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Jordan grants important to struggle in US

With tension swirling around the latest rounds of police-related shootings and the need for social change in America, a host of popular professional athletes have made it a point to speak out about issues, using their status as a platform to do so. Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwayne Wade are among a […]

Keep backing the Blue

As with any tragic event, as the days have passed since the deadly ambush of law enforcement officers (LEOs) in Dallas and Baton Rouge, less is being publicly stated about the need to support the men and women who stand ready on the thin blue line. Even though media coverage and public fury seem to […]

Louisianians encouraged to apply for REAL ID

Governor John Bel Edwards has signed into law the REAL ID Act, making Louisiana one of the most recent states in the nation to become compliant with the federal law that was created after the 9/11 attacks as a preventive measure against terrorism. Recently “we were once again confronted with the very sad and hard […]

NBA stars belong in the Olympic games

Every four years, the same question is asked when Olympic time rolls around: “Should professional athletes really have a place in games that were originally designed to highlight the talents of amateur sportsmen?” For years, the United States dominated Olympic basketball competition ever since its induction in the 1936 Olympic games held in Berlin. The […]

Breastfeeding is natural, not taboo

Despite being the natural and first form of feeding babies, breastfeeding is still fighting to gain acceptance in the modern world. Does anyone look down on breastfeeding? Not necessarily but unfortunately, some see breastfeeding in public as taboo, even though the majority of people consume some type of food or beverage in the company of […]

Don’t forget the back seat

Can an adult truly “forget” a child in the back seat of a vehicle? This year, as happens every year, dozens of children have died due to hyperthermia after parents, relatives or caregivers left a child in a hot vehicle. While most of these tragedies have been ruled as accidental deaths, a few have faced […]

Are star-studded games still relevant?

For as far back as most sports fans can remember, all-star games have always been around to showcase the best talent in any particular sport. Professional all-star games date back as far as 1933, when the first Major League Baseball Mid-Summer Classic was played at Comiskey Park in Chicago to help bolster the sport and […]

Pokemon Go – great game or underlying disaster?

Through all of the tragedies that have plagued newspapers and television channels involving police violence and shootings, one other phenomenon is taking over the world – Pokemon Go. The game allows players to use a GPS tracking device on their phone to capture fictional characters lurking around neighborhoods, cities and parks. It has drawn rave […]

Let’s return the favor

“Fed with the same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to the same diseases, healed by the same means, warmed and cooled by the same winter and summer…If you prick us, do we not bleed? If you tickle us, do we not laugh? If you poison us, do we not die?” – from William […]

Register now for November

In November the nation will choose its next president and if you want to be a part of that process, you must register to vote, or make sure your voter information is properly updated. That’s the race on everyone’s mind, but on page one of today’s Jennings Daily News, it was also reported that even […]

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