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Entrepreneur fest aims to make New Orleans magnet for minority-owned businesses

With the introduction of a festival for minority entrepreneurs, PowerMoves.NOLA, running Thursday through Saturday alongside the Essence Festival, organizers express a soaring vision for the role New ... read more

Program aims to attract minority entrepreneurs to New Orleans

This year’s Essence Festival will bring the launch of PowerMoves.NOLA, an initiative aimed at increasing the number of minority-owned, high-growth ... is to elevate existing New Orleans minority ... read more

Black Restaurant Weeks to Support

It aims ... minority-owned businesses gain exposure and support from the community, Memphis Black Restaurant Week was born. According to the website, its mission is to create an “opportunity for black ... read more

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A New Orleans festival to support minority entrepreneurship plans its first run during Essence Fest in July

An event that aims ... festival for minority business founders will play out for the first time this year in conjunction with the Essence Festival in New Orleans. PowerMoves.NOLA, running from July 3 ... read more

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As Collision Conference 2018 wrapped up in New Orleans, Jazz Festival revelers stayed over the ... are co-founders of the ‘The Truth About Tech’ campaign that aims to put pressure on the tech industry ... read more

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Only 61% of the Recovery School District (RSD) students graduated on time compared to 89% of student in the Orleans Parish School Board schools (OSPB). New Orleans’ Mardi Gras annual festival attracts ... read more

Best Towns 2008

Run-down neighborhoods northwest's Adams Morgan, U Street, and Chinatown began attracting young entrepreneurs ... pathbreaking nonprofits that are re-creating New Orleans and, in the process, striving ... read more

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NEW ... businesses and aspiring marijuana entrepreneurs from certain areas, among other provisions. Some cities have their own social equity programs. Still, about 2% of approved licensees statewide ... read more

Urban Hues

“Over time, the colors sort of create the imagery,” Slaughter says of his work ... while a third depicts a figure toting a suitcase marked “Refugee.” New Orleans musicians, meanwhile, play on. The ... read more

It's almost time for Tet at Mary Queen of Vietnam Church

Many sought shelter in the New Orleans area, and about 75 percent of them are Catholics. The Associated Catholic Charities assisted them to find a place to live, and a job to make a living ... ... read more



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