Category: business

Float service industry couple brings Mardi Gras to New Orleans neighborhoods with porch floats

By Camille Barnett, Gentilly Messenger Gentilly-based couple Rene and Inez Pierre are the first Black-owned Mardi Gras float service providers in Louisiana. However, with New Orleans parades canceled this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, their company’s focus pivoted and found...

Viewpoint: Does Churchill Downs prioritize gaming over horse racing?

By Danae Columbus, opinion columnist In a decision that critics say speaks directly to corporate greed, Churchill Downs is challenging the Louisiana State Racing Commission’s emergency ruling that requires Churchill to temporarily take in 500 horses displaced from Delta Downs...