Category Archives: Local News

BJTS 09-15-22

BJTS 09-15-22

1)Angie Jones and Standley Barnes with CASA witch stands for Court Appointed Special Advocate. They are a volunteer-driven child welfare agency representing children in foster care. The need for volunteers is overwhelming.While 38% of our area population is African American, 61% of the children in foster care in the same area are African American.  Only 12%…read more »

R&B Singer Jesse Powell Dies at 51

R&B Singer Jesse Powell Dies at 51

R&B singer Jesse Powell, best known for his sensual 1998 hit “You,” has died at age 51. The singer’s death was announced on Tuesday (Sept. 13) by his sister, singer/songwriter Tamara Powell, who paid homage to her brother in an Instagram post. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our…read more »

Serena Williams gives surprising retirement update

Serena Williams gives surprising retirement update

Women’s tennis legend Serena Williams played what many expected to be her final tennis match earlier this month when she lost to Ajla Tomljanović in the third round of the US Open after announcing her retirement plans. But based on her recent comments, it sounds like there’s a chance the all-time great hasn’t played her last tennis match,…read more »

BJTS 8-18-22

BJTS 8-18-22

1)Captain Joe Howard with the Little Rock Black firefighters F.L.A.M.E. Presents Project Fresh Start at Dunbar community center 1001 W. 16th St. in Little Rock, this Saturday from 9 until supplies run out. Free backpacks,  school supplies, voter registration, and physicals for more information call 501-256-7137 or FLAME on Facebook.  2)Johnnie Brown retired Pine Bluff…read more »

BJTS 8-11-22

BJTS 8-11-22

1)State Senator Linda Chesterfield with First Missionary Baptist Church and Aunt/Mom Basic Tribe foundation with the Annual back 2 School Bash this Saturday 1 til 3pm 701 S. Gaines St., Little Rock free backpacks, school supplies, hair cuts, food and more. For more information visit fmbc.littlerock@gmail.com 2) Sam Da barber and Beautiful Feet Beautiful Minds present…read more »

BJTS 8-4-22

BJTS 8-4-22

1)Dr. Karen Stevenson and Pastor George Parks with New Hope Baptist Church 1821 Edmonds St. in North Little Rock for their Back-to-school Health Free school supplies (kids must be present) free immunization and Free physicals This Saturday 9 AM until 12 noon. For more information visit the New Hope Baptist Church Facebook page or call…read more »

BJTS 7-28-22

BJTS 7-28-22

1)BK Simmons, event coordinator. Dr. Ronda Henry Tilmen and Dr. Caryn Crowell with UAMS the presenting sponsors for this year‘s Midsouth Black Expo this Saturday at The venue at Westwind. Free health screenings special guest speakers and a special appearance from Bobby Portis starting at 9 AM until 4 PM for more information visit midsouthblackexpo.com. 2)Taylor…read more »

WILLIAM HART THE DELFONICS LEAD SINGER DEAD AT 77

WILLIAM HART THE DELFONICS LEAD SINGER DEAD AT 77

William “Poogie” Hart, the Grammy-award-winning lead singer of the R&B band The Delfonics, has died, TMZ has learned. His son, Hadi, tells TMZ … William was having trouble breathing so he was recently taken to Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, where he passed away Thursday from complications during surgery. Getty William and his brother, Wilbert, launched the…read more »