ACROSS LOUISIANA: Preserving funeral programs, responding to bomb threats, and fighting Alzheimer’s
Richardson Funeral Home and Nurturing Our Roots preserve decades of funeral programs; HBCU Leaders Say Their Students Are Emboldened, Bomb Threats Will Not Harm Them; Elders Fight Alzheimer’s
Richardson Funeral Home and Nurturing Our Roots preserve decades of funeral programs
Richardson Funeral Home, Inc. of Amite donated the first collection of funeral programs to Nurturing Our Roots a year ago for preservation. On February 8, 2022, an additional 634 funeral programs was added to the collection which is housed at the Center for Southeast Louisiana Studies at Southeastern University in Hammond. More than 1,200 programs have been donated to the center for preservation. Proprietors Valarie Richardson,PhD, Earl Scott Richardson Jr., and Alex Richardson helped to deliver the boxes of records to the center in honor of Black History Month. Read more.
Elders Invited to Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease with Pennington Researchers
Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge is seeking Black men and women between the ages of 65 and 85 to join the RAATE studies. Compensation of up to $300 is offered for completion of the study. Learn more: www.pbrc.edu/RAATE
HBCU Leaders Say Their Students Are Emboldened, Bomb Threats Will Not Harm Them
Calling recent bomb threats targeted at HBCUs across the country attempts to disrupt activity, Dillard University President Walter Kimbrough, Ph.D, said students, parents, and the larger community cannot let the threats hinder recruitment. Southern Poverty Law Center, HBCU leaders and DOE official discuss response, concerns related to recent bomb threats. in this article by New Orleans Tribune.
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