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Governor John Bel Edwards joined New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell Sunday, March 29 for a walk through of the New Orleans Convention Center in that under construction to be used to help COVID-19 patients recover.

The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center will be used for patients, who are recovering from COVID-19 that do not need a ventilator or ICU bed. 

We join the world in mourning the passing of Civil Rights leader Rev. Joseph Lowery.

Rev. Lowery, fondly known as the “dean” of the civil rights movement, was a pastor, an organizer of the March on Washington, co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, leader of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, and member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. 

The Senate on Wednesday approved a historic, $2 trillion stimulus package to provide a jolt to an economy reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, capping days of intense negotiations that produced one of the most expensive and far-reaching measures Congress has ever considered.

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced that his request for a statewide Major Disaster Declaration in response to the spread of COVID-19 in Louisiana was approved by President Donald Trump last night. The declaration allows the federal government to provide additional support for state and local agencies in dealing with this growing public health emergency. 

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome sent a letter Tuesday to President Trump requesting the federal government support East Baton Rouge Parish during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Broome appealed to the Trump Administration to express the resources needed in the City-Parish.

On Saturday, April 4, 2020, instead of stepping up for the 14th Annual Baton Rouge Kidney Walk at Highland Road Community Park and Grand Pavilion, Louisianan will “virtually” walk to raise awareness of kidney disease, organ donation and the importance of early screening and a healthy lifestyle for those at risk of developing kidney disease.

A’Lelia Bundles was born to tell her great-great-grandmother Madam C.J. Walker's remarkable story. With out her three-decade effort to document her family’s entrepreneurial journey and legacy...


Whenever I counsel someone who is struggling with emotional strongholds, I always want to check their hope-meter because when you have lost your hope, you have lost everything. Simply defined, hope is the belief that my tomorrow will be better than my today. David knew about the power of hope when life looks hopeless.

In this role, McCalope will oversee media, marketing, community outreach, sponsorships and partnerships and fundraising efforts for the company which has locations in Baton Rouge, Plaquemine, Donaldsonville, and Zachary.

The Southern University Ag Center has launched a Coronavirus (COVID-19) Informational website to provide the Baton Rouge community with up-to-date information about the virus.

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