Information and Websites dealing with Social Justice issues and events at local, state and national levels.
NAACP - National
NAACP Baton Rouge Branch
Founded in 1909 in response to the ongoing violence against Black people around the country, the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) is the largest and most pre-eminent civil rights organization in the nation. We have over 2,200 units and branches across the nation, along with well over 2M activists. Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
The mission of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Baton Rouge, Ltd. is to give substance to a shared vision which fosters and develops model programs that build community by enhancing lives of our African-American youth.
National Coalition of 100 Black Women
Metro Baton Rouge Chapter
The 100 Black Women of Metropolitan Baton Rouge is a
diverse group of change agents united through a shared vision to advocate for black women and girls unapologetically. We aim to set a standard of excellence, create a legacy of forward thinking leaders and to serve our community through leadership, commitment, and service.
ACLU - National
ACLU of Louisiana
Since 1956, the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) of Louisiana has worked to advance and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of Louisiana. We are part of a nationwide network of affiliates that fights tirelessly in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and Washington, D.C..
NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. is America’s premier legal organization fighting for racial justice. Through litigation, advocacy, and public education, LDF seeks structural changes to expand democracy, eliminate disparities, and achieve racial justice in a society that fulfills the promise of equality for all Americans.
Human Rights Campaign - National
Human Rights Campaign - Louisiana
The Human Rights Campaign envisions a world where every member of the LGBTQ family has the freedom to live their truth without fear, and with equality under the law. We empower our 3 million members and supporters to mobilize against attacks on the most marginalized people in our community.
Color of Change
Color Of Change is the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. We help people respond effectively to injustice in the world around us. As a national online force driven by 1.7 million members, we move decision-makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people in America.
Southern Poverty Law Center - National
Southern Poverty Law Center - Louisiana Office
The SPLC is a catalyst for racial justice in the South and beyond, working in partnership with communities to dismantle white supremacy, strengthen intersectional movements, and advance the human rights of all people.
Stop AAPI Hate
In response to the alarming escalation in xenophobia and bigotry resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Asian Pacific Planning and Policy Council (A3PCON), Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), and the Asian American Studies Department of San Francisco State University launched the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center on March 19, 2020. The center tracks and responds to incidents of hate, violence, harassment, discrimination, shunning, and child bullying against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States.
United Nations Human Rights Council
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.
Sites providing instructional resources for students
East Baton Rouge Parish Library e-Learning
East Baton Rouge Parish Library Cell-Ed
(multiple resources for students ; if you have questions
about your card number, call the library 225-231-3750)
News for You (online)
(online newspaper; use the password: 22667F for access)
(official HiSET website with resources to help you prepare)
(choose a selection, find 10 grammar errors, then use key to
check your answers)
English for Everyone
(worksheets on Reading, Grammar, and Spelling)
(worksheets for pre-Algebra, Algebra, pre-Calculus)
Kuta Math Worksheets
(click on the "Free Worksheets" tab at the top)
Khan Academy (YouTube)
(instructional videos on many subjects; especially Math)
(short videos on a variety of subjects)
Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB)
(at-home learning resources, including educational
programs, and lists of online resources and apps)
Specific information about Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Health Literacy Solutions Center
(Easily understandable information in plain language)
Louisiana Department of Health
National Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
World Health Organization (WHO)
Capital Area United Way COVID19 Resources
(You may also call 211 or 225-923-2114)
Louisiana Department of Education
(COVID-19 Information and Resources)
Local and Regional News
Online news sites for the Baton Rouge and New Orleans areas
Baton Rouge Advocate
Sites with information on public safety, weather, and emergency preparedness.
National Hurricane Center
Mayor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness
Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness