The third event in the Social Renaissance series, International Night is a FREE outdoor festival open to the public and will take place on Saturday, October 12th from 6 p.m. - Midnight at the Port of New Orleans, along the Mississippi River (Doors open at 5 p.m.).
International Night will feature seven hours of live entertainment to include Latin music, African Dance & Drum troops, Brazilian Casa Samba Carnival Dancers and traditional New Orleans music. Headlining the night will be the Andrews brother, Glen David Andrews and James Andrews. The event will also include an international food court with cuisines from over 15 countries as well as an international market place.
Partnerships include the New Orleans Chapter of the American Cancer Society. 20% of the food & beverage proceeds will be donated to the organization. For more information, please visit www.internationalfestnola.com.
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Mayor Mitch Landrieu on Black Youth Violence
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter teamed up Thursday to give a joint speech calling for national action to address the “virus” of young African-American men killing and being killed every day.
He and Nutter gave an example of all the money spent on infrastructure in Iraq and Afghanistan while thousands are being killed or going hungry in the U.S. as a priority when it comes to support.
Is the federal government ready and equipped to take national action on "black on black crimes"? Would a stronger showing of federal support help to curb the problem of young black violence? Is it the government's responsibility?