All Louisianans 16 years old or older will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, March 29, following news from the federal government that Louisiana’s allocation of vaccine doses will significantly increase next week, Gov. John Bel Edwards announced ...READ MORE

President Joe Biden has reportedly selected Vice President Kamala Harris to spearhead efforts on the crisis at the southern border. Since his presidency began, a record number of migrants, particularly children, have crossed the US-Mexico border. ....READ MORE

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Mayor Sharon Weston Broome endorses Troy Carter for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district

East Baton Rouge Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome publicly endorsed state Senator Troy Carter (D - New Orleans) for Louisiana’s 2nd Congressional district Monday, March 22.....READ MORE

The Supreme Court is siding with a New Mexico woman who was shot by police as she drove away from them, in a case that will allow more excessive force lawsuits against police to go forward The justices ruled 5-3 on that Roxanne Torres’ suit could continue because she had been “seized” by police when she was shot, even though she fled....READ MORE

Sexual acts between consenting adults should remain just that, state Rep. Mandie Landry said, regardless of whether they involve a financial transaction. She said she will author a bill in the Louisiana Legislature that would do away with the state’s existing laws that outlaw prostitution.. ...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 EBR Metro Council approved rezoning for Cortana Mall on March 10. ...READ MORE

Ochsner Cancer Center – Baton Rouge is currently undergoing a first-floor renovation with the aid of Kent Design+Build Inc., and Grace Hebert Curtis Architects. The project, covering 1,668 square feet, is renovating existing space to incorporate upgraded equipment for positron emission tomography scans, also known as a PET scan or PET-CT.... READ MORE

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Bishop, J. Drew Sheard,, 62, who leads Greater Emmanuel Institutional Church in Detroit, was elected Saturday by delegates with COGIC at their national assembly, which was held online, to be COGIC's presiding bishop, its highest ranking leader...READ MORE

One month before kickoff, the city council huddled in a special meeting to swiftly advance Mayor Adrian Perkins' resolution. It would allow the city to enter into a cooperative agreement with NOCCI, Inc. That's the group that operates the Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State and Southern University....READ MORE

The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed on changes to fully vaccinated players’ health and safety protocols. 

The information was released in a memo sent to teams on Wednesday, ESPN reports

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