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There are a few songs that I can remember exactly where I was the first time I heard them. Juvenile’s “Ha” is one of them. I remember sitting on the futon in my house in what must have been early October 1998 (because of when the single was released) watching Rap City, while on a break from class at Morehouse College,…

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Before flying there for Essence Fest in July, I’d never been to New Orleans. Since then, I’ve been there twice, once for Panama’s bachelor party, then Sunday and Monday of this week to speak at Tulane University.

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This time last week, I was in New Orleans for Panama’s bachelor party weekend. I arrived Friday afternoon, and after the fellas already in New Orleans returned from the plantation tour, we gathered in Panama’s hotel room to kick it and determine our plans for the night. The TV happened to be on, and Girls Trip

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1. Cliché as this will be, I’m starting with the quite obvious ability to walk around with that drank. Sure, Bourbon Street smells like Hurl of Christmas Past and you’re likely to see a person laid out face down in the street, not dead, just passed out from all of the Everclear 151 and sugar mixtures. Hurricanes, Hand

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I just got back from New Orleans, where a bunch of the homies and I took a Homie Trip to celebrate my upcoming nuptials. While what happens in New Orleans stays on Instagram, there were a few planned activities that were both fun and educational. For instance, we took an airboat tour of a swamp and I learned all about…

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Colin Kaepernick, Louisiana, New Orleans, News, San Francisco 49er, Sports, Video -

  A public school teacher in the New Orleans suburb of Slidell is being disciplined for racially incendiary comments made in response to Nike’s decision to release a major ad campaign featuring former San Francisco 49er Colin Kaepernick. Slidell High School math teacher Valerie Scogin apparently took issue with the Nike campaign that celebrates 30 […]

The post Louisiana teacher disciplined over racially charged comments about Kaepernick Nike ad appeared first on theGrio.

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An attorney plans to sue actor Brad Pitt's foundation, Make It Right, over the degradation of homes built in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

The post Brad Pitt foundation, Make It Right, faces lawsuit over New Orleans homes built after Hurricane Katrina appeared first on theGrio.

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LaToya Cantrell, Murder Rate, New Orleans, News -

New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has always had a clear vision of how she wants to improve the quality of life in her city . In her inaugural address back in May she declared some foundational principles of her new administration. “We’re going to do things with purpose,” she said. “We’re going to do things that matter. […]

The post New Orleans mayor LaToya Cantrell vows to reduce murder rates appeared first on theGrio.

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Entertainment, Los Angeles, male cheerleaders, New Orleans, News, NFL, Sports, Video -

For the first time in history, the NFL will have male cheerleaders on the sidelines. 

The post Male cheerleaders to make their debut on the NFL sidelines this season appeared first on theGrio.

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We found 10 family friendly train trips that will allow you to sit back and relax as you travel to exhilarating new places that are the cornerstone of our great country.

The post Getting there is half the fun: 10 family friendly trips to enjoy by train this summer appeared first on theGrio.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama will discuss her upcoming memoir “Becoming” […]

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Life isn't always fair and reality star Tokyo Vanity explained the difficulties of overcoming different hardships on Monday's night episode of "Love and Hip Hop Atlanta."

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Illegal drug trade, New Orleans, New Orleans airport, News, Top Stories -

Fourteen men and women are learning a hard lesson after allegedly smuggling illegal drugs into New Orleans on several commercial flights from California into Louis Armstrong International Airport.

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Gun Violence, Hurricane Katrina, Jazz, Music, New Orleans, Terence Blanchard -

“John Coltrane used to say that we’ve got to learn how to play in tune — and he meant with the universe, not in terms of pitch,” says trumpeter and composer Terence Blanchard, a man who has created 40-plus film scores and played on 50-plus. “That stuck with me. It’s about learning how to pay […]

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As if the life of a neurosurgeon isn’t busy enough, one dedicated doctor manages to […]

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A New Orleans resident said she was shocked and appalled after someone handed her 4-year-old […]

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Black Identity Extremist, Black lives matter, Black Panther, Drake, FBI, Kendrick Lamar, Law Enforcement, New Orleans, News, Shooting, SZA, Top Stories, Video -

Happy Wednesday Grio Fam! We’ve got a video recap of your top trending stories for today. Early on Tuesday morning, Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin d’Baha was shot and killed in New Orleans. Police department spokesman Beau Tidwell told The Advocate  that d’Baha had been found around 1:25 a.m. He had apparently been shot in the leg while riding his bicycle. Although d’Baha […]

The post The Download | February 7: Tragic end for BLM Activist in New Orleans and Kendrick & SZA Team Up appeared first on theGrio.

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Black Lives Matter activist Muhiyidin D’Baha from Charleston, NC was shot and killed in New Orleans, […]

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Charter Schools, Education, High School Sports, New Orleans -

NEW ORLEANS — It’s homecoming week, and for the first time there’s a buzz in the halls of KIPP Renaissance Charter High School about Friday’s big football game. Students were discussing plans to go, and alumni were coming by the school in the city’s 9th Ward to buy tickets. For a team used to double-digit […]

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For many children growing up, helping in the kitchen meant assisting their mothers, grandmothers or […]

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, one of the most destructive storms in […]

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9th Ward, Don Flamingo, Hurricane Katrina, Music, New Orleans -

“This ain’t Kansas,” yells Don Flamingo. He’s in front of his friend’s mother’s house, surveying boarded-up windows and a nearly decimated roof. “A tornado? We never get tornadoes!” Most of New Orleans’ residents have a name for Hurricane Katrina, the storm that tore through the city in 2005, leaving a path of devastation from which […]

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Essence Festival, Frankie Beverly, Maze, Music, New Orleans -

In 1976, a demo tape came across the desk of Capitol Records vice president Larkin Arnold. The clunky reel-to-reel featured songs written and performed by Raw Soul, an unsigned San Francisco combo that had created a buzz opening shows for Marvin Gaye. Arnold cued up the tape and was immediately struck by the band’s deft […]

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ABS Originals, jail, law, marijuana, new orleans, Police, Video -

New Orleans’ new marijuana law purports to be more lenient toward nonviolent offenders, but — unsurprisingly — […]

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Commentary, Confederacy, New Orleans, Race, Robert E. Lee, Social Activism -

Every day, I turn onto Lee Highway, named in honor of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee. The road, a section of an early transcontinental auto route winding from Washington, D.C., to San Diego, is part of my daily commute from Northern Virginia. The history it commemorates is part of the American sickness — white supremacy […]

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Workers in New Orleans removed the first of four prominent Confederate […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, Daily Uplift, LeBron James, New Orleans, Youth Rebuilding New Orleans -

The All-Star break is more than just a time for NBA players to show off their midseason skills and be honored as star players. It’s also a time when many players dedicate themselves or their foundations to provide service to the host city’s community. That is just what Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James is doing […]

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2017 NBA All-Star Game, NBA, NBA Cares, New Orleans -

Charter buses filled with NBA players and volunteers lined the street alongside William Hart Elementary School here on Friday. The school was the first of three locations where players participated in community service projects during NBA All-Star Weekend. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the NBA Cares All-Star Day of Service in which athletes, […]

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2018 NBA All-Star Game, New Orleans -

NBA All-Star Weekend’s path to New Orleans is as circuitous and dramatic as any of the storylines that will actually take place on the court at Smoothie King Center. The festivities were of course originally supposed to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, but the state’s LGBT discrimination laws led the NBA to send its […]

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