The Baton Rouge Natural Hair Expo Returns Bigger & Better

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Baton Rouge, LA (November 17, 2017) – The Baton Natural Hair Expo returns to the city Sunday at The Belle of Baton Rouge. This time the event will feature a new component to the expo called the Stylist Corner. The Read more

Baton Rouge Man Fatally Shot During Police Escorted DCFS Visit

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A Black man was killed in a police involved shooting during a visit from a Department of Children and Family Services caseworker last night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. According to the news, 23-year- old Calvin Toney, was fatally shot after Read more

SOE “Fight Light a Girl” Event Recap

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  Wrapping up the end of Baton Rouge’s Women’s Week, Fight Like a Girl was a domestic violence awareness event by Sistars of empowerment, Inc.  The purpose of this event was to bring awareness to domestic violence and self defense Read more

CFPB Action On Payday Lending Will Help Louisiana Families

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New CFPB Payday Lending Rule Will Reduce Abuses; State Protections Remain Crucial A 36% Usury Cap Would Keep Loan Sharks at Bay BATON ROUGE and NEW ORLEANS — A new rule released today by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Read more

Louisiana State Rep. Ted James Says Colleague Havard’s Call for New Orleans Saints Budget Cuts Doesn’t Make “Cents”

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Louisiana State Representative, Ted James replied to State Representative Kenny Havard’s call to cut funds for the New Orleans Saints yesterday. On Monday, Havard stated that he wants “to cut millions in state tax dollars, exemptions and credits allocated to Read more

Suspect In Custody For “Racially Motivated” Murders in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge currently has a suspect in custody for two possibly “racially motivated killings” that occurred last week. A Baton Rouge news station, reported that there may be someone attacking Black men last Thursday. According to the story, the suspect Read more

#FTDOAD: 2 Events to Attend With Me This Weekend

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Attending events can be a business investment for your professional growth when you attend the right ones. I know Hurricane Harvey is this weekend, but if you can get out and attend some events this weekend, may I suggest you Read more

National Relaxation Day

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Did you know stress is linked to six chronic illnesses?  According to American Psychological Association stress can lead to heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide, which is why it is important to have days Read more

#FancysThoughts: 2 Things I Learned at DWD

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Happy Women’s Day! Today I wanted to take a quick minute and share two things I learned about women at one of Love Le Menu’s Dinner With Divas last month. It had been a while since I attended a dinner, Read more

3 Reasons Why YOU Should Attend F*N Funny Tonight in BR

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If you are in the Baton Rouge area and looking for a way to unwind before the weekend, Tony King is hosting FN Funny Comedy shows this evening. The FN FUNNY Comedy Series is the premiere entertainment experience in the Read more

Style Inspiration For Comedy Shows

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Attending a comedy show soon and need style inspiration? Layers is always a good idea, shorts, skirts, flats, or heels will work. It’s all about how you feel. There’s really no rules to fashion nowadays. Checkout some style inspiration in Read more

How Fitness Boot Camp Is Saving Me

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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

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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

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

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

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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

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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

MANdatory Awareness: Tevin Wade

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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

LIFETIME’S HIT SERIES “BRING IT” SET TO TAKE THE STAGE IN BATON ROUGE

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