How Fitness Boot Camp Is Saving Me


The relationship you have with yourself, sets the foundation for every other relationship you have in your life….It all boils down to how much do you love yourself? -Shelah Marie, Meditation Mixtape   Last week I started attending a fitness Read more

IWE Festival a Gumbo of BR’s Best

Author/Detroit Lions Safety Don Carey, Author LaKeisha Carey, Councilwoman Erikah L. Green, and Green's parents at the Wade House.

  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

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


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

For the Trap Creatives: T-Ray the Violinist, Mask-Off Challenger

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  As we continue to follow the Mask Off Challenge inspired by Future’s song, Mask Off from his self-entitled album, “Future”, today we are spotlighting one of Baton Rouge’s own, violinist Trenton “T-Ray” Thomas. Check out T-Ray’s take below. More  Read more

SwagHer Brand Ambassador Spotlight: Lady Cam


Name: Lady Cam Business/Occupation/Brand: I am a Recording artist. I also act, model, produce, and run ACVP, & Cam Recordings / Get it Got it ENT./Bayline clothes and T-shirt pressing (coming soon). Tell us a little about yourself and what you Read more

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


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

MANdatory Awareness: Tevin Wade


Tevin Wade is the 26 year old licensed electrician, owner of Core Electrical Contractors, LLC, and founder of Core Enrichment Foundation in Baton Rouge, LA. Though a young contractor, Wade has been making quite the name for himself. His work Read more


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BATON ROUGE (February 13, 2017) – After a massive sold-out 2016 summer tour, Lifetime®’s hit series Bring It! is back by overwhelming demand, and set to take the stage in Baton Rouge.  Miss D and her Dancing Dolls, the stars Read more

SwagHer Brand Ambassador Spotlight: LaToya Robinson


Name: LaToya R Robinson Business/Occupation/Brand: I’m the CEO/Founder of N-Dulged Cosmetics LLC and my brand is N-Dulged! Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. Well like I stated earlier I’m the CEO/Founder of N-Dulged Cosmetics LLC and Read more

The City of Baton Rouge Settles Suit With BLM Deray McKeeson and Other Wrongfully Jailed Demonstrators

Black Lives Matter activist DeRay McKesson walks out of the Baton Rouge jail in Baton Rouge, La. on Sunday, July 10, 2016. The prominent Black Lives Matter activist, three journalists and more than 120 other people have been taken into custody in Louisiana over the past two days, authorities said Sunday, after protests over the fatal shooting of an African-American man by two white police officers in Baton Rouge. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

Baton Rouge agreed to settle the legal suit brought forward by  DeRay McKeeson, a well known member of the Black Lives Matter movement, and others who were wrongfully jailed during the protests after Alton Sterling’s murder this summer. The city Read more

Baton Rouge Artist Finds Hate Note and Spit Left on His Truck 

A Baton Rouge artist, ChaYsuh HighDef, received a nasty note along with the insult of spit on his truck last night, while parked at his apartment complex in the LSU community last night. ChaYsuh says he went down to his Read more

Cafe Reconcile To Host “Pay What You Can” Day Tomorrow in New Orleans 


Cafe Reconcile, which is a nonprofit cafe in Central City New Orleans, will host a Pay What You Can day this Wednesday, September 14, 2016.  The cafe acts as a training center for young people who have faced hardships, providing Read more

A Week of Daily Waking Up To Heartbreaking News

Contrary to normal perceptions, cycling is not a fitness activity that solely involves the legs. Cycling builds strength in a holistic manner since every single part of the body is involved in cycling.

This week has been heartbreaking with one disappointment after the next. When I went to bed early on the Fourth of July, I hoped to not wake up to innocent bystanders being shot by idiots firing guns as others popped Read more

Donaldsonville High School Student’s Senior Art Project Gaining National Attention


A mural of historical Black men politicians in a local Donaldsonville, LA high school by one of its students is garnering quite a bit of attention. The painting of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., President Barack Obama, Malcolm X, Nelson Mandela Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Nadia Lindsey-Francois


Nadia Lindsey- Francois is a divorced mother of four boys and a hard working entrepreneur.  She is a hairstylist for the last 10 years, a Mary Kay Consultant, founder of Sistars of Empowerment, Inc., and owner of Legacy Medical Transportation, Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Nicole Thomas


“Finally I couldn’t fight it anymore so I went back to school and I obtained my Masters in nursing with a specialty in Nursing education. From there I begin teaching part-time at a local nursing school, mentoring other aspiring future Read more

All Aboard the Spirit

All Aboard the Spirit Love Le Menu Dinner with Divas Host The Moonlight Midnight Unveiling Cruise March 12, 2015-Annapolis- Cruise with Love Le Menu Dinner with Divas along Baltimore’s harbor during the Moonlight Midnight Unveiling Cruise. With chapters already in Read more

Colette M. Greggs Qualifies as a Candidate for Judge in the 19th Judicial District on the First Day of Qualifying

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Contact: Cleve Dunn, Jr. Phone: (225) 921-1788 Email: Colette M. Greggs Qualifies as a Candidate for Judge in the 19th Judicial District on the First Day of Qualifying BATON ROUGE, Louisiana-Colette M. Greggs, Esq. was accompanied by her two Read more