Tag: New Orleans

30 Days of Iconic Video Music Blackness With VSB, Day 12: Juvenile ‘Ha’

Screenshot: Juvenile “Ha” I first saw the video for Juvenile’s “Ha” on Rap City in, maybe, October 1998. I was sitting on my couch in my house on the west side of Atlanta, partaking of the free cable that my cousin had temporarily procured for the entire neighborhood. Rap City, back then, was a staple […]

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Why Drew Brees Is the Worst Type of White Man, Explained

Photo: Chris Graythen (Getty Images) Tough week, huh? Man. Remember how long and shitty everyone said March was? Yup. I want to buy March an Edible Arrangement and beg it to come back. Man. I would serenade the shit out of March right now. I’d be Keith Sweat in this joint. “Who can love March […]

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Cash Money Is an Army: Record Label Pays June Rent for Hundreds of New Orleans Residents

Cash Money Records founders Bryan “Birdman” Williams and Ronald “Slim” Williams donated $225,000 to Forward Together New Orleans, a nonprofit which provides urgent care needs and resources to NOLA residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer (Getty Images), David Livingston (Getty Images) Cash Money Records is paying the June rent of hundreds of subsidized tenants […]

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NOLA Nurses Are Losing Their Jobs After Weathering a Peak of COVID-19

In New Orleans and across the nation, hospital management companies are cutting health care workers’ hours. It’s a cost-saving mechanism in response to overall lowered intake volumes. This is a positive sign that attempts to “flatten the curve” are working, as well as an ominous indication that sick people are avoiding care because they’re afraid […]

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Eager to Get His Career Back on Track, Jameis Winston ‘Puts Ego Aside’ to Sign With the New Orleans Saints

Photo: Leon Halip (Getty Images) Jameis Winston is the Chris Brown of the NFL: for all his natural gifts and immense talent, the dude just can’t get out of his own damn way. Advertisement As a star quarterback at Florida State, he was hounded by sexual assault allegations from an encounter that occurred in 2012 […]

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Master P Offers Free Home Cleanings For Senior Citizens In New Orleans During COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, New Orleans has emerged as one of the hardest hit U.S. cities. Mogul and hip-hop artist Master P is on a mission to ensure that the most vulnerable groups in his hometown have the support and resources needed to make it through the crisis. According to WBRZ, he is offering to […]

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Tyler Perry Purchases Groceries For High-Risk Shoppers In Atlanta, New Orleans

Aside from his films, television shows and plays, entertainment mogul Tyler Perry is widely known for his acts of generosity. From donating millions to organizations focused on eliminating racial discrimination to purchasing cars and homes for individuals struggling to make ends meet, he has continually used his platform and resources to positively transform the lives […]

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New Orleans Criminalizes Man Over Public Gathering When There’s No Judicial System in Place

Source: Jub Rubjob / Getty One man is facing major consequences for a public gathering in New Orleans in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Although social distancing is key to preventing the spread of the virus, the arrest and containment of the man brings to question the usefulness of criminalization during a public health […]

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R.I.P. 44-Year-Old New Orleans Bounce Deejay Black N Mild Dies After Coronavirus Diagnosis

Photo: Shutterstock New Orleans-born Bounce luminary DJ Black N Mind has reportedly passed away from as a result of the coronavirus at the age of 44. The popular record spinner, whose real name is Oliver Stokes Jr., died on March 19, according to NOLA.com. Advertisement The news outlet confirmed with the Orleans Parish Coroner’s office […]

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10 Very Black (Non-Spoiler) Reasons To Go See The Photograph

Screenshot: The Photograph (YouTube) The Photograph, a new black love story starring Issa “Lookin’ Like a Bag of Money” Rae and LaKeith “Can I Measure Your Tree?” Stanfield, comes out in theaters nationwide on Friday, February 14 (also known either as Valentine’s Day or “National I Don’t Celebrate That Commercialized Obligation of Love Day”). I […]

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Shifting tarp exposes dead body months after New Orleans Hard Rock collapse

The Hard Rock Hotel partially collapsed onto Canal Street downtown New Orleans, Louisiana on October 12, 2019. – One person died and at least 18 others were injured Saturday when the top floors of a New Orleans hotel that was under construction collapsed, officials said. (Emily Kask/Getty) NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Grisly photos surfaced on […]

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