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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(…)

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(…)

FEMA extends deadline for MHU

FEMA extends deadline for MHU

Baton Rouge, LA (PPN)-Gov John Bel Edwards request to extend the amount of time flood victims who were impacted in 2016, to continue paying $50 per month was granted by FEMA. The deadline is August 15, the rent could then go up to as much as $1,000 per month. At this time there is no(…)

Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne says “inappropriate” comments on social media

Plaquemine Police Chief Kenny Payne says “inappropriate” comments on social media

Plaquemine, LA (PPN)-  On Friday, April 7, 2018 during a live news conference on KCRA 3, Cat Brooks of the Anti-Police Terror Project  was discussing a proposed bill that would tighten the standards for lethal force on the part of police officers. The measure, state Assembly Bill 931, is co-sponsored by Democrats Shirley Weber and Kevin(…)

NAACP members and community activists demands ‘justice’ at the Attorney General’s Office-wants Alton Sterling shooter tried by a Grand Jury

NAACP members and community activists demands ‘justice’ at the Attorney General’s Office-wants Alton Sterling shooter tried by a Grand Jury

Baton Rouge (PPN)- The state president of the NAACP, Mike McClanahan, and local community activist brought lunch to the Attorney General’s Office in an attempt to have a peaceful dialogue regarding their disapproval of Attorney General Jeff Landry decision not to pursue charges against Blane Salamoni. Community members believed that Jeff Landry did not follow the correct process(…)

Baton Rouge Police Officer Robin Ducote is under investigation for writing a “BOGUS” Police Report

Baton Rouge Police Officer Robin Ducote is under investigation for writing a “BOGUS” Police Report

BATON ROUGE-According to the WBRZ Investigative Unit, an internal investigation is currently pending after Baton Rouge Police Department Officer Robin Ducote was recorded on body camera audio stating that she would search a vehicle despite having probable cause. According to the body camera audio recording, it recorded Ducote saying, “whatever she found she would report(…)