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12 Black Entrepreneurs Fighting Gentrification in New Orleans

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Black entrepreneurs and business owners are getting pushed out of New Orleans as gentrification brings an influx of affluent white newcomers to the city and real estate becomes more expensive. Businesses owned by people of color have shuttered in historically Black neighborhoods including Treme, St. Roch, and Gentilly. Although 40 percent of the city’s businesses are Black-owned, they…

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16 Black Owned Restaurants in New Orleans

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New Orleans is known for everything from the food and music to the rich history and cultural traditions. Because of this we’ve decided to shine a spotlight on some black owned restaurants in New Orleans. Black Owned Restaurants in New Orleans Dooky Chase Restaurant opened its doors for business in 1941. Here, legendary Creole chef Leah…

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Why Are There So Few Black-Owned Grocery Stores?

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The full-service supermarket that Circle Food Store owner Dwayne Bourdeaux runs in New Orleans’ Seventh Ward is clean and stocked with locally sourced produce that arrives with days to spare. The butcher cuts meat daily in the store and offers not only standard cuts, but also items that are locally popular—raccoon, pig lips, pig ears,…

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Why This New Orleans Yoga Studio Plans to Expand into West Africa

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Adrianne “Ajax” Jackson is the owner of the Only Black owned Yoga studio in New Orleans. During a recent chat with her about her upcoming one year anniversary, she mentioned an interest in expanding her business to Nigeria or Ghana. Since Shoppe Black is all about bridging the gap between Black folks on the continent…

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Magnolia Yoga Studio: The First Black Owned Yogo Studio in New Orleans

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I took my first yoga class a couple years ago. I was initially reluctant because I didn’t consider yoga to be a real workout. I was sadly mistaken. That class kicked my ass and forced me to put some “respek” on yoga’s name. I now understand how important the art form of yoga is, and was eager to…

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Shoppe Black presents: “Jollof and Jambalaya” bka The Blackest Wedding Ever

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On November 19th 2016, I married my soulmate. It was a perfect blend of her New Orleans roots and my Nigerian culture. One of the things I learned is how African the city of New Orleans is and how connected we are as a people. Friends and family came to celebrate from all over the…

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24 Black Owned Businesses & Organizations in New Orleans

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“Nawlins” is one of the most fascinating cities in the U.S., if not the world with 18 million visitors a year staying at hotels like the InterContinental Hotel New Orleans to find the treasures the city provides. Few cities are known for everything from the food and music to the rich history and cultural traditions.…

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