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 By Earline Knox    News    July 29, 2021

Longevity Walk

On Wednesday, July 21, 2021, Mrs. Catherine Bryant symbolically walked "the walk of longevity" celebrating 100 years with family and friends marshalling her on through applause and warm shout-outs....

 
 By Earline Knox    News    May 13, 2021

Veterans Upward Bound Program

The Louisiana Delta Community College "Veterans Upward Bound Program" (VUB) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to motivate and assist qualified military veterans with the development of...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    April 29, 2021

Sword to Pen Update

While Coalition of Love (COL) members continue to encourage telephone and viral book signings for Art "Silver Fox" Edwards' coveted book "From Sword to Pen" we endeavor to place them in as many...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    March 18, 2021

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...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    February 11, 2021

"Fearless Leaders Remembered"

Two pillars of the civil rights movement have joined fellow Comrades in heaven. Charlie White, the last founding "Deacon for Defense" member died on Feb. 4, 2021 in Northeast Louisiana Hospital. His...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    January 21, 2021

Covid-19 Negligence

People keep dying because people don't wear masks and it puts everybody at risk. I used to believe that people who do not wear masks just didn't give a damn about others. But through many, many conversations and observations, I have discovered that...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    December 10, 2020

From Sword to Pen Book Signing and Review

Coalition of Love Members held a book signing for city legend Arthur "Silver Fox" Edwards on Friday, December 4, 2020. Hosted by President/Coordinator Earline Knox, calls were made to members encourag...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    August 20, 2020

Legacy and Footprint

Rev. Frederick Douglass Kirkpatrick, Co-Founder and Leader of "Deacons for Defense" Folksinger · Activist: Civil and Human Rights, C.O.R.E., NAACP, Southern Christian Leadership Conference · Associa...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    August 20, 2020

Deacon for Defense and Torch Bearer

Mayor Leslie Thompson of Jonesboro LA, paid special tribute to and declared August 6, 2020 to be Deacon for Defense founder and leader Rev. Frederick Douglas Kirkpatrick and granddaughter Funyanna...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    July 16, 2020

Deacons for Defense - Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement

“Deacons for Defense and the Civil Rights ‘Removement’” surely and hopefully inspired thought-provoking conversation. After all, inside the climate of continuous assaults against black lives, the attempts and successes toward revoking the...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    July 2, 2020

Deacons for Defense - Armed Resistance and the Civil Rights Movement

In this article I will highlight the legal might of the late Attorney James Sharp. "In 1964 a small group of African-American men in Jonesboro LA, defied the non-violence policy of the mainstream civi...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    June 18, 2020

Mayor Mayo is the Man

Thank God we have Mayor Mayo in place during this crisis, always demonstrating that he is not just a straight-up politician but a public servant politician. Having been in the politics of Jonesboro pe...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    June 18, 2020

Juneteenth Anniversary Critical Conversation

Bill Cobbs has been on the battlefield eradicating ignorance, exposing injustice and sharing the magnificent and incomparable experiences -pain and triumph of African American People through the arts. A must-see play. His extensive acting career incl...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    June 11, 2020

The Pride

If you don’t reflect, you can’t respect Part I- The imprints of African Americans are found in the histories throughout the world. In the film “Black History Parts I, II, and III” authentic incidents have been recreated as well as official...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    May 28, 2020

Memorial Day Salute

by Earline Knox These are torch bearers on behalf of Viet Nam and all world wars. Both men proudly wear their American Legion caps (F.D. Thompson Post 521) where Edwards is chaplain and McHenry is...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    May 21, 2020

The Pride

In the film The Great Debaters, you will learn how to use debate in your own household, you will find several scenarios that address all human relationships including conflict resolution, some that are not initially understood by the child, James Far...

 

The Pride Ride

Mandates and policies legislated for the education of our children have never facilitated enough lessons in history that instill pride. Our people need to identify with more people and situations that demonstrate pride so that we can change more...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    April 23, 2020

WE GET ANOTHER CHANCE

As we witness God's wrath the last two Sundays back to back, tell me, did any of the challenges we had with others really matter? No! We were too busy praying and hoping our lives and possessions were spared. When faced with disaster, we say, God is...

 

Family Celebration

1984 Wossman graduate, retired Chief Master Sergeant, Steven Higgins with mom truly understands the importance of embracing family legacy. Son and brother Stacy Tyson died under suspicious...

 
 By Earline Knox    News    February 27, 2020

Mayor Thompson's Mistrial

Jonesboro Mayor Leslie Thompson is still fighting the same issues for which he went to prison in 2013. He was found guilty of three counts of malfeasance in office by an all-white jury in Jonesboro,...

 

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