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Don't Call God

Don’t Call God By Eddie D. Gillis t’s sems that when election time rolls around, two things voters are sure to hear, “send money so we can win this fight”, even though that candidate might be leading by fifty points, and God “is on our...

 

Bad To Worse: Pt. 2

By Eddie D. Gillis In last week’s column, this reporter wrote of how things, despite what some will say, are going from bad to worse in this nation and the world. For those of us who read The Dispatch on a regular basis, you know that I end my...

 

Constitutional Amendment #7 Vote No

In reading Act 246 from the 2022 Legislative Session, there are concerns about Amendment No. 7 on the November 8 ballot. It proposes changes to Article I, Sec. 3 of the Constitution of Louisiana----prohibiting slavery and involuntary servitude. The...

 

From Bad To Worse

This writer is convinced that most of us like to see the glass half full rather than half empty. When the glass is half full, there is room to add more. By contrast, when one sees the glass as half empty, there is the possibility of losing more of...

 

Constitutional Amendment #7 Vote No

Every resident of Louisiana should be concerned after reading Act 246 from the 2022 Louisiana Legislative session. There are concerns about Amendment No. 7 on this year's November 8 ballot. Amendment No. 7 proposes changes to Article I, Sec. 3 of...

 

LA Black Caucus Visits Monroe

The Louisiana Legislative Black Caucus (LLBC) invited the public to what is being called a “road show” which stopped in northeast Louisiana on Monday, October 17, 2022. Topics on the discussion...

 

[ Trump} Will He Testify?

The cheering that you heard last week came from those who want to see ex-president Donald Trump face a congressional committee where he will have to swear an oath to tell the truth. Speaking of telling the truth, Trump being a former television...

 

Hypocrisy At Its' Worst

Another devastating hurricane has struck the U.S., leading to dozens of deaths and a cleanup/repair bill that is in the billions of dollars range. The state of Florida has a long way to go to get past the life changing effects that people go through...

 

New Leadership for Louisiana

I'm Luke Mixon, a Naval academy and TOPGUN graduate who served as a fighter pilot for 20 years. Now, I'm running against Senator John N. Kennedy because we need real leaders in the U.S. Senate who...

 

Trump"s 1-2 Legal Punch

By Eddie D. Gillis Former president Donald Trump should be happy( no doubt that he is) that he is a rich man and that he is “living” the American dream. He’s been in the company of kings, a queen, dictators and even a porn star. He has...

 

2022 Jackson Parish Candidate Forum

Jackson Parish NAACP Invites You to Meet Your Candiates for Jackson Parish Mayor Town of Jonesboro; Chief of Police Town of Jonesboro; Member of School Board Districts 5 & 7; Alderman at Large Town of Jonesboro & Alderman Districts C & D Town of...

 

Don't Admit Defeat

The number of voters expected to go to the polls in November should be aware that their votes may not count. Or matter. There appears to be a concerted effort by Republican candidates running for office in the midterms, to openly declare that if...

 

Nation of Laws for Whom?

It is amazing how one man has been able to turn the rule of law upside down on its face. There are serious conversations being held by people with influential voices over whether Donald Trump should be tried for his alleged crimes of taking governmen...

 

Trump Playbook

Donald Trump was back in his element this past weekend. He was getting the kind of attention that he so desperately needs. If there is one thing that Trump loves, it is to be in front of an adoring crowd that loves every word that comes out of his...

 

Failed Expectations

A town hall meeting held at the E.P. Robinson Community Center on Jackson St. in Monroe, LA, hosted by District 4 Monroe City Councilman Carday Marshall, Sr., did not appear to go as planned. Marshall and his council colleagues are holding town hall...

 

Jan. 6 Hearings, First Round

One can see why Republicans in Congress don’t like investigative hearings about Republican misconduct when they are not in charge of Congress, as evident of them largely being silent as the opening rounds of the Jan. 6 insurrection is over. They...

 

Ouachita Parish Projects

The La State Bond Commission will recommend 10 Cash Line of Credit/Non-Cash Line of Credit projects in Ouachita Parish. To view the LA State Bond Commission meeting on 7/21/2022 @ 10 am, visit the...

 

Keeping Church and State Separate

As this nation inches closer to the 2022 midterm elections, it will be a battle over which party will take control of Congress; one that will make sure that President Joe Biden will be a lame duck with two broken legs or a party that will do what it...

 

Moving Forward After Independence Day Carnage

On a day when America celebrates its independence with parades, backyard barbecue events, and fireworks, this fourth of July celebration will be remembered for the carnage at such a celebration in a Chicago area suburb. An individual that law...

 

Battle Not Over

The Supreme Court has spoken. Only it didn’t happen last (June 24, 2022), Friday. It spoke over a month ago when the infamous leaked drafted of its upcoming decision on abortion. On Friday, the Court did not disappoint. Certainly not those who...

 

Abortion Bill Up To Supreme Court

Louisiana State Senator Katrina Jackson may have cemented her an opportunity to become Louisiana’s first Black female governor, if she decides to run, thanks to her Republican colleagues in the House and Senate passing her highly controversial...

 

Russia: You're Not Welcome Anymore

Things are not going so well in the Russian republic, as it is embroiled in a conflict in Ukraine that, if not resolved soon, will seem like the war in Afghanistan was a picnic. That is because the people of Ukraine are giving the Russians at this mo...

 

Pence: "Not Taking That Ride"

I can’t wait for the movie to come out. Political movies like “All of the President’s Men”, where the nation learns just how Watergate played out and what led to Richard Nixon’s resignation, showed us the corrupt nature of American politics...

 

West Monroe's First Black Alderman, Rayville's Alderwoman

History was made in the city of West Monroe on March 26, 2022. On that Saturday, the first Black to hold representation on its city council as Alderman was elected by a majority vote. Local West...

 

Ukraine: Calm Before Storm

While America and the rest of the world go about their affairs, one should not forget that there is a devastating war going on in the nation of Ukraine. It’s been almost a month since Russia attacked the nation, as President Putin tried to rein in...

 

Walls Closing On Trump

Donald Trump may try to sound confident when he speaks in public or writes on his new social media site, but anyone who has been watching the former president, knows that his bark is worse than his bite. It is worse for his enemies and good for his s...

 

FlushGate

When news surfaced that former president, Donald Trump had taken records from the White House to his Florida Mar-a-Lago residence, people were shocked because no other president had done that before. Anything that is “a part” of the president’s...

 

Black Man Ok, Black Woman Not

When Donald Trump nominated Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, there was no dissent amongst Republicans, male or female. They all sang the same tune that Barrett was “well qualified” to sit on the bench because she lined up with their judici...

 

Saving Souls

As someone who "has not been called" to preach the gospel of Jesus, but one who is also a member of the body of Christ, we are reminded to "preach" the gospel at every opportunity that we are given. In a nation where many people look at America as a...

 

Vaccines War

Republicans are in an uproar not seen since Donald Trump lost the election, as President Joe Biden seemingly has said "enough is enough". President Biden is going all out in an attempt to vaccinate as many Americans as humanly possible. Biden...

 

Impeachment Talk Meaningless

Republicans on Capitol Hill are calling for the impossible. In a run-up to 2022 to drum up support for a possible takeover, they are calling for President Joe Biden to be impeached. Never mind the fact that Republicans do not control Congress and...

 

Mocking God

It seems as if Republicans are having a come to Jesus moment, now that their latest ploy to derail the Biden administration's effort to vaccinate America is backfiring on them. For months, Republicans in Congress, in states, and in the media have...

 

Coronavirus: Stay on Guard

There seems to be a lot chatter going around that the nation is getting ready to really open up sometime in August. That's when school starts for many areas around the nation and there is the steady push to reopen many businesses that have been...

 

Critical Race Theory, Facing the Truth

There has been so much talk about what is “critical race theory” in this nation, where it is to the point, the definition of just what exactly it is, is not known. However, there is one thing about it that is undeniable and that, like the...

 

LA Governor Edwards Stands Ground on COVID Restrictions

A little over a week ago, the governors of Texas and Mississippi rescinded mask mandates in their states, which surprised other governors around the nation. Texas governor, Greg Abbott said that all businesses “of any type” are allowed to...

 

Shame on Republicans' "No" Vote on COVID Bill

Republicans in Congress and statehouses across the nation keep saying that they are for the “common man”, the guy who doesn’t sit at the same table with them. If that is the case, someone needs to explain why Republicans voted against...

 

Texas Taught Hard Lesson

Texas, “The Lone Star State”, is famous for its “can do alone” bragging rights, while fiercely claiming to want to be independent, was taught a big lesson during last week’s winter weather. Texas, a state where some of its conservative...

 

Texas Taught Hard Lesson

Texas, “The Lone Star State”, is famous for its “can do alone” bragging rights, while fiercely claiming to want to be independent, was taught a big lesson during last week’s winter weather. Texas, a state where some of its conservative...

 

Disrespect to Kamala Harris

As if religion or what it is supposed to mean scripturally, needs another black eye. Kamala Harris, just as Barack Obama has done, will stand in the annals of history in America until the nation ceases no more. As all things this side of the...

 

Trump's Acquittal

Ok, it’s over. No one was surprised at the outcome. Some might say, to borrow a word from ex-president Donald Trump, it was a “rigged” trial. Donald Trump is once again a “free man” to do what he has done since he arrived in the White House...

 

Disrespect To Kamala Harris

As if religion or what it is supposed to mean scripturally, needs another black eye. Kamala Harris, just as Barack Obama has done, will stand in the annals of history in America until the nation ceases no more. As all things this side of the...

 

Replay 2020 Insurrection in 2022

Some moderate Republican Senators suddenly want to come to the negotiating table to discuss President Joe Biden's COVID-19 Relief Plan, not with Democratic Senators, but with the president. Two are them are Utah Senator Mitt Romney and Maine Senator...

 

Forgetting Capitol Riot

It has been three weeks since the nation and the world witnessed just how far some Americans are willing to go when they don’t get their way. January 6 is a day that should be taught in schools across the nation to show the future of this nation...

 

Hail to New Chief

That loud and labored breath of air you just heard was the sigh of relief from several billion people in the world, knowing that Donald John Trump is no longer president of the United States. Yes billions, because it wasn’t just the millions of...

 

Did the Real America Reveal Itself?

January 6, a day that will live in infamy in the history of the United States. It will be a day that many here and around the world thought would never happen. What’s the old saying about saying “never”? In the span of several hours, the world...

 

New Year, Same Old Problems

Has anyone noticed anything different about 2021? No? I didn’t either. We may be in another decade of time, but we still have decades old problems that go on year after year. There is still no peace on Earth, even though every Dec. 25- 31, we say...

 

No Peace This Holiday Season

If Jesus “is the reason for the season”, then where is the peace? Nowhere to be found. Especially here in America. America, of all nations is not that bright city on a hill that we hear about when it comes to bringing people together from other...

 

He Will Leave

President Donald Trump is milking the last remaining days of his presidency for all that they are worth by doing his best to remain relevant in the minds of his supporters. With practically all of his lawsuits aimed at overturning the results of...

 

Defeat Kept Trump from Becoming Strongman

Presidential historians will record that President Donald Trump seemed to have a peculiar fascination with men whom we would label as authoritarians or strongmen when ruling their countries. Those individuals are ones who have complete authority...

 

Heroes

The word “hero” shouldn’t be taken lightly. We hear it often when someone has done a good deed for someone else, where that deed made a difference/change in their lives. We place special emphasis on the word when one person saves another...

 

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