Congratulations, You have came upon Allendale Strong. We are a community organization born from the love and admiration of the Allendale Neighborhood in Shreveport, Louisiana. The organization sprang from the fight to stop the I-49 inner city connector through the historical black community that birth some the greats of Shreveport. The two people that will take on this journey through history and fight is a man who is known for documenting some of Louisiana most important news, John Perkins. The Producer is a man born from the street of Allendale and Shreveport, Roosevelt Bryant. So sit back and let us introduce you to the people of Allendale and its fight for equal justice against those that mean to quiet us. Sorry but we walked in with a bullhorn!
Allendale Strong Episode 15 - Y-49's Mike Waldon
In this episode we are sitting with Y-49's Mike Waldon, discussing the fight to stop I-49 through Lafayette. Through the hard determination by the Sierra Club and Y-49, they have continued their campaign to stop LaDOT by informing the public about the health implication of building in a contaminated old railroad site. Spend some time
Allendale Strong Episode #14 - Norm Marshall of Smart Mobility Inc
On this episode we are meeting with Norm Marshall of Smart Mobility Inc. We talk to him about traffic modeling, The different tactics contractors and politicians use to push through bad highway projects, and the Interstate Industrial complex. Come and join us in our Learning and Doing community.
Episode 13 - All of Us
In this episode, we talk to Rose Wilson McCulloch and Brenda Wimberly about Cedar Grove, Cooper Road and how Jackson Heights and Rosenberg Subdivision are connected. We dive deeper into the home ownership, Allendale's proximity to Downtown Shreveport, and how it takes more than just showing up to city hall. This was an eye opening episode into the inner working of the City Council and Parish commission.
Episode 12 - neighborhood association
Allendale Strong Episode #12 Neighborhood Association with Jameelah El Amin of the Pamoja House and Njeri Camara It was just too much good convo going on in this episode. Sit down and listen this collaboration of Ladies talk about Shreveport’s historically African American neighborhoods. Also how they really feel about a certain politician.
Allendale Strong - Episode #11 Ladies day
We have a change. No John but we have Dorothy back in his temporary absence. We also have Gloria Murrell joining us to make this a great Ladies Day. We talk about everything from CC Antoine home to SWEPCO park. Join us.
Allendale Strong Episode #10 with Poetic X
We are privileged to bring you the great philosopher Poetic X. WE go into the metaphysical, historical narratives, and race relations. Don't miss out on this.
Highway Resistance in the Old South
A black and brown neighborhood facing the threat of an Interstate Highway built through their homes by an uncaring council of local governments and old fashioned racist business leaders. Getting to know the homeowners and residents of Allendale has restored my faith in people and I’m inspired by their struggle.
Follow along as they battle big government and racist practices from the past.