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Handcuffed Man's Death

Ronald Greene may be a nameless/faceless individual to many of us, but to his family, he is someone who should be alive today if local police officers had treated him better. Greene died the night of...

 

Horrible Choice

The road to prosperity is the most difficult traveled especially without training or guidance. The easy way out is filled with grief and strife. There is and will never be something for nothing. Its...

 

2nd Parkview Shooter Nabbed

A second alleged shooter in the September 1 homicide deaths of two local men has been arrested and is behind bars at a local correctional facility. Mario Jones was taken into custody on September 10,...

 

Racism in America Sickle Cell

So what's all the fuss about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) being on the map now? Well we are less than two months away from the election so that may have something to do with it. The White House recently...

 

If Given the Chance

If given the chance more students in Monroe, LA can be successful. However, the Monroe City Schools System (MCS) is failing the areas of Monroe that need the most support – the city's southside...

 

Martin Lemelle Receives Landrieu's Endorsement

US Congressional candidate Martin Lemelle has received the endorsement of former US Senator Mary Landrieu, offering that he is the man for the job. His experience as Executive Vice-President and...

 

Hello 2nd Grade

Hello 2nd Grade Mi'Kenly Carle' Brown is a 2nd Grade Virtual Learner at Clara Hall Elementary School in Monroe LA. She completed 1st Grade with all A's and was on the Principal List the entire school...

 

Shreveport Mayor's Senate Run

Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins. Perkins is a Louisiana native, West Point graduate, and Harvard Law School graduate. He is also an Army veteran who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, rising to...

 

Just Wondering....

If and when a meaningful conversation will be held by leaders in the Black community and law enforcement officials, one question that should be asked multiple times is the apparent discrepancy in how...

 

Mr. Kenneth J. Newman Gone Home

Monroe native and former City of Monroe, Louisiana Planning and Urban Development Director, Grambling State University, and Mary Holmes college financial and North Delta Regional Planning, Employee...

 

Parkview Shooter Caught, Residents Seek Help

Residents of the Parkview Apartment Complex can breathe a sense of relief now that one of the three alleged gunmen involved in a double murder has been apprehended. Acting on a tip, Monroe Police...

 

Cutting Up

It's one thing to love and another thing to cut the one you say you love. It may be a different type of love, one which only the parties involved understand. The one unfortunate thing about love is...

 

Two Guns No Shots

Police were summoned to Walgreens on Louisville Ave., Monroe, LA responding to a dispute that turned left. According to reports, suspect Della Paige had intentions of going into the store when she...

 

Always in Our Hearts

Joseph Bernard Smith was born to the late Freeman Smith, Sr. and Cleo Jackson Smith on December 16, 1952 in Monroe, Louisiana. On August 31, 2020, Joseph "Joe" Smith Sr. peacefully went home to be...

 

Carroll Booster's Charges Dropped

A local man says that he is glad to be back among the young people at Carroll High School, now that charges against has been dropped from an October 2019 altercation. Tommy Ballard is a long time memb...

 

Grambling Cloud Computing Degree

Louisiana Board of Regents approved Grambling State University's proposal to offer Louisiana's first bachelor's degree in Cloud Computing. The program will train students to become cloud computing...

 

H.I.M. Book Signing

On Saturday, September 5, "The Po' Folk's Poet", Mr. Marion Obafemi, had a book signing for his newly released book, H.I.M. (He Inspired Me) at Afrocentrics in Monroe LA. The book is a guide on how...

 

3rd Birthday

Noah Gene DeTiege will be celebrating her 3rd birthday this weekend. She is her late great gramdaughter of Irma DeTiege and is her spitting image. Happy birthday Noah! Helping Noah celebrate are her...

 

Burnin' On the Bayou

Mix 101.9's Rob Lloyd had a Burnin' On the Bayou book-signing at the King of Wings on DeSiard St. in Monroe LA which featured red beans & rice and jambalaya from the cookbook recently. Customers...

 

Promise of Compensation

There was a promise of 40 acres to enslaved Blacks, and this is why it never happened! Many wondered having heard while never knowing why? Blacks have been played in America since our arrival and the more we don’t vote, we will constantly be...

 

Voter Suppression in America

When I first assumed the role of Editor for the Monroe Dispatch after my grandmother, Irma Hall DeTiege passed away, I enjoyed reading her old writings. A common thread in a lot of her writings was to encourage readers to vote. That is still an...

 

Timeless

Big and little city star is celebrating another thankful year. Being an amazing person, who's known by many movers and shakers throughout the world is having a birthday Sunday. Happy birthday Earline...

 

It's Football Season

If the Lord says the same, looking forward to some normalcy as high school football will begin on Friday October 9. Been a while thinking maybe 2021, so hopefully see you there with a mask while...

 

Hat Parade

Keeping the tradition alive, is so awesome to still see women at church wearing hats. At church Sister Louise Bolden was spotted at church in her Sunday hat who praises the Lord from whom her health...

 

Happy Birthday Sharon

Amazing as the clock ticks forward and time passes, celebrating another birthday is Sharon Moore. Happy birthday Sharon who is staying safe until that time rolls around when the coast is once again...

 

South Monroe Farmer's Market

In mid Fall, Southeast Monroe will experience a class act Farmer’s Market located on the scenic campus of Liberty Christian Center. The Market, nicknamed “The Oasis”, will offer locally grown, produced and catered Fresh food and produce ....

 

Thanks for the Memory

Life's memorable moments are treasured and captured at some of the greatest times. Many are remembered while some slip pass our memory. Treasure life's moments, praising God for all the good and...

 

Top Dog

Claude "Top Dog" Staten still has it while being blessed and thankful celebrating another year. He is still turning wrenches all while being three score and ten adding seven Monday September 14....

 

Prayed & Sang

At a women's conference, Sister Debra Lovejoy was a programmed guest to pray. Her prayer was so powerful, the Lord took over when Sister Lovejoy began to sang. There was not a dry eye when rafters...

 

18th Annual Evening with GSU Athletics

"A Bridge to Equality and Success "Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 p.m. Monroe Civic Center Bayou Room Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway Monroe LA -Show your support for GSU Athletics!! The Athletic...

 

From Collinston LA to the Major's Lou Brock's Homegoing

Louis Clark Brock (June 18, 1939 – September 6, 2020) Lou Brock was an American professional baseball outfielder. He began his 19-year Major League Baseball (MLB) career with the 1961 Chicago Cubs b...

 

Alto High School Graduates and Attendees

Greetings Brothers and Sisters: The next conference call for Alto High School-Wide Reunion is scheduled for this Saturday, September 12th at 5:00 PM. The call-in number is (605) 475-4350, Access code...

 

Carroll 2nd Annual Legends Banquet

Carroll High School 2nd Annual Legends Banquet will honor Carroll High School 1953 Football State Champs Sunday October 11 at 4pm, place TBA. Carroll Legends to be honored are Norman "Bearchest"...

 

Parkview Shooting 2 Dead

Hearts are saddened with the deaths of two more people at Parkview Apartments in Monroe LA. Mothers and families are grieving behind a shooting which left two Black Males dead in a double homicide on...

 

Devastating Hit-and-Run

Manious Williams III, departed his earthly home on August 27, 2020 to reside for eternity with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, after a hit and run incident on U.S. Highway 165. He was born November...

 

Thieves Ransack Super Save

Some of the worst things happen when electricity is lost is why many people suffer through the heat especially in this Louisiana Summer weather. Either Thursday or Friday August 27 or 28 when thieves...

 

High Speed Chase Suspect Dies

Sources allege that Earl Grant, 43, was in a high speed chase with police following a car crash on Wednesday, August 26 on the southside of Monroe, LA. Witnesses who heard the noise from the crash all...

 

Farewell Donald "Meat" "Coach" Sheridan

Farewell Donald Ray "Meat" "Coach" Sheridan has ended his journey and has gone home to be with the Lord. Many knew him as "Meat" later he was known as "Coach"! "Coach" was one of the boys who hung out...

 

2020 Grad JaMya Walker

Congratulations West Monroe High School 2020 Graduate JaMya Walker. Wishing JaMya all the best as she takes another step in life....

 

Ouachita Sheriff's Award

As part of its new Leaders in Law Enforcement Award, Community Foundation of Acadiana (CFA) is honoring one Louisiana sheriff's department for exceptional work in their field. The 2020 awardee is the...

 

Hurricane Laura's Damage/Wreckage

No one could have told us that a hurricane three hundred miles away could cause this type of damage on Thursday August 27. The winds were 50+ miles per hour causing power outages throughout...

 

The Duck Pond Gang

Alex Earl Jr. has published a second book in his series called, "The Duck Pond Gang". "I believe today's kids spend too much time inside. When I was a boy until night my friends and I lived outside...

 

COVID -19 Lurks at LA Colleges

Despite a world pandemic, some colleges and universities across America, including Louisiana schools, are welcoming its students back to campus to begin an in-person semester of learning. According to a New York Times database, COVID-19 cases have...

 

Carroll Legend Henry "Homeboy" Johnson

A real Carroll High School Legend is Henry "Homeboy" Johnson. His claim to fame is he was himself. "Homeboy never tried to be anyone else but "Homeboy" Carroll 1957. "Homeboy was always cool, calm...

 

Good Shepherds

We see them all the time, mostly unnoticed as they go about handling God's business. Good shepherds do not boast or brag. They are there when you need them. Many times, you don't have to call them,...

 

18th Annual Evening with GSU

"A Bridge to Equality and Success "Thursday, October 15, 2020, 6 p.m. Monroe Civic Center Bayou Room Lea Joyner Memorial Expressway Monroe LA -Show your support for GSU Athletics!! The Athletic...

 

Computers/WiFi available at all Library Branches

All branches of the Ouachita Parish Public Library will reopen Tuesday, September 1. Computers and WiFi are free to the public to use to file insurance claims, answer emails or for any other reason....

 

Happy 5th Birthday Allison White!

Happy Birthday to Little Miss Allison White who celebrated her 5th birthday this past August 2020. Allison celebrated her birthday this year with a drive-thru candy land themed celebration due to...

 

USE CAUTION WHEN USING GENERATORS

Considering the impact of the recent hurricane, many people rushed out to secure generators for the convenience of power. However, it is important to remember Generator Safety. Reportedly, 10 people died from using generators and inhaling carbon...

 

Prosecuting Breonna Taylor's Killers

As a former prosecutor, Georgetown Law Professor Paul Butler says there is a clear criminal case against the police officers who killed Breonna Taylor on March 13, 2020. In a new video, Butler delivers the opening statement he would give if...

 

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