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High-Speed Chase

By Eddie D. Gillis A local man was apprehended by Monroe police officers following a high-speed chase through portions of the south side of Monroe that happened on March 11, 2021. The suspect was...

 

Early Morning Shooting

A woman is dead following an early morning shooting on February 15, following Valentine Day. According to police reports the shooting occurred in West Monroe LA on Ridgedale Drive. A female was found...

 

Richwood Woes

During the late Richwood Mayor Alvin Jackson Administration in a newspaper article, former Mayor Jamie Mayo stated interest in the Town of Richwood (TOR). By annexing the town of Richwood into the...

 

"Racial Slurs" Residents Fearful

In 1849, French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr wrote, "plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose" which translate in English to mean, "the more things change, the more they stay the same". Today...

 

Will Parkview Apts. Lose Reputation?

Parkview Apartments are categorized as public housing residences. Public housing residences have been developed as modernized structurally safe dwellings for affordable living for citizens to make a...

 

Faithful Treasured Beloved Madear Hester Warren Douzart

May17,1921-February 14,2021 Mother Hester Warren Douzart (Madear) 99, was born to her parents Ambrose & Matilda Warren. . She was United in Holy matrimony to Eddie James Douzart Sr January 20,...

 

"Run It"

Shereka Shabang is always praising God but now has a new reason to shout His name. Her music video "Run It" just made the Top 10 hottest gospel music videos in the world by CAAG TV! The "Run It"...

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Expands

Louisiana is widening access to the coronavirus vaccine to newly include anyone age 65 to 69, authorizing another quarter-million people for the shots if they can find an available appointment, under...

 

Non-Unanimous Jury

My name is Gary W. Brooks incarcerated in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, LA. I was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole, probation, or suspension of the sentence by a...

 

NAACP Founder's Day

February 12, 1909 – February 12, 2021 Frigid Temperatures were no match for the fire in the hearts of Monroe/Ouachita NAACP members who celebrated its 112th year founding. Rev. Ambrose Douzart,...

 

Unbelievable Beauty

Someone knew black women beauty which has fascinated mankind since the beginning if time. Black beauty remains the standard which is emulated and followed by the masses. Its something special about...

 

You Mean The World to Me

Many that pledge their vows before God and man stay together for the long haul. They inevitably go through good and bad times, but always find the real success of love. Many married couples who say...

 

Adasyn... Awesome Nine

Princess Adasyn Pleas turned 9 on February 11, 2021. Due to Covid-19 restrictions she celebrated her birthday on Saturday, February 13 with a drive-by parade on Maplewood Dr. in Monroe...

 

BLACK TROUBLED TEENS

More and more we are reading or hearing about Black teenage girls who are in some kind of trouble. Without doubt, there are some girls who set themselves on a destined path to get into trouble and to...

 

Kennard "Lil. Wayne/Boss" Smith Jr. Cherished Memories

Kennard was born July 3, 1985 to the late Kennard Smith Sr. and Flecia Gayle Smith. He attended Carroll High School and OIC, furthering his education by pursuing a degree in information technology at...

 

Arrests Black Eye for State Police

Louisiana's State Police Force, specifically Troop "F" which patrols the northeastern section of the state, had four of its officers charged for using excessive force during two news making arrests....

 

West Monroe Mascot Controversy

What's in a name? Depending on the name, plenty. Names have been the subject of many debates, be they spirited or low key, names can bring out the best and worse in us. Sometimes they can lead to...

 

City Harassment

A local woman and former city employee is hoping that her case that she filed for wrongful termination will soon be resolved. People get terminated every day from various jobs, but in this particular...

 
 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...

 

Forever in Our Hearts

Forever in Our Hearts Our beautiful and sweet Pauline Lucille Underwood aka Pie was born July 23, 1949 to the late Dorothea Underwood and Samuel D. Cyrus. She completed her journey and God called her...

 

Brown Teacher of the Year

At J.S. Clark Magnet School in Monroe LA, Mrs. Asia Wilson-Brown is 2021 Teacher of the year. Her husband John F. Brown and her parents Wyatt X. and Louise Wilson are also elated. Congratulations...

 

Highway 165 South Deaths

The Ouachita Parish Police Jury has long recognized that a certain section of Hwy 165 South that goes through the parish has been a major safety concern for residents who live on both sides of the roadway. That concern became a painful reality once a...

 

$1,400 Stimulus Checks

For the third round, payments will decrease by $56 for every $1,000 in income over the $75,000 threshold, which means those making $100,000 or more would not receive a payment. It also means that...

 

Williams Wedding Anniversary

To the most beautiful woman who has given me the most beautiful life, I want to love you, adore you, take care of you and make you the happiest person there ever was for all of time. I didn't think...

 

New Policing Reforms

There is another attempt to find common ground by concerned Louisiana citizens with legislators and associates in the law enforcement community, where the goal is to have meaningful discussions on...

 

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...

 

Older & Colder

Blessed and favored having lived and endured only by Grace and Mercy, William Neal Sr.'s story is his glory while being a witness to the goodness and brilliance. Happy birthday William Neal Sr....

 

You Mean the World to Me

Many that pledge their vows before God and man stay together for the long haul. They inevitably go through good and bad times, but always find the real success of love. Many married couples who say...

 

NAACP Founders Day Program 1909-1921 & Counting

Friday, February 12, 2021, 1 pm St. John Baptist Church 1307 Sycamore St. Monroe LA, Invocation: Rev. Jesse Smith, Speaker: Pastor Ambrose Douzart, President Ouachita Chapter NAACP; and Benediction Rev. Tharris Bishop- 112 Years: Still fighting for...

 

Get Down Tigers

Coach Rankins is a true Neville Tiger. His commitment to the students is relentless while being a teacher, role model and a servant for over 59 years. His commitment is genuine while he is a true...

 

Monroe Regional Airport Director

Mayor Friday Ellis has appointed Charles A. Butcher as the Director of the Monroe Regional Airport. Butcher has a career in aviation that spans two decades; he most recently served as the Director of...

 

Tragic Death Dad Missed

Ted Moore liked being around people. According to his son Mario Smith, Moore was getting ready to enjoy his golden years, as his children had set him up to receive disability benefits and enjoy being...

 

Daughter Angry Over Mother's Death

A local woman is angry over how her mother’s death was treated by personnel at a local nursing home when she died. The woman said that her mother passed away at the nursing home on January 24 and that she allegedly didn’t hear from anyone in a...

 

Teens' Deaths Heartbreaking

Hearts are saddened by the death of two teenage girls whose lives tragically ended last Friday January 29, 2021 after never making it back home from their trip to a nearby store. Shedricka Hollins,...

 

Always Our Inspiration

Hearts are saddened at the passing of our beloved First Lady Alice Lavon Stevenson. She was a mother to our family and church family. Her inspiration and guidance was timely and compassionate. There...

 

Brianna Neal Remembered

Death is something the Neal family has experienced, but this time it hits differently. Last week the family received the sad news that the youngest of the clan was found dead. Brianna Neal was...

 

Shedricka Hollins' Remembered

Shedricka Monique Hollins was the 4th oldest of 7 children in her family. There was never a dull moment in her family's house, especially with her around. Last week, a tragic highway accident claimed...

 

Fired Shots Exposes Relationship

Sexual relationships with minors or anyone under the age of 17 is against the law. According to reports, police were called on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 to North 33rd Street in Monroe, LA answering...

 

Baby's Horrible Death

A Monroe Dispatch Writer, the late Leon Riley once wrote that some fathers or boyfriends make lousy babysitters. According to police reports on Monday February 1, another innocent baby has lost its...

 

DownSouth Basketball MVPs

This week's DownSouth Sports Magazine Most Valuable Players of the Game were Neville's Jujusana "Jo-Jo" Briggs and Patrick "PD" McCraney Tuesday February 2, 2021 at Neville High School Gymnasium in...

 

Blessed

Ms. TaQuandra Jones is a single mother with seven children. Eric and Chloris Faulkner blessed and gifted Ms. Jones with their Nissan Armada recently. As the tears rolled down her face, Ms. Jones was...

 

Community Prayer Vigil

Cups of Blessings Community Outreach Organization in partnership with Greater New Antioch Baptist Church Monroe LA hosted a night of community prayer on Monday February 1, 2021 to intercede for the...

 

$15 Minimum Wage Push

Louisiana's state minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. This is the same as the current Federal Minimum Wage rate. The minimum wage applies to most employees in Louisiana, with limited exceptions including tipped employees, some student workers, and o...

 

Buford Huckleberry Celebrating

Wishing Buford Huckleberry a Very Happy Birthday and Many ,Many More. Continue to keep "Living Life Likes It's Golden!" Happy Birthday Buford Huckleberry Thursday February 4, 2021....

 

Happy Birthday Kenneth Moorehead

Hanging tough, glad to be eyeing another thankful year, is Kenneth Moorehead. Everyone knows Kenneth who's been resilient, strong and durable. Happy birthday Kenneth Friday February 5, Love your wife...

 

Louisiana Disaster Recovery Workshop Session #4

Saturday, February 6, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m. (CST) Overview of Pediatric Environmental Health Associated with Flooding Presented by: Stephen W. Borron, M.D., M.S., FAACT, FACEP, FACMT Relief Physician Toxicology Division Texas Tech University Health...

 

PARKVIEW APARTMENTS: IS THE ENEMY WITHIN?

While the appearance and reporting of criminal activity has decreased in the Parkview Apartments complex, there is still trouble and areas of discomfort which make some residents live in fear. Are there residents who are not living by guidelines...

 

PATIENCE NEEDED with COVID-19 VACCINE

We have been informed that the initial Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Tier 1 of Louisiana’s state vaccine plan are underway. This includes vaccines for high-risk workers in health care settings, high risk responders, residents of nursing homes, assisted li...

 

Being Black

When will Black Folks in America be able to be Black? Wouldn’t it be refreshing to be Black without consequences. Black folks, it’s been time to invest and believe in ourselves! Black potential has been stymied by Blacks playing others game! We...

 

G.O.A.T DJ Star

Remembering one of the G.O.A.T DJ Star who was a beast on the mic and ones & twos. He left us way too soon on January 26, 2020. Celebrating his legacy is his family, the Radio People Rob Lloyd....

 

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