Liberty Bank Names Todd McDonald as New President

Liberty Bank recently kicked off its 50th anniversary celebration by announcing that Todd O. McDonald has been named the Bank’s President effective May 2, 2022. Current Liberty President and CEO, Alden J. McDonald, Jr. will continue with the bank as the head of the Liberty Financial Holding Company.  Todd McDonald, at 41 years of age, takes over the reins of the largest African American owned...

Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Names Kiki Baker Barnes the First African-American Female Commissioner

Barnes  will transition from the Athletic Director role at Dillard University after 16 years of transformative leadership Dr. Kiki Baker Barnes has been appointed commissioner of the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference (GCAC)—making history as the first Black woman appointed to this position. Founded in 1981, the GCAC is a conference that...

Students Athletes at MLK High School Recognized for Their Success, Sign Letters of Intent

Three student athletes at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. High School were recognized on Feb. 2--National Signing Day. Leroy Paige, Justin Doyle, and Kendall Santee signed acceptance letters and committed to playing college football for the 2022-2023 school year.  “When I started this team two years ago, I had no...

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra Names Anwar Nasir as Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) recently announced that Anwar Nasir—a celebrated leader at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hollywood Bowl, Omaha Symphony, and Atlanta Ballet and a coveted speaker at national arts and music conferences—has been named the organization’s next Executive Director, effective July 19. “We...

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