Editor’s note: This post was originally published July 9th on the ACLU of Louisiana website. It has been republished with permission from ACLU of Louisiana. NEW ORLEANS– A federal judge today struck down New Orleans’ mural permitting requirements, ruling that requiring property owners to submit proposed murals for “advance review and approval” is a violation […]
There will be a second line rally on Sunday in support of Eugene Grant and musician’s rights, beginning at Jackson Square at 2 pm.
During the first Global Black Economic Forum held at Essence Festival, Mayor Cantrell explained the false impression that tourism dollars stay in the city.
Ann Marie Sorrell, Jamaican born philanthropist, author, award-winning business leader and entrepreneurial woman, will make her second debut at the 2019 Essence Festival in New Orleans. Sorrell’s book, Chronicles of a Serial Dater was chosen to be sold and displayed during Essence Fest in their popular bookstore as part of the Convention Center festivities. In […]
There is still something of a taboo surrounding wands. They have yet to go mainstream.
The 2019 Annual Essence Festival continues its track of expansion in audience, scope, and influence – both on social and economic levels. Last years event brought in well over 500,000 attendees and $280 million in city revenue. The four-day event incorporates more of Louisiana’s black and minority-owned businesses via initiatives created by Essence’s new black […]
I was an employee of the Royal Street Grocery when The Times-Picayune published a memorial piece on my then boss (Robert Buras) and his father, who had initially opened the store. However, there is very much a story worth telling of the surprisingly long time during which Robert neglected his law career in honor of […]
The youth of New Orleans has been in the news a lot lately. With the recent announcements of Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s new juvenile justice initiative and the implementation of a citywide curfew, some residents have become concerned that the reputation of New Orleans’ children is being skewed unnecessarily negatively. “As a city, we should be […]
Juneteenth is celebrated to honor the day African American slaves in Texas found out they were free two years after the Emancipation Proclamation.
On Wednesday, June 19, the LaundryCares Foundation will host a Free Laundry Day event in New Orleans.
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