Tag: New Orleans

Rained Out by Hurricane Barry, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Turns Canceled Convention Day Into Major Food Donation

Photo: Scott Olson (Getty Images) As Hurricane Barry barreled through the Gulf Coast this weekend, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. scrambled to wrap up its biennial convention in New Orleans early. That meant canceling a final day of events—including a luncheon and an evening gathering—where meals had already been prepped for the 16,000 members in […]

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All Eyes on the Levees: Amid Flooding, New Orleans Braces for a Potential Hurricane

Photo: Matthew Hinton (AP Photo) The streets of New Orleans were flooded Wednesday night as a slow-moving storm system approached the city. But with even more rain expected to deluge the Crescent City over the next three days, concerns are growing that the worst is yet to come. The Associated Press, citing data from the […]

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Alarming Video Shows Parts Of New Orleans Underwater Due To Flooding From Brewing Tropical Storm Barry

Getty Image New Orleans is once again seeing dangerous flooding, this time thanks to a brewing tropical storm system which is gathering strength over the Gulf of Mexico and may soon make landfall as Hurricane Barry. A flash flood emergency was declared after the city was pummeled with four to six inches of rain on […]

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New Orleans Braces for a One-Two Weather Punch

The 2019 hurricane season has barely begun, and a troubling storm is already brewing. Heavy rains paralyzed New Orleans on Wednesday, with as much as ten inches falling in just a few hours, and the National Weather Service declared a “flash flood emergency.” This is just the beginning of what could be a truly awful […]

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Federal Appeals Court Judges Appear to Back GOP Efforts to End Obamacare

Photo: iStock A federal appeals court panel seemed prone Tuesday to back Republican efforts to kill Obamacare, with judges questioning how much of a mandate President Barack Obama’s signature health care law can be since Donald Trump signed a law ending any penalties for those who choose not to buy health insurance. According to Reuters, […]

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Big Beauty Tuesday: ‘Before I Let Go’ of Essence Festival 2019, I Have to Say Thank You to Black Women

The Root’s Felice Léon celebrates the end of Essence Festival 2019 at Color of Change’s Black Women BrunchPhoto: Maiysha Kai/The Root Essence Fest tried to take me out, y’all…and I can’t wait to go back. The final day of The Glow Up’s Essence Festival diary was unfortunately delayed, due to the fact that no sleep […]

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The Glow Up Goes to NOLA, Day 4: Maybe My Mascara Should Run for President

Michelle Obama speaks onstage during the 2019 ESSENCE Festival at Louisiana Superdome on July 06, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.Photo: Bennett Raglin (Getty Images for ESSENCE) No, Michelle Obama is not running for president, y’all. But we all know that if she did have the inclination, she’d have the coveted black female vote on lock. […]

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The Glow Up Goes to NOLA, Day 3: That Voodoo That Essence Fest Do

When your Essence Fest pass inspires an eye look…Photo: Maiysha Kai As our days in New Orleans progress, it’s easier and easier to see why the Essence Festival has chosen the city has its home for almost all of its 25 years. Aside from the beauty, history, and incredible food, there is an unparalleled warmth […]

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The Glow Up Goes to NOLA, Day 2: How to Eat Your Way Through New Orleans

Chicken and sausage gumbo from The Gumbo ShopPhoto: Tonja Stidhum If, by chance, you find yourself in New Orleans during the July 4th weekend, there are certain things you simply must do: check out the Essence Festival, catch the fireworks display over the Mississippi River, stumble upon a second line and/or live jazz in the […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Day 22: Mark Morrison ‘Return Of The Mack’

Photo: Atlantic Today is the 22nd day of June, in the year of our lord, 2019. Since the year of our Lord 1996 I’ve been preaching the same (debatably controversial) gospel: Mark Morrison’s “Return of the Mack” is one of the greatest songs ever created. I stand firm and pat on this statement. Mark Morrison […]

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30 Days of Musical Blackness With VSB, Days 2 and 3: Tank and The Bangas ‘Spaceships’ + The Roots ‘Act Too (The Love Of My Life)’

Image: Tank and The Bangas ‘Green Balloon’ (Verve Records) / The Roots ‘Things Fall Apart’ (MCA Records You’re getting a twofer today; it’s a celebration, bitches! This weekend I made my way up to Philadelphia for the 12th annual Roots Picnic (whole article comin’) to celebrate my 40th birthday (more on this coming soon, too) […]

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Leah Chase, Iconic Executive Chef and Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 96

Photo: Courtesy of the New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corp. Leah Chase, iconic executive chef, civil rights activist, and co-owner of the legendary Dooky Chase’s Restaurant in New Orleans, died Saturday her family announced. She was 96 years old. “Her daily joy was not simply cooking, but preparing meals to bring people together,” her family said […]

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