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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(…)

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(…)

Politics is the reason that JUSTICE was not served for Alton Sterling

Politics is the reason that JUSTICE was not served for Alton Sterling

Baton Rouge- Today, Attorney General Jeff Landry announced the decision whether or not the state would charge officers Howie Lake and Blane Salamoni for the killing of Alton Sterling. Who would have thought that July 5, 2016, would bring such a black cloud over the city of Baton Rouge? I can remember this day like it happened(…)

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(…)

Mayor Broome appoints Darryl Gissel  as permanent CAO

Mayor Broome appoints Darryl Gissel as permanent CAO

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome will name former Mayoral Candidate Darryl Gissel as the city’s new chief administrative officer Thursday morning. Today, Broome issued a press release saying she would name a permanent CAO on Thursday. Gissel, who ran as a non-party candidate in the 2016 mayor’s race, later served on one of Broome’s transition teams.(…)

Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

Baton Rouge on track to break murder record

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) –With Baton Rouge on track to break records for homicides and murders, Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is outlining her strategy to cut back on the violence. However, any such strategy could take months to come together. Earlier this week, a violent night made headlines. There were five shooting scenes across the parish(…)

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

S.L.C.E. host school board candidate forum for District 7 at LEE High School

The South Louisiana Coalition (SLCE) for Education host candidate forum at Lee High School. SLCE was formed in 2015 by a group of community educators in Baton Rouge, LA. The members are from the following parishes: East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Point Coupee, Ascension, St. Helena, Avoyelles, and Iberville. SLCE mission is to organize teachers,(…)

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Brendan Csaposs at (415) 706-4224 or brendan.csaposs@educationalequity.org.   SLCE to hold Candidate Forum to bring community-voiced issues directly to candidates   Baton Rouge – For the past 2 months, SLCE has been engaging teachers, parents, students, and community members across District 7 in conversations to surface issues they(…)