Duplain W. Rhodes IV Earns National Honor

Duplain W. Rhodes IV was recently recognized as member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, National Leadership and Honors Organization at the University of Louisiana Lafayette.

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a national leadership and honors organization dedicated to promoting and rewarding academic achievement and providing members with opportunities for community service, personal development and lifelong professional fulfillment.

L. Kasimu Harris selected as Louisianian of the Year

L. Kasimu Harris was recently selected as one of eight Louisianians of the year by the editors of Louisiana Life magazine. They chose people who have made significant impact on people’s lives, made a difference in their profession and contributed to Louisiana culture.

A New Orleans native, Harris is a storyteller who uses writing, photography and, most recently, video to push the narrative. He has been in more than 20 group exhibitions across America, one abroad and three solo photography exhibitions, 2013, 2015 and 2016. His most recent, “L. Kasimu,” was curated by Kamau Ware at Warehouse Gallery and marked Harris’ New York exhibition debut. His second solo exhibit, “The 10 Year Journey: Reflections of Family, Identity and New Orleans,” ran from August to November 2015 at the George & Leah McKenna Museum of African American Art and garnered positive reviews in several publications. Also in 2015, Harris was in both The Rising and Louisiana Contemporary at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He garnered coverage in The New York Times and NPR from his inclusion in

The Rising, curated by Richard McCabe.

Harris graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middle Tennessee State University and earned a M.A. in Journalism from the University of Mississippi. He furthered his studies at the Fellowship for Young Journalists for at the Poynter Institute and the Oxford American Summit for Ambitious Writers.

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