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Past articles by John:

Lawsuit alleges N-word used against Black employee at Baton Rouge furniture store

A Baton Rouge furniture store is being accused of violating federal law when a Black employee was called the n-word and then fired for reporting it. → Read More

Mike Evans suspended one game by NFL for fight against Saints

According to ESPN, Evans will be eligible to return to the team on September 26. → Read More

Cassidy: Biden student loan relief spits in the face of Louisiana families

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says President Joe Biden’s decision to forgive student loan debt for some Americans, is a spit in the face of Louisiana families struggling to get by. → Read More

Shields takes the helm as President & Chancellor of Southern University System

Dennis Shields has taken the reigns as President of the Southern University System and Chancellor of the Baton Rouge campus. → Read More

Edwards: Being pro-life means more than just being against abortions

Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards says being pro-life shouldn’t end with being against abortion. → Read More

LSU to face Kennesaw State in Hattiesburg regional

The LSU Tigers baseball team is headed to Hattiesburg, Miss. → Read More

Cassidy to vote no on Jackson’s Supreme Court appointment

Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy says he’ll be voting against Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. → Read More

Dr. Dennis Shields selected as the next President-Chancellor of the Southern University System

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Dr. Dennis Shields will be the next President-Chancellor of the Southern University System. Dr. Shields was unanimously approved during Friday’s meeting of the Southern University System Board of Supervisors meetings. Dr. Shields is the current Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Platteville. Shields was one of three finalists that visited […] → Read More

Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus calls on Governor to veto Congressional maps

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus wants Governor John Bel Edwards to veto the Congressional maps approved during the redistricting session. → Read More

Patrol unit hit by gunfire, home set on fire, body found inside in Baton Rouge

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a wild scene that occurred Sunday evening near Gardere Lane. → Read More

Gov. Edwards ‘all but’ endorses Luke Mixon during radio interview

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards declined to endorse a candidate in the Louisiana U.S. Senate race Thursday but clearly indicated a preference. → Read More

UPDATE: Southern University President-Chancellor search committee ends meeting; sets new meeting date for January 25

UPDATE: BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The Southern University President-Chancellor search committee ended its Thursday morning meeting with no new information. The search committee started the meeting and went into an executive session. After that ended, the search committee set a new meeting date for January 25 at 3 p.m. and adjourned. Over a two-day […] → Read More

Semi-finalists for SU’s President-Chancellor position to be interviewed virtually

The five semi-finalists for the Southern University President-Chancellor position will be interviewed virtually beginning on Tuesday. → Read More

Landry: Supreme Court hearing aimed to stop federal government from dictating medical procedures

Louisiana was front and center in Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court hearing on the Biden administration’s authority to impose a vaccine-or-testing requirement on the nation’s large employers. → Read More

2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season comes to an end

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season officially comes to an end today. According to the National Hurricane Center, this year concludes with 21 named storms, including seven hurricanes of which four were major hurricanes. “NOAA provided the science and services necessary to protect life and property before, during, and after storms […] → Read More

UPDATE: Zachary Police say student in serious condition after stabbing; second student arrested

Zachary Police say the stabbing that happened Thursday night at Zachary High School involved two students. → Read More

Report: Saints expected to start Siemian over rival Falcons on Sunday

The Trevor Siemian era is set to begin on Sunday when the Saints face the Atlanta Falcons. → Read More

SU Give Day raises over $7 million

SU Give Day was another success. Well over $7.17 million was raised for Southern University System institutions. → Read More

Missing toddler’s remains found in Mississippi, bond set for suspect charged in disappearance

The body of two-year-old Naveah Allen, first reported missing on Friday, was found Sunday in Mississippi. → Read More

Trumps endorses Kennedy re-election; attacks Cassidy

Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is getting the backing of former President Donald Trump in his re-election bid. → Read More