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Pensiri: A Talk with Teresa Cooper and Katherine Young, hosts of SisterFriends Cups and Conversations.

Shreveport floral designer Sharon Johnson heads to the Tournament of Roses Parade

At 11 years old, Sharon Johnson would decorate and create flowers from construction paper. “As I grew older, my passion for flowers continued to grow. It’s kind of in my DNA to be attracted to flowers,” said the Shreveport native.

‘A true jewel of Shreveport’ has passed

Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins

“Cynthia Hightower-Jenkins was a true jewel of Shreveport who shared her wisdom and generosity with countless organizations and causes. She will be remembered for the compassion and love she always showed to others,” said Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins after the unexpected death of one of the city’s most revered and elegant businesswomen. The wife of … Continue reading

Shreveport native wins Pulitzer Prize

Shreveport native Jericho Brown ((born Nelson Demery III)has won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for his collection “The Tradition,” which the Pulitzer board deemed “a collection of masterful lyrics that combine delicacy with historical urgency in their loving evocation of bodies vulnerable to hostility and violence.” His poetry has been featured in The Bennington Review, Buzzfeed, … Continue reading

Black journalists stand with Shreveport meteorologist fired for defending natural hair

WASHINGTON –The world’s largest group of Black journalists has spoken out against the recent firing of Rhonda Lee, a Black meteorologist fired after replying to viewer’s racist comments. In a statement released today, the organization wrote: NABJ is saddened by the recent termination of meteorologist Rhonda S. Lee by Shreveport, La. television station KTBS. According … Continue reading

Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce debuts podcast

Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce Debuts Podcast Asis Chronicle editor Kameko Thomas had the distinct pleasure of being the first business profiled in the Shreveport-Bossier African American Chamber of Commerce’s podcast series, “A Conversation With…” The podcast is designed to highlight the rewards and challenges African American business owners face as they go about … 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

Service Rather Than Leadership

Commentary by Kameko Thomas Dr. Carter G. Woodson, father of Black History Month, and author of “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” said this of those who sought leadership through the eyes of the public, as opposed to doing the work of a public servant: “He is restricted in his sphere to small things, and with … 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

CapitalOne Makes Debut in Shreveport’s MLK Neighborhood

Southern University Shreveport Chancellor Ray Belton said he felt the residents of the Cooper Road neighborhood would now feel as if they counted, too.

Carollo’s ‘Homemade Products with Brand-Name Quality’ a must-have

By Taquee Gundar Former Slidell Sentry News writer Charlette Carollo delivers a homerun with her debut book, “Homemade Products with Brand Name Quality: 250 Money Saving Mixes” from Pelican Publishing Company. The collection of recipes is a handy guidebook for transforming ordinary kitchen items into brand-name quality items with out the excessive costs. Homemade presents … Continue reading