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Articles from the May 26, 2022 edition


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  • The Right to Vote

    Eddie D. Gillis -Clydell Jones|May 26, 2022

    As we steadily transition from one generation to another, it seems that a little more is lost on the present generation when it comes to the past. We, as Black Americans, should hold on to as much of our past as we can, because God wants us to know our history. There are those who wish to not know about our history or severely limit our history to just a few pages concerning our historical legacy. When God’s people made it to the Promised Land, He not only had them put in place a memorial of where they crossed into the land, but throughout t...

  • School Board Rejects Carroll Secure Area

    Eddie D. Gillis|May 26, 2022

    In an effort to beautify portions of Carroll High School, a proposal on the Monroe City School Board agenda was requested to move air conditioner chillers located in between two buildings of the school. The request was made at the Tuesday, May 17, 2022, meeting to make an area available for secure outdoor activities. Those activities may include classroom study, a place to unwind, eat lunch, work on projects or have quiet time during lunch hour. In 2022, all school students deserve areas on scho...

  • SEDD Economic Plan Passes 25 Years Later

    Eddie D. Gillis|May 26, 2022

    As expected, emotions were flying high at Tuesday night's May 24, 2022 Monroe City Council meeting. On the council's agenda was a resolution by the Southside Economic Development District(SEDD) to financially help local businesses create or expand business. Before council members officially heard the proposal, there was chatter that there was opposition from the Ellis administration. The proposed resolution was brought up at the May 17 meeting during audience participation at the end, and the...

  • Drowning

    May 26, 2022

    In life many won't know when they were born and when they die. Life is very tricky as tomorrow or longevity is not promised. As the ole folks of another era used to say, " you live until you die!' Hearts are saddened by the drowning death of Adarion J. Holiday of Monroe LA on Saturday May 21, 2022 in the Ouachita River at Prairion Recreation Area, according to police reports....

  • Glynn Ludley's Final Farewell

    May 26, 2022

    Glynn Ludley possessed a unique personality. His spirit was genuine as he had a heart for people. News of his passing continues to spread as many who knew him are now left to cherish fond memories. Glynn was a Grambling, LA native who played football and graduated from Grambling High School and Grambling State University. Ludley began his career as an educator/coach at Eula D. Britton High School in Rayville, LA. He was head football coach at Eula D. Britton. He went to Rayville High School,...

  • Troopers Charged In Winnsboro Beating

    Eddie D. Gillis|May 26, 2022

    Justice for Antonio Harris moved one step closer recently when three Louisiana State Troopers were charged in a beating incident involving Harris. The charges stem from a 2020 arrest of Brown following a high-speed chase in Franklin Parish, where Harris was apprehended in a cornfield. When Harris realized that he had nowhere else to run, he surrendered to troopers( remind you of another Black man), lying prone with his arms and legs spread. What happened next is something that the Black people...

  • Remembering Maydell Spears

    May 26, 2022

    January 25, 1935-May 23, 2022 Maydell Batiste Spears was a former Educator and coach with The Monroe City School System. She worked at Carroll and Neville High Schools in Monroe LA. In the community she was a huge advocate for Sickle Cell Anemia and Jump Rope for Heart raising thousands of dollars throughout the years. Her husband Elvin Spears Sr. preceded her in death. To their union three children were born. Elvin Spears Jr., Pamela Spears Johnson and Sherita Spears Moham. five grandchildren,...

  • Jackson SU Law Grad

    May 26, 2022

    On Saturday, May 21, 2022, Brittany Jackson graduated from Southern University Law Center at Southern University's T.J. Clark Activity Center in Baton Rouge, LA. Brittany is a Wossman High School and Northwestern University graduate. Congrats Brittany!...

  • Juneteenth

    May 26, 2022

    The Northeast Louisiana Delta African American Heritage Museum at 1051 Chenault Park Dr. in Monroe LA and the Board of Directors are presenting “Juneteenth 2022 – Free and Empowered”. The juried art will be displayed from June 1, 2022, until June 30, 2022. Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and Saturday 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. The museum will be displaying art entries from Elementary students, Jr. High students, High School Students, and adult artists. The public is invited to tour the museum and select winners in each categ...

  • True Vine Scholarship Celebration

    May 26, 2022

    The True Vine Baptist Church in Monroe LA, where Rev. Dr. Stonewall Hunter Jr. is pastor held their Scholarship Program on Sunday, May 15, 2022. This year's High School and College Graduates were recognized for their scholastic achievements: William Jeremy Nelson, II (Ouachita Parish High School), Makayla Nettles (Ouachita Parish High School), Taylor Young (Richwood High School), Marnesha Davis (MSW, Grambling State University), Marcus Lindsey (Masters, Grand Canyon University), Kaylee Nettles...

  • En Pointe!

    May 26, 2022

    Early this year Kaiden Harris reached an incredible milestone in dance and was promoted to pointe dance this past Fall. She will make her debut en pointe at the Dazzle Dance 10th Annual Recital this year. Kaiden has attended dance at Dazzle Dance since age 4, and is a 6th grader at Jesus the Good Shepherd Catholic School in Monroe. Kaiden is the proud daughter of Kendall and Jennifer Harris. Come see Kaiden and many other incredible performers, Saturday, June 4, 2022, 6:00 PM at the Monroe...

  • Stand For Something!

    Katima Epting-Wiley|May 26, 2022

    Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. We know what Scripture says, regarding peacemakers. Knowing this, we should most definitely want to be peacemakers; for it’s an honor to even be called a child of God. What I want to get into, is the fact that making peace may look completely opposite of what we feel it is. I was inspired by God, in something I heard, to write this article. Peacemakers are active- not passive. Making peace is not about making e...

  • Dazzle's 10th

    Jessica DeTiege|May 26, 2022

    This year marks the 10th year of Dazzle Dance, and I could not be more excited to present this year's showcase. This year's show is to pay homage to the ladies inspiring us to live life glamorously. When I began this journey, I had no idea what all was in store. I simply said yes to fulfilling a lifelong dream of opening a special studio space to train girls in dance and the arts. When I think back to all the incredible memories from over the years, I am well pleased with how far we have come...

  • Deaths

    May 26, 2022

    Charlie Ester. Jr., 78 Brother Charlie Ester. Jr. of Delhi, LA Farmer died Thursday May 19, 2022. Visitation: 3:30-5:30 PM Friday May 27, 2022 at McFarland Funeral Chapel-Delhi. Service: 11:00 AM Saturday May 28, 2022 at Philadelphia Baptist Church in Crowville, LA. Burial: Philadelphia Baptist Church Cemetery under the direction of McFarland Funeral Company of Delhi....

  • Russia: You're Not Welcome Anymore

    Eddie D. Gillis|May 26, 2022

    Things are not going so well in the Russian republic, as it is embroiled in a conflict in Ukraine that, if not resolved soon, will seem like the war in Afghanistan was a picnic. That is because the people of Ukraine are giving the Russians at this moment in time, more than they can handle. Russia, with its superior military, was seen as the antagonist who would in a “matter of weeks” pull off a resounding victory over the Ukraine military and Ukraine would once again be a part of Russia. There is only a short list of nations that are supporting...

  • The End Is Near

    May 26, 2022

    In the beginning of creation, on the sixth day God created man in his image and likeness. Because God is holy, so was man. Adam was the man's name. God's gave Adam one commandment. Adam sinned against God, therefore all of mankind became sinners through his seed. Jesus came to destroy the work of sin in the flesh, in those who accept him, and obey his commandments as was ordered from the beginning, once again taking on God's holiness and righteousness, becoming Christlike in obedience to God. Unlike Adam, Christian’s castaway acts that d...

  • Monroe/Ouachita 21st Annual Gospel Scholarship Musical

    May 26, 2022

    The Monroe/Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University National Alumni Association 21st Annual Gospel Scholarship Musical is Saturday June 4, 2022 at 7pm at Bethel Church of God in Christ 1800 Parkview Dr. Monroe LA. The public is invited. Monroe/Ouachita Grambling Alumni will present our scholarship recipients. For further information please contact Ezzard Burton (318)680-9057 or Larry Mason (318)503-5189...

  • Engagement Celebration

    May 26, 2022

    Mrs. Norma Lain held an Engagement Celebration in her home in Monroe LA honoring her daughter Jewel Lain and her fiancé Jarell Jones on Saturday May 21, 2022. The gathering was attended by friends, family, and neighbors. There was great food, music and everyone in attendance congratulated the couple on their upcoming nuptials....

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