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The ESSENCE of Fashion – Hair Glam Squad feature

#EssenceFest 2017 doesn’t only bring great music to New Orleans, but great fashion as well! We spoke with stylists Sabrina Blunt and Meme Kelly at the Hair Glam Squad Salon Experience to see what’s trending this ESSENCE Festival weekend. Whether it’s hair, makeup, barbering or, of course, shopping for the trendiest ensembles and accessories, the […]

By |July 1st, 2017|Latest Stories|0 Comments

The ESSENCE of Community – Celebrity Basketball Game feature

#EssenceFest 2017, Master P. and Team Hope NOLA are balling for a good cause! The Festival’s first-ever Celebrity Basketball Game helped to raise scholarship funds for New Orleans’ youth! Held at Xavier University’s Convocation Center, Romeo, Ray J., Kodak Black, and NBA player Greg Monroe were just a few of the celebrities to ball for […]

By |June 30th, 2017|Latest Stories|0 Comments

The ESSENCE of Hope – Master P., Robert Pack, and Team Hope Nola feature

ESSENCE Fest 2017 kicked off with a multitude of festivities in New Orleans, including an ESSENCE Day of Service, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Essence Festival, presented by Coca-Cola, partnered with New Orleans native Master P. and former NBA player Robert Pack, the founders of Team Hope NOLA, to give back to the citizens of New […]

By |June 29th, 2017|Latest Stories|0 Comments

The ESSENCE of Music – Dee 1 feature

Talk Dat NOLA’s Casey Ferrand talks with national recording artist Dee 1 as he prepares to several performances during the ESSENCE Festival 2017 festivities in New Orleans. The Nola native takes us back to his elementary school, in New Orleans, where he says his foundation began.

-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Photographer/Editor: Christopher Breault

By |June 28th, 2017|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The ESSENCE of Art – Studio BE feature

Talk Dat NOLA’s Casey Ferrand interviews Brandan “BMike” Odums and goes inside “Studio Be” to see how Bmike is preparing for ESSENCE Festival 2017 in New Orleans.

-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Producer: Nathaniel Colin, Jr.
-Photographer/Editor: Christopher Breault

By |June 27th, 2017|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Behrman students speak out on social injustice and culture around the country

Students at Martin Behrman Charter Academy of Creative Arts & Sciences held their third “Poetry on the Avenue” event for the New Orleans community. Through spoken word and poetry, students expressed their thoughts about social justice and culture in New Orleans and throughout the United States.

-Producer: Nathaniel Colin, Jr.
-Editor: Christopher Breault

By |May 10th, 2017|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESSENCE Festival: Beyond the Music

Talk Dat NOLA™ Correspondent Casey Ferrand went “Beyond the Music” at the 2016 ESSENCE Festival Presented By Coca-Col, and spoke with fest-goers during the 2nd day of empowerment speeches, exhibits and live music.

-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Producer: Nathaniel Colin, Jr.
-Photographer: Christopher Breault

By |July 3rd, 2016|Latest Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Orleans kids hear from U.S. Rep. John Lewis

Hundreds of New Orleans students from various schools, and community leaders, gathered for an opportunity to meet and hear from U.S. Representative and iconic Civil Rights leader John Lewis, during InspireNOLA Charter Schools “March to Excellence” rally.
-Correspondent: Casey Ferrand
-Producer: Brandon C. Armant
-Photographer: Eric Carle, Jr.

By |April 27th, 2016|Latest Stories|0 Comments

New Orleans students join forces to end violence

In an effort to cease bloodshed amongst young people in the Greater New Orleans area, students from various schools have teamed up to initiate #OneLife – a movement driven by New Orleans middle and high school students who are exploring and carrying out measures to better the lives of youth and young adults in their […]

By |February 14th, 2015|Latest Stories|0 Comments

Marerro kids pray at the bus stop

Young lives are changing, according to The Royal Kings and Queens Outreach Ministry. Through encouragement and prayer, the ministry is helping to make a Marrero neighborhood more peaceful each day. For more information on how to support these efforts, visit
-Correspondent: Gabrielle Lewis
-Photographer: Hudson Miller

By |December 18th, 2014|Latest Stories|0 Comments