Louisiana Ranked As 2nd Highest State For At-Risk Youth

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Louisiana ranked second as the highest state with at risk youth. Mississippi ranked first. An at risk youth is one less likely to transition successfully into adulthood due to growing up in unstable homes or lacking positive role models. When Read more

#BlackGirlMagic: The Phillips Sisters

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Meet sisters Layla and Roxy Phillips, the six year old and four year-old Black girl golfers, who are being compared to Venus and Serena Williams. Layla just placed at the Southern California PGA drive, chip, and putt competition. The sisters Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Self Care is a Form of Survival

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Greetings, I spent my weekend doing the minimum and appreciating the little things like resting, dancing in the mirror, going to the fruit stand, and cooking. However I felt guilty about taking time from my work, yet nothing happens overnight Read more

R&B Artist Sammie on His Grown Man Ish…

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Real music lovers know often times when a good artist makes listeners wait on a new project, when their work is ready, they are going to bring the heat. In this case, that artist would be Sammie. I was in Read more

IWE Festival a Gumbo of BR’s Best

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  Earlier this month we attended the IWE Festival on the bluffs at Southern University A&M’s campus. An initiative of Councilwoman Erikah L. Green of District 5 to stimulate unity and economic growth within the North Baton Rouge community. This Read more

From the Desk of a Diva: Gaining the Edge Event Recap

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Last month Gaining the Edge hosted its first business conference at the Municipal Center in Baker, Louisiana. The free event focused on four major sectors of business, human resources, finance, marketing, and legal. Speakers included the following: Welcome- LaTania Anderson Read more

Black, Mentally Ill Mother Killed By Seattle Police

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Only last week, Philando Castile’s mother, Valerie Castile, warned of more police involved shootings during her heartbreaking speech after the ruling of Jeronimo Yanez, the Minnesota police officer acquitted of  manslaughter and reckless discharge of a firearm, which resulted in the Read more

Activist Samuel Zinyagwe Visit to Baton Rouge, LA Wake Up Call For Many Louisianians

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Activist and co-founder of Campaign Zero, Samuel Zinyagwe, took to Twitter on Friday to share his recent visit to Louisiana and his shock over the experience. Through his tweets, Zinyagwe shares how he was unaware of how regularly prison labor Read more

Event Recap: Mississippi Natural Hair Expo

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I always say the natural hair community is a different beast, because the decision to “go natural” or as some prefer “return to natural” requires transitioning and a deeper look at one’s self. For many of us, the beginning can Read more

Think & Grow Chick Courtney Sanders Shares Her SwagHer and How She Grew a Powerhouse Brand

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We all know Courtney Sanders as the Think and Grow Chick but learn more about Courtney’s swagher and how she built a powerhouse personal development brand inspired by Sanders’s own financial struggles and life experiences. How would you describe your Read more

Fancy Finds: Shelah Marie’s “Meditation Mixtape”

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After recently co-writing Let’s Be Real Society’s syndicated article describing what it is like to live with both anxiety and depression, I hit a bout of depression. To be honest, I get depressed everyday around 1pm and I don’t know Read more

Epileptic Recording Artist and Navy Vet Shares How Cannabis Oil Law Can Help to Change His Future 

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Rashad Houston is a Navy veteran, a recording artist, an author, a father of two, and a mental health and epilepsy advocate in support of the new cannabis oil law passed in Virginia. Houston was diagnosed with epilepsy in 2015 Read more

San Bernardino Shooter May Have Been Mentally Ill

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Yesterday, a San Bernardino man walked into his estranged wife’s special needs classroom at North Park Elementary School and shot her, two of her students, and himself. According to news reports, Cedric Anderson, 53, came to see his wife, Karen Read more

For the Trap Creatives: Cellist Clerida #MaskOff Challenger 

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You don’t have to be a trap creative to appreciate good music, which is why we are enjoying the #MaskOff challenge. Check out Clerida Eltimé’s rendition of Future’s Mask Off. I decided to do the #MaskOffChallenge literally 30 mins before Read more

Black Men at Harvard Organize #ThankYouBlackWomen Campaign

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A group of young Black men from Harvard are paying tribute to Black women in their own special way. Organized by Harvard basketball player, Zena Edosomwan, and photographer Sydney Claire, the project entitled #ThankYouBlackWomen is a short video comprised of Read more

Ella Jones Sets Her Sight On Being First Black Woman Mayor Of Ferguson

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Two and half years later following the police involved shooting and death of Michael Brown, Ferguson is a still city of unrest and racial tension, yet Ella Jones, 52, is the Black city councilwoman woman hoping to be its next Read more

White House Correspondent April Ryan Says She Is Going To Do Her Job

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In spite of her week in the news with White House Press, Secretary Sean Spicer, White House correspondent, April Ryan, is still in good spirits and says it is all about the first amendment. In her interview with Jacque Reid, Read more

Twitter Stories: “Giants” Creator and Star, James Bland, Shares Funny Story of His Fake Death & Obituary

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Imagine you woke up today to an email in your inbox with the subject matter as “Fake obituary with YO pic”. Would you open the email or ignore it and begin your day? Well Giants star James Bland shared on Read more

Black Girl Magic: LSU Asst. Professor Uses Technology to Predict Alzheimer’s Disease

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An assistant professor in the Division of Electrical and Computer Engineering,  LaVonda Brown, is said to have discovered a way to predict Alzheimer’s Disease through technology. Brown  came to LSU earlier this year, but through her work for the Emory Read more

#FancysThoughts: Say That **** Shemeka Michelle, This Is Not Our Fight

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So today I did my morning post from my personal page, and I asked how did sisters feel about #DayWithoutAWoman, and no one really replied. One person shared the post, but that’s it. I asked the question because I didn’t Read more