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Posts By Derrick Hemphill

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Tricentennial Art Exhibition Speaks Truth to Power for Black New Orleans
2 weeks ago

Tricentennial Art Exhibition Speaks Truth to Power for Black New Orleans

The remarkably resilient city of New Orleans is celebrating its Tricentennial with grand celebrations of cultural and historical significance all year long. As always, tourists will pour in and out …
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Ledisi Invokes Nina Simone in Brilliant Rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’
2 months ago

Ledisi Invokes Nina Simone in Brilliant Rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’

By  •  Music

Soul singer, Ledisi returned to her birthplace to pay tribute to the late great Nina Simone. Watch the YouTube video to see the New Orleans native’s rendition of “I Put …
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Mardi Gras jazzes it up with New Orleans native Jon Batiste
2 months ago

Mardi Gras jazzes it up with New Orleans native Jon Batiste

By  •  Music, TV

Jon Batiste is going home to New Orleans for Mardi Gras to parade with the Krewe of Endymion. “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” bandleader is the superkrewe’s Grand Marshal …
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Michelle Obama in her first TV interview since leaving White House
3 months ago

Michelle Obama in her first TV interview since leaving White House

Black America’s forever first lady, Michelle Obama will celebrate Ellen DeGeneres’ 60th birthday as a guest on the funny woman’s eponymously titled talk show.

The last time the first lady …
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