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About Us

With over four decades of dedicated service, The Baton Rouge Weekly Press stands as the premier minority newspaper in the Greater Baton Rouge area, catering to the public for more than 45 years.

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Ivory D. Payne


Ivory J. Payne

Publisher Emeritus

Over 45 years of Excellent Service

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Each week, The Baton Rouge Weekly Press reaches a vast readership of 60,000, and our distribution network continues to expand, encompassing over 380 distribution points. These strategic locations include State and Local Government buildings, Banks, Churches, Louisiana State University, Southern University, schools, and libraries in the East Baton Rouge Parish.

Our philosophy at The Weekly Press is straightforward yet profound. We place immense value on people and their communities. We recognize the significance of active engagement and a deep understanding of our community's cultural, political, business, and advertising landscape. This commitment has led countless individuals to make The
BRWeekly Press is their primary source for local news, sports updates, and advertising insights.

The Weekly Press takes immense pride in being an integral part of the Greater Baton Rouge area. Our unwavering dedication drives us to continuously uphold the highest quality, content, and accuracy standards in serving our readers, community, and cherished advertisers.

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