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Gumbo Coalition Community Awards Honors Local Leaders

The New Orleans Tribunes’ Publishers Orleans Parish Coroner Dr. Dwight McKenna and Beverly McKenna Among Honorees The Urban League of Louisiana joined the National Urban League today (Friday, July 1) to host the Gumbo Coalition Community Awards Luncheon. The event honored a selection of political, business, community, faith-based, and other…

Essence Underway in New Orleans

The Essence Festival of Culture kicked off today (June 30) in New Orleans with New Orleans native and reality television star Antonia “Toya” Johnson welcoming the Essence Festival faithful “back home” for the first in-person event since the COVID-19 pandemic, with the last live festival taking place in 2019. Johnson opened the press conference stage…

Local CDFIs Announce Collaboration with National Initiative to Get More Minority Businesses the Capital They Need

Today (June 30), local community development financial institutions (CDFIs) NewCorp, Inc. and TruFund Financial Services, Inc. announced collaboration with the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) designed to expand access to capital and other resources to minority-owned businesses in New Orleans. The EOCF, managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and largely supported by investment from JPMorgan Chase, the EOCF is…

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