Jan 232017
 

A Taxing Task: Deciding If Your Business Structure Truly Fits

It can be taxing thinking about how much your business will be paying in taxes each year, but it is something worth examining. Whether you are an LLC, a sole proprietor, a corporation—and whether you’re just starting out or have been in business for twenty years—this workshop is for you.

On Friday, January 27, LCIA is hosting a breakfast workshop at Liberty’s Kitchen: “A Taxing Affair: Finding a Business Structure that Fits”. Paul Jouet from Tax Help NOLA will give a presentation outlining how your business structure affects your tax obligations. Continue reading »

Jan 232017
 
Owen Courrèges

Owen Courrèges

Last week, I chronicled the exploits of New Orleans’ newest weapon against the scourge of speeding – roving speed camera vehicles. You’ll recall that one of these vehicles was caught doing something rather naughty; namely, it was seen parked across the sidewalk on Lakeshore Drive.

I fully expected that the city would do what it normally does when it gets caught with its pants down: either ignore the incident entirely or (alternatively) issue a statement expressing regret and vowing corrective action to ensure that it wouldn’t happen again.

Instead, the city chose Option “C.” It dug in its heels and defended the indefensible. Continue reading »

Jan 222017
 

New Orleans police officers inspect the body of a homicide victim. There was a homicide on the corner of LaSalle and Amelia street in Central City Sunday night, January 22, 2017. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

A man was fatally shot in the head at an Amelia Street intersection Sunday night in the Milan neighborhood, New Orleans police said. Continue reading »

Jan 222017
 

The Women’s March proceeds through New Orleans. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Just as in cities all over the United States and the world, thousands of people took to the streets of downtown New Orleans on Saturday to express support for women’s rights, to protest President Donald J. Trump’s language toward women, and to galvanize further action around those issues in the immediate future.

The Women’s March passes in front of Jackson Square. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

The Women’s March gathers at Duncan Plaza (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 212017
 

Audubon Charter School and OPSB officials cut a ceremonial ribbon at Audubon Charter School’s renovated Broadway campus in August 2015. Audubon is considering launching a new campus in the fall of 2018. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

Audubon Charter School must decide within the month whether to it will launch a new campus in another part of the city in the fall of 2018 that would combine a French-immersion curriculum with Montessori techniques. Continue reading »

Jan 202017
 
Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Flowers adorn the statue of Lady Liberty as it rests by the edge of the Mississippi River. (Sabree Hill, UptownMessenger.com)

Combine President Donald J. Trump’s paltry 15 percent of the vote in New Orleans with an inauguration day during the Mardi Gras season, and a satirical, theatrical parade was all but inevitable.

About 200 people held a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through the streets of the French Quarter on Friday morning, many clad in black or carrying signs mixing messages of protest and hope. A few dressed as the part of the female anatomy the President has boasted that he likes to grab, and one dressed as the new President.

Images from the jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

A protester dressed as Donald Trump sneers presidentially over the coffin during a jazz funeral for Lady Liberty through New Orleans. (Robert Morris, UptownMessenger.com)

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Jan 202017
 

Could you or someone you know benefit from a training program designed to develop and enhance leadership skills? Are you affiliated with an organization that needs qualified leaders on its Board of Directors?

The Junior League of New Orleans (JLNO) is once again bringing its award-winning Get On Board training program to energetic individuals who want to improve Metropolitan New Orleans. Interested individuals and organizations can apply until Monday, January 23.

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Jan 192017
 
A rider checks out a bicycle from a station in an image from a promotional video produced by Social Bicycles (via YouTube)

A rider checks out a bicycle from a station in an image from a promotional video produced by Social Bicycles (via YouTube)

In an effort to combine the convenience of public transit with the benefits of cycling, New Orleans is preparing to deploy a fleet of 700 publicly shared “social bicycles” for hire around this city this year, officials are busy telling neighborhood groups. Continue reading »

Jan 192017
 

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It swept the Golden Globes, received almost unanimous critical acclaim, and it’s currently in the process of reviving the Hollywood musical. And now finally LA LA LAND has arrived at The Broad Theater. We started playing the trailer for this film this past summer in hopes of landing it, and now we present to you some old fashioned singing and dancing for your entertainment.

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Jan 192017
 

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond delivers the keynote address at the NAACP New Orleans branch’s 2012 Freedom Fund Banquet at Xavier University. (UptownMessenger.com file photo by Robert Morris)

Danae Columbus

Danae Columbus

Though recent polls (including one from the Wall Street Journal/NBC News) call President-Elect Donald Trump the most unpopular incoming President in decades, more than a thousand Louisiana residents including Fenn French, Louis Gurvich, Adrian Bruneau, Eric Skrmetta, Brian Trascher, Billy Nungesser, Jeff Landry, and State Republican Party Chair Roger Villere with granddaughter Madison are taking in all the Washington’s sights and sounds this week in preparation for the 45th Presidential Inauguration. Continue reading »

Jan 172017
 

Highlighted area shows the section of Annunciation Square under consideration for a dog park. (Graphic by UptownMessenger.com, source: city of New Orelans)

Many members of the Coliseum Square Association voiced favor Monday night for a proposed gated dog run in Annunciation Square, though some still question the safety and cleanliness of allowing dogs to run freely so close to children. Continue reading »

Jan 162017
 

 

Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, delivers his keynote address during the the 31st annual Martin Luther King Jr. celebration. The event featured addresses by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough, president of Dillard University, mayor Mitch Landrieu. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

At the 31st annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Official Day celebration, speakers remembered King’s legacy by focusing on the idea of “togetherness,” an idea from one of King’s last written works. This idea encompasses the development of communities despite differences of opinion, religion, race or any other category.

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Jan 162017
 

Clancy Dubos, left, Gambit editor and columnist, listens to Mary Matalin, right, speak in Rousell Hall at Loyola University as part of the Ed Renwick lecture series. Carville, a Democrat, and Matalin, a Conservative, are two prominent speakers in their respective political circles. (Zach Brien, UptownMessenger.com)

Husband-and-wife political strategists James Carville and Mary Matalin will lead a panel discussion of the 2016 Presidential election Tuesday evening at Tulane University, the university announced. Continue reading »