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LA's Second Majority-Minority District

Acquiring it posed challenges. Sustaining it may prove even more challenging. The quest for establishing a second majority-Black voting district in Louisiana has finally succeeded, but not without difficulties. The U.S. Supreme Court played a...

 

One Down, One Left

When Donald Trump won the Iowa Caucuses last week, that wasn’t news. When he won almost all of the counties in the state, that wasn’t news. When MSNBC and CNN refused to air Trump’s victory speech soon after the votes were still being counted,...

 

All About Impeachment

Republicans in Congress are doing all that they can to bring Donald Trump an early Christmas present. Well, maybe an extra present to go in his Christmas stockings. If Trump should happen to win back the presidency, there will be no stopping him...

 

Jackson-Andrews, Fisher, and Moore Ready!

Get out the vote matters. Senator Katrina Jackson-Andrews and Representative Adrian Fisher will be serving on the following: Democratic State Central Committee (DSCC) whereas the members help elect Democratic candidates in local, state, and national...

 

No Lessons Learned from Jan. 6, 2021

Last Saturday Jan. 6, 2024 was the third anniversary of an historic assault on the nation’s capital by supporters of ex-president Donald Trump who tried to overthrow a presidential election. Not to long ago, this reporter wrote an article asking re...

 

Speaker Johnson in the Thick of It

At the current trajectory of his political career, House Speaker Mike Johnson is on a pace not to be known as a great leader in the House. The last three Republican House Speakers will not be mentioned in the same breath as Tip O’Neill when one...

 

Verbon Muhammad's Official City Council Announcement

Verbon Muhammad, Sr. Candidate for Monroe City Council District 5is Thursday December 14, 2023 at 6pm at Whittley's Entertainment Center 203 Apple St. in Monroe, LA "Your Tax Dollars Matter" Food...

 

Important Legislative Public Constituent Meeting

Senator Katrina Jackson, Representative Adrian Fisher, and Representative Pat Moore are inviting you to important constituent meeting is Tuesday, December 12, 2023at 5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M. at Rose of Sharon Baptist Church, 716 Martin Luther King...

 

Political Manna From Heaven

There are some things, that no matter how long an individual lives, that person will remember that particular instance for the rest of their lives. It takes on a different( and maybe special) if that instance happens when that individual is very...

 

Honeymoon Over for Johnson

In an earlier article, this reporter wrote that new House Speaker Mike Johnson, over time, may lament wanting his new position as speaker. In that article, this reporter paraphrased what Star Trek icon Mr. Spock in an episode, said about wanting...

 

Trump's Words of Destruction

Say what you will about Donald Trump, he is willing to push the envelope as far as possible just to see how far he can get things to go his way. If one wants to see what “privilege” is all about, see Trump’s picture next to the word. A prime...

 

Don't Let the Suit Fool You

Louisiana is going to be in the news a lot over the next 12 months. Jeff Landry will step into the governor’s mansion next year taking the state into God knows where. In Washington during what will be a historic election year if Donald Trump...

 

Pence Drops Out

Former vice-president Mike Pence recently announced that he has dropped out of the 2024 presidential race. The announcement by the former vice president appears to have caught some veteran campaign watchers by surprise, as the former candidate was...

 

New Speaker: Johnson

The wait is over. After three weeks of chaos, name-calling, and backstabbing, the House of Representatives elected Louisiana congressman Mike Johnson to be the next House speaker. Now comes the hard work of governing. It will not be easy. The big que...

 

Let's Get the Job Done

Our right to choose what's best for our future, our family, our community, and our state is what truly makes Louisiana great. Gwen Collins-Greenup is the People's Candidate for Louisiana Secretary of...

 

Taking Responsibility for Speaker Debacle

As the nation and the world “watch’ democracy in action, there must be some leaders elsewhere around the world wondering what is wrong in America. Besides knowing that America has a multitude of problems/issues that her political leaders can’t...

 

War Hypocrites Over Israeli Attack

It happened again. The nation of Israel came under attack allegedly from the terrorist group Hamas by a barrage of rockets and other artillery that shocked the world on how the attack was carried out. The attack caught the nation’s leaders...

 

Early Voting

Early voting began on Saturday September 30, 2023 through Saturday October 7, 2023. No voting held on Sunday October 1, 2023. The hours for early voting are 8:30am till 6pm at Registrar of Voters Community Room 1650 DeSiard St, in Monroe LA and West...

 

Goverment Shutdown: "Huff n' Puff"

Remember the story of the “Three Little Pigs”? Of course, you do. The Big Bad Wolf threatened to blow down their houses so he could devour them in the end, which sort of reminds one how the recent looming government shutdown played out. There...

 

Reaching For the Truth

When conservative political leaders in some state legislatures started passing laws that severely limited what teachers/instructors could say in classes about the history of Black Americans, it ignited a fire that was not about to be put out. We all...

 

Get REDy to Vote: It's Serious

Join Monroe Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta in collaboration with the Zeta Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Facebook Event via Zoom Thursday, September 28, 2023, 7:00 p.m. Meeting ID: 847 1218 6032 Passcode:...

 

Third Time, No Charm

There are still many Trump supporters who really believe that Donald Trump will win the 2024 presidential election. And there are Trump supporters who want to believe that he will win but know deep down inside that the tide is against him...

 

Government Shutdown Loss for Nation

Have any of you ever wanted a job so bad but after a while, you regret taking it? Some, if not most of you would say “yes”, while the rest would find another job or “deal” with the one that you have. With that sentiment is probably how...

 

Lack Of Leadership

If anyone is wondering why Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis continues to lag so far behind Donald Trump, one only needs to look at what happened after Hurricane Idalia crossed the state causing billions of damage in her aftermath. President Joe...

 

Coming Back in 2024

Mayo/Supporters Gear Up for Election Before a packed house of fired-up supporters, former mayor Jamie Mayo was met with cheers and chants of " We want Mayo back" as he officially announced his...

 

Mugshots Of Infamy

Indignities. No special privileges. Everyone will be treated the same. That’s what we are told happens to someone who is suspected of and has been indicted for committing a criminal act. We saw that happen last week in Fulton County in Georgia...

 

GOP Big Headache Trump

The Republican Party as a whole has a headache that just will not go away. At least just not yet. Maybe that might change after Donald Trump shows up at a Fulton County jail to be fingerprinted and have his mug shot done by the time these words are...

 

Alabama Loss, Tuberville's Fault

Donald Trump has been indicted again by federal authorities, and there is also one more expected from the state of Georgia in a few weeks. What was once thought as unthinkable for a former president to face the kinds of legal troubles that are...

 

DeSantis Keeps Slavery Issue Alive

If Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis fails to capture the Republican presidential nomination next year, we know what will be seen as one of his failings. It won’t be his lack of charm or charisma; he is about as popular as stale bread regarding...

 

Indoctrination: Their Way

When Critical Race Theory was talked about being taught in the nation’s public schools, conservative politicians and others cried that liberals were trying to “indoctrinate” young white kids into believing that they should “feel guilty...

 

Bad Direction

America is an experiment that is failing…badly. The “melting pot” is melting. People who were once strangers in a new land are treating strangers as if they don’t belong here. The notion that God set aside this land called America for one par...

 

Lopsided Race Favors Trump

As we look at the Republicans who are vying to take Donald Trump’s place in the White House, as of right now, it is no contest. There are big names thrown in the hat, names that are easily recognizable in conservative politics. But alas, none of th...

 

It Is Now Fort Johnson

It is indeed a Juneteenth reason to celebrate. An American military installation just west of Alexandria has bestowed an honor on a Black soldier who was much more than a hero. For decades, Fort Polk has served as a military installation that has...

 

Getting Crowded In Presidential Race

Former Vice President of America Mike Pence is running to be president. That might have been breaking news at one time, something out of the ordinary, but it’s only Mike Pence. And it comes as no surprise that Pence finally decided to put his hat...

 

The Deal of the Deal

So we have a deal. At least in principle. After what seems like an eternity, every time the issue of what is to be done concerning the nation’s debt ceiling grabs the attention, a deal gets done. That’s the word from the White House and House Spe...

 

Death of an Office

President Joe Biden must be an even bigger threat to Republican presidential contenders than conservatives are letting on, as the latest strategy seems to anoint killers as heroes. Remember when Kyle Rittenhouse killed two people during a Black...

 

Trump's Bigly CNN Win

Declaring that he is “ready” for another one, presidential contender Donald Trump, in the words of the hood, came out “like a fat rat” while appearing on CNN last week. Many thought that Trump was making a big costly mistake appearing on the...

 

Clock Ticking

When will it happen again? The clock is ticking. The grief experienced by a Houston area family stemming from five of their loved ones being killed by the next-door neighbor has to be overbearing after hearing about the latest Texas mass shooting in...

 

Wrong Conversation We're Having

The manhunt (as of press time) continues for the alleged killer who authorities say shot and killed five people execution-style. Simply because they asked him to stop the shooting. Media reports indicate that a family member asked the alleged suspect...

 

Big News Shakeup

That cheering you have been hearing since Monday is coming from the millions of Americans who are delighted and happy, knowing that Tucker Carlson is gone. Yes, that Tucker Carlson. There may be another individual with a name like Carlson, but withou...

 

Stay (A)Woke

Who do some in America turn their attention to when it comes to not wanting to tackle the problems/issues that continue to divide this nation? They turn their attention to those in the LGBTQ community as their scapegoat. By now, most of us have...

 

After The Indictment

Former president Donald John Trump is expected or will be indicted in a Manhattan courtroom this/past Tuesday, April 4, 2023. There were so many people in this nation and perhaps around the world probably thinking that Trump would never be indicted....

 

Nashville Tragedy

One has to wonder what Republicans in Congress and red states are going to do about trying to prevent school shooting after school shooting. The latest tragic event occurred in Nashville TN, Monday, March 27 at Covenant School, a private Christian sc...

 

When The Truth Doesn't Matter

Everyone at some time in their lives runs from the truth. That is a fact. When one faces the choice of telling the truth, circumstances may dictate whether one will be truthful. There is a story in the scriptures where Abraham lied that Sarah...

 

TrumpLite

It is still almost two years before the next presidential election, but one would think after hearing from the so-called presidential contenders, the election is next week and that they need your vote. The current field of announced or those who may...

 

Leave It Alone

The nation has gone bonkers. It is about to go off of its rocker. Not only that, but the guys who started all of this by writing the Constitutional must be turning in their graves, as this nation may be set to show that lawsuits and so-called rights...

 

Biden's Ukraine Trip Boosts Presidency

President Joe Biden has been flexing his political muscles lately despite the criticism that comes from Republicans no matter what the president does. The so-called scandal following the Chinese balloon and other objects shot down by the military...

 

Fake Outrage Over Flying Objects?

No, I don’t think E.T. is trying to pay us a visit. Nor are we about to experience a “War of the Worlds” moment as in being attacked by “little green men” from Mars. Until this nation lands more people on the moon first, any inhabitants on...

 

Balloon-Gate Over Trump and Biden

By the time these words are read by Dispatch readers, “Balloon-Gate” will still be with us because some Republicans in Washington will try to milk the issue as much as they possibly can. It was the balloon seen ‘round America either in person...

 

Politics And A funeral

By now most of you may have heard of the passing of Ineitha Lynette “Diamond” Hardaway, one-half of the Black sister duo, who rose to fame with Herneitha Rochelle “Silk” Richardson, as ardent and fervent supporters of ex-president Donald...

 

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