A Letter from the Executive Publisher

Dear Friends,

The African-American community welcomes you to the historic city, New Orleans.  While here, do experience the food and music, the dance, art and costuming which have defined the most intriguing and famous culture of our land.

Minority businesses have from their inception depended on the patronage of other American citizens of color for their survival, which takes us to today and the contentious political climate permeating our country and the world— a climate that emphasizes  exclusion rather than inclusion. 

We’re certain you will agree that it is now more important than ever to spend our dollars within our own communities—a wise move which will ensure our continued survival. The best way to protect and guarantee our heritage for ourselves and generations to come is to intentionally and unapologetically support Black-owned businesses and enterprises with our  impressive buying power.  

We will do well to remember that “Charity begins at home.”

It is said that in the public sector, your vote is your dollar and in the private sector your dollar is your vote. We should use both wisely.

And never forget, God helps those who help themselves.