Young Danse Noir performers continue to impress

Cirque de Danse recital an awesome production More than 600 people gathered at the Louisiana State University Union Theatre for Danse Noir Studio’s annual spring dance recital last month. Centered around the circus theme, the Cirque de Danse production kept  the audience on the edge of their seats watching rhythmic moves using hoolahoops, balls, ribbons, … Continue reading

Demas Dunn named museum board president

HAMMOND— The Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Veterans Archives board of directors recently elected Demas Dunn president. In a recent interview, Dunn said. “Their will be some changes made, the changes will be slow.” “The board has a new outlook and we will continue to work on the things Perkins was working before his … 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

Southern 7 remembered through art

On March 28 1960, seven Southern University students entered the S. E. Kress Building in Downtown Baton Rouge and sat down at the “whites only” lunch counter. After refusing to move to “colored” section, police were called and arrived with the press. The seven students were placed under arrest for disturbing the peace. After spending … Continue reading

Baham Laboratories brings service to homes, businesses

With twenty years experience in digital technology, Steven C. Baham, computer scientist, established the LLC in 2004. “We strive to provide the best support for homes and businesses, and do this for a fair, highly competitive price,” said Baham. The company provides onsite technical support for homes and businesses, as well as desktop and laptop … Continue reading

Homeless ministry designed to elevate, re-unite with Christ

Pastor Keith Richard is putting Elevate Church of Baton Rouge’s vision, “believe, become, and belong”, into action through its homeless ministry. “A lot of churches people attend now a days they don’t feel like they belong. They feel like misfits,” Richard said.  “This is a place where people can not only feel welcomed to be here, … Continue reading

Spoken Word artist, heRo, praises father for success

He was born Roosevelt Wright III. Some people know him as Daddy Ro. Others, as Pastor Ro. Nationally he’s known as heRO. He takes the stage as an exuberant poet, motivational speaker, actor, life coach, minister and singer. His talents and performances have being showcased on HBO, MTV, and in Ebony magazine. “Everything that I … Continue reading

Best Boilers opens in Baton Rouge

Best Boilers Seafood has opened at 3120 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., offering boiled seafood, boiled meats, fresh fruits, vegetables, and their “one-of-a-kind Best Boilers Blend.” Founded in 2005 by caterer and Baton Rouge native Cedric Burrell Sr., the restaurant offers Southern staples including chicken and waffOKles, crawfish, boiled turkey necks, gumbo, seafood lasagna and desserts. … Continue reading

Southern Rap and Southern Gospel: A Happy and Holy Union?

Popular Southern rappers T. I. and Big K.R.I.T s’ music objectifies women, glorifies materialism, and encourages drug use and both rappers have performed with Gospel rapper Lecrae. Lecrae’s lyrics attempt to encourage people to live the opposite of the lifestyles glorified in the media. In his single, “Fall Back,” the Grammy award-winning rapper clearly explains … Continue reading

Legislature’s lone Black photojournalist continues 4th decade

For more than 40 years, photographer James Terry III has been capturing the untold moments of history as it occurs throughout the state of Louisiana. From social and sports events throughout Baton Rouge to hurricanes and civil rights demonstrations including the March on the Mansion and Jena 6, the community knew to expect Terry to … Continue reading