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 By Eddie Gillis    News    February 6, 2020 

Why Derrica?

A Monroe woman who was traveling to Farmerville LA was killed in a fiery crash that happened in Sterlington Friday night (Jan.31). Darrica Davis' vehicle, a 2014 Cadillac was struck by Glenn Minor,...

 

Paradise Lost

Have you ever wondered how life would have been if Adam hadn’t bitten the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden? Can you imagine the reverse, living in paradise, no sickness, poverty, money, no work, no death, no Black, White, Asian, Chinese,...

 

Facebook Lewd Videos Disturbing

Facebook Lewd Videos Disturbing Any contact or activities with jailbait or minors is against the law even consensual. In the 21st Century its difficult being a young person. The bible speaks of a...

 

The Hollering Deacon - Booker T. Plumber"

The Hollering Deacon - Booker T. Plumber" Deacon Bennie Brown, Sr. was born on March 29, 1939, in Rayville LA to the late Paul Brown and Georgia "Sweetie" Potts Brown. He was affectionately known as "...

 

Dino" Gone Too Soon

After losing Pete Sellers nine months ago, the Sellers family has suffered yet another significant loss. Frederick "Dino" Jerrell Penn, Sr. was born June 8, 1973, to the late Fred Penn, Jr. and...

 

The Miseducation Of Black Children In Our Schools

Far too many local citizens are very proud of the available school districts. In part, they really should be proud of the accomplishments and the progress which has been mad e in the schools throughout the years from segregation to integration. Schoo...

 

Hail Zion Spring King and Queen

Pastor Ricky L. James crowned the King and Queen of Zion Spring Baptist Church Monroe LA on Sunday February 2, 2020 during regular church services. Queen, Adasyn Pleas, is the daughter of Anitra...

 

DownSouth Sports MVP's

This week's DownSouth Sports Magazine "MVP Awards were presented at the Wossman vs. Richwood games. The Wildcats won both girls and boys games. Wossman's Zaria Singleton and Devonte Austin were named...

 

Faith Harvest Surprises Pastor

Faith Harvest Baptist Church Monroe LA surprised their Pastor Rev. James E. Jackson Sr. for his 60th birthday Sunday February 2. After preaching the Word, Pastor Jackson had no idea he was going to...

 

African Americans and the Vote

The Theme for Black History Month 2020 is "African Americans and the Vote." To commemorate Black History Month, Joyce Powell, branch manager at Carver-McDonald Branch Library Monroe LA, invited...

 

Floyd Owens Jr's 101st

Happy 101 Birthday Floyd Owens Jr February 9, 2020 from your family. We are truly blessed! Photo Floyd Owens Jr....

 

Happenings

Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @ Reasonable Prices 2...

 

Pulpits & Pews

Founder’s Day Service You’re invited to worship with the St. John A.M.E. Church Family 2414 Berg Jones Lane Monroe LA Sunday February 9, 3pm. We will celebrate our founders Richard and Sarah Allen 1794.Our guest is Rev, Dr, Rodney L. Pendleton...

 

I Just Love Me Some You

Those that pledge their vows before God and man, stay together for the duration, going through the good and bad times know the successes of love. Many married couples who say and mean their vows reap...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    February 6, 2020 

Police Juror Wants Answer To Missing Money

Ouachita Parish Police Juror Scotty Robinson says “it is time” for parish jurors to be given answers to how thousands of dollars were stolen at G, B. Cooley Hospital without officials knowing about it. The District “B” juror appeared to be...

 

Minister Alonzo Clark's Installation

Minister Alonzo Clark's Installation On Saturday January 18, 2020, St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA installed Minister Alonzo Clark as Pastor. Pastor Wesley Daniel King Solomon Baptist...

 
 By Mary Roggerson    News    February 6, 2020 

PRAYING STUDENTS

*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...

 

Coach Smith District 4, Monroe City Council

Coach Smith District 4, Monroe City Council I am a Monroe LA, Ouachita Parish native. I have lived in district 4 for over 35 years. I have been an advocate for the improvement of the Southside for...

 

Birthday Fellowship Club Celebrates 15th Anniversary

The Birthday Fellowship Club celebrated its 15th year anniversary at Lewis Temple in Grambling LA in January 2020. The club consists of both honorary and regular club members with diverse...

 

Blessed & Thankful

God answers prayers and the McElroy's and Green's are truly blessed and thankful. Having retired from the State of Louisiana and having a son and grandson return from the Middle East is truly a...

 

Political …Contenders or Pretenders

Political …Contenders orand Pretenders We have always heard that strange things happen in politics. That expression has proved to be true repeatedly. Politics can influence strong changes among people. Many people lose friendships over political...

 

Black Women…More than Meets the eye

The world has always been made up of people who looked different from one another and were beautiful in their own ways. Somewhere down the line, we were taught that white, European features were the epitome of beauty, and sadly, that way of thinking...

 

National Black HIV Awareness Day

February 7, 2020 is National Black HIV Awareness Day, a day to get facts about HIV/AIDS as they relate to the African American community. The 2020 theme is “We’re in This Together” highlighting the importance of social support from friends,...

 

Do You Remember?

Do you remember those good ole political days when candidates ran in elections to better the community? Political strategists Former State Senator Minister Charles Jones, the late Irma DeTiege and...

 

Black History Month Salute!

Mr. John Willis, Sr. is the husband of Pamela Willis and the father of five children. He retired from Graphic Packaging International after 38 years. Mr. Willis has served his community for many...

 
 By Jessica DeTiege    News    February 6, 2020 

Our History, Black History: Dr. Daniel Williams, Medical Innovator

There’s an old adage that says, “You never know where you are going unless you know where you have been.” In the spirit of Black history month, the Monroe Dispatch will highlight stories and history of Black people. It is no secret that many...

 

Carolyn Sue Lindsey Precious and Loved

Carolyn Sue Lindsey was born October 4, 1955, to the late Richard Mock Sr. and Mary Ola Lindsey (Wyatt). Carolyn accepted Christ and was baptized by Rev. S.J. Scott of True Vine Baptist Church, at an...

 

"DJ Star" ... Cream of the Crop

Donald "DJ Star" Johnson was a silent giant who let his work speak for him. Like all of us, "DJ Star" had to prove who he was while passing every test starting from the bottom and working his way to...

 

Ex's Dramatics

Love is not a light switch which can be turned off/on at one's convenience. Love is serious and should never be played with or confused! Many have been scowled, maimed, run over and killed due to...

 

Antioch Honors Ouachita D.A.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020, Antioch Baptist Church Monroe LA presented Ouachita 4th District Attorney Steve Tew a plaque for his work with Antioch Baptist Church Community Outreach...

 

Masquerade Catillion

Little Flower Knights of Peter Claver's Masquerade Catillion was Saturday January 25, at the ULM Sub Ballroom. Masquerade partygoers danced, pranced and romanced throughout the night as food, fun and...

 

Kobe's Death Shocks the World

People around the world are mourning the death of African-American sports star Kobe Bryant, as news hit he'd died Sunday, January 28, 2020. Bryant died in a helicopter crash near Los Angeles CA,...

 

Marcus Jackson Jr.'s Final Farewell

A master bricklayer who was always on time and never missed a day of work, Marcus Jackson Jr. was the only child of Adline and Marcus Jackson Sr., born on September 28, 1941 in Columbia, LA. He attend...

 

Po' Folk's Poet's 10th Anniversary/Reunion

On Saturday, January 26, 2020, "The Po' Folk's Poet", Mr. Marion Obafemi celebrated his 10th year anniversary as a playwright, producer and director at Benoit Community Center in Monroe LA. The event...

 

Jesus The Greatest Gift

Zion Spring Baptist Church Monroe LA Christmas Candle Light March was celebrated in December 2019 . The program featured prayer, A Manger Scene, songs, poems and a spiritual dance. The youth of Zion...

 

Pulpits & Pews

14th Church Anniversary Jesus Cares Missionary Baptist Church worship Location Lillie Maddox Marbles Community Center 2920 Renwick St. Monroe LA Sunday February 9, 3pm.Guest Rev. Eddie Stewart Triumph Baptist Church Monroe LA. Rev. William E. Carr,...

 

Happenings

Happenings Edna’s Cooking “Home of the Breakfast Bowl” Serving Southern Style Hot Breakfast & Lunch Daily Monday- Friday 6 am – 2:30 pm and Sat 7 am – 2 pm All Plates come with coffee or fountain drink Great Food! Great Service @...

 

"A Mighty Oak Has Fallen in God's Vineyard"

I, John Allen IV, would like to express our sincere thanks to The City of Monroe, local churches, and surrounding areas for your Heartfelt Condolences and outpouring of" Love" and support to our famil...

 

IF WE HAD KNOWN"

IF WE HAD KNOWN” Copyright 2014 If we had known that the favor you did for us would be the last good deed of your hands We would have asked you to do something that was impossible for any woman, girl, boy or man Like walking the shores of the...

 

Celebrating

Blessed and thankful to celebrate another birthday is Robert Henderson. Happy Birthday Robert, we know you have 75 reasons to praise God for all your blessings. Also helping Robert celebrate was his...

 

Older & Colder

Happy birthday James DeTiege who recently celebrated another year, praise the Lord. Wishing him happy birthday was his wife Daphne, his children, and all his friends because he is older &...

 

Praying Students

*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...

 

PPW's Birthday Bash

The first signature event for 2020 was PPW's Birthday Bash. PPW Stars were wall to wall at the Alfred Blakes Cultural Arts Center in Monroe LA on Saturday January 18. Among the hundreds of PPW Stars...

 

WOMEN INCARCERATION TWICE THAT OF MEN

The United States is one of the top incarcerators of women in the world. A report shows that between 1980 and 2016, the number of women incarcerated in American jails and prisons increased by more than 700 percent from 26,378 in 1980 to 213,722 in...

 

MLK Jr. 41st & 36th Annual Salute

Mayor Jamie Mayo and the City of Monroe convened the 41st annual birthday salute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr at the Monroe Civic Center, on January 15, 2020, with moderator Rod Washington, City...

 

Radio People Platform & Polyester Party lX

On Saturday Jan. 25, the Radio People took Northeast LA and the Ark-LA-Miss back to the 1970's at their 9th Annual Platform & Polyester Party at the West Monroe Convention Center. Partygoers went...

 

Phenomenal Daisy "Lee" Lawson

Daisy Mae Lawson was a phenomenal woman. Her love and care for her family was overwhelming. Daisy was born to the late Jeff Hayes and the late Pearl Davis in Start LA on January 30, 1936. She was...

 
 By Eddie Gillis    News    January 23, 2020

Daughter's Fight for Justice

There is always a special relationship between a father and his daughter(s). Fathers are seen as protectors of the family, be it to a son(s), but especially his daughter(s). When a father is seen as strong to his children, they tend to want to be...

 

Senseless Beating

It's a very sad day when you're unable to walk in your own neighbor due to violence. Rev. Reuben was beaten severely on Sunday January 19. The pastor was allegedly beaten and robbed while walking in...

 

Jesus Blessed Savior

At First Missionary Baptist Church Monroe LA Christmas Candlelight Service was in December 2019. The First Baptist Adult and Youth Choir sang, sometimes performing together. Pastor Thomas delivered a...

 

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