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  • COMMENTARY: Contained rage doesn’t remain contained

    COMMENTARY: Contained rage doesn’t remain contained

    It’s a fact. Contained rage does not remain contained in the face of agitation. We have been told by our Saviour, “Be angry, but don’t sin”. In the midst of sustained agitation, poking, and prodding, the “spirit” of anger is the result. Because of that a.n.g.e.r — And Now, Get Even Rights —, headship, self-defense, […]

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  • Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14
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    Tangipahoa schools begin Phase 3 Mon., Sept. 14

    Students in 7th and 8th grade will be able to join PreK-6th grade students attending school on campus five days a week. High School students will also begin transitioning back to campus on a staggered entrance, beginning Monday, September 14. If you would like your junior high or high school student to engage in school fully online, you must complete our Full Virtual Intent Form.

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  • Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU
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    Kenna Franklin appointed assistant provost LSU

    Louisiana State University in Shreveport is proud to announce Kenna Franklin, EdD, as the new assistant provost for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. She will lead and coordinate university-wide initiatives fostering and sustaining a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming environment for all students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners. The assistant provost reports to the provost and […]

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  • Bossier NAACP elects officers

    Bossier NAACP elects officers

    Lee A. Jester Sr. and Donzell Hughes Sr have been elected president and vice president of the Bossier Parish Branch of the NAACP. Other officials elected this summer were: Melba Walker Baker, 2nd vice president; Chasity Ruffin, treasurer; Debra Ross, assistant treasurer; Starsky Murrell, parliamentarian; Shewanna Mitchell, assistant secretary; and Jaqualine McGee, secretary.

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  • Uber donates 1,000 rides for Hurricane Laura evacuees in N.O

    Uber donates 1,000 rides for Hurricane Laura evacuees in N.O

    Uber has donated 1,000 rides to assist evacuees of Hurricane Laura. The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development is partnering with United Way to distribute the rides, which are worth $25 each. United Way will distribute rides to the city of New Orleans for distribution to evacuees at the convention center, Hilton, and Marriott. “In […]

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  • Shell Louisiana invests $300,000 in River Road African American Museum Rosenwald School
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    Shell Louisiana invests $300,000 in River Road African American Museum Rosenwald School

    Shell Louisiana has presented a $300,000 grant to the River Road African American Museum in Donaldsonville, to support the restoration of the Museum’s historic Rosenwald School building. When completed, the structure will house the RRAAM Rosenwald School for Education, Culture and History, which will provide a modern space for museum visitors and school groups to […]

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  • Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students
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    Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Schools accepting displaced students

    Displaced families will receive a reduced cost to attend Catholic schools in the Diocese of Baton Rouge. Instead of a registration fee, a small application processing fee may be required. No other usual fees will be charged to displaced families. Likewise, the cost of annual tuition will not be charged, and the monthly tuition cost will be set by each school.

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  • Locate loved ones who’ve evacuated

    Locate loved ones who’ve evacuated

    The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services has launched “Connect,” a way for families to locate loved ones who evacuated from Hurricane Laura to state-provided hotel rooms. The number to call is 225-342-2727. Alternatively, families can fill out a form online to reach out to loved ones who may be in state non-congregate shelters. […]

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  • Federal disaster assistance available for Hurricane Laura survivors

    State and federal officials are encouraging Louisiana residents affected by Hurricane Laura to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible. Disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, and Vernon parishes affected by the […]

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  • Tips to avoid indoor air dangers following Hurricane Laura
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    Tips to avoid indoor air dangers following Hurricane Laura

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reminds communities, families, and business owners to be aware of conditions that could lead to poor or dangerous indoor air quality following Hurricane Laura. Most importantly, always operate portable generators according to the instructions and always run them outside, far away from buildings. Running a portable generator inside can […]

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  • T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium
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    T.I. to deliver keynote during SU symposium

    Tip “T.I.” Harris will deliver the Saturday keynote address for the Southern University Law Center’s virtual Sports and Entertainment Symposium. “At the Law Center, we strive to present continuing education seminars where we align our students and community with various industry influencers to learn new skills and information and continuously build their network,” said Marla […]

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  • Get counted; Louisiana Census Day is Aug 26

    Get counted; Louisiana Census Day is Aug 26

    Louisiana Census Day is August 26, and you can help shape Louisiana’s future. Currently Louisiana has a 57.3% self-response rate, but with your help we can get well over 70%.  Every person not counted in the census costs their state approximately $1,800 per year in lost federal funding, according to Census Bureau estimates. Complete the […]

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  • COMMENTARY: What is THIS all about, Alfie?”

    COMMENTARY: What is THIS all about, Alfie?”

    These times have caused many of us to be all over the page in trying to figure “what is this all about, Alfie?”  (You remember the song. I know the grandparents do.) What is this pandemic all about, anyway? I believe the answer is attention. That’s right. ATTENTION. In the field of counseling, one dynamic strategy, […]

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  • Free COVID19 testing August 28 in Baker
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    Free COVID19 testing August 28 in Baker

    The City of Baker has again partnered with Southeast Community Health Systems to provide free COVID19 testing. Testing will be administered on Friday, August 28 from 9am until noon at the Miracle Place parking lot, 2080 Main Street in Baker. Registration packets are available for pickup at Baker City Hall and need to be completed and […]

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