2017 ESSENCE FESTIVAL ATTRACTED MORE THAN 470,000 ATTENDEES 

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Event Captures a Record-Breaking 4 Billion Impressions Via Social Media The 2017 ESSENCE Festival  attracted more than 470,000 attendees to New Orleans last weekend for its annual cultural celebration featuring more than 200 performing artists and speakers--which included first-time appearances by Halle Berry, Diana Ross, Chance The...

Roll With RTA this Essence Fest and Independence Day Weekend

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] RTA encourages riders to celebrate Essence Fest and Independence Day responsibly and let RTA’s public transportation take you to and from the events scheduled this weekend. Many of RTA’s bus and streetcar routes provide easy, especially with the #16, 84, 28 buses and Rampart/St.Claude streetcar providing direct...

RTA Urges New Orleanians to Dump the Pump, Ride Public Transportation on Thursday, June 15

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] From a press release Regional Transit Authority (RTA) in New Orleans will join with other public transportation agencies around the nation in celebrating the 12th annual National Dump the Pump Day on Thursday, June 15.  The slogan of this year’s National Dump the Pump Day is “Dump the Pump.  Ride Public Transit.” It is estimated that more...

Desiree Charbonnet Makes Bid for Mayor Official

Saying she wants to help move the city forward, former municipal court judge Desiree Charbonnet, became the third candidate to officially announce her candidacy for mayor at an event Monday (May 22) night. Charbonnet, who earlier this years said she planned to run for a seat on the Fourth Circuit Court...

DCC, Criminal Court Judge Arthur Hunter Partner to Offer Non-Violent Offenders a Path that Leads to Job, Not Jail

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Already a leader in employing alternative solutions to criminal justice challenges, Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Section K Judge Arthur Hunter, who co-founded Orleans Parish Re-Entry Court to help address recidivism, has now teamed up with Delgado Community College to offer non-violent offenders a second chance that...

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] Trauma is Among Top Issues in New Orleans Area It takes a great deal of self-awareness to recognize and accept that one is suffering from mental illness or an addiction. Even more courage is required to actually reach out for help. For individuals most in need of...

CeCe Winans’ “Let Them Fall in Love Tour Kicks of in New Orleans May 31

[contentblock id=1 img=gcb.png] That CeCe Winans’ “Let them Fall in Love” tour kicks off in New Orleans on May 31 is pure happenstance, says the best-selling, most-awarded female gospel artist of all time. But she is eager to get here. “We’re rubbing our stomachs already,” Winans says in a phone...