Community Organizer host Virginia College Commencement Ceremony despite school closure

Community Organizer host Virginia College Commencement Ceremony despite school closure

BATON ROUGE, LA (PPN)- According to KCBD-TV, Virginia College, the for-profit college owned by Education Corporation of America, announced Wednesday that they are officially shutting down all campuses nationwide due to financial and educational circumstances. Students and faculty were faced with devastating news as administrators told them that there school and job would be terminated effective immediately. (…)

Racist business owner makes fun of a suicidal black man- saying he hopes the “monkey falls”

Racist business owner makes fun of a suicidal black man- saying he hopes the “monkey falls”

Baton Rouge, Louisiana (PPN)- Monday, November 5, 2018, an unidentified man was seen dangling off an interstate sign near the I-12, Airline exit. It is unclear as to why the man got up onto the interstate sign; however, authorities say the man came down and was taken to a nearby hospital. Hours later a local(…)

Community Members are seeking justice for an apparent cover-up by local Baton Rouge Police Department

Community Members are seeking justice for an apparent cover-up by local Baton Rouge Police Department

Baton Rouge (PPN)- Tuesday, Raheem Howard, the 21-year-old was released from the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison this morning. Howard was accused of shooting at Baton Rouge Police Officer Yuseff Hamadeh nearly two months ago during a traffic stop. According to authorities, Officer Yuseff Hamadeh, a 2-year veteran working in the Street Crimes Unit, pulled over the Raheen Howard(…)

Graphic: Video of an unidentified person killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims

Graphic: Video of an unidentified person killing LSU basketball player Wayde Sims

  BATON ROUGE, LA (PPN) -According to Baton Rouge police, LSU basketball player Wayde Sims, 20, was killed in an early Friday shooting near Southern University. Detectives are investigating the homicide that happened in the 600 block of Harding Boulevard around 12:25 a.m. This is located across the street from Mumford Stadium and the tennis(…)

Generations of Excellence 4th Annual Fundraising Gala celebrates Students, Teachers and Alumni of Southern University Laboratory School

Generations of Excellence 4th Annual Fundraising Gala celebrates Students, Teachers and Alumni of Southern University Laboratory School

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN)- On behalf of Southern University Laboratory School, we are pleased to announce the 4th Annual “Generations of Excellence” Fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 6:00-8: 00 pm, at the Donald Wade House on Southern University’s beautiful campus. This event will include an awards ceremony, dinner, live auction, and live(…)

Capitol City Ques host a Candidate Forum for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and Baton Rouge City Constable

Capitol City Ques host a Candidate Forum for East Baton Rouge Parish School Board and Baton Rouge City Constable

BATON ROUGE, LA(PPN)- Today, Community Organizer Daniel Banguel announced his community candidate forum in the North Baton Rouge area. Banguel partnered with the Capitol City Ques, where he is also a member of. The Capitol City Ques consist of all local Baton Rouge chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated: Lambda Alpha, Lambda Kappa Kappa,(…)

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(…)