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Keria Holmes Gordon would’ve turned two years old Thursday. But Sunday afternoon, the toddler lost her life in a hail of bullets at the BW Cooper housing development. “The fact that she was out here as a innocent bystander, she’s dead now. It’s hard,” said Rufus Rusk, the child’s cousin. Rusk was inside an apartment […]

A 60 year old rapper from New Orleans puffing joints and spitting in the studio.

Where: (click below to visit venue on Foursquare) Odyssey Records1012 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112-2506 When: 1992 What: Using a “call and response style” party vibe, Mardi Gras Indian chants and dance call-outs, TT Tucker and DJ Irv’s single helps to launch the N’Awlins sound known as “Bounce.” «  PREVIOUS NEXT  » In celebration of Black […]

A federal judge sentenced a former New Orleans police officer to 25 years in prison for his role in the shooting and then burning a man’s body after Hurricane Katrina. David Warren was convicted in December of shooting 31-year-old Henry Glover without justification outside a strip mall less than a week after the storm hit […]

Lil Wayne was back in his hometown of New Orleans this weekend for the annual Bayou Classic.  He hit the stage with his Young Money homies at the Fan Fest Saturday afternoon.  And we’ve got pics and video of his first hometown performance since Rikers.

New Orleans transgender rapper Big Freedia is heading a “bounce” movement in the Dirty South that is keeping him/her really busy. Check out the video and feel free to leave a comment.

jive (origin unknown) – 1. the jargon of jazz musicians or enthusiasts. 2. deceptive, nonsensical or glib talk. 3. to play or dance to jive music.


Mos Def loves taking New Orleans rap songs and making them political. First he did “Katrina Clap,” from “Magnolia Clap’ by Juvenile, now he does “It Ain’t My Fault” which is also the name of a Mystikal song, but is also an old New Orleans standard, which he made into a song dealing with the […]

A record-tying 96-yard drive and a goal-line stand helped theIndianapolis Colts take a 17-16 lead over the New Orleans Saints after three quarters in the Super Bowl. Read More . Article courtesy of

This week on Washington Watch, Roland speaks with U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, about the state of urban education, specifically in New Orleans.


From the NY Times: NEW ORLEANS — One week after the Super Bowl, citizens of this enchanting and peculiar city will place a crown upon the head of Saints quarterback Drew Brees. They will dress him in a tunic, put him on a float and parade him through the streets before cheering throngs.

From the NY Times: NEW ORLEANS — Less than a month before the primary, the race for mayor here is a struggle over who will bring the soaring murder rate down, who will attract badly needed new businesses and who will guide the city in its still dauntingly long road to recovery.