Summers to lead SLU student affairs

Eric J. Summers, EdD, of Hammond has been named the vice president for student affairs at Southeastern Louisiana University. Summers has served as assistant to the vice president for student affairs since 2011, where he filled the roles of diversity educator, chief conduct officer, and principal administrative officer.  His appointment follows a nationwide search and is … Continue reading

University leader calls high school decision to keep athlete, ban valedictorian ‘height of hypocrisy’

The following is a copy of Dillard University president Walter Kimbrough’s letter to Tangipahoa School Superintendent Mark Kolwe in regards to the national embarrassment: Last night, I watched “The Nightly Show” with Larry Wilmore. In the first segment, he discussed the case of Andrew Jones at Amite High School. Living in New Orleans, I was already … Continue reading

Called to fight, serve, and minister

When the issues of the Black community arise, so do the clergy.  Whether they don the title of pastor, reverend, bishop, apostle, prophet or evangelist, they all play a significant role in the culture of Black leadership.  The most recognized in Louisiana are the Rev. Ted Jameson, Rev. CS Gordon, Rev. Joe Green, and more … Continue reading

Who are you nominating for the Drum Newspaper’s Five Under 35 Leadership Award?

DEADLINE: AUGUST 31, 2013 The Drum Newspaper’s most prestigious Five Under 35 recognition awards is now taking nominations for Baton Rouge’s and Ponchatoula’s five, up-and-coming industry leaders under the age of 35. This award celebrates the depth of talent within the Black community including rising stars of entertainment to successful non-profit leaders. In order to … Continue reading

Nominations due Feb. 1 Black history honorary service award

The Tangipahoa Parish Library is now accepting nominations for people who have made a difference in our community. Each year, the Tangipahoa Parish Library celebrates the contributions of African Americans and specifically recognizes residents of Tangipahoa Parish that have made this a better place to live with the Honorary Service Award. This prestigious award is … Continue reading

Hammond Council honors community leaders

HAMMOND—It was standing room only when the Hammond City Council Chamber, March 6, for the first Wilbert L. Dangerfield Award of Excellence. The award was given to Dr. J.L. Garrett and posthumously to the M. C. Moore for their dedicated service and influence in the Black community. Dr. Garrett spark an outburst of laughter when … Continue reading

Who are you nominating for the Drum Newspaper’s Five Under 35 Leadership Award?

The Drum Newspaper’s most prestigious Five Under 35 recognition awards is now taking nominations for Baton Rouge’s and Ponchatoula’s five, up-and-coming industry leaders under the age of 35. This award celebrates the depth of talent within the Black community including rising stars of entertainment to successful non-profit leaders. In order to qualify for consideration, individuals … Continue reading

Private school voucher program: hope or all hype?

By Kameko Thomas With Congress recently reinstating Washington DC’s school voucher program, the issue of providing state-funded private school vouchers for public, low-income, and mostly Black students in low-performing schools is once again on the national radar. The renewed interest has found its way back into the Louisiana State Capitol, where advocacy groups including the … Continue reading

Redistricting public forums begin this week

The Louisiana Legislature is hosting these public meetings are to receive public comment concerning the “census populations, the deviations of existing districts from an ideal population, and solutions for district line drawing for the legislature, Congress, the Public Service Commission, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Supreme Court and other courts.” For more … Continue reading