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(…)

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(…)