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Twitter Celebrates Black Love As Solange Knowles Marries Alan Ferguson

Jay Z, Beyoncé and Blue Ivy were present for New Orleans wedding

New Orleans was a hotspot as Solange Knowles got married at the Marigny Opera House…

By Kevin L. Clark

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Apollo Theater Celebrates A New Orleans to Harlem Jazz Weekend

Event takes place weekend of Nov. 8 in New York City

The famed Apollo Theater in Harlem, New York, will be celebrating the birthplace of jazz…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Ray Nagin Former New Orleans Mayor Gets 10-Year Sentence

Mayor who helped New Orleans stand tall after Hurricane Katrina convicted of fraud

Ray Nagin, who stood trial in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina scandal, was convicted of…

By Richard Spiropoulos

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National Basketball Retired Players Association Teams with Stand for Children Louisiana

Partners together to take New Orleans youth on an enriching Civil Rights history trip

The National Basketball Retired Players Association teams with Stand for Children Louisiana to take youth…

By Courtney Connley

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Shots Fired at New Orleans Mother’s Day Parade; 18 Injured

Three suspects reportedly fled the scene

A second line parade in New Orleans on Mother’s Day disrupted by gunfire

By Makkada B. Selah

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Wendell Pierce, Tina Wells & Others Convene for 5th New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

Wendell Pierce, Tina Wells and Others Convene for New Orleans Entrepreneur Week

5th Annual Conference looks to help entrepreneurs in NOLA

New Orleans Entrepreneur Week celebrates it’s 5th year with over 3,000 entrepreneurs.

By C. Daniel Baker

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Lil Wayne’s Skate Park More a Nuisance Than Fun

Truckstop Skate Park another worry for Lil Wayne.

Lil Wayne can’t seem to stay out of trouble

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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On-Field Super Bowl Celebrations Were a Huge Boon for Times-Picayune

Thanks to retirement, photo is one for the ages

But the Times-Picayune, an award-winning newspaper, controversially switched to publishing just three times a week…

By Darren Sands

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Alicia Keys Plans Her Own Version of the National Anthem for Super Bowl

Is that a risky move?

The Super Bowl takes place in New Orleans, Sunday, Feburary 3rd and it features a…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Beyoncé to Share Stage with Fans at Super Bowl 2013

Bootylicious singer participates in contest with her fans

Would you like to be on stage with the star while she performs?

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Al Roker and Jennifer Lopez Being Sued Over Show “Big Easy Justice”

Spike TV reality show produced by the pair is being taken to court

19-year-old says he was falsely labeled a crook on the show “Big Easy Justice.”

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Melissa Harris-Perry’s New Orleans House Destroyed by Hurricane Isaac

The MSNBC host says home was her 'dream'

The MSNBC host says home was her ‘dream’

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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WATCH: Choreographer Camille A. Brown Adds Rhythm & Soul to ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The award-winning choreographer explains how she incorporated the spirit of Louisiana into A Streetcar Named Desire

Award-winning choreographer Camille A. Brown explains how she infused New Orleans dance processionals into A…

By Anslem Samuel

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WATCH: Costume Designer Paul Tazewell Explains his Vision for ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’

The celebrated Broadway veteran reveals the attention to detail that went into Tennessee Williams' classic production

Costume designer Paul Tazewell shares his thought process in creating the wardrobe for A Streetcar…

By Anslem Samuel

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Mardi Gras is more than just a party for local businesses in the city of New Orleans. Last year, the economic value of the carnival season contributed a total of $300.7 million to the city’s economy. Tourism, which brings in more than eight million visitors per year, creates a lot of revenue for local businesses. In fact, it has sustained 74,000 jobs and generated $5 billion annually for the local economy. Mardi Gras is one of the few events that has revived New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, which displaced thousands of Louisiana natives. The two weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday are the most lucrative for New Orleans business owners. Most hotels are booked, from the French Quarter to miles away near the Armstrong International Airport. King cakes, a New Orleans staple, are only sold around the carnival season and tourists and locals alike roam the city to find the best. While everyone’s letting the good times roll, BlackEnterprise.com Decodes how local businesses watch the money roll in. —Kamaria Gboro

Mardi Gras Decoded: Breaking Down the Big Easy’s Business Boom

Fat Tuesday hits New Orleans and so does a boost to the local economy

When Mardi Gras hits New Orleans so does an influx of revenue for local businesses…

By Kamaria Gboro

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President Barack Obama will disclose his jobs plan in a speech to Congress on Thursday (Image: File)

In the News: Obama to Unveil Jobs Plan; Google Acquires Zagat and More

A few noteworthy headlines around the Web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Hurricane Katrina: 6 Years Later

Part of New Orleans have changed; while other parts, sadly, remain the same

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As this weekend’s storm has reminded us, hurricanes can be a…

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Google unveiled its new social network, Google+ (Image: File)

In the News: Google+ Makes Its Debut; Former VP Steals Millions From Citigroup; Mother Sues Cornell Frat for Sons Death

Headlines around the web

See what’s going on in the world with today’s compilation of news around the web

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Black Music Month Power Player: Cortez Bryant, The Manager

As the man behind platinum rap stars Lil Wayne and Drake, Cortez Bryant has brokered blockbuster deals and reveals a new one on the horizon

As part of Black Music Month, Lil Wayne and Drake’s manager Cortez Bryant speaks on…

By Kenya N. Byrd

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Human Intonation: Raising T Cells With T-Shirt Sales

Inspired by her own personal loss, Verneda White uses fashion to raise HIV/AIDS awareness in communities of color

Forget the boardroom or even the power lunch; the real great ideas are birthed in…

By Anslem Samuel

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Katrina +5: Billions of Dollars Later, La. Has Made Strides

Despite evidence of progress on the anniversary of Katrina, recovery is still a learning process

On August 29, 2005, the United States experienced the greatest natural disaster in the nation’s…

By Joyce Jones

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Backtalk with Ray Nagin

Five years after Katrina, the former New Orleans mayor weighs in on the recovery and the impact of the BP oil spill

Katrina was one of the costliest natural disasters and one of the five deadliest hurricanes…

By Joyce Jones

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Forever Linked to Katrina, Ray Nagin Reflects on His Term

New Orleans mayor concedes mistakes, but 'did the best he could'

The legacy of former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin will be forever intertwined with the…

By Joyce Jones

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Do Historic Events Add Up To a Resurgence for NOLA?

Mardis Gras celebrates new mayor, Super Bowl Champion Saints and renewed hope for New Orleans

Yesterday, I attended my first ever Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans. It was an…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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US Attorney Leaves Landrieu Phone Caper Case

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The top federal prosecutor for New Orleans removed himself on Monday…

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Theres some wear and tear involved in successfully launching a T-shirt company

Ten years ago, New Orleans resident Ayo Y. Scott and three college friends each put…

By Letita M. Aaron

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Where the Eating is Easy

Soulful Creole cuisine provides much more than a taste of New Orleans

Food defines New Orleans. There is no censorship on taste, no modified portions, and no…

By Sonia Alleyne

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Heading Back to the Big Easy

Glenda McKinley says New Orleans still has a lot to offer visitors and business professionals

It’s the mosaic of cultures, cuisines, neighborhoods, and architecture that makes New Orleans a jewel…

By Denise A. Campbell Laidler

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Backtalk with Leah Chase

'Queen of Creole Cuisine' discusses importance of rebuilding

Chef Leah Chase is credited within the culinary world as bringing Creole cuisine—a blend of…

By Dale Coachman

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Hurricane Gustav Downgraded to Tropical Depression

Hurricane downgraded to a tropical depression

Images of the calamity of Hurricane Katrina replayed in the minds of the public as…

By Renita Burns

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

By Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the be…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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After the Storm

New Orleans-based bank emerging strong post--Hurricane Katrina

Three years ago, Liberty Bank and Trust Co. (No. 8 on the BE BANKS list…

By Jeffrey McKinney

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Will New Orleans’ Black Businesses Bounce Back?

A year after Hurricane Katrina, black entrepreneurs are still struggling

The quick answer to the question of whether black businesses in New Orleans are…

By Iman A. Jefferson

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Blown Away By Katrina

Among the devastation were more than 60,000 black-owned businesses, including 19 B.E. 100s firms. Can these companies and the jobs they provided be restored?

In mid-September the Big Easy began to show the faintest signs of life. Floodwaters…

By Alan Hughes

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