The Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge produces this annual event in conjunction with the City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge and multiple community partners with events, performances, exhibitions, and concerts by local artists, museums, and organizations.
Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the East Baton Rouge Council on Aging (EBRCOA) will close all Senior Centers and offices until after Labor Day Tuesday, Sept. 7, except for the Hot Meal Drive Thru Distribution sites.
Around the mid 1930′s there was an increase in the African American middle class, creating opportunity for more traveling. But with Jim Crow laws and segregation still in place, traveling sometimes could dangerous.
According to a statement released by the Mayor’s Office Thursday, East Baton Rouge Parish and the City of Baton Rouge will join major cities across the country that have already issued a proclamation declaring August as Black Philanthropy Month.
In a social media post, the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Sheriff Sid Gautreaux presented “Awards of Good Citizenship” to the staff this week, after they rendered aid to the shooting victims of a violent attack that happened two weeks ago.
Delicate fingers wrap tightly around an iron bar. Brynn Catalano gives a grunt and snatches it from the ground. She squats deep and hoists the bar high over her head, then stands up. It’s only 60 pounds - a warm-up weight.
The colors purple and gold can help but conjure thoughts of Saturday nights in Death Valley. Black and gold bring you straight to the Superdome. Flash some green, purple, and gold, and you are ready for a celebration synonymous with Louisiana. They are also the inspiration for a local makeup artist who is making a splash with color.
In response to the recent crime wave in Baton Rouge that left two dead and three others hurt, including a 4-year-old child, a community initiative called TRUCE is trying to steer youth away from violence.