If No One Else Will, This Savannah Writer Is “Speaking Fuh We”

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I first met Trelani Michelle at a women’s health event hosted on Spelman’s campus. I discovered we were already friends on social media due to my time in Louisiana and she is originally from Louisiana, so somehow our networks had 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”


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

Baltimore Begins Removing Confederate Statues Overnight


Cities and states are acting to move Confederate monuments more quickly after the events of last weekend in Charlottesville, VA. Baltimore, Maryland became the latest city to remove its statues, choosing to do so in the middle of last night. Read more

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

Swagher Brand Ambassador Spotlight: Arnya T. M. Davis


Name: Arnya T.M. Davis Business/Occupation/Brand: A.Martin Davis Branding and LadiCEO Tell us a little about yourself and what you do. I am Arnya T.M. Davis, and I currently reside in Dallas, Texas. I am originally from New Orleans, LA. I am Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: LaKisha Mosley

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A native of Louisiana, LaKisha Mosley started in the event planning industry 5 years ago, as a solo entrepreneur. The Aspiring Planner program, a program for those aspiring to become a successful event planner and maintain their business, was started after 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

Define U Live Wrap Up


How do you get women of all ages and races together at an event?  You tell them it is time to unleash unapologetically!  Valencia Griffin-Wallace, Lifestyle Designer also known as The Southern Belle of BOLD, presented her annual Define You Read more

#FancysThoughts: But Are You Angry That Joe McKnight’s Murderer Walked? 


With the reports of former NFL player Joe McKnight’s murderer, Ronald Gasser, being freed from jail with no charges, many of us are saddened, but the most common thing I’ve noticed is the comment, “I’m not surprised.” No one is, 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

Black Girl Magic: Let’s Give These Sisters a Hand 


We’ve been congratulating many minority sisters for making the senate over the past two days like Kamala Jones and Catherine Cortez Masto, but let’s all recognize these sisters on local levels too. Two other names to add to the list Read more

Students At Louisiana High School Taunt Trump Banner and Signs with Racial Slurs During Football Game 

Imagine showing up to your child’s football game and seeing a “Trump” banner hanging from the other team’s side. That’s what Scottlandville High Magnets students and supporters experienced tonight at their game against Denham Springs High School in Denham Springs, Read more

HBCU Alumni Calls David Duke’s Appearance At Dillard University a “Travesty” 

Some Dillard University students and alumni along with many other Louisiana residents are upset that former KKK grand wizard, David Dukes was allowed to speak at a senatorial debate at a historically Black college. Protests took place outside. “As a Read more

Wednesday Wonder Woman: Sherie Phillips

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What is your name and how did you become who you are? Sherie Khadija Phillips Thomas How old are you? 35 years young Where are you from? Bogalusa, Louisiana Tell me how you first got involved with (business, volunteering, etc.…)? Read more

Floods Damage Thousands of Homes in Louisiana and Mississippi


  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Widespread flooding in Louisiana and Mississippi has damaged thousands of homes, and the risk of rising water prompted additional evacuations Sunday. At least four deaths have been reported in Louisiana amid the flooding that began Read more

Serenity’s Closet Announces Model & High End Designers Casting Call

It’s that time again. Serenity’s Closet in conjunction with Q95.5 and 104.7 is hosting the 2nd Annual Hub City Fashion Extravaganza June 20, 2015, in Lafayette, LA. The event will showcase prominent to intermediate designers and vendors from Louisiana as Read more

Let’s Connect: Beading by Treva B.

  Beading by Treva B. is a New Orleans based jewelry company specializing in custom, hand made pieces. Each piece is hand made specially by Treva B. herself, as she adds her own special touch of elegance. Beading by Treva Read more

Near and Dear: Son to Follow in Father’s Footsteps and Lead Full Gospel Pentecostal Church

BATON ROUGE – The Full Gospel Pentecostal Church family is coming full circle as one of its own will lead the congregation. Pastor Ryan Virgil Allmon was elected pastor in May and will succeed his father, Bishop Richard V. Allmon, Read more

Wednesday’s Wonder Woman: Joyce Burges

Our Wednesday’s Wonder Woman today is an accomplished Councilwoman from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Meet Councilwoman (Elect) Joyce Burges of District 3. When asked what inspired her to go into this field, Burgess replied, “After raising a family and seeing the Read more