Monroe Dispatch - No Struggle, No Progress

Berry Betrayal

Dear Black people of Monroe, LA, Why do we sit back and allow our own people to oppress us and deny us the progress that we seek and fight so hard to succeed and achieve for our people? Witnessing...

MLK Day

The Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation observed its 39th Annual MLK Day on Monday, January 16, 2023 at New St. James Baptist Church, with Rev. Samuel Andrews, Pastor. This year's celebration featured...

Black History Salute

A well-deserved honor will take place for Monroe's own, Mother Mildred Turner, noted gospel singer in the NE Louisiana Region. Mother Turner has been inspiring listeners for nearly 90 years with her...

Johnnie "Liz" DeBurr's Precious Memories

Johnnie "Liz" Cyrus DeBurr was born on August 11, 1923 to the union of the late Johnny B. and Annie Hill Cyrus. She was the third of ten children. Mother Johnnie transitioned from her earthly home to...

Miss Emerald MaKayla Reed

AKA Cinderella MaKayla Reed was crowned Miss Emerald 2022 at the AKA Cinderella Ball recently. Makayla is the daughter of Michael and Andrea Rice and the granddaughter of...

Living My Best Life

Ruth Hart 92 is living her best life. She recently celebrated her 92nd birthday with family and friends. Ruth and her sister were the life of the party! Both sisters Ruth Hart and Catherine Green are...

Living Our Best Lives

Ruth Hart 92 and her sister Catherine Green are living their best lives. She recently celebrated her 92nd birthday with family and friends. Ruth and her sister were the life of the party! Both...

City Schools' Cafeteria Workers Conditions Deplorable

All of us who have gone to school have wonderful memories of those formative years in grade school, learning and interacting with others. That extends into our high school years, collecting memories. Some memories we remember more than others, but...

Nig-er Day Post

An alleged hurtful and harmful racial remark made by a local woman who works in education is making its rounds. Many area residents are disappointed to learn that former Ouachita Parish Junior High School secretary Nelwyn Poland Fontana allegedly...

Southside/SEDD Shambles

There are many to blame for the deplorable conditions in most areas of the southside of Monroe LA, but residents are most at fault for allowing conditions to become so dire. The residents of the southside have not held its representatives...

Don't Expect Big Things To Happen

If most Americans think that Republicans in Washington D.C. are going to bring a wave of prosperity to the nation because they are in charge of the House, they are sadly mistaken. As long as the nation is divided along every line that one can...

The End is Near

Happy New Year, I pray this year brings you closer in relationship with God. As prophecy has it, 2023 will be a year we won't forget. If you haven't made a resolution let it be to keep 'ALL' of God's commandments, this will please him and our Lord...

Pulpits & Pews

WORD MINISTRIES Spreading the Gospel Brother James Goods, Jr. For a free weekly email transcript of the Sunday School Lesson Summary; send your email address request to [email protected] See pg 9 3rd Celebration St Luke Missionary Baptist...

Surprised

Blessed and thankful is Angie Mae Smith who recently celebrated her birthday. Daughters Robin Brass and Gail Britton surprised their mom with a driveby surprised birthday. It was a joyful occasion...

True Riches

Acts 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, I have set you to be a light of the Gentiles, that you should be for salvation unto the ends of the earth. Today’s generation is all about the...

'SKIN AND BONES'

Depression is a state of mind that can be caused by the realization that our lives are not unfolding as we envisioned it would. Our moods can be influenced by the interaction with others and what they say to us which may alter normal behaviors such...

PRAYING AND CONFESSING GOD'S WORD

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; On You I wait all the day. Psalm...

Happenings

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

Celebrated

Happy birthday Renita Coleman ! Remember Renita, that the best is yet to...

Martha T. Caston's Final Farewell

It saddens us to announce that Martha T. Caston passed away during the morning of December 17, 2022, at the age of 98. She was born on May 28, 2024, to the union of John Alex and Ollie Thompson and...

Rev. Edward Lee Shorts' Services Set

Funeral services for local retired pastor have been set for this weekend in Monroe LA. A final celebration of life service for Rev. Edward Lee Shorts 71, will be at Mt. Zion Baptist Church at 211...

Deaths

Oliver B. Powell, 71 of Columbia, LA a Laborer died Friday January 13, 2023. Visitation: 6:00-8:00PM Thursday January 19,2023 at McFarland Funeral Home. Service: 2:00PM Friday January 20, 2023 at...

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