2019 ESSENCE FESTIVAL DRAWS MORE THAN HALF A MILLION ATTENDEES FOR 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

The 2019 ESSENCE Festival attracted more than 500,000 attendees to New Orleans for an historic 25th anniversary celebration representing one of the largest gatherings in the event's history. Forever First Lady Michelle Obama commanded the main stage at the sold-out Superdome on Saturday, July 7 for her first ESSENCE Festival headline appearance. ...

WHAT WE’RE SAYING: THE BIG FREEZE

The story of New Orleans resident Reginald Commodore’s foiled efforts to open an ice cream parlor is yet another egregious example of everyday New Orleanians getting pushed out and sidelined in their own city. We have read with a great deal of interest media reports surrounding Commodore’s effort to get...

New Orleans Is About To Be A Basketball Town

Where sports are concerned the New Orleans community's strongest ties have long been to the Saints. Now, however, the sports scene is on the verge of an abrupt, significant shift. Specifically, it’s about to become a basketball town.  This doesn’t mean that the Saints’ standing in New Orleans will decline....