Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

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High-Speed Chase

Monroe police officers apprehended a local man following a high-speed chase through portions of south Monroe on March 11, 2021. The suspect was identified as Steven Turner, 32, of Monroe. According...

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Cemetery Angers Grieving Family

It is very difficult for a family to bury a loved one. For most families, the pain/grief can be almost unbearable as they prepare to see a loved one for the last time before the Second Coming. That...

Shooting Epidemic

Shooting deaths are happening at a rapid pace in Monroe, LA. On Monday, March 15, 2021, witnesses allege a shooting occurred on Berg Jones Lane and Conover St. where a person was shot and killed. Parish deputies raced to the crime scene. No report...

Distinguished Professional - Matthew Miles

The University of Louisiana, Lafayette (ULL) Black Student Union (BSU) highlighted Black Faculty and Staff Association (BFSA) member, Mr. Matthew Miles, from Monroe, LA. Mr. Miles serves as Area Coordinator for the Office of Residential Life and...

Small Town's Economic Death

There is currently an election being held in Louisiana’s 5th Congressional District to replace former elected representative Luke Letlow, who died just before replacing former Representative Ralph Abraham. All the candidates have stated their...

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Sword to Pen Update

Coalition of Love (COL) members continue to encourage telephone and viral book signings for Art "Silver Fox" Edwards' coveted book, "From Sword to Pen". The organization endeavors to place them in as...

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Grambling Fans

Grambling football fans could not wait for the Tigers' first football game. The winter snowstorm cancelled the first game. The first Grambling home game against Jackson State University drew true...

Local Blacks Get Taxed But Nothing Else

Death, sorrow, tragedy, grief, suffering, hurt, and pain have been the nightmare experiences of the numerous pedestrians killed and injured along U.S Highway 165 South in the town of Richwood corporate limits, and their loved ones and families have...

Rules

Although I do not always agree with all the laws and rules that the government imposes, I understand that in theory the rules are in place to keep us all safe. Difficulty ensues when rules change for individuals who get more lenient punishment when...

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Christian Stewardship

Stewardship is the management of that which belongs to another. We belong to God by redemption. We are not our own. We were bought with a price. God gave himself for us. We are not our own. We have...

Gone With the Wind

It was a sight you might have seen if you were born in the country back in days gone by. Avid hunters understand the game of hunting raccoons(coons), rabbits, squirrels, possums, and many other animals. Long before the grocery store, people hunted...

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Ready to Preach

These have been trying times for the world since March 2020. Never in a lifetime have we've seen the world shut down. Hopefully when all have been vaccinated for COVID-19, things will return to...

Happenings - October 2021 (Week 3)

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving southern style hot breakfast and lunch daily, Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 2:30 PM and Saturday, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM. All plates come with coffee or fountain drink, and of course, great food!...

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The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength

Nehemiah 8:10, Then he said to them, "Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy...

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The Halls Celebrate 61 Years

Willie and Ella Hall were married on February 28, 1960. They recently celebrated 61 happy years of marriage. Willie is from Corey, LA and Ella is from Texarkana, AR. They now reside in Carson, CA....

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Moving to a New Home

Carroll, Grambling, and NFL standout Solomon Freelon was born to the late Lucille Freelon and Solomon Freelon Sr. on February 19, 1951 in Monroe, LA. Solomon went home to be with the Lord on...

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Forever in Our Hearts

Sunrise, December 21, 1963 Sunset, March 14, 2021 Charles "Beanie" Wilson, 57, was a good guy who made his way to his eternal home on Sunday, March 14, 2021. He was the son of the Margaret Hill and...

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Irma Faye Griffin - Loving, Patient, Hardworking

Irma Faye Robinson-Griffin was born September 14, 1954 to Mrs. Lena Robinson Carter of Monroe, LA and the late Jack Ashley of Rayville, LA. Irma was mostly known and referred to as "Faye". She...

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