Fifth Annual Westbank Heritage Festival to Feature All-Star Music Lineup

Organizers of the 5th Annual Westbank Heritage Festival, taking place Oct. 5-6, have announced this year's headline performers, which include New Orleans "Queen of Bounce" Big Freedia, 90s hip hop icon Juvenile, internationally-renowned R&B singer Ginuwine, legendary New Orleans DJ and producer Mannie Fresh. The festival will also feature performances...

What’s Going On: They Don’t’ Really Care About Us

We ask, “What’s Going On?” because something is clearly wrong, downright twisted, in fact, when our elected officials—individuals charged with serving our communities—lend their considerable influence, support and official endorsements in a race as important as BESE to the District 2 incumbent Kira Orange Jones despite what we and everyone...

People on the Move

Xavier University Pharmacy Dean to help lead American Heart Association Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD to serve on regional board of directors Kathleen Kennedy, PharmD was elected to the American Heart Association Southeast Board of Directors. Dr. Kennedy will serve on the board during the Association’s 2019-2020 fiscal year. The American Heart...

Stacy Abrams Says She’d Serve as Vice-President

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia The overcrowded Democratic presidential field has a record six women seeking the nomination. But one prominent individual who isn’t running for the top job has thrown her hat into the ring for vice president. Former Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams said she would...

NOTMC Hosts New Orleans on the Vineyard

The New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC) will host a two-day activation, today (Aug. 13) and Wednesday (Aug. 14) in Edgartown, Mass., dubbed New Orleans on the Vineyard. This experience, which will target African American visitors who are visiting Martha's Vineyard, will use interactive programming, panel discussions and evening receptions...