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Unveiling Greatness: Baton Rouge Anticipates Cover Star for "Louisiana Men of Prestige and Power

From Civil Rights Heroes to Mystery Icon: Baton Rouge Awaits the Next

Legend to Grace the Pages of "Louisiana Men of Prestige and Power"

Baton Rouge, La. — Anticipation is reaching a fever pitch for releasing the groundbreaking coffee-style publication, "Louisiana Men of Prestige and Power." The burning question on everyone's mind: Who will command the cover of this historic new history book? Brace yourselves for an announcement that will set the town abuzz with excitement!

Last year's cover featured the iconic Sadie Roberts Joseph, the slain Civil Rights Activist on the cover of Louisiana Leading Ladies The Inaugural Edition, whose indomitable spirit and contributions reverberate throughout history. As the community eagerly awaits the revelation of this year's

Cover star: the bar has been set high, promising an electrifying successor to the legacy of last year's monumental figure.

Leaders Publications and The Baton Rouge Weekly Press have been inundated with over 500 nominations, pouring in from every corner of Baton Rouge and its neighboring cities. The diverse tapestry of nominees spans art, business, education, entertainment, government, law, media, medicine, and sports, creating an ensemble of excellence that reflects the vibrant tapestry of African-American achievement.

Scheduled for release on February 23, 2024, this publication is not merely a recognition but a vibrant celebration, paying homage to contemporary trailblazers and the historical pillars of Louisiana's Black history.

The grand unveiling reception, set to ignite the EBR Main Library on the same day, promises an unforgettable experience. Imagine live entertainment that resonates with the heartbeat of the community, dynamic speakers electrifying the air with inspiration, and gourmet delights that tantalize the senses — all to celebrate the pinnacle of African-American excellence.

Yet, amid the palpable excitement, the identity of this year's cover star remains the tantalizing secret. Ivory D. Payne, the visionary CEO and Publisher of Leaders Publications, drops hints of the impending revelation, teasing, "When you are included, you become part of a vast community of honorees who influence communities, demonstrate professional excellence, and inspire future generations."

Baton Rouge is on the edge of its seat, eagerly awaiting the answer to this thrilling question. To be part of this historic initiative, nominations are flooding in at, with a deadline of November 30, 2023. Submission is not just free; it's an opportunity to align with the exceptional narrative of African-American excellence.

"Join us in celebrating African American excellence, both past and present. Submit an up-to-date 180–200-word bio and a high-resolution professional photo (300 dpi) to become a part of this exceptional resource guide," Payne urges with infectious enthusiasm.

As the curtains prepare to rise on "Louisiana Men of Prestige and Power," the legacy of last year's cover, etched in history by Sadie Roberts Joseph, sets an exhilarating stage for the unveiling of the next chapter in this riveting anthology of achievement. Get ready for a reveal that promises to be nothing short of spectacular!

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