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Articles from the March 31, 2022 edition

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 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 31, 2022

Monroe Crime, Gunfire Escalates

Violent acts continue in the Monroe area, as the Monroe Police Department (MPD) reports that a police car unit was struck with gunfire around 2:00 AM, Sunday, March 27, 2022. Police say that a...

 
 By Eddie D. Gillis    News    March 31, 2022

Don't Say "Gay" At School

It appears that one of Louisiana’s state lawmakers is looking for a problem that, for some, does not exist. State Rep. Dodie Horton(R) of Shreveport has introduced a bill that, if passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. John Bel Edwards,...

 

Race And Criminal Justice in Louisiana

Angola’s historical relationship with slavery and its impact on the Louisiana criminal justice system will be the topic of the forthcoming virtual symposium titled “In Pursuit of Equal Justice: Race and Criminal Justice in Louisiana ...

 

Always Our Inspiration

Doris Olivett Galloway Lewis was born June 25, 1954 to Jerutha "Bit" Galloway and the late Rev. Acie Freeman Sr. She was a Richwood High School class of 1972 graduate and furthered her career at...

 

Give It to Jesus!

Matthew 11:28 - Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you. My daughters and I had just...

 

Powerful Quilted History

Carolyn Williams, curator of the Quilted History Museum near El Dorado Arkansas, shared her family history from times of slavery, using quilts and other artifacts to illustrate her talk. "So much of...

 

Ouachita Live

On Friday, March 25, 2022 in Antique Alley in West Monroe LA, the Dan Summer Band featuring Coco York with an evening of off the charts entertainment. Introduced by the inimitable Radio People Mix...

 

West Monroe's First Black Alderman, Rayville's Alderwoman

History was made in the city of West Monroe on March 26, 2022. On that Saturday, the first Black to hold representation on its city council as Alderman was elected by a majority vote. Local West...

 

Slater 44th Wedding Anniversary

Michael and Virginia Slater celebrated 44 years of Marital Bliss on March 25, 2022. Love was and still is in the air. There's nothing greater than love, especially Michael and Virginia's...

 

Letter To the Editor:

I am a concerned citizen of the Town of Richwood (TOR). During its February 16, 2022, regular Council Meeting, an ordinance was introduced as a proposed Districting Plan for the TOR with ordinance # 2022 - 01. The ordinance emphasizes the fact that...

 

Irma DeTiege Scholarship

High school seniors interested in applying for the Irma DeTiege Scholarship -email information to [email protected] Scholarship requirements: biographical essay, recent photograph, contact...

 

Deaths

Doris Lewis, 67 of Monroe, LA died March 21, 2022. Service will be 11:00 AM Saturday April 03, 2022at New St. James Baptist Church, Monroe, LA. Visitation will be 3:00 until 5:00 PM Friday April 02, 2022 at Smith Funeral Home. Burial will be in...

 

Little Flower

Little Flower Academy in Monroe LA was a special place beginning in 1940-1968 for students' kindergarten to high school. The learning environment was second to none where those attending received the...

 

Do We Need the Church?

The pandemic has shifted a lot in our world, but nothing has changed more than the way we gather. Coming from a society that centers a lot of activities in and around the church, these past 20 months have changed my perspective on the body of...

 

Preach the Word

On Sunday March 27, 2022 at Philadelphia Word Church Elder Linda Sharp and at St. Peter Baptist Church in Monroe LA Rev. Elbert Taylor filled the pulpits. Elder Sharp's sermon was "A Trip to the...

 

Annual Spring Revival

St. Luke Baptist Church 3507 Church St. Monroe LA Youth presents their Annual Spring Revival April 4-6, 2022 at 6:30 pm, “Train Up a Child.” Guest Ministers Monday April 4 Rev. Otis McGinnis Progressive Baptist Church, Tuesday April 5 Minister...

 

Louisiana Veto Override

Chairman Vincent J. Pierre of the Legislative Black Caucus has a released a statement regarding the vote of the 2022 Veto Session on March 30, 2022. "I am disappointed in the vote that occurred today. The African American population in this state...

 
 By Keemi    Lifestyles    March 31, 2022

First Impressions

Hello everyone! This week I’m going to be discussing First Impressions. You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. I believe that statement to be true because the first impression...

 

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