Monroe native rolls into world of ultra luxury

Hailed from Monroe, Louisiana, the world’s first Black American Rolls Royce car dealer got there through hard work and perseverance, but only after disappointing his family. Thomas Moorehead’s parents thought the key to respectability was a Ph.D. Both teachers, they lived by an old-school axiom that the one thing you never can take away from … Continue reading

Monte Farms of Winnfield breeds success

Winnfield, Louisiana isn’t the biggest or most well known city in the state, but that doesn’t mean it can’t produce greatness. In 2014, Winnfield native Le’Montio Hobdy opened Monte Farms, a heritage breed, pasture-raised pork and pastured poultry farm. After consulting with the Louisiana Small Business Development Center at the University of Louisiana–Monroe, Hobdy found … Continue reading

Jindal to choose Black district leaders

Local white leaders want to choose who speaks for blacks, standoff means Jindal must decide MONROE–Governor Bobby Jindal will have to fill two vacancies on the Monroe City Council since the council’s white members are in a standoff with its lone Black member and each side is refusing to budge. Jindal has received two letters … Continue reading

Trailriders to make 8th trek to Baton Rouge

Horse riders group raises money for scholarships For the eighth year, the Bayou State Trailriders Association will make the weeklong, 125-mile journey from the Monroe Civic Center to Southern University in Baton Rouge to raise money for college scholarships. They will leave on Sunday, April 15 at 8 AM. Riders from Louisiana, Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma … 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

Monroe native, Roosevelt Wright III starts tour of second book

“Someone else is living your life,” writes Roosevelt Wright III in The Power of Possibility. Wright writes: “In order for a man to find his true self he must first develop a true relationship with his Creator. Many times in order to do so he’ll have to spend more time learning his inner soul rather … Continue reading

Private school voucher program: hope or all hype?

By Kameko Thomas With Congress recently reinstating Washington DC’s school voucher program, the issue of providing state-funded private school vouchers for public, low-income, and mostly Black students in low-performing schools is once again on the national radar. The renewed interest has found its way back into the Louisiana State Capitol, where advocacy groups including the … Continue reading

Redistricting public forums begin this week

The Louisiana Legislature is hosting these public meetings are to receive public comment concerning the “census populations, the deviations of existing districts from an ideal population, and solutions for district line drawing for the legislature, Congress, the Public Service Commission, the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education, the Supreme Court and other courts.” For more … Continue reading