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 »

37th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations Announced

37th Stellar Gospel Music Awards Nominations Announced

Central City Productions has announced the nominees for the 37th Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the annual celebration honoring excellence in Gospel music. The Stellar Awards will return to Atlanta for the live-taped ceremony on Saturday, July 16, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, as part of an illustrious weekend of events that will include…read more »

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

Medical examiner: Jayland Walker was shot dozens of times

 Jayland Walker, the 25-year-old Black man who died last month at the hands of police in Akron, Ohio, was shot dozens of times, with 26 bullets recovered from his body, according to a preliminary autopsy report released Friday. Dr. Lisa Kohler, the Summit County medical examiner, said it was impossible for her office to say…read more »

‘I Deserve Better’ — After Signing A $12M Deal With adidas Straight Out Of High School, Tracy McGrady Could Soon Make His Exit

‘I Deserve Better’ — After Signing A $12M Deal With adidas Straight Out Of High School, Tracy McGrady Could Soon Make His Exit

In 1997, Tracy McGrady was among the top NBA recruits entering the draft. Coming straight out of North Carolina’s Mt. Zion Christian Academy, the 18-year-old athlete initially dreamed of playing college basketball before entering the draft. However, a massive endorsement deal changed the game. Before his plans to join the University of Kentucky team, McGrady was offered a six-year, $12 million…read more »

BJTS 7-14-22

BJTS 7-14-22

1)Antwon “Turtle” Jones and Charles Benson to talk about this Saturday’s Little Rock Peace Walk 10am starting at Arkansas Baptist and conclude at the Arkansas state capital. Former ABC graduate Broadway Joe will be a part of the march for more information call 501-912-9922. 2)Brenda Richardson Gilbert with the Horace Mann School Transitional Class of ’72…read more »