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A New Orleans Christmas from A to Z | GoNOLA A New Orleans Christmas from A to Z
We've mapped out an alphabet of 26 festive ways to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year. The post A New Orleans Christmas from A to Z appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: A Uniquely New Orleans Bachelorette Party What to See at the 2017 Bayou Classic Tremé Fall Festival Celebrates a Musical Neighborhood
GoNOLA | November 24, 2017
S. African firm drops plan for $14 billion Lake Charles plant | NOLA River S. African firm drops plan for $14 billion Lake Charles plant
Sasol continues construction of an $11 billion ethane cracker plant, other projects, at the Mossville chemical plant campus Watch video Low oil prices and a volatile market are prompting a South African energy and chemical company to drop plans for an $11 billion to $14 billion U.S. plant in Mossville, just outside of Lake Charles, to convert n
NOLA River | November 24, 2017
American Routes Shortcuts: Carol Fran | WWNO American Routes Shortcuts: Carol Fran
Carol Fran has had a long career as an entertainer on the nightclub circuit from South to Southwest. She’s worked the joints from Juarez to New Orleans, playing swamp pop and soul, jazz and country, along the way making records for the legendary Excello label. Carol Fran: I was called the Sarah Vaughan of the Vieux Carré. The older gals didn’t like that, but they couldn’t do nothing about i
WWNO | November 24, 2017
Jeff Bezos is now worth more than $100 billion, fueled by surging Amazon shares | NOLA River Jeff Bezos is now worth more than $100 billion, fueled by surging Amazon shares
The last billionaire to hit the $100 billion milestone was Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates in 1999. Amazon.com founder and chief executive Jeff Bezos saw his net worth climb above $100 billion Friday as shares in his online retail giant surged on optimism over holiday sales. Bezos' ascent is the first time anyone has crossed the $100 billion threshold since Mi
NOLA River | November 24, 2017
New Orleans airport terminal will open long before I-10 flyover ramp | NOLA River New Orleans airport terminal will open long before I-10 flyover ramp
Most airport motorists will have to use widened ground-level roads. Watch video When New Orleans' new airport passenger terminal opens in 2019, the public will have a $1 billion building at which to catch planes and greet visitors. But driving to it will not be easy for the first few years. Although work is about to begin on two road proje
NOLA River | November 24, 2017
New Orleans, like DXC Technology, is world class | Opinion | NOLA River New Orleans, like DXC Technology, is world class | Opinion
DXC is proof-positive that we can compete in business - and win - on a national and global level. Opinion by Michael Hecht DXC Technology, a $25 billion global IT services firm, last week announced a 2,000-job "Digital Transformation Center" in downtown New Orleans.  This economic development win, the single-largest (in terms of jobs) in New Orlean
NOLA River | November 24, 2017
Uber is sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet | NOLA River Uber is sued over massive data breach after paying hackers to keep quiet
The legal action against Uber comes as the company is still reeling from high-profile sexual harassment complaints. After Uber revealed that it paid hackers $100,000 to keep quiet about stealing the personal information of 57 million customers and drivers, the company is now facing at least three potential class action lawsuits and separate investigations by t
NOLA River | November 24, 2017
Tremé Fall Festival in New Orleans | GoNOLA Tremé Fall Festival in New Orleans
See what makes this New Orleans neighborhood one-of-a-kind. The post Tremé Fall Festival in New Orleans appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: Tremé Fall Festival Celebrates a Musical Neighborhood A Uniquely New Orleans Bachelorette Party Weekend Picks: Downtown Music and Arts Fest, Exotic Animals, and More
GoNOLA | November 23, 2017
On Election Day Election Day 2017 Who Will Be New Orleans First Female Mayor? | New Orleans Data News Weekly On Election Day Election Day 2017 Who Will Be New Orleans First Female Mayor?
Data News Staff Report New Orleans Will Elect First Female Mayor The day has finally come where we will decide who will become the First Female Mayor of New Orleans. It is a contest between [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 23, 2017
Big Chief of the week 22  Alphonse “Dowee” Robair 9th Ward Black Hatchet | New Orleans Data News Weekly Big Chief of the week 22 Alphonse “Dowee” Robair 9th Ward Black Hatchet
By Glenn Jones TRIBAL TIMELINE 2017 Hit the Streets Big Chief grew up with his step father “Wild Man” Richard Ivory Turner of the 9th Ward Warriors, later with 9th Ward Hunters. In 2004 Big [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 23, 2017
Bayou Classic 2017 | New Orleans Data News Weekly Bayou Classic 2017
By Eric Craig After Grambling State University reigned as Champion of the Bayou Classic during last year’s game, Southern University is coming back with vengeance. On Saturday, Nov. 25th, the Grambling State University Tigers and the [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
Big Chief of the Week #23 Big Chief Kendell “Suge” Trepagnier Black Eagle Tribe | New Orleans Data News Weekly Big Chief of the Week #23 Big Chief Kendell “Suge” Trepagnier Black Eagle Tribe
By Glenn Jones TRIBAL TIMELINE 1951 – 1967 Big Chief Lawrence Fletcher 1967 – 1981 Big Chief Percy “P” Lewis 1982 – 2011 Big Chief Gerard “Rardi” Lewis 2012 – present Big Chief Curtis “Suge” [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
New Orleans Elections Makes History | New Orleans Data News Weekly New Orleans Elections Makes History
By Edwin Buggage Historic Night in New Orleans New Orleans voters went to the polls and history was made as the City elected its first woman Mayor, LaToya Cantrell and the first Asian-American elected to [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
The Black Press Says Its Farewell to a New York Beacon | New Orleans Data News Weekly The Black Press Says Its Farewell to a New York Beacon
NNPA Newswire The Black Press lost one of its most devoted freedom warriors, last week. Walter “Ball” Smith, Publisher of the New work Beacon and the Philadelphia Observer die on Friday, November 10th. He was [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
Marc H. Morial: Celebrating 25 Years of Public Service | New Orleans Data News Weekly Marc H. Morial: Celebrating 25 Years of Public Service
Data News Staff Edited Report Friends, colleagues, protégés and mentors of Marc H. Morial gathered in his hometown Thursday night to celebrate his 25 years of public service with a tribute and examination of the impact of [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
Delaney’s Armoire’s Top XULA Homecoming Looks 2017 | New Orleans Data News Weekly Delaney’s Armoire’s Top XULA Homecoming Looks 2017
Delaney George  This year’s Homecoming at HBCU Xavier University was one to remember. Students brought their A-Game on the courts and in fashion. Throughout the many events of homecoming week, students made sure they stepped [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
You Better Watch Your Mouth: Dental Care in the Black Community | New Orleans Data News Weekly You Better Watch Your Mouth: Dental Care in the Black Community
By Julianne Malveaux  From the time I was a little girl, to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth. Why? My mouth runs and sometimes it runs [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
Historical Election Evening | New Orleans Data News Weekly Historical Election Evening
Effram Hill Friends and supporters gathered on Saturday, November 18, 2017 to celebrate the election of New Orleans’ First Woman Mayor, LaToya Cantrell. It was a great night to be a New Orleanian, and of [...]
New Orleans Data News Weekly | November 22, 2017
UNO, LSU among universities to play central role in providing DXC Tech workers | NOLA River UNO, LSU among universities to play central role in providing DXC Tech workers
Louisiana will provide $25 million in grants to colleges and universities to produce more STEM graduates. With plans underway for a global tech company to bring 2,000 jobs to New Orleans through 2024, colleges and universities statewide are gearing up to meet the workforce demand expected ahead of DXC Technology's arrival in January. Gov. John Bel Edwards anno
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
Transition Process Begins At New Orleans Mayor's Office | WWNO Transition Process Begins At New Orleans Mayor's Office
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu is welcoming his successor to his office. Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell just has to wait five months to move in.
WWNO | November 22, 2017
Wondering if the Russians reached you over Facebook? You can soon find out | NOLA River Wondering if the Russians reached you over Facebook? You can soon find out
The new tool will be available by the end of the year, the company said. Facebook is creating an online tool to allow users to determine if they might have been exposed to Russian disinformation during the 2016 presidential election and its fractious aftermath, the company announced Wednesday. The new tool, which the company said will be available by the end o
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
9 LGBT Experiences You Can Only Have in New Orleans | GoNOLA 9 LGBT Experiences You Can Only Have in New Orleans
Here's our hand-picked list to inspire your next visit. The post 9 LGBT Experiences You Can Only Have in New Orleans appeared first on GoNOLA.com. Related posts: An Insider’s Guide to Southern Decadence Have A Big Gay Holiday in NOLA The Ultimate LGBTQ Guide to Splash-Worthy Pools
GoNOLA | November 22, 2017
Mr. Bingle Became a Christmas Icon | GoNOLA Mr. Bingle Became a Christmas Icon
According to legend, Santa found the snow elf first, deep in the North Pole. He promptly outfitted his newest helper with holly leaf wings, blue ornament eyes, an ice cream cone hat and a magical candy cane. From that moment on, Mister Bingle has lived, as charming characters are wont to do, in New Orleans. … Continued The post Mr. Bingle Became a Christmas Icon appeared first on GoNOLA.com.
GoNOLA | November 22, 2017
GNO's Michael Hecht wants 'other people's dollars' for West Bank | NOLA River GNO's Michael Hecht wants 'other people's dollars' for West Bank
"There is 267 acres of space (in Avondale) that is not being used. We want to put the property back into commerce and create real jobs. We want other people's dollars." Greater New Orleans, Inc.'s Michael Hecht was the latest guest of the Westbank Business and Industry Association (WBIA). The group held its November meeting at Boomtown and WBIA
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
Jefferson Parish Sheriff announces plans to keep holiday shoppers safe | NOLA River Jefferson Parish Sheriff announces plans to keep holiday shoppers safe
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's office will be patrolling more frequently and with more deputies during the holiday season. Watch video Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto announced Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 22) the beginning of JPSO's annual Holiday Patrol program, a period of increased security measures during the holiday season. Lop
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
Driving or flying out of New Orleans for Thanksgiving? Here's what you need to know | NOLA River Driving or flying out of New Orleans for Thanksgiving? Here's what you need to know
See traffic updates, weather outlook and travel tips. It looks like it will be mostly smooth sailing Wednesday (Nov. 22) for New Orleans travelers driving or flying out for Thanksgiving plans elsewhere in the country. Those flying today should be prepared for long lines at the airport, though the weather looks like it will be cooperating with travel plans
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
Louisiana port to be shipping point for liquefied natural gas to Poland | NOLA River Louisiana port to be shipping point for liquefied natural gas to Poland
State-owned company signs five-year deal centering on Sabine Pass terminal WARSAW, Poland -- The Sabine Pass terminal in west Louisiana will be the shipping point for liquefied natural gas that Poland's state-owned gas company is buying from the United States. The company, PGNig, says it has signed the five-year purchase deal as Europe seeks to cut its depende
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
Dear Jeff Bezos, New Orleans is where you need to be | Letter | NOLA River Dear Jeff Bezos, New Orleans is where you need to be | Letter
Establishing HQ2 in New Orleans would usher in a new era for the city. This would almost instantaneously create a renaissance for this great city. New Orleans will celebrate its tricentennial next year marking 300 years of rich culture and history. This city has endured many tragedies and triumphs in that long and illustrious history, making New Orleans argua
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
N'Tini's back in Mandeville after Due North heads south | NOLA River N'Tini's back in Mandeville after Due North heads south
N'Tini's has reopened in its former location in Mandeville's Village Shopping Center Early Wednesday morning (Nov. 22), a temporary banner was affixed over the Due North Restaurant sign on the eatery's facade in Mandeville's Village Shopping Center. "Now Open" in bold red letters proclaimed that N'Tini's is back with the signature dishes and co
NOLA River | November 22, 2017
15 Things to Do in January | GoNOLA 15 Things to Do in January
A new year, a new chance for lots of fun. That’s what you’ll find in New Orleans 24/7, 365. 2018 is a particularly exciting year in New Orleans because of the Tricentennial, the city’s 300th birthday. With an already jam-packed schedule, the Tricentennial brings an entire year’s worth of events with it as we celebrate here … Continued The post 15 Things to Do in Janu
GoNOLA | November 22, 2017
New Orleans restaurant workers band together to fight sexual harassment | NOLA River New Orleans restaurant workers band together to fight sexual harassment
Medusa plans to provide training and support to the hospitality workers. More than 50 cooks, bartenders, waiters, managers and restaurant owners crammed into the sandwich shop Turkey and the Wolf last Wednesday night (Nov. 15). They were there to talk about sexual harassment at their jobs. They shared stories about what had happened to them in the past. But ma
NOLA River | November 21, 2017
Here's what the weather looks like for Thanksgiving travel | NOLA River Here's what the weather looks like for Thanksgiving travel
More than 50 million Americans will be traveling this week for Thanksgiving. More than 50 million Americans will be hitting the road -- and the sky -- for the Thanksgiving holiday, the busiest time of the year for travel. Airports are going to be crowded and delays inevitable, but at least the weather appears poised to cooperate with everyone's trave
NOLA River | November 21, 2017
Christmas Cocktails, Rare 19th Century Photos AT NOMA, Jazz Heals | WWNO Christmas Cocktails, Rare 19th Century Photos AT NOMA, Jazz Heals
This week on Inside the Arts, we'll journey to the Marigny for Christmas Cocktails. It's a holiday spectacular from the Marigny Opera Ballet. The program premieres choreographer Diogo de Lima's, Aguas De Decembro, a Brazilian take on the holidays with a jazz score by Larry Sieberth. Then, we'll explore a vivid chapter of America's photographic history-19 th century American landscape photography m
WWNO | November 21, 2017
The Reading Life with Jesmyn Ward | WWNO The Reading Life with Jesmyn Ward
This week on The Reading Life: We celebrate our seventh anniversary show with MacArthur Fellow and National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward, whose new novel is "Sing, Unburied, Sing." Jesmyn made history earlier this month by becoming the first woman to win two National Book Awards . Her first book was in 2011 for "Salvage the Bones"; her second, for the brilliant "Sing, Unburied, Sing," This follow
WWNO | November 21, 2017
Uber concealed cyberattack that exposed 57 million people's data | NOLA River Uber concealed cyberattack that exposed 57 million people's data
Compromised data from the October 2016 attack included names, email addresses and phone numbers of 50 million Uber riders around the world. Hackers stole the personal data of 57 million customers and drivers from Uber Technologies, a massive breach that the company concealed for more than a year. This week, the ride-hailing company ousted Joe Sullivan, chief s
NOLA River | November 21, 2017
See Black Friday hours for Lakeside, The Esplanade and other New Orleans area malls | NOLA River See Black Friday hours for Lakeside, The Esplanade and other New Orleans area malls
Review store opening and closing times for local malls.
NOLA River | November 21, 2017
Report: Louisiana Schools Suspend Black, Low-Income Students At Higher Rates Than Peers | WWNO Report: Louisiana Schools Suspend Black, Low-Income Students At Higher Rates Than Peers
Researchers at the Education Research Alliance for New Orleans have released a new report showing Louisiana's black students and low-income students are more likely to be suspended than white and wealthier students.
WWNO | November 20, 2017
Justice Department sues to block $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner deal | NOLA River Justice Department sues to block $85 billion AT&T-Time Warner deal
The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. NEW YORK (AP) -- The Justice Department is suing AT&T to stop its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant. It could also create a new head
NOLA River | November 20, 2017
Amazon launches Secret Region, a cloud storage service for US spy agencies | NOLA River Amazon launches Secret Region, a cloud storage service for US spy agencies
The service will be provided to the intelligence community through an existing $600 million contract with U.S. intelligence agencies, which has made Amazon a dominant player in federal IT contracting. Amazon's cloud storage unit announced Monday that it is releasing a new service called the Amazon Web Services Secret Region, a cloud storage service designed to
NOLA River | November 20, 2017
A new French Quarter restaurant planned by owner of Sylvain, Cavan | NOLA River A new French Quarter restaurant planned by owner of Sylvain, Cavan
Longway Tavern is billed as a "neighborhood spot." Early next year, Longway Tavern will open on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter. The restaurant is a project of LeBlanc + Smith, which runs Sylvain, Meauxbar, Cavan and the whiskey bar Barrel Proof. Billed as a "neighborhood spot," Longway Tavern will have food from John Sinclair, who runs the kit
NOLA River | November 20, 2017