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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(…)

BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” on relocating the Baton Rouge Zoo

BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” on relocating the Baton Rouge Zoo

Today, BREC Commissioners unanimously voted “NO” to the relocation of the Baton Rouge Zoo. Councilwoman Chauna Banks, in opposition to the move, spoke with Pen Point News regarding her position. “Today we had elected officials from all of the parish standing together in opposition to the zoo moving. For the past few months, I wasn’t sure(…)

Prison bus parked outside of “Lil Boosie” inaugural Boosie Bash Concert

Prison bus parked outside of “Lil Boosie” inaugural Boosie Bash Concert

(PPN)-Saturday, March 10, 2018, rapper Torrence “Lil Boosie” Hatch hosted his inaugural hometown concert called “Boosie Bash” which was held at Southern University.  The concert featured over 20 local rappers and entertainers that held attendees attention from beginning to end. Lil Boosie decided to give his hometown an annual event so that he could personally(…)