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How one local man is opening the door for accessibility in New Orleans

By Beth D'Addono | August 13, 2021

Jesse Bascle wanted to do something about the issue of accessibility in New Orleans. So a few years ago he started Nola Rolla, a guide to wheelchair accessible New Orleans bars, hotels, restaurants and attractions.

📜 How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | July 2, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

How a Black Civil War Hero’s funeral paved the way for second lines

By Matthew Hinton | June 25, 2021

In an attempt to earn the full freedom and equality of the white caste, Captain André Cailloux fought in the Battle at Port Hudson, Louisiana, in 1863 becoming the first widely publicized Black Civil War hero. His funeral was the largest procession the city had seen at the time, and is considered by many to be the predecessor to modern-day jazz funerals and second lines.

This NOLA-Created Doggie Dating App Proves That Romance Isn’t Just for the Dogs

By Matt Haines | June 9, 2021

After a breakup, two sisters created an app proving man’s (or woman’s) best friend can also be your best wingman.

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Top 5-04: The five most influential women in New Orleans history

By Matt Haines | April 15, 2021

March is Women’s History Month. To honor that, I wanted to spend some time contemplating who were the five most influential women in New Orleans history. I thought this would be a relatively easy task, but it turns out there are far more than five women who have shaped our city.

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Popsicle Doorbell is the secret cool treat of the Bywater

By Marielle Songy | April 14, 2021

Blackberry and cream, rosemary lemonade, mango — one dad’s quest to spend more time with his kids as turned into a refreshing treat in the Bywater.

Sweet Thangs update: Stricen Carter’s ‘designer snoballs’ are now in Mid-City

By Marielle Songy | April 1, 2021

Stricen Carter is the force behind Sweet Thangs NOLA, a stand that serves decadent snowballs to long lines of eager customers. Her stand brings snowballs to the next level, by packing them with cheesecake, candy and cookies, and these photo-worthy designer deserts have been taking Instagram by storm. She taken her stand from Gentilly to Mid-City and is working on expanding.

Ain’t That Phancy: Bringing a taste of NOLA to TikTok

By Sidney Holmes | March 31, 2021

Karen Phan is taking a bite out of New Orleans one restaurant at a time on TikTok. Her viral account shows off something every New Orleans loves; food.

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Coalesce Goods: Black-owned vegan spot opens at St. Roch Market

By Beth D'Addono | March 4, 2021

You can find favorites like vegan mac and cheese on the menu at Coalesce Goods

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Beaucoup power: Meet the artist behind the unique billboard in Treme

By Sabrina Stone | February 19, 2021

New Orleans artist / musician / rapper Nesby Phips has rented the space to share a message. With clear, bold, white words on a black backdrop, he has spelled out, “If you Black then you rich and got beaucoup power.” There’s something mysterious to the phrase, words suspended in air, but there’s also something that doesn’t need to be explained: this is a statement of empowerment, a sentence that can make you feel confidence, pride, warmth, or solidarity, a sentence that feels like truth.