The State of Greater Black Lafayette, an organization comprising individuals, businesses and civic groups, will host a forum to explore issue related to African-American churches. “The State of the Black Church in Greater Lafayette” will be held from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Clifton Chenier Center.
According to the organization’s Web site, the SOGBL forum series is designed “to provide timely and reliable assessments of the systemic and specific forces & events affecting the lives of African Americans in the Greater Lafayette community.”
To find out more about the forum or SOGBL, send an e-mail to
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.