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BATON ROUGE, La.  -  Incumbent, Sharon Weston Broome (D) will be in a runoff in the race for EBR mayor-president against Steve Carter (R). With 100% of votes in, Broome received 48% of the vote. She needed 50% (plus 1 vote) to avoid a runoff. Carter received 20% of the vote. The runoff will be Dec. 5.

Click Here for the results for the East Baton Rouge Parish mayor-president race and more

 Gov. John Bel Edwards announced his appointments to several Louisiana boards and commissions. Louisiana Public Defender Board Optimal Funding Group

The Louisiana Public Defender Board Optimal Funding Group’s mission is to ensure public funding of the right to counsel is provided for, free of political and judicial interference, and to provide the right to counsel by qualified and competent council...READ MORE

State Senator Cleo Fields has been appointed to the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Legislative Advisory Committee by Governor John Bel Edwards. SREB is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that works with 16 member states to improve public education at every level, from pre-K through Ph.D. SREB’s Legislative Advisory Council convenes legislative leaders in education from each state to guide SREB’s programs...READ MORE

If the 2020 election’s importance wasn’t apparent to those casting ballots, a federal judge’s decision on Sunday might have underscored the urgency.

In a decision that had far-reaching consequences during a deadly pandemic that’s cost more than 219,000 Americans their lives, the court ruled on Oct. 19 against President Donald Trump’s order to strip food stamps from nearly 700,000 people.

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Knights of Peter Claver and Ladies Auxiliary Council/Court 116 of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church donated anti-viral and anti-bacterial supplies to Ryan, Progress, and Crestworth Elementary Schools situated in the Scotlandville Community of Baton Rouge, LA.  We are thankful for the support of local businesses and individuals in this endeavor...READ MORE 

Gisele Haralson uses her imagination to dream big; as a writer, film producer, radio personality, and executive director of Child Development Institute.  Her journey to success has not been a path of the straight and narrow...READ MORE

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“There was a void in the urban community and the NEED for the many positive stories being drowned out in mainstream media by all the negative news. I discovered that we needed a voice for those stories and individuals that wanted to discuss solutions and not problems. We needed a publication that would allow our youth to see and hear from individuals in their community that looked like them! And most of all, I wanted it to be FREE! Urban Trendsetters News Magazine was created to fill that void and give us that voice. We deliver positive news for positive people.”...READ MORE

As Black Friday approaches early projections to indicate that over $400,000,000 will be spent during “Shop Black Week” (SBW) 2020.  The campaign was created to encourage Black Americans to spend money with Black-Owned Businesses.   The idea is that the Black Community would not shop with mainstream retail outlets or “Black Out” on Black Friday.  With the success of the campaign last year, early interest from supporters, copycat initiatives, and the SBW website’s daily organic traffic, SBW Organizers predict that millions will participate and double-spending this year.   ...READ MORE

Brunetta Gamble-Dillard has been appointed the Vice Chancellor for Finance at the Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center. Dillard has more than 21 years of higher education experience working with grant management, financial planning, policies and procedures, human resources and federal, state, and local fiscal matters... READ MORE

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Bishop Rance Allen, iconic preacher and gospel music legend, has died at the age of 71. Allen was most well-known for founding The Rance Allen Group, a gospel music group that began in the 1970s and featured Allen's brothers Thomas Allen and Steve Allen. In a joint statement posted to Facebook, Allen's wife, Ellen, and manager, Bryant Scott, shared the sad news of his death....READ MORE

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