298. Part 1 of our interview
with Kalamu ya Salaam (born March 24, 1947) is an American poet
, filmmaker, and teacher
from the 9th Ward of New Orleans
. A well-known activist and social critic, Salaam has spoken out on a number of racial and human rights issues. For years he did radio shows on WWOZ
. Salaam is the co-founder of the NOMMO Literary Society, a weekly workshop for Black writers.
- This week in Louisiana history. February 5, 1883. First train service from New Orleans to California
- This week in New Orleans history. Earth, Wind, & Fire's Al McKay is born February 2, 1948. Guitarist, songwriter, producer, former member of Earth, Wind & Fire, and the recipient of five Grammy Awards, Al McKay was born in New Orleans on February 2, 1948.
- This week in Louisiana.
February 8th, 2019
6:30 pm - 12:00 am
Sam’s Town Casino and Hotel
315 Clyde Fant Pkwy,
Shreveport, LA 71101
Krewe des Ambassadeurs Grand Bal will be held at Sam's Town Casino and Hotel in Shreveport on Friday, February 8 at 6:30 p.m. Adult admission is $80. The event is black tie, with a cash bar and a band to entertain after the presentation.
- Postcards from Louisiana. Bruce & Kerr listen to a jazz trumpet in Jackson Square.
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