The Clintons surprise visit to a literacy program at po-boy shop, laundry about to go big | Ian McNulty | nola.com

On Saturday morning the Creole gumbo was simmering, the daiquiri machines were churning and the dryers were spinning at Melba’s and Wash World, the connected po-boy shop and laundry at Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans. Then the sleek black SUVs pulled up and out stepped former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton, former president Bill Clinton and their daughter Chelsea Clinton. The political power … Continue reading The Clintons surprise visit to a literacy program at po-boy shop, laundry about to go big | Ian McNulty | nola.com

Be like the Blue Dog and exercise your right to vote!

I know the Blue Dog will not be on the “I Voted” sticker, but I couldn’t resist. But I was reading my son’s US history book about “Facts You Wouldn’t Believe” and their was a small article about a dog named Boscoe who was elected “honorary” mayor of a small California town of Sunol in 1983. He was a black Labrador retriever and Rottweiler mix, … Continue reading Be like the Blue Dog and exercise your right to vote!

VOTE

VOTE is a grassroots organization founded and run by formerly incarcerated people (FIP), our families and our allies. We are dedicated to restoring the full human and civil rights of those most impacted by the criminal (in)justice system. Together we have the experiences, expertise and power to improve public safety in Louisiana and beyond without relying on mass incarceration. https://www.vote-nola.org/ https://youtu.be/vAgeaNiRyqY ON PROBATION AND PAROLE? … Continue reading VOTE

Hurricane Katrina 14th Anniversary March & Second Line

by Hip Hop Caucus | Aug 26, 2019 | Press Release New Orleans Community, Hip Hop Artists, and Activists to Commemorate the 14th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, call for leaders to act on climate and justice New Orleans, Louisiana – To remember the lives lost, honor the resiliency of the community, and advocate for the people most devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Hip Hop Caucus, New … Continue reading Hurricane Katrina 14th Anniversary March & Second Line

Fion Productions presents the Official VIP New Orleans Launch Celebration for the Black News Channel with J.C. Watts Jr and Women Empowerment Tribute to former Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Queens

FION Productions of New Orleans and the Black New Channel (BNC), the nation’s only African American news network, will host an invitation-only Offical VIP Launch Launch Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2019. BNC founder/chairman J. C. Watts, Jr. will address national, state and local leaders in New Orleans about the network’s national launch on November 15, 2019. The New Orleans BNC launch party will feature … Continue reading Fion Productions presents the Official VIP New Orleans Launch Celebration for the Black News Channel with J.C. Watts Jr and Women Empowerment Tribute to former Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club Queens

City of New Orleans Offers Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program for Residents and Taxpayers

Are you avoiding the library because of an overdue book or outstanding late fees? Is your driver license suspended, because ridiculous parking and camera tickets? You may be in luck! Our Mayor LaToya Cantrell announced on June 3, 2019 a program to let people pay what old fines they owe the city without late fees. She is calling it an “Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program.” … Continue reading City of New Orleans Offers Amnesty Late Fee Forgiveness Program for Residents and Taxpayers

Most Admired Woman and Forever First Lady Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline the 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans

The Best-Selling Author and Global Icon Will Take the Stage at the Louisiana Superdome to Discuss Her Record-Setting Book, New Focus and What’s Next NEW ORLEANS (5/18/19) – ESSENCE Communications, the number one media, technology and commerce company dedicated to Black women, today announced that former First Lady Michelle Obama will headline its 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans, LA, taking place July 4-7, … Continue reading Most Admired Woman and Forever First Lady Michelle Obama Confirmed to Headline the 25th Anniversary ESSENCE Festival of Culture in New Orleans

Dear Governor Edwards, come see Big Freedia at Jazz Fest with me – nola.com

I remember back in March you confessed that you didn’t know what bounce music is. We can easily fix that. Ask anybody, Freedia is the Queen of Bounce. She’s certainly the most popular bounce artist in the business right now. She even has her own television show. And I’d argue she’s the very best bounce artist too, because she has this gorgeous R&B voice. If … Continue reading Dear Governor Edwards, come see Big Freedia at Jazz Fest with me – nola.com

LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans

“There’s only you and me and the work before us,” LaToya Cantrell said to a gathered crowd during her swearing in ceremony. LaToya Cantrell made history in New Orleans on Monday, becoming the first woman and the first Black woman to be sworn in as mayor in the city’s 300-year history. “There’s only one way that we can make the city better,” Cantrell said. “We … Continue reading LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans