Posts Tagged: new orleans

Drew Brees Apologizes For “Insensitive Remarks” Regarding Kneeling Protests

Drew Brees Apologizes For “Insensitive Remarks” Regarding Kneeling Protests New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees apologized on Thursday for comments about players potentially taking a knee in protest of police brutality in the upcoming 2020 NFL season. His apology on Instagram said in part, “I would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of… Read more »

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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin Released From Prison

This certainly is “hot” off the press. According to thejasminebrand.com Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has been released from prison, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  He was indicted in 2013 for charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and bribery that took place during his political career.  He was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison… Read more »

Mass Shooting Strikes Bayou Classic Weekend in New Orleans; 11 Wounded

Eleven people were wounded — 2 critically — in an overnight mass shooting on Canal Street in New Orleans’ famed French Quarter. So far no arrests have been made according to New Orleans Police Superintendent Shaun Ferguson. Ferguson told reporters that police patrols were already on heightened alert for this weekend’s Bayou Classic, the annual… Read more »

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Essence Fest To Last Longer for 50th Anniversary

Essence Fest To Last Longer For 50th Anniversary.  Now we can party all week long instead of on weekend.   To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the festival, the party will go on for a full week instead of just a weekend.   The dates are July 1st through 5th.  The announcement came with the news that… Read more »

Michelle Obama Joins The Essence Festival Lineup!

The annual Essence Festival has just gotten better because Michelle Obama has joined the lineup! The former First Lady will participate in a keynote conversation during the 3-day event which will be held in the Mercedez-Benz Superdome in New Orleans July 4th through 7th. “As inspiring and aspirational as it is relatable, Mrs. Obama’s story… Read more »

Essence Festival 2019 Early Bird Tickets Are Now Available

Essence is preparing to celebrate 25 years of their popular Essence Festival in New Orleans this year. A weekend filled with food, fun, and performances from your favorite artists — Essence Festival is definitely an experience like no other. Have you been? Early bird tickets are on-sale now. You can grab them here.