Alexandria author’s fast-paced novella brings Louisiana adventure, culture

The colored hobo and Junior Rabbit had told us, “Be ready to compete but be ready to fight too or you may not get a chance to compete.” Befitting young adult readers and even teens, “Sonia Life” by Clarence Hunter (Abbott Press. 2014) is told in the distinctly familiar voice of 14-year-old Curly who reflects … Continue reading

Vivid, griping scenes of police chases, prison rapes pull readers into ‘With Edwards’

ALEXANDRIA–When Forest Hammond Martin walked onto the campus of Angola prison instead of a college campus, the Baton Rouge Capitol High School athlete had no idea how violent, seditious, and tortuous the next seven years of his life would be. He was 17 years old and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of … Continue reading

Louisiana Community leaders urge Express Scripts to reach agreement with Walgreens

By TJS Staff Louisiana community leaders, health care professionals, and people of faith from urban neighborhoods and inner-cities in Louisiana joined others from across the country today, urging Express Scripts to get back to the negotiating table with Walgreens and allow the nation’s largest pharmacy chain to return to its’ network. As of January 1, … Continue reading

Mentally ill man who died in police custody laid to rest

Ricks’ family, community have unanswered questions ALEXANDRIA–Robert Ricks, 23, is being eulogized Saturday at 2pm at Pilgrim Baptist Church, inAlexandria this Saturday, February 12. Ricks died Saturday, February 5, after being tasered by Alexandria police officers and possibly by jailers in the Rapides Parish Jail, according to State Police who are now investigating his death. … Continue reading

Brown tells NAACP ‘Louisiana, We Have a Problem’

Tony Brown offered a laundry list of problematic situations and injustices that the citizens in the state have faced. More than 500 people gathered for this event that celebrate the NAACP’s 100 year anniversary. http://www.associatedcontent.comarticle/2236845/louisiana_we_have_a_problem.html