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Panelist Bio


Alfreda Tillman Bester, J.D.
General Counsel, Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP

Alfreda Tillman Bester is the principal Attorney with Tillman Bester & Associates, LLC, a law firm located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She currently serves as Host of “Perspective”, a weekly community interest talk show. Ms. Bester served as Louisiana Secretary of Labor from 1991-1992 and
Undersecretary of Labor from 1989-1991. She is the publisher, editor and founder of Perspective News Magazine, LLC and serves as General Counsel to the Louisiana State Conference of the NAACP.

Ms. Bester is a cum laude graduate of Southern University Law Center and holds a Master of Business Administration from McNeese State University and a B.S. in Human Resources from the University of Southern Mississippi. She is a 1991 graduate of Leadership Greater Baton Rouge; former Chairperson of the Sponsoring Committee of the Urban League of Greater Baton Rouge; The Baton Rouge Area YWCA’s 1992 Young Woman of Achievement; 1994 Business Report 40 Under 40; and formerly served on the Boards of Directors of EQ Health Solutions, the YWCA, Battered Women’s Program, Conference of Minority Public Administrators, and the Louisiana Council on Child Abuse.

She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, National Bar Association, American Civil Liberties Union and the Louis A. Martinet Legal Society. Bester is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Louisiana, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has also held memberships in the Louisiana Association for Justice, National Association for Home Care, and the National Association of Female Executives.

She is a member of New St. John Baptist Church and was the Young Adult Sunday School Teacher at Mount Zion First Baptist Church for twelve years. She and her husband, Michael, are the proud parents of one adult son, Christopher.

Current Topic


     07/18 - Preventing Suicide

How is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem?
The recent high-profile deaths of fashion designer Kate Spade and celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain have brought the issue of suicide into the national spotlight. In Louisiana, suicide is the eleventh-leading cause of death and third among its 15 to 34-year-old residents. Sixteen percent of Louisiana’s 677 suicides in 2016 were military veterans.

So, how is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem? What signs should friends and family members look for to prevent someone from taking their own life? And how will the state’s newly created Zero Suicide Initiative help individuals from going down that path? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “Preventing Suicide” Wednesday, July 25 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, July 24.)
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Current Topic


07/18 - Preventing Suicide

How is Louisiana addressing its suicide problem?

Current Topic


06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?

Current Topic


05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?

Current Topic


04/18 - Balancing Eldercare

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?

Recent Topics


06/18 - Louisiana: Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?  (ENCORE)

Is Louisiana a Sportsman’s Paradise or Problem?


05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?


04/18 - Balancing Eldercare

How much does Louisiana spend on nursing homes versus home and community-based care?


03/18 - Making Schools Safe

Where does Louisiana stand in this national discussion?

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