Browsing: In The Community

Author Ro Wright (The People Next Door) visited Texas Southern University to fellowship with their debate team. Wright was a student debater when he was in High School. Since then he has helped to provide platforms for Spoken Word and Debate in many cities around the country. Ro will launch a new television series called, The Lit Debate, on Congo TV Network this Spring. “My father taught me the art of Debate and Public Speaking when I was a kid. I competed in the NAACP Act-So competitions and other state competitions throughout my younger years. Public Speaking is an overlooked…

The People Next Door is making much noise along the Gulf Coast and now it is in great position to reach an untapped audience thanks to Amazon. Author Ro Wright (New Orleans, LA) released the novel early March in 2019 and the response was great enough for him to consider an opportunity offered by Amazon to reach a much larger audience. Amazon has a book club through their Kindle Unlimited Services. More than one million readers subscribe to the service monthly and more than ten million readers review it monthly. Readers pay a monthly fee to join Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited…

“We must return to Holy Ground,” that’s what Ro Wright spoke to the members at Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church in Greenwood, LA. “We have allowed the sacredness of our History to be tainted with lies and fallacies.  The things which were always Holy to our community aren’t Holy anymore,” he continued. “We must reclaim what the enemy has stolen from us.” Pastor Marcus Ellison welcomed Author Ro Wright to Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Greenwood, LA. while Wright was in town speaking at several events commemorating the legacy of African-Americans in America. “I’ve been knowing Ro for a very…

Ohana Pier, Slidell’s premiere Family Outreach Center, had a full night on last night as Community Leaders and Musicians joined together for “Christmas At Ohana”. The event was co-ordinated by Pastors Ro Wright and Greg Trumbach. Both Pastors facilitate Worship Services in the venue on Sunday mornings. “We wanted to bridge the gap between our community and our youth. So, we invited musicians and business leaders to celebrate the Holiday with our youth,” said Ro Wright, Pastor of Metro Assembly of Faith. Greg and Cherie Trumbach (Christian Fellowship Church) are over the Ohana Pier program and their church sponsored gifts…

Most residents in Louisiana don’t get to experience Winter like people who live in Northern America. The negative digit degrees hardly ever visits the South. However, it does get pretty cool around this time of the year and one family pledged to bless Senior Citizens in a very unique way. Louisiana Public Figure, Ro Wright, led a social media campaign to give blankets to Senior Citizens around the state. The effort became so massive that Joe Anderson, Program Director of Z105.9 Radio Station in Lafayette, LA partnered with Wright and his family to help support the effort in Lafayette. In…

Schools often award Honor Students but they seldom do enough for students who are working hard to improve. This January, students who have improved will be rewarded for their hardwork. “I wasn’t a straight A student when I was young. Sometimes I worked very hard yet still made a B or a C,” said Ro Wright. “My wife and I wanted to do something to encourage the students who are trying very hard but are hardly recognized for their efforts.” Brent and Marie Stewart, Owners of Johnny’s Pizza in Covington, LA, will partner with Ro Wright to honor students on…

This is the era of Mega Churches but a growing trend in contemporary education is the rise of Mega Schools. These are schools with 4,000+ students which offer advanced collegiate credits and extensive career platforms. Duncanville High School in Duncanville, TX (a suburb of Dallas) is one of the largest public High Schools in America. The school’s enrollment is near 5,000 students and the campus infrastructure mirrors a college campus. It spans numerous blocks with more than 300 faculty members. The school has 12 Principals. The facility is so massive the students are allowed 7-10 minutes between classes. Within 30…

Two Slidell Pastors combined their ministries for a Thanksgiving Feast this year. Pastor Greg Trumbach and his wife, Cherie Trumbach, partnered with Ro and Sandria Wright to not only feed their own parishioners but the community as well. “There is a blessing in divine partnerships. We can get more done for the Kingdom by working together,” said Pastor Greg, Pastor of Christian Fellowship Church in Slidell.  Members from both churches brought dishes and desserts. The fellowship was held at Ohana Outreach Center in Slidell, LA where both churches hold services and monthly community events in the facility. “It began as…

Queen Diambi Kabatusuila, ruler of the Democratic Republic of The Congo, visited the United States this weekend and toured South Louisiana. The Queen spoke at several events in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. One of the highlights of her US Tour was an interview with Louisiana Public Figure and Author, Ro Wright. “I was very impressed with how much she knew about South Louisiana. She is very educated on Louisiana culture and our rich history,” said Wright. “I told her in order to be officially adopted into the Louisiana family she had to chant Who Dat and with much…

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