Community Members  team up to give out scholarships to high school graduates

Community Members team up to give out scholarships to high school graduates

Baton Rouge, La (PPN)- Community Business Owners team up to give back to their community. Three business owners created a scholarship called “The Ross-McKnight-Lanus Sankofa Scholarship”. The Sankofa Scholarship (which means to go back and give) was established by Sam Ross of Sam Ross Designs, Ellen McKnight of the Maxine Firm, and lawyer/educator Dadrius Lanus. The(…)

A possible cover-up in Avoyelles Parish, after unarmed black man dies from strangulation by Sheriff’s Deputy

A possible cover-up in Avoyelles Parish, after unarmed black man dies from strangulation by Sheriff’s Deputy

Avoyelles, LA (Pen Point News)- Today, video surfaces as it shows a Sheriff’s Deputy choking and killing an unarmed black male for his refusal to get off a tractor. On October 20, 2017, two sheriff’s deputies, Brandon Spillman and Alexander along with Markville Police officer Kenneth Parnell, attempted to wrestle Armando Frank off a tractor(…)

4 African American Democrat Metro City Council members stand united to bring balance to a majority Republican Council

4 African American Democrat Metro City Council members stand united to bring balance to a majority Republican Council

Baton Rouge (PPN)- Today, four out of the five African American Metro City Council members will stand together to bring balance to a majority Republican City Council. In the aftermath of the passing of Councilmen Buddy Amoroso, controversy sparked regarding who should receive the appointment to fill the vacant seat. Last week, Councilmembers Chauna Banks, Erika(…)

A white teenager struck a black man in Louisiana-then used the N-word to joke about it on Snapchat-won’t be charged with any crime

A white teenager struck a black man in Louisiana-then used the N-word to joke about it on Snapchat-won’t be charged with any crime

Vernon Parish, Louisiana (PPN)-Louisiana State Police said in a statement on Facebook Thursday that “a very thorough and comprehensive investigation into the crash” showed driver Matthew Martin was not violating any traffic laws or using his cell phone when he hit Sherell Lewis Jr. with his vehicle. “Martin was operating his vehicle at the posted speed(…)

The Lambda Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc is making positive impacts in the local community

The Lambda Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc is making positive impacts in the local community

Baton Rouge (PPN)- The Lambda Alpha Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. is making huge progressions within the local community to spread educational awareness and to promote scholarship for graduating seniors. The purpose of the Lambda Alpha Foundation is to promote reading literacy, Postsecondary Education, and to provide mentorship for adolescent males and females(…)

Southern University “Human Jukebox” Band Director Terminated by the SU Board of Supervisors!

Southern University “Human Jukebox” Band Director Terminated by the SU Board of Supervisors!

Baton Rouge (PPN)- Today, the Southern University Director of Bands Nathan Haymer was terminated by the Board of Supervisors according to attorney. Last week students, alumni, and parents poured into the Board of Supervisors chamber in support of Mr. Haymer keeping his job. Sources close to the University indicated that the doors to the Band(…)

No EBR School Board members showed up to the community forum to address the District’s failing schools

No EBR School Board members showed up to the community forum to address the District’s failing schools

Baton Rouge (PPN)-Yesterday, April 23, 2018, the South Louisiana Coalition for Education (S.L.C.E.) hosted a community forum that focused on an open dialogue between educators, parents, students, BESE members, and EBR School Board members. The invited panelist was BESE’s District 6 Representative Kathy Edmonston, BESE’s District 8 Representative Jada Lewis, and East Baton Rouge Parish(…)