January 19, 2023
Dear Black people of Monroe, LA,
Why do we sit back and allow our own people to oppress us and deny us the progress that we seek and fight so hard to succeed and achieve for our people? Witnessing the voting process at the Monroe City School Board meeting held Tuesday, January 10, 2023, was humiliating and demeaning. It was especially disturbing to see Betty Ward Cooper be betrayed, stabbed in the back, and trampled over by Daryll Berry, who single-handedly made a mockery of our Black struggles when he voted against Cooper for President, a position that would allow her to make a difference...
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