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  • Boo! With the Krewe parade, festival to take over Scotlandville Oct 31

    Phi Gamma Sigma Youth, Inc. Sorority along with Metro Councilwoman Chauna Banks and Scotland Saturdays invites everyone to kick off Boo! With the Krewe! Parade and Festival on Saturday, October 31, 2020, 12noon-6p.m.

    The parade, will begin at noon on the corner of Scenic Hwy. and Rosenwald Road, right on Elm Grove Garden Drive, right on Fairchild Road, ending at Scenic Highway.

    Spectators will enjoy community partners dressed in extraordinary costumes and incredible make up ride, drive or float their way through ScotlandvilleBR, throwing bagged candy and other goodies as they pass by!

    The festival, starting at 3p.m. will be located in the Scotlandville Plaza between Scotland Avenue and Scenic Highway with vendors, food and drinks, DJ entertainment, pony ride, caricature artist, balloon twister, face-painting, games and more.

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    Zetas honor breast cancer survivors with yearly celebration and wig collection

    The Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omicron Sigma Zeta chapter in Baton Rouge has scheduled its Blutiful In Pink Breast Cancer Awareness Program for Thursday, October 29 at 6 p.m. Due to the pandemic, it will take place virtually via Zoom.

    “Over the past five years, we have been able to impact the lives of hundreds of warriors and survivors of this illness,” said Christina Carter, chair of the Zetas Helping Other People Excel (Z-HOPE) committee. “The more we can educate ourselves on prevention and early detection as well as take better care of ourselves the more we can change the statistics impacting our communities.”

    The purpose of this program is to bring about awareness to breast cancer as well as to inform and discuss prevention and healthy lifestyles. As part of this program each year, the chapter collects new wigs for the Cancer Center of Baton Rouge. The community will have two opportunities to drop-off wigs: Friday, October 16 from 3pm-5pm. at Sherwood Middle Magnet and Saturday, October 24 from 10 a.m.-noon at Independence Park.

    The Blutiful In Pink program is free and open to the public; however, registration is required. Participants can register at http://bit.ly/blutifulinpink.

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    ‘Verbs, Vittles, and Vibes’ featured at SU event

    The Southern University Museum of Art, in partnership with the Nu Gamma Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., recently hosted “Verbs, Vittles, and Vibes: A tribute to the Black Arts Movement” on Thursday, Dec. 13 at the SU museum located in Martin L.Harvey Hall.

    The Black Arts Movement, led by poet Imamu Amiri Baraka, took place from 1965-1975 and impacted the poetry, music, art, and literature. Artists used the on-going political climate as a muse for their work. Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Gwendolyn Brooks, Haki Madhubuti, and Sonia Sanchez are notable names that contributed to the cause. Though started in the New York/ New Jersey area, it shifted to Chicago, Illinois, Detroit, Michigan, and San Francisco, California.

    Guests enjoyed a reading of their favorite poems, light music, and refreshments.

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