Essence Music Festival offers free ticket to LA residents

The Louisiana Weekly Staff Reports New Orleans, LA – Essence Fest fans who are looking to stretch their concert dollars this year may be in

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Group accuses the mayor of spying on Black activists in N.O.

By C.C. Campbell-Rock Contributing Writer With temperatures soaring and humidity high in New Orleans, members of Take Em Down NOLA (TEDN) Coalition and other civil

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Joe McKnight’s accused killer to stand trial Aug. 7
Ronald Gasser, the Jefferson Parish man accused of fatally shooting former NFL star and John Curtis High School standout Joe McKnight in Terrytown during a road-rage incident last December, will ...
N.O. settles lawsuit with wrongfully convicted man
The City of New Orleans and the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office on June 7 announced that a settlement has been reached in a federal civil rights lawsuit filed by ...
Majority Whip Steve Scalise beat the odds years before shooting
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer The attempted murder of Congressman Steve Scalise allows one to recollect the improbable and meteoric ascent of the one time unknown computer programmer from Old Jefferson. His ...
Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos
Afro-Latinas take to the road to talk hair care and heritage
[caption id="attachment_25674" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Devri Velázquez, Rocio Mora and Ada Rojas discuss the Afro-Latina Experience at the recently held event RisasRizos. | Photo by Prinsey Walker[/caption] By Prinsey Walker Contributing Writer Ada Rojas ...
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Deacon John: 60 years of music
By Geraldine Wyckoff Contributing Writer New Orleans legendary guitarist and vocalist Deacon John celebrates his 60th year in the music business at Tipitina’s, Saturday, June 17, 2017. The club, now boasting 40 ...
Trade Public Belt for Riverfront Park at River Garden and Esplanade Ave.
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu stands on the verge of a political victory that would enjoy bi-racial, citywide support, a welcome change in the wake of the ...
Budgetary ideological division forces 11-day Special Legislative Session; cost $500,000
By Christopher Tidmore Contributing Writer During his first race for the State House of Representatives in 2007, which the author admittedly played an opposing role, Cameron Henry contended that the problem with ...
Public awaiting update on Confederate monuments
More than a 18 months after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 to remove four Confederate-era monuments from public spaces across the city, the public is still waiting for ...

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