‘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.

Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor.