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Sherri L. Jackson, PublisherWelcome to the blog of The Light, a bi-monthly community newspaper in Alexandria, La. I’m Sherri L. Jackson, the publisher of the newspaper.  As a professional journalist, who’s seen how the mainstream press often works against people of color, The Light’s goal is to provide information to help people of color, particularly blacks in Central Louisiana, live their lives better and make informed decisions about everyday affairs.

12 Responses

  1. Thanks Sherri for taking the Light to another Level. I always look forward to picking up copies of the Light at my church – Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church. Now the Light is at my fingertips with the touch of a few keys.

    Keep up the good work!!

    May God Bless You

  2. Congradulations on an excellent publication and website.

  3. Good Afternoon David

    We have not spoken since Christmas, but we have had some great success with our community fundraising and donation.. Walmart on Hwy 28 East in Alexandria donated $2,600.00 from a grant that they receive from the Walmart ( National). It was a Community Grant…

    We have propose to enhance our Teen Center with two new computers, flash cards, software, printers, ink, dictionary and books as well as DVD.

    I will list this in the community of the Town Talk , but I wanted you to be the first to get this information..

    I do have pictures from this event that took place today.

    I wish I had your email address to send you the pictures we took today..

    Big Thanks to Rita Epps and her Store Managers

    And Thank you to you for thinking of us..

    Kimberly Beverly
    Teen Cooordinator
    Boys & Girls Club of Central La
    318-442-4545

  4. Good Afternoon Sherri Jackson

    We have not spoken since Christmas, but we have had some great success with our community fundraising and donation.. Walmart on Hwy 28 East in Alexandria donated $2,600.00 from a grant that they receive from the Walmart ( National). It was a Community Grant…

    We have propose to enhance our Teen Center with two new computers, flash cards, software, printers, ink, dictionary and books as well as DVD.

    I will list this in the community of the Town Talk , but I wanted you to be the first to get this information..

    I do have pictures from this event that took place today.

    I wish I had your email address to send you the pictures that were taken today.. I will send soon

    Big Thanks to Rita Epps and her Store Managers

    And Thank you to you for thinking of us..

    Kimberly Beverly
    Teen Cooordinator
    Boys & Girls Club of Central La
    318-442-4545

  5. I have the photos from Mr. Jonny Williams funeral this
    weekend. Where do send them to.I

  6. On December 12, 2009 @ 3:00PM, my 3 year old daughter and 12 other little girls will expereince a enchanting moment in history. Disney will debut the first African American princess in the Princess and the Frog movie. I have planned a magical event for these girls because of my daughter’s first reaction to the movie trailer. When she saw the trailer she became enthused and said “Mommy, that princess is brown just like me”. This movie is very important because it gives African American little girls a sense of pride and conveys to them that not only are princesses white as Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, etc. It converys that African American girls are beautiful and worthy of admiration as well and it can boost self-esteem. I am really excited about the movie and I would like the residents of Central Louisiana to know how important the movie is to the Africa American community.

    The Princess Extravaganza will begin at 3:00PM where the girls will meet at the Alexandria City Hall . They will be transported by limosuine to The Grand Theatre. Once they arrive at the Theatre they will take pictures dressed in princess dresses on a “red carpet”. They will watch the 4:45PM matinee.

    Please consider covering this event. I can be contacted at 989-714-5352 or via email at renisha00@yahoo.com. If you have any questions or concerns. feel free to contact me. Thanks in advance, Renisha Beaudion

  7. SHERRIE I AM SO PROUD OF YOU YOU ALWAYS SHOWS UP IN ALL THE NEWS PLACES AND PEOPLE LOVE YOU, GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR WORKS YOU ARE DOING A PRAISING JOB.

  8. Growing up in an close knit community in the 60s and 70s racial tension wasnt an issue with us between black and white in those days in our little sleepy town of pineville,La .Going to school together and playing together was just a part of life for us. Kids were kids. it was the Fathers that tried to encourage us to put that barrier between the races, simply because whites some how were better than the blacks, and we just grew up with that mentally instilled in our brains I blame alot of todays issues on the old time Grandparents who drilled useless hatred for the blacks in our minds. Well im 50 years old now and try to teach my child that people are people. some good some not so good. but people are people. I have an issue how ever with the black people, and that is allowing to be called African Americans. Every black man and woman that I have ever known was born in America and should not be labeled as African Americans. Im a white man. not Irish American or Jewish american but a proud American. I may be wrong but looking back on my childhood memories i dont remember any African Americans Just Americans. Black and white Americans whose Mothers and Fathers worked hard to raise those white and black Americans to be the best Americans they could be. hope I didnt hurt no feelings but, right is right isnt it Stephen

  9. Hi:

    Does The Light publish engagement/wedding announcements? If so, could you please contact me wtih pricing?

  10. Yes please! jamillab@yahoo.com or coopdea@yahoo.com

    Thanks a bunch!

  11. Sherri I have a radio broadcast on 1110 AM Kingdom radio. Please send me your rates to advertise this ministry.

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