Le Bag sale x ricRACK supports sustainable clothing practices bringing Hollywood styles Sept. 21-25 (sponsored)

Le Bag Sale! It’s ricRACK’s semi-annual gigantic sale of clothing, costumes and textiles in the store — plus each night we will restock from our warehouse so that each day there will be new items added into the mix. We have clothing from local productions in all sizes up to 20 in addition to items in our resale shop — designer brands, vintage, kids, accessories and fabrics! There is an enormous variety to choose from: clothes, costumes, sparkles, upholstery, quilting cottons, textiles and more. Costume departments from local and national TV shows and feature films, to the likes of Queen Sugar, Claws, and Interview with a Vampire, have donated their set wardrobes so we can turn it into funding for our programs. We are very grateful for their contribution to our community’s textile recycling efforts!

Simply CBD brings the benefits of legal THC to Magazine Street (sponsored)

You can’t miss the Simply CBD: Cannabis Dispensary on Magazine Street. Decorated with massive, colorful hemp leaves, the shop’s exterior has become a popular photo op for cannabis enthusiasts. The inside of the shop is just as magical for hemp lovers. 

Helpful employees guide customers through the intricacies of various hemp products, many of which contain the cannabis-derived compounds cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is a psychoactive compound that causes the intoxicating effects of cannabis. “Many customers come into our shop looking for marijuana,” says general manager Collin Avrard.

Join us for our Archives Month showcase, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce this year’s Archives Month showcase! Email your interest in experiencing this new showcase: civilclerkresearchctr@orleanscdc.com
The Notarial Archives Research Center is located in our Land Records Division. These documents, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans. The archives can be used for property, genealogical, architectural and landscaping research, among other subjects. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded.

Rep. Freeman and fire marshal host meeting tonight to discuss doubles-to-dorms (sponsored)

Representative Aimee Adatto Freeman’s office is hosting a meeting with State Fire Marshal Daniel Wallis to discuss Doubles to Dorms and other neighborhood issues related to fire code adherence. Please join tonight, September 15, from 5:30-7:30 PM
Faith Baptist Church, 2318 Fern St. Refreshments will be provided. For more information and how you can show your support, please visit www.voteaimee.com.

Second Line Arts Collective: Music Education from Recess to Record Deals (sponsored)

In 2016, professional musicians Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid were perplexed. New Orleans is a world renowned music city- Why were so many local musicians struggling to make ends meet? They soon discovered that many artists were lacking business skills and too often were depending on playing endless gigs to pay the bills. 88% of musicians they surveyed had zero music business exposure throughout high school or college. They decided to change the narrative by founding Second Line Arts Collective, a music education nonprofit for aspiring artists to grow their industry skills and knowledge base.

Fund 17, Propeller and Thrive announce the Financial Wellness Collaborative for small business owners (sponsored)

                    
Fund 17, Propeller and Thrive New Orleans announce the creation of the Financial Wellness Collaborative, sponsored by JPMorgan Chase. This free program is designed to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners bolster their overall financial health through a series of workshops and one-on-one individualized support in areas such as assembling loan packages and financial statements, Quickbooks accounting, business tax filings, and raising credit scores. This collaboration among the three entrepreneurial support organizations represents a holistic approach for preparing more BIPOC entrepreneurs to access capital. Together with JPMorgan Chase and our local Community Development Financial Institution lenders, the collaborative targets specific needs and opportunities to prepare small businesses to approach lenders and access capital. By leveraging each organization’s respective work in supporting small businesses across New Orleans, the collaborative is able to create a synergistic offering.

Join us for our Archives Month showcase, hosted by Chelsey Richard Napoleon, Clerk of Civil District Court (sponsored)

The Honorable Chelsey Richard Napoleon is excited to announce this year’s Archives Month showcase! The Notarial Archives Research Center is located in our Land Records Division. These documents, which date back to the 1700s, represent the rich history of New Orleans. The archives can be used for property, genealogical, architectural and landscaping research, among other subjects. The Land Records Division is where documents regarding property are recorded.

Poydras Home hosts free scam-prevention event Aug. 18 (sponsored)

Poydras Home’s annual three-part speaker series, Poydras Home Conversations, continues on the evening of Thursday (Aug. 18) with tips for seniors to avoid being the targets of scams.
Learn how to spot a scam and avoid being a victim. Seniors are especially vulnerable to scams that involve technology that they may not be fully comfortable with. Take note of these tips to prevent this happening to you! Community Outreach Coordinator / Public Information Officer Shane Jones of the Louisiana Eastern District U.S. Attorney’s Office and his associate, Assistant U.S. Attorney Edward Rivera will share tips for seniors to avoid being the targets of scams.

Join us Thursday, Aug.

Propeller announces 2022 Impact Accelerator Ventures (sponsored)

Propeller announces the 19 participants selected for its nationally recognized 2022 Impact Accelerator. This program catalyzes transformative social impact by supporting startup and growth entrepreneurs working to narrow disparities in community economic development, education, food, health and water. Our entrepreneurial community has endured disasters and challenges over the past several years. Forty percent of businesses do not reopen after disasters, another 25% fail in the year following a disaster, and 90% of small businesses fail within two years of disaster. At the onset of the pandemic, Black business ownership rates dropped 41% between February and April 2020.

Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman celebrates ‘pink tax’ exemption (sponsored)

Freeman’s Law Ending State Tax on Feminine Hygiene Products and Diapers Effective Today. A new law to end the so-called “pink tax” authored by state Rep. Aimee Adatto Freeman, D-New Orleans, became effective today (July 1). It provides for a state sales and use tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and diapers for personal use and extends the effectiveness of optional local tax exemptions. “As a woman, mother, and grandmother, ending the pink tax was one of my first and top priorities as a legislator. Taxing feminine hygiene products and diapers while other necessities were tax free is unfair to women.