Articles from the July 16, 2020 edition

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 By Wyatt X.    News    July 16, 2020

I Ain't Mad at You

I Ain’t Mad at You Mayor James E. Mayo, like 2 Pac said and rapped, “I Ain’t mad at you!” Don’t be mad at us, we went fishing Saturday July 11, 2020. They told us the fish were biting at the honey hole. When we got back to the polls, they...

 

1st Black Female Tactical Fighter Pilot

The U.S. Navy celebrated a historic moment this week as it announced Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle was set to become its first Black female tactical fighter pilot. Swegle has earned her wings as a U.S....

 

Fatal Stabbing

It's hard to figure how a 62-year-old and a 17-year-old came into contact with other, unless they are family or know each other. Usually when strange events occur, there are one of three reasons....

 

John Earl Gaston Moving Home

At Richwood High School John Earl "Space Ghost" Gaston anchored a ferocious Richwood Football offensive and defensive line which propelled winning teams. John Earl was a 1969 Richwood Graduate. He...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 16, 2020

Police Shooting 2

One of the questions that is being asked in the community following the tragic ending to Errol Johnson's life is, why couldn't police officers wait him out. People are saying that Johnson, being in a...

 

Love is Never Easy

Love is a treasure which is a blessing. Love can carry you farther than money which can make the impossible, possible along with God's Grace and Mercy. Love is patient and kind, while love must be...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 16, 2020

Mayor's Race Irregularities

If African-Americans needed an incentive to vote in massive voting blocs, they need to look no further than what happened during last Saturday's July 11 mayor's race in Monroe. According to sources,...

 

Keenan Cain's Brilliant Legacy

Monroe native Keenan Cain passed away on July 5, 2020 but leaves behind a brilliant legacy that will be remembered by many. Keenan was born, December 17, 1975 to parents Eddie Johnson Jr. and Pamela C...

 

Attorney Breshatta Davis Honored

Attorney Breshatta Davis has preserved, adjusted her game with a praying faithful mother Glenda Davis knows dreams do come true. A dinner-reception was held in her honor recently where family,...

 

Birthday & Tiger Men Fellowship Recognition

Both clubs Birthday Fellowship and Tiger Men Fellowship Clubs recognize Dr. Joseph Dr. Joseph Capers, Sr. for his leadership, dedication and continued emphasis on the importance of fellowshipping....

 

Recognized Leadership Paraded

Sunday July 12, Zion Spring Baptist Church Monroe LA recognized Pastor Ricky and Sister Linda James for their 4th Anniversary. Due to COVID-19, a parade was held where membership showered the pastor...

 

Monroe/Ouachita Grambling Alumni Scholarship

On Friday July 10, 2020, the Monroe/Ouachita Chapter of Grambling University Alumni Association awarded their annual scholarships for 2020. Each recipient received a $1,500 award. The scholarship...

 

NEW MONROE MAYOR

Certainly, congratulations are in order for newly elected mayor, Friday Ellis. He comes to the position of leader of the city of Monroe as a guy with little to no administrative and management experience. One of the major reasons that Mayo was trying...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 16, 2020

Covid-19 Not A Hoax

Hoax: (n) humorous or malicious deception, practical joke, deceive (a person) with a hoax. To swindle, trick, (con) snow job, gyp, deception, flimflam, defraud, cheat, trick and bamboozle. That’s quite a collection of meanings for one word. That...

 

The End Is Near

Again the word of the Lord came to me saying, Son of Man , speak to the children of my people, and say to them, when I bring a sword upon the land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for a watchman; if when he sees the...

 

37th Annual Rose of Sharon/Millard Dean Lee Memorial Scholarship

The 37th Annual Rose of Sharon Baptist Church Millard Dean Lee Memorial Scholarship Program will be held on Sunday, July 19, 2020, at 8:30 am. The speaker for the event is Dr. Quentin Holmes, Sr.,...

 
 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...

 

God's Love Keeps Things Together

Colossians 3:14 | NKJV But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. Thank you, Lord, for making available your LOVE for me to “wear” and “put on.” I pray that I...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 16, 2020

Street Mural Proposed, Mayo Send-Off

Brooke Foy, Rodrecas Davis and Vitus Shell are three local artists that may not be known to many in the Monroe area, but they have a big dream in mind. The three millennial artists went before the...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    July 16, 2020

Blindness Changes Attitude

James Savannah says that for a long time, he was a bitter person. Savannah said that because of circumstances that happened to him at an early age, left him with a hatred for people that he says, did him wrong. Savannah went to jail for some...

 

New Ouachita Girls' Basketball Coach

New Ouachita Parish High School Head Girls' Basketball Coach Chrissy Givens was named Thursday July 9. Givens was a former Ouachita Lady Lions who lead a 2003 squad to a LA State Basketball Title....

 

Why Black Wealth Matters in White America 3

…and what blacks must learn to survive this new economy By Solomon Ali, Private Equity Investor It is important for Black Americans to understand that if you invest some money for 13 months you will pay less on that investment income in the form...

 

Jonesboro LA New Compliance Status ll

Added to this list of frustrations, Mayor Thompson was left holding the bag in trying to run a town with an antiquated, neglected, water and sewerage system that should have been replaced years ago. W...

 

Happenings

Happenings Blood Type Effects on Coronavirus People with Type O blood were less likely to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms than people with Type A. Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily...

 

Deaths

Foredt 'Forst' E. Claiborne, 71 Foredt 'Forst' E. Claiborne of Monroe, LA -Retired GM Worker died Tuesday July 14, 2020. Services incomplete under directions of McFarland Funeral Co Monroe. Erroll Foster Johnson, Jr., 31 Erroll Foster Johnson, Jr....

 
 By Mayor Jamie Mayo    News    July 16, 2020

Mayor's Corner

Thank You Monroe! Let me begin this final column by expressing my gratitude to the Monroe Dispatch for affording me the opportunity to share positive columns about the many projects, initiatives, and...

 

Friday Ellis Transition Team

Mayor-Elect, Friday Ellis has announced the appointment of a transition team that will lead the integration of the new Administration for the City of Monroe. Ellis, who was elected with 52 percent of the vote on July 11th, will take office following...

 

AKA 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated – Omicron Iota Omega Chapter, West Monroe, LA awarded over $ 7,000 in college scholarships to – phenomenal, high scholastic graduating seniors on June 26, 2...

 

Hoping the Best

It goes without saying yet was bitter, the results from Saturday July 11 election. For the people who know better its hard, yet all you can do is count it all as joy. Brenda Shelling was among the...

 

PARENTS CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS OF RE-OPENING SCHOOLS

PARENTS CONCERNS AND QUESTIONS OF RE-OPENING SCHOOLS Parents are aware that final decisions will be made by State Department of Education, the CDC and possibly local school boards may have some input. Admittedly, some parents do not know what...

 

Attorney Breshatta Davis Grateful

Attorney Breshatta Davis has preserved and adjusted her game with a praying faithful mother Glenda Davis by her side. A dinner-reception was held in her honor recently where family, friends and...

 

Red Ribbon Cutting

Join The B Law Firm Red Ribbon Cutting is July 17, 2020, 4:30pm 200 Hudson Lane Monroe LA Suite 5. Photo Attorney Breshatta Davis...

 

PRAYING CHILDREN

*Inspired by God through Mary Roggerson & Morning Day Prayer Ministries under the leadership of Pastor Kenneth Nolley, St. Mary Baptist Church Purpose: For all children to learn, pray and confess the Word of God. Goal: For all children to have an...

 

Wisdom

The book of James suggests two sources of wisdom. Source one - God, this is life – giving principle based in the word of God. This is a wisdom from above (James 3:17) which eliminates hypocrisy and partiality. It overcomes conflict and seeks to...

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

Separate sealed BIDS for the construction of Tower at Bienville Drive Intersection Improvements will be received by the City of Monroe, at the Purchasing Division, located at 1014 Grammont Street, Monroe, Louisiana 71201. Bids will be received until... Full story

 

ADVERTISEMENT FOR BIDS

The Monroe Housing Authority will receive sealed bids in triplicate for the following project: 20CFP611.01 Francis Tower Elevator Improvements Bids will be accepted until 2:00 PM, Tuesday, September 11, 2020, at the office of the Monroe Housing... Full story

 

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