‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America

For the Zulu club, a black social organization in New Orleans, Mardi Gras was a joy. The coronavirus made it a tragedy. By Linda Villarosa Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris April 29, 2020 When the Kreweof Zulu parade rolled out onto Jackson Avenue to kick off Mardi Gras festivities on Feb. 25, the party started for black New Orleans. Tens of thousands of people lined the four-and-a-half-mile route, reveling in the animated succession of jazz musicians, high-stepping marching bands from historically black colleges and universities and loose-limbed dancers dressed in Zulu costumes, complete with grass skirts and blackface makeup, an homage to the Zulu … Continue reading ‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America

Baldwin & Co. Black-Owned Coffeeshop and Bookstore Review

Baldwin & Co is artfully designed with a mixture of African-inspired decor and contemporary furnishings. White walls are adorned with eye-catching artwork, African print-covered chairs. When you enter the Coffeeshop doors, you are greeted with enticing scents, a creative atmosphere, and friendly smiles.

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Women’s History: The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism/https://theconversation.com/us

January 30, 2018 6.33am EST Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.  … Continue reading Women’s History: The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism/https://theconversation.com/us

Women in New Orleans History: Honoring the life of Hattie McCray

“Defending Her Honor.” Defending her honor, Protecting her name, She fell, bullet wounded— Thank God but not in Shame! She fell warding off A beastly attack, A sterling young woman, Even though she was black. Defending her honor, Protecting her name, She fought for her virtue, And died for the same.85 Written by Ivy Lenoir Continue reading Women in New Orleans History: Honoring the life of Hattie McCray

Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

Join us at Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses for this fascinating lecture on free people of color living in antebellum New Orleans (1803 -1865). Our special guest is Kimberley Coleman, and the lecture will be virtual and free to the public with registration. Kim Coleman is a native New Orleanian, historian, and storyteller. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in History and a Master of Arts degree from Southern University at New Orleans in Museum Studies. As the Curator and Director of Interpretation at the McKenna Museums, Kim has combined her love of history and art … Continue reading Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

‘I’m open to buy,’ Master P pushes to open grocery store in New Orleans, add diversity to the industry

“I think it’s about economic empowerment. It’s what we learned from this whole thing is why are we not owning these grocery stores in our community, people that look like us? How come we don’t own any stores? And I think this is an opportunity to put some diversity in the grocery store. I just think that it’s time for us to change that narrative to add some balance and some diversity in this game. That way, we could feed more families in our communities, we could give more jobs and opportunities. And I think that we can all bridge that gap,” Miller said. Continue reading ‘I’m open to buy,’ Master P pushes to open grocery store in New Orleans, add diversity to the industry

Celebrating the partnership of Kenneth & Melba Ferdinand of Café Rose Nicaud

On Monday, December 16, 2019, family, friends, and customers of Café Rose Nicaud came together to celebrate The Ferinand’s retirement and the business’s closure after 25 years in operation. I had the opportunity to celebrate true love, dedication, and commitment … Continue reading Celebrating the partnership of Kenneth & Melba Ferdinand of Café Rose Nicaud