The Significance of Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom and Resilience

June 19, 2024

Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, marks a pivotal moment in American history—the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday commemorates the day in 1865 when Union General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, and announced the freedom of enslaved African Americans, more than two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. […]

Celebrating Fathers on Father’s Day: The Ever-Changing Role of Fathers in Today’s World

June 16, 2024

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate the irreplaceable role that fathers play in the lives of their children and the stability of the family unit. Throughout history, fathers have been pillars of strength, wisdom, and support, shaping the future through their dedication and love. The Historical Role of Fathers Over centuries, fathers have been […]

Curren$y and Crescent Canna Launch Jet Life THC Soda

April 19, 2024

High-potency grape lemonade soda provides “the highest level of refreshment” Hip-hop icon Curren$y has teamed up with Crescent Canna, the New Orleans-based cannabis company, to launch Jet Life THC Soda, a naturally flavored and deliciously potent THC beverage inspired by rap’s most prolific cannabis aficionado. “It’s the highest level of refreshment,” says Curren$y, aka Spitta, whose favorite […]

What Should New Orleans Be When It Grows Up?

April 1, 2024

Sometimes, what you’re looking for is right under your nose. Given that it is spring and following on from a successful New Orleans Entrepreneurship Week, with high school and college students recently graduating and contemplating what might be next, some similar introspection may be needed for our city as a whole. In recent years,  economic […]

The Stella Shouting Contest Kicks Off This Year’s Tennessee Williams and New Orleans Literary Festival

March 11, 2024

On Sunday, March 17 at 2 pm, the beloved Stella Shouting Contest will take place in Jackson Square. The Stella Shouting Contest replays the iconic scene where Stanley yells up to Stella in the play, A Streetcar Named Desire. Actors Alexandra Daddario (The White Lotus) and Leslie Castay (both currently filming Mayfair Witches) will be there to judge, with Bryan Batt hosting and Errol Laborde as contest emcee. […]

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