New Orleanians

From the Ivory Coast to Gentilly Woods – Eburnieya brings West African flavors to New Orleans

By Marielle Songy | June 8, 2022

Owner Ashley NDakpri’s endeavor is the only restaurant in New Orleans that serves Ivorian cuisine.

Queen Trini Lisa’s Ascension to New Orleans’ Caribbean Soul Food Throne

By Tami Fairweather | June 7, 2022

Lisa Nelson didn’t plan on being a chef. She didn’t anticipate becoming a queen either, but true to the most beloved of royalty, the people made her one.

Chef Dee Lavigne expands the only Black-owned cooking school in New Orleans

By Marielle Songy | May 11, 2022

Deelightful Roux School of Cooking is the only African American-owned cooking school taught by a New Orleans native, and her class is a guide to New Orleans’ food culture.

The Meeting of Baroness, Micaela Almonester de Pontalba, and the Nightingale, Jenny Lind

By Kate Taylor | May 4, 2022

These two women were able to meet only because of their equally extraordinary talents and their will to survive even the harshest circumstances.

Brunchfaced: 14 Parishes brings Jamaican flavors Uptown

By Angelique Dyer | April 13, 2022

One word: rummosa. From the oxtail and eggs to the jerk chicken and waffles, you’ll feel like you’re on vacation at brunch.

Who built New Orleans?: The untold story of Black blacksmiths

By Sidney Holmes | March 4, 2022

French settlers made plans to turn the piece of land on the banks of the Mississippi River into a sprawling community, but they didn’t have the manpower or skills to do it themselves. So they turned to African slaves.

Pelicans new ‘Won’t Bow Down’ promo video puts culture front court

By Beth D'Addono | March 4, 2022

The Pelicans new promo video for it’s “Won’t Bow Down” tagline is an exhilarating high energy collaboration that places the emphasis squarely on local talent and deeply rooted culture, featuring a beat from Mannie Fresh, Dee-1, and Black Masking Indians who coined the phrase the Pelicans use during games.

Gov. Esteban Miró: The Man who Remade New Orleans

By Kate Taylor | January 19, 2022

Esteban Miro, the longest serving governor of the Louisiana colony, implemented numerous policies during his tenure to make New Orleans a thriving port city.

Photojournalist Ted Jackson shares decades of memories, friendships found through the lens

By James Cullen | December 2, 2021

From a AP award-winning look at the Desire projects to the chronicle of a two-time Super Bowl player finding himself homeless and on drugs, in his thirty-three and a half years at The Times-Picayune, Ted Jackson has seen a lot.

Q&A: The mad scientist behind Magazine Street’s Ghost Manor

By Mary Staes | October 25, 2021

We talked to owner David Gentry, the mastermind behind the boo-tiful house to find out how the Uptown spectacle started.