Black Churches Led The Civil Rights Movement. Can They Do It Again In Baltimore?
Many of today's black pastors, some young activists argue, have moved away from the black church's traditional role as a center for African-American mobilization. “Today, what we “I'm glad that the alarm clock has sounded,” Owens said. “I'm the ...
June 14, 2015
Helping people live while they can
To hear people involved with hospice tell it, the service they offer is more about helping people decide how to live than preparing them to die. “I consider it a journey,” said Bertha Ann Wilson, volunteer coordinator for Harbor Hospice. The Opelousas ...
June 17, 2015
Opelousas historian to speak Saturday
An author whose latest work focuses on Opelousas will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Imperial St. Landry Genealogical & Historical Society. Carola Lillie Hartley will address the group's meeting Saturday at 10 a.m. in the upstairs ...
June 11, 2015
X Factor judge LA Reid calls show 'worst thing I've ever done'
Epic Records boss Antonio 'LA' Reid described the two seasons he spent on the X Factor as the 'worst thing I've ever done' during a Q&A session in Cannes. 'The first season, yes, I had a great time. It was a little bit of a vacation,' Reid said at the ...
June 8, 2015
Adam Rickitt opens up about heartbreaking bulimia battle: 'I was throwing up ...
Adam said: "For me it hit crisis point when I was 15 and I got a rugby injury because I was at a school which was very traditional, rugby and academic and if I'm honest looking back now, the problem started much younger because I never felt like I ...
May 13, 2015
Early voting for May begins Saturday
Voters who wish to cast their ballots early for the May 2 fire protection tax election may start Saturday. At issue is whether to continue and increasing that tax in the decade ahead. St. Landry Parish registrar of voters Cheryl Milburn said her office ...
April 14, 2015
Ricky Hatton relives "incredible" Kostya Tszyu win on 10th anniversary of that ...
He was a warrior who did not mind taking a couple of his opponent's punches to land a few of his rib-cracking body shots. But this tough guy admits he wells up when he thinks back to his monumental win over Kostya Tszyu. Thursday is the 10th ...
June 3, 2015
To hear people involved with hospice tell it, the service they offer is more about helping people decide how to live than preparing them to die. “I consider it a journey,” said Bertha Ann Wilson, volunteer coordinator for Harbor Hospice. The Opelousas-based service offers home-based care and comfort to people who opt out of aggressive treatment for their medical conditions. Harbor seeks volunteers to work with patients and their families within a 50-mile radius of Opelousas. “You don’t have to be a nurse or have a nursing background,” Wilson said. “It could be cooking, cutting the grass, light housekeeping or picking up groceries,” she said — any task that might help a patient and family in the home. Instead of the medical system’s intense focus on curing or saving a patient, it emphasizes making the patient comfortable — preferably at home — for his or her remaining life. She and Wilson said some clients who have arranged for hospice care live for months or even years after they end treatment for symptoms other than pain. For people who prefer not to do home visits or have contact with patients, Harbor Hospice also relies on volunteers to help with outreach at health fairs, festivals and other public.
An author whose latest work focuses on Opelousas will be the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Imperial St. Landry Genealogical & Historical Society. Carola Lillie Hartley will address the group’s meeting Saturday at 10 a. m. in the upstairs meeting room of the Opelousas Public Library, 212 Grolee St. Opelousas native Hartley has released two books about her hometown. “Opelousas Firsts” includes numerous historical photographs and offers little-known information about Louisiana’s third-oldest city. She is former director of the city’s Main Street program and she’s worked with the Opelousas Tourism and Activities Committee, the Opelousas Historic District Commission, the Opelousas Film Commission, the Opelousas Museum and Interpretive Center... Although she has lived and worked on historic preservation in Bridgeton, New Jersey, and recently moved to Dubach in northern Louisiana, Hartley said Opelousas still holds her heart.
Epic Records boss Antonio 'LA' Reid described the two seasons he spent on the X Factor as the 'worst thing I've ever done' during a Q&A session in Cannes. 'I'd been making music, working at running labels for a long time, and it was a little bit of, "Let me just have some fun. Reid has been enjoying more success at the top of the label, with Meghan Trainor's 'All About that Bass' earning the longest streak for an Epic Records single last year. The founder of LaFace Records who earlier helmed Island Def Jam was put in charge of rescuing the restructured recording company when songwriter Amanda Ghost left as CEO after only a year. 'It completely threw me off — what works for television isn't necessarily the thing that works in the traditional journey of music, so I adjusted my taste for television. 'I worked with Simon Cowell, who I love and have great respect for and he has great taste, but being around him for that long, I started to take on his taste. 'I'm an amateur at having his taste — I'm good at my kind of taste,' Reid added.
When do the clocks go forward? All you need to know about British Summertime
The weather's getting warmer and the days are getting longer – and that has left many asking: When do the clocks go forward? British Summer Time ... Although those with traditional analogue clocks will have to make the change manually, if you have ...
March 10, 2015
Americans of all faiths celebrate day of prayer
The Apache dancer turned in slow circles on the platform to the muted rumble of a drum, his arms stretched wide, draped in black-and-white feathers. Sky Duncan, a performer with Yellow Bird Productions, leaned right and then left, gently flapping his arms ...
May 25, 2014