SU launches #StandUnited social media campaign

Southern University athletics is launching its #StandUnited social media campaign for the 2012 season which includes incentives to persuade social media fans to become more involved through Twitter and Facebook. #StandUnited represents the department’s overall commitment to return SU athletics to its days of glory by encouraging our most dedicated fan base to  “Stand United” and share … Continue reading

Johnson is rightful chief justice of La. Supreme Court, Urban League says

By The New Orleans Tribune NEW YORK—–National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial today said that the seniority of Louisiana Supreme Court Associate Justice Bernette Johnson is clear, and any effort to deny her the position of Chief justice would violate a federal consent decree, the Voting Rights Act and the civil rights … Continue reading

Theories on motive, lyrics surround ‘Lil Boosie’ murder trial

BATON ROUGE–Prosecutors said that a principal witness, a letter, rap lyrics and matching tattoos will prove their case against nationally acclaimed rapper Torence “Lil Boosie” Hatch, whose trial for first-degree murder began last week in Baton Rouge. Lead prosecutor assistant district attorney Dana Cummings, told jurors that Michael “Marlo Mike” Louding was “the key” to … Continue reading

Baker candidates share endorsements

City leadership to become majority Black BAKER, La.–Baker mayoral candidates Harold Rideau and Donald Kyer have received endorsements from community leaders and former candidates as they head towards a runoff election Saturday, April 21. Incumbent mayor Rideau, who is seeking a third term, said he has been endorsed by the Louisiana AFLCIO, the Reverend Larry … Continue reading

New Orleanian named ‘Ice Cold Leader’

Tommie Vassel (far right) accepts the 2012 Coors Light Ice Cold Leader Award during a reception held in his honor, Friday, March 30. Vassel, a long-standing community leader in New Orleans, formerly served as President Pro Tem of the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Vassel led the … Continue reading

Opposing candidates join to elect Kyer in runoff

BAKER–Donald “Duck” Kyer recently announced his plans to embrace the “New Vision, New Leadership, A New Baker” campaign platform of former opponent Monteic Sizer. A small crowd of supporters gathered at the St Paul Free Baptist Church in Baker LA, Thursday, March 29 to hear Kyer and to plan for the April 21 election day. … Continue reading

Controversial education bills bring crowds to Capitol

The Louisiana Association of Educators said school employees from across Louisiana left the Capitol City on March 14 and 15, blindsided by the governor’s “intense rush to pass career-altering education legislation”. More than 3,000 protestors rallied at the capitol those days to push against bills that would dismantle Louisiana’s public education system, they said. “It’s … Continue reading

Parish’s child welfare office open to serve parents, students

By Anastasia Semien Parents who have a child in the East Baton Rouge Parish School System should undoubtedly get to know this group of people. The Office of Child Welfare and Attendance serves as an advocate for students and works with parents, students, schools and community agencies to help with an array of issues that … Continue reading

Plans underway to bring grocery, fresh foods to Scotlandville ‘desert’

Community input needed by Dec. 16 By Jasmine Hastings Jozef Syndicate reporter SCOTLANDVILLE-The Food Access Team of Together Baton Rouge revealed the organization’s plan to bring a “high-quality” grocery store or farmers market to North Baton Rouge, an area identified as a food desert for decades. “The progress we have made in less than three … Continue reading