WATCH: Natural hair in New Orleans: What’s next?

Natural Hair: New Orleans

By Elizabeth Vanderau and Winnie Hsu Medill Reports It is difficult to find an affordable natural hair stylist in New Orleans. While nearly 60% of New Orleanians are Black, very few salons in the city exclusively cater to women with natural hair. Those that do are often unaffordable or do not offer a full menu […]

Last dance in the Big Easy

Filmmakers (from left) Josh Freund and Sam Radutzky go behind the scenes with the band Papa Grows Funk in their music documentary, "Do U Want It."

The new ‘funkumentary,’ Do U Want It?, is director Josh Freund’s cinematic love letter to the band Papa Grows Funk and the New Orleans music scene. By Morgan Levey Medill Reports For 90 minutes on a winter evening a vortex opened in Chicago’s Davis Theater and the crowd was transported down south, to the land […]