Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Kingsway Shooting

There was once a shared love for one another in the city of Monroe. Blacks greeted one another, whether they were acquaintances or strangers, with respect. Somehow that respect for one another has...

8-Year-Old Monroe Native Starts a Business

Those who once said you can't learn anything from watching TV can now be put to shame after hearing 8-year-old Londyn Simmons' story, who was inspired to start her own business after watching an...

2 Shootings 7 victims

What once only happened far away is now happening in small towns at America’s doorstep. Drugs, guns, and violence are running rampant in the US, from cities with millions of residents to towns with a few hundred citizens with no end in sight....

Monroe Shootings too Frequent

Family members are grieving as a family member left home Sunday while never returning home. What was rare occurrences, gun violence has turned to families' nightmares. Black, brown and poor families...

Suspicious Police Custody Death

According to reports, David Harris died while in the custody of Monroe Police Department officers on Saturday, April 3. As of press time, the circumstances surrounding Harris' death are under...

Hit & Run Death

On March 17, 2021, a hit-run incident involving a local man has forever changed the lives of those who knew him. On that date, 56-year-old Tony Martin was on his way to see a longtime friend when he...

Lies and Deceit - Legally

Local resident Darlene Caesar continued her quest, a hard one by anyone’s standards, to the right a wrong that she is convinced was done to her by certain family members. Caesar knows that the only way to get justice for herself and that of her...

Welcome Home

The Vietnam Veteran, "no parade, no key to the city and no street named for their sacrifice and courage! On March 29, 2021 blended love became a loud shout..." Thank You For Your Service!" The...

Circumstances… When A Prisoner Dies Enroute To Jail

Periodically, the community learns that a person who has been arrested by police officers dies on the way to jail. Naturally, such circumstances arouse interests and varying concerns among family members, friends and anyone who becomes aware of the...

Distinguished Professional Ellen Wilson

Ellen Wilson is a 5r. Project Manager in The Walsh Aviation Group, currently leading a terminal project at Dallas Fort Worth international Airport (DFW). She's been with Walsh for over 22 years and...

Keeping Your Eyes on Jesus

Hebrews 12:2 | NKJV 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of...

Afraid of a Vote

When Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump back in 2016, Republicans were quick to pounce on Democrats that Trump won and Democrats needed to “get over” losing the election. Republicans couldn’t wait to manipulate a...

Reading the Signs

There are road signs that signal important messages as we drive. They are important to us because they give clarity on if we are going in the right direction or need to make a detour. They even sometimes alert us if there are pending obstacles in...

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

"ON THE OTHER SIDE" Copyright 1999

If you have a few minutes, let me borrow your mind When I give it back to you, the veil will be off eyes We will be taking a little trip and I hope you enjoy the ride There is no need to be afraid,...

In Honor of Prophet Dewayne Black

Inviting you to a balloon & dove release in honor of Prophet Dewayne Black Sunday April 11, 2021 at 1pm at Richwood Memorial Gardens for anyone who wants to attend. Balloons will be provided,...

Deaths

Carolyn Gaines, 64 Carolyn Gaines of Monroe, LA Self-Employed died March 29, 2021. Service: 11 AM Saturday April 10, 2021 at Union Chapel Baptist Church. Burial: Richwood Memorial Gardens in Richwood, LA. Visitation: Friday March 9, 2021 from...

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