the number one ranked HBCU Classic. With 66,550 attendees in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for the November 25, 2017, battle on the gridiron between Grambling […]

Baton Rouge

Rene honored with Above and Beyond Award

A long-time Southern University Baton Rouge employee and former assistant mass communications professor was presented the December 2017 Above and Beyond Award. Robert Rene’, Ph.D, also has served as interim director and associate director of […]

Baton Rouge

Brandon to serve on state ethics board

Bishop L Lawrence Brandon, of Shreveport, was elected by the Louisiana House of Representatives to serve on the Louisiana Board of Ethics with 10 other members. Brandon will serve a five-year term with a two-term […]

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Business

Edwards appoint several to councils, commissions

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Appointed are: Bruce Parker, of Baton Rouge, was appointed to the Governor’s Advisory Council on Homelessness, while Nicole E. Sweazy, of Baton […]

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Politics

Edwards appoints Boyce new DAL director

 Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointment of Emalie Boyce to the role of director of the Division of Administrative Law (DAL). She will fill the position recently vacated by the founding director, Ann Wise. […]

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Flournoy named Senior Sailor of the Year

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Flournoy, a native of Alexandria, Louisiana, was selected as the Senior Sailor of the Year by Commander, Navy Region Mid-Atlantic (CNRMA) in Norfolk, Virginia. Flournoy is a 2002 […]

Baton Rouge

Opelousas ‘Hometown Hero’

Opelousas Mayor Reggie Tatum presents SULC Chancellor John Pierre with the Hometown Hero Award and key to the city during the Southern University Law Center’s 30th Year Commemoration of Clark and Chislom Cases, October 21. […]