Man Freed From Prison After More Than 45 Years Behind Bars

Man Freed From Prison After More Than 45 Years Behind Bars

by Shantell E. Jamison

A 65-year-old man who spent more than half of his life behind bars has been freed. TIME reports that at age 19, Wilbur Jones... Read More

New Orleans Poised to Elect First Black Woman Mayor

New Orleans Poised to Elect First Black Woman Mayor

by Shantell E. Jamison

For the first time in the city’s nearly 300-year history, New Orleans will have an African-American woman as mayor. Essence reports that this year’s... Read More

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Ruby Bridges and Desegregation

by The Atlantic

Fifty-three years ago, Look magazine published a Norman Rockwell painting of a small Black girl walking into a newly desegregated New Orleans school. The... Read More

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New Orleans Begins Removal of Controversial Confederate Monuments

by #TeamEBONY

Despite weeks of opposition from pro-monument groups, New Orleans began the process of removing four controversial confederate statues. A move that comes as some Southern... Read More

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Meet Shantrelle P. Lewis, An International Curator and Author

by Teryn Payne

You may wonder what a “Dandy” or “Black Dandy” is and where it came from. The truth is, the terminology has been around for... Read More

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Surprise Fans In New Orleans

Chris Rock and Dave Chappelle Surprise Fans In New Orleans

by #TeamEBONY

What’s better than one great comedian on stage? TWO great comedians on stage and for fans in New Orleans, the audience got more than... Read More

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Poetic Verses from ‘Queen Sugar’ Actor Kofi Siriboe

by LaToya Cross

Kofi Siriboe steps into the JETSuite, a monthly artist series created by JET Read More

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[Hungry for History] Leah Chase of Dooky Chase Restaurant

by Donna Battle Pierce

Hungry for History is a series that explores both Black contributions to mainstream cuisine and the chefs/food entrepreneurs that are making moves, both present... Read More

Court Hearing Scheduled for Suspect in Saints Player Will Smith’s Death

Court Hearing Scheduled for Suspect in Saints Player Will Smith’s Death

by #teamEBONY

Court records show the 28-year-old man arrested in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith will appear before a state... Read More

At Least 16 Wounded in New Orleans Shooting

At Least 16 Wounded in New Orleans Shooting

by #teamEBONY

The scene was described as “chaotic” after a shooting broke out in New Orleans, Sunday night. At least 16 people were shot as gunfire... Read More