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Louisiana Economic Development and the U.S. Small Business Administration announced the 2020 Louisiana Small Business Award winners. Small businesses that exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of Louisiana were acknowledged as award-winners during a virtual event hosted by LED Secretary Don Pierson...READ MORE

The Southern University Agricultural Research and Extension Center, with Ilera Holistic Healthcare today announced the statewide launch of the HOPE™ line of medical cannabis tinctures based on groundbreaking scientific research on using cannabis to treat the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in both children and adults. READ MORE

I usually don't complain a lot. When I do I get caught in some dilemma that I can’t talk my way out. You think I would learn my lesson, but I'm still in the learning curve. After supper one night, we took our coffee into the living room to watch a little bit of the news. That is always the wrong thing to do, and you would think I would know it by this time...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

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin is reminding everyone that Saturday, August 15 is Election Day. 38 parishes have parishwide and/or limited jurisdiction proposition elections, including: Acadia, Allen, Ascension, Avoyelles, Beauregard, Bossier, Calcasieu, Catahoula, Claiborne, Franklin, Grant, Iberia, Iberville, Jefferson Davis, Lafourche, LaSalle, Lincoln, Livingston, Madison, Morehouse, Plaquemines, Pointe Coupee, Rapides, Red River, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. Helena,

St. James, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tangipahoa, Terrebonne, Union, Vermilion, Washington, Webster, and West Baton Rouge. Six parishes have a run-off and parishwide/local proposition elections, including: Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Jefferson, Natchitoches, Ouachita, and St. Tammany. Three parishes have run-off elections only, including: East Feliciana, Evangeline, and Orleans...READ MORE

Gov. John Bel Edwards amended his Phase 3 order for outdoor high school sports by allowing outdoor stadiums in parishes with lower rates of positive COVID tests to move to 50 percent capacity, up from 25 percent.To be eligible, parishes must have percent positivity of less than five percent for two consecutive weeks based on the most recent report from the Louisiana Dept. of Health, which is updated weekly on Wednesdays. ..READ MORE

A march was held across the Brooklyn Bridge on Friday to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Man Up! Inc. Executive Director A.T. Mitchell led the march across the bridge to Foley Square to highlight the ways men of color are getting involved in their communities.

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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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