BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges. Police says the former center's director of facilities allegedlymore>>
Baton Rouge police are investigating a former employee of the Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center on felony theft charges.more>>
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly shooting in Marrero. The incident happened around 6:45 a.m. Thursday in the 6600 block of 14th Street. Officers arriving on the scenemore>>
Police have identified the victim in Thursday's deadly shooting in Marrero. Police say Terry Holden, 47, was shot and killed Thursday morning.more>>
New York, NY - Organizers of this year's Essence Festival in New Orleans say they are bringing more than 30 chart-topping musical acts to the stage.
Some of the big name performers include Jill Scott, Maxwell, New Edition, Charlie Wilson, Keyshia Cole, LL Cool J, Brandy, Bridget Kelly, Big Daddy Kane, Blackstreet, Jody Watley, Leela James, Les Nubians, Mint Condition and more artists who have yet to be announced.
Essence Fest goers will also get a chance to hear from over 50 speakers at various empowerment seminars. They include the Rev. Al Sharpton, Rep. John Lewis, Dr. Steve Perry and others.
Empowerment seminars are usually held during the day and cover a wide variety of topics from health and beauty to career and education.
This year the event is debuting a new name that organizers say reflects the expanded cultural focus.
"The decision to rebrand The Essence Festival was a natural progression for this one-of-a-kind event, which has become a July 4th weekend tradition over the past 19 years," says Michelle Ebanks, Essence Communications President. "The Essence Festival combines music, entertainment, culture, community, empowerment and inspiration to create a completely transformative experience across 4 full days that you won't find anywhere else on the planet. We feature the world's top performers each night across 8 live music and cultural stages and we bring the 'page to the stage' by bringing ESSENCE magazine to life at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center during the day."
Essence Festival also has an all-star gospel tribute planned with Pastor Donnie McClurkin and Tramaine Hawkins.
The 19th annual festival in New Orleans is planned for July 4 - 7, 2013.
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked robber who held him and his wife at gunpoint. The incident happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 1800 block of West Homestead Drive. Policemore>>
Investigators say an Algiers man shot and killed a masked gunman who attempted to rob him and his wife at their home.more>>
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The police chief for Gulf Shores along Alabama's coast is weighing-in on the actions of the law enforcement commander in charge of Ferguson, Missouri's in the wake of an escalating crisis brought on bymore>>
Gulf Shores Police Chief Ed Delmore wrote a blistering open letter to Captain Ronald S. Johnson, who was given command of law enforcement operations following days of looting and rioting in the city.more>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident. As a car switches lanes, a motorcyclist slams into the vehicle's rear bumper. The motorcyclists is launched into the air, flips andmore>>
Dashcam footage captures an amazingly acrobatic motorcycle accident.more>>
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