We try to keep it short and simple but you know how NOLA is, always something happening. If you have an event you would like to broadcast to our professionals, send the info our way – mvalerie@theblackprofessional.com

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Early Voting

Sat. Sept. 20- Sat. Oct 7

Early voting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day through Oct. 7 except for Sunday, though some locations may not be open at all dates and times. Each parish’s registrar of voters can provide more information on when early voting will occur. Click on “Early Voting” above to get more specifics, including a look at a sample ballot matching your parish, ward & precinct. If you stay ready you don’t have to get ready!

Early voting locations are:

Jefferson Parish: the Yenni Building, 1221 Elmwood Park Blvd.; Charles Odom Building, 5001 West Bank Expressway, Marrero; 408 Minor St. in Kenner; and the Grand Isle Community Center, 3811 Highway 1, Grand Isle.

New Orleans: City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.; the Algiers Courthouse, 225 Morgan St.; the voting machine warehouse, 8870 Chef Menteaur Highway; and the Lake Vista Community Center, 6500 Spanish Fort Blvd.

Plaquemines Parish: the Plaquemines Parish Government Building, 28028 Highway 23, Port Sulfur; Belle Chasse Library, 8442 Highway 23, Belle Chasse; and the Rev. Percy M. Griffin Community Center, 15577 Highway 39, Davant.

St. Bernard Parish: the parish government building at 8201 W. Judge Perez Drive.

St. Charles Parish: the courthouse, 15045 River Road, Hahnville; and 14564 River Road, New Sarpy.

St. John the Baptist Parish: 1801 W. Airline Highway, LaPlace; and 2393 Highway 18, Edgard.

St. Tammany Parish: the St. Tammany Justice Center Parking Garage, 601 N. Jefferson Ave., Covington; the Towers Building, 520 Old Spanish Trail, Slidell; and the St. Tammany Parish Administrative Complex, 21490 Koop Drive, Mandeville.



Every Monday

Just because summer is over doesn’t mean you can’t keep in shape. Even better, the weather (supposedly) is about to get cooler. A good opportunity to join the Move Ya Brass Krewe on Monday’s for their 2 or 3 mile run/walk. The krewe has moved back to City Park and stretching begins at 6pm. I personally have enjoyed running with a group as opposed to a solo run at least once a week. I’ll admit, I’m a bit competitive so it’s helped to increase my speed and lower my times.


Red Beans N’ Rice Monday

Every Monday

Every Monday catch Cirque du Freque at Kermit Ruffin’s Mother-In-Law Lounge presented by WBOK 1230AM. Live performances by Kermit Ruffins and Irvin Mayfield. The food is good, the drinks are beyond reasonably priced and nowhere else do you see these two global artists be right in the comfort of their hometown playing music how they want to, battling each other on the trumpet and Irvin on the 1’s and 2’s. Yes, you read that correctly!

Industry on Tap

Tuesday. Oct 3

A quarterly entrepreneurial experience curated with millennials in mind. “Industry On Tap” invites you to learn more about business, sharpen your skills, and
establish alliances. Enjoy cocktails, beer, light bites, and a special guest that will offer his or her experience in their perspective industry and how public relations,
branding, and marketing play an instrumental part in the success of their career. Our special guests will range from pro athletes in the NBA, and NFL, to
CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies. The thing that every company, brand, and product has in common is the need for the 3 campaign pillars that drive traffic to your
business, Branding ,Marketing, and Public Relations.

The events will also include industry specials in the fields of Finance, Office Space, and IT. Join the newestbusiness incubator support system, “INDUSTRY ON
TAP” for a great time but better yet a great investment.



Thursday, Oct 5

The newest of the city’s art markets will be housed in the Historic Carver Theater every Thursday night beginning Fall 2017. The market will feature aristians from the following categories: Fine Art, Wearable Art (clothing, jewelry, etc), handmade small batch products, and everything in between!


NOLA Black Pro @ Roux Carre

Friday, Oct 6

Here’s something to look forward to after work next Friday. The Black Professionals NOLA Chapter (NOBP), will meet at Roux Carre from 5:30-8pm to take advantage of some great food, drink specials, music and First Fridays on the Boulevard.

If you haven’t ventured down Oretha Castle Haley to it’s delicious food spots, you’re certainly missing out. One of our favorites is Roux Carre. It has several different food vendors nestled inside including Diva Dawg, Estralita’s Express, Johnny’s Jamaican Grill, The Pupusa Lady, The Cupcake Collection and a bar. What makes this place even better is it’s open breezeways. While the center of the “food court” is covered, you are essentially sitting outside. All the fresh air and natural light you can get (perfect for selfies).

So we thought, why not invite all of our professionals out for some good eats after work?! And then we realized, First Friday’s was coming up, oh and then we started blowing DJ RQAway’s phone up! Don’t forget about the drink specials, because you deserve one, maybe two: $5 rum punch, $2 select beer, and $3 select wine. So there you have it.

Please click to RSVP. It will keep our food lines short and tummies full!


Fascio Fancy Fridays

Friday, Oct 6

Fascio Hair presents Fancy Fridays: Curls & Cocktails Edition! Get Fancy with Fascio Hair every first Friday of every month! Enjoy Inspiring Conversations, Relaxing Music, Gift Bags, Little Food Bites, and Tasty Cocktails while being pampered in our luxious location in heart of New Orleans CBD!

Checkout 3 all Inclusive Ways to get Fascio Fancy:

  1. Natural Hair Style ( twist or updo) & Cocktails $100
  2. Blowouts & Cocktails $85
  3. Perfect Press & Cocktails $125