Terrance Osborne, 37, of New Orleans, recently unveiled his second ofﬁcial Zulu Poster. Osborne is known for his ofﬁcial NBA Hornets poster and New Orleans Nike Air Force 1 poster.
ESPN, the world leader in sports and sports and sports entertainment, needed a band that would complete ESPN The Magazine’s music issue the editors reached out the Grambling State University’s marching band to make the issue complete. One week before December graduation, ESPN requested ten band members to travel to New Orleans for a photo shoot at Tipitina’s. ESPN provided band members and two faculty with a tour bus for the trip. The issue hits the stands this month.Read more »
After setting a single season school record for victories, winning its ﬁrst conference championship since 1961 and making its first-ever trip to the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs, the SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA FOOTBALL TEAM ﬁnished sixth in both of the ﬁnal FCS national polls. Southeastern was picked No. 6 by the voters in both the Sports Network and FCS Coaches’ polls. The ranking represented the season high for the Lions in both listings.Read more »
Miss Tangipahoa, Kentwood High student Jamaria Martin, was all smiles when she was crowned queen in the senior division on December 5. Her parents are Eureka Martin and Charles Ginn. Tykeria Cohn, a Kentwood High School student, was runner up for queen in the senior division. Her parents are Natashan Cohn and Christopher McKnight.
Charlisha Martin, O.W.Dillion Elementary School student, was named Miss Teen Tangipahoa. Her parents are Eureka Martin and Charles Davis. Doretha Pod was the Grand Marshal for the 2013 Tangipahoa Christmas Parade. A lifelong resident of the community. The mother grand mother and great grand mother work more than 20 years as a sack grader for Houston Sack House, a local business who doors closed years ago. Today she sings in her church choir and cook from scratch.
The La Legislative Black Caucus and LLBC Foundation hosted their 29th Annual Scholarship Jazz Brunch.The event was a collaborative effort , held Saturday, November 30, 2013, the legislative Caucus and its foundation to raise funds to grant scholarships to Louisiana students from elementary education through higher education.
Southern University Alumni Gary Magee and Greg C. Martin were inducted into the Southern University Athletics Hall of Fame. Magee, a 1960 Southern graduate, was a running back for the Jaguars from 1955-1959.Magee is currently victim assistance coordinator for Washington Parish.Martin, who played basketball at Southern from 1997-2000 is the academic coordinator for football at the University of Missouri.Read more »
Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Institute recently welcomed new hepatologist, Dr. Gia Tyson, to their staff.
Tyson, a native of Louisiana, earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD and her fellowship in Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Most recently, Dr. Tyson completed an advanced Fellowship in Transplant Hepatology co-sponsored by Tulane University and Ochsner Clinic Foundation in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Tyson has contributed to numerous research publications focusing on Hepatitis C and liver cancer.
She is board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She will be practicing general hepatology, transplant hepatology and gastroenterology at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and Baton Rouge during the following days and time: The Ochsner Liver Center – Baton Rouge Ochsner Health Center – Summa (Bluebonnet Blvd) 9001 Summa Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70809 Tuesdays and Fridays 8 am – 5pm Wednesdays 1:20 pm – 5 pm • The Ochsner Liver Center – New Orleans Ochsner’s Multi-Organ Transplant Institute 1514 Jefferson Hwy, New Orleans, LA 70121 Thursdays 9 am – 5 pm
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Donna Frazier has been appointed parish attorney of Caddo. Frazier is the first Black female in the history of the parish to serve in this position. She was assistant parish attorney for eight years and assistant Caddo district attorney and section chief of the drug session. Frazier is a graduate of University of Texas School of Law and LSU.Read more »
Chancelier “xero” Skidmore has attempted to craft the perfect poem for over a decade.
A teaching artist in Baton Rouge, Skidmore has competed nationally in team and individual poetry slams for 13 years, and each individual competition he attends has him vying for the opportunity to claim the number one spot.
On Oct. 5 in Spokane, Wash., after three previous attempts, the Plaquemine native was victorious in his quest to become the number one ranked slam poet in the world, emerging as the 2013 champion of the Individual World Poetry Slam (iWPS).
A poetry slam is an Olympic style poetry competition in which poets are scored 0-10 by five randomly selected judges for a possible high score of 30. The high and low scores of each round are then thrown out, and the middle three are added together for the final score.
iWPS is a poetry slam festival created in 2004 by Poetry Slam, Inc. (PSi). It features four preliminary rounds with poems of one, two, three and four minute lengths. The top twelve of the 72 competing poets move on to grand slam finals, and spar in a possible three rounds of three-minute poems. In the end, four poets move on to the final round with a clean slate, hoping to become number one.
His work published in the anthology, Spoken Word Revolution Redux by Sourcebooks mediaFusion and the Spring 2010 volume of the New Delta Review by LSU Press. Executive Director of Forward Arts, Inc. and works as Program Manager/lead teaching-artist of WordPlay.
In addition to poetry, Xero also plays percussion for a few bands and loves to hang out with his daughter in her music studio.
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Will M. Campbell Jr., has been selected as 2013 “Louisiana’s State Star” by the Louisiana Small Business Development Center. Campbell serves as the director of LSBDC at Southern and under his leadership the program become one of the top producing centers in the state. Campbell was honored during a private awards reception in Orlando, held in conjunction with the 33rd America’s Small Business Development Center Network Annual Conference. He is among 63 “stars” that were chosen nationwide.Read more »
Shreveport drummers Brady and Brian Bray are getting international attention.
The pair interviewed with NPR’s Laura Pellegrinelli and shared the impact of their parents on their success.
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Judge Sheva M. Sims, who provides over Division D of Shreveport City Court, was selected to receive a Louisiana State Bar Association Crystal Gavel Award. Judge Sims was recognized for outstanding volunteer efforts with local community groups.Read more »