'StartCentral' offers training for beginning entrepreneurs

StartCentral, an innovative program for new and potential entrepreneurs, is offering a six-part training series that will help Central Louisiana residents take their dreams of owning a business to reality.

Registration now open for Freedom Run/Walk

In celebration of the troops, Team Red White & Blue will host a COLOR Freedom Fun Run/Walk at historic Ft. Randolph State Historic Site in Pineville on Saturday, March 28.

La. Honda Dealers are giving away New Orleans Jazz Fest tickets

Louisiana Honda Dealers are looking forward to the start of festival season in Louisiana.

Public can sound off on proposed troop cuts at Fort Polk

The Army Listening Session about the proposed cut of up to 6,500 troops at Fort Polk will be held in three locations simultaneously on March 3, 2015. The three locations include, Leesville, Alexandria and Lake Charles.

Foodapalooza will celebrate local food and its producers

The Third Annual Foodapalooza, an event that celebrates Central Louisiana foods and food producers, will be February 26-28 in Alexandria.


Watch FOX 48's special, Journey: 450 Years of the African American Experience, Saturday, Feb. 7 at 12:00 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 15 at 3:00 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 28 at 12:00 p.m.

Free Africans existed in New World before Plymouth Rock and Jamestown

The year is 1565, and in the first New World, Spanish Florida is taking shape.

First official civil rights legislation occurred in Spanish Florida before the United States declared independence

King Charles II of Spain created the edict of 1693, which according to scholars, appears to be the first civil rights legislation in the New World.

First 'Underground Railroad' may have headed from North to South

It is a part of American history that’s just not well known. The first "Underground Railroad" ran from the North to the South in 1738.

Incident at St. Augustine hotel pool may have been final act before Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law

The year is 1964, and protests have reached a fever pitch in St. Augustine, Florida. By the end of May, it was apparent that national Negro organizations had selected St. Augustine as a target city for racial demonstrations.