In Baton Rouge organized the first large-scale boycott of a southern city’s segregated bus system. When the leader of the boycott, Rev. T. J. Jemison, struck a deal with the city’s leadership after five days without gaining substantial improvements for black riders, many participants felt Jemison capitulated too quickly. However, the boycott made national headlines and inspired civil rights leaders across the South.
Hello there America, I am Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Remember me? I lived with you in times of transitional peace through non-violent means. However, it appears that the times that you are living in now, have proven to be very different and more difficult than when I was with you.
Behavioral Health Hospital Coming to Baton Rouge Area
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome’s initiative to expand health care access and quality jobs in North Baton Rouge was unanimously approved by the Metro Council. Oceans Behavioral Healthcare will expand to Howell Place off Harding Boulevard thanks to a City-Parish performance-based incentive grant.
Every believer has a story. Oftentimes, the more we surrender to God, the greater our ability to see His hand in our life. And the more we watch Him work, the stronger our desire to share with others all that He has done.
After almost 10 minutes of standing in line at a coffee shop, Ritchie Torres realized he only had cash in his pocket — a form of payment no longer accepted by this store. "It was a humiliating experience," he said. "I remember wondering aloud, how could a business refuse to accept cash, which is legal tender?"