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  • Cantrell commissions Ted Ellis for official Mardi Gras art

    Cantrell commissions Ted Ellis for official Mardi Gras art

    The City of New Orleans, under the leadership of Mayor Latoya Cantrell has commissioned artist Ted Ellis to design the official Mardi Gras Proclamation for 2019. This signature proclamation will be presented to each Krewe King and Queen of Mardi Gras during the 300th year anniversary of New Orleans. Ellis is artist, cultural historian, and […]

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  • Harrell pens history of Tangipahoa, St. Helena parishes

    Harrell pens history of Tangipahoa, St. Helena parishes

    Geneologist Antoinette Harrell and Alex Richardson president of Richardson Funeral Home in Amite, share a laugh during the Jan. 12 discussion Harrell’s new book, “African American in Tangipahoa and St. Helena Parishes.” The book is a great history book of classic  photographs of  ordinary working people, past and present. Military, elected officials, Black farmers, and […]

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  • Meat for Sale at annual livestock show

    Meat for Sale at annual livestock show

    Nearly 100 young herdsmen from throughout the state will converge on the Maurice A. Edmond Livestock Arena with hopes of having their prized winning animals named champion during the Southern University Ag Center’s 76th Annual Livestock and Poultry Show. The event, which will be held from February 28 – March 2, provides an opportunity for […]

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  • Researchers find community-wide programs make a difference in healthy behaviors

    Researchers find community-wide programs make a difference in healthy behaviors

    Researchers from LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center have found that a community-level approach to obesity can inspire participants to adopt healthier weight-related behavior.  Their findings were published this fall in Health Promotion Practice, which includes peer-reviewed articles devoted to the practical application of health promotion and education. The results of the study are based on […]

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