NOLA In Kulur, A Nod to The Harlem Renaissance

Stephanie Johnson

In the heart of the Big Easy, where dope vibes flow as freely as the Mississippi, something exceptional is emerging. A nod to The Harlem Renaissance—which gave birth to a cultural revival of Black music, scholarship, dance, literature, art, and fashion—is on the horizon. 

As the sun sets on the eve of July 4, 2024, a new intellectual and cultural movement kicks off in the heart of New Orleans, where history and hope will collide. It’s the debut of NOLA In Kulur, a bold new initiative fueled by Kulur Group (Kulur), and Captivate Marketing Group (CMG), aimed at building a dedicated community of like-minded leaders, businesses, and organizations that dare to disrupt in a big way, once again, in pursuit of a more equitable nation and culture. And just like the artists behind the Big Apple’s Harlem Renaissance, Kulur and CMG hope to spark a new fire of possibilities at NOLA’s iconic Baldwin & Co., less than 30 days away from what would be the 100th birthday of literary giant and social justice activist, James Arthur Baldwin.

“Everything about NOLA In Kulur is very intentional. Our goal is to improve networking and collaboration amongst diverse-owned brands, while fulfilling our collective missions to ensure more consumers know about diverse-owned businesses, what they offer, and why they should support them,” said Kulur Group CEO, Nicholas Love. “Bringing leaders and entrepreneurs together across various sectors, we aim to ignite a movement which centers on DOPE thinking that is dedicated to bringing an end to health and wealth disparities in America.” 

Highlights of NOLA In Kulur include a thought-provoking ‘Live’ Dope Thinkers Only Discussion:: It’s Time To Close: Ending Racial Health and Wealth Gaps in America. Panelists include impact makers in higher education such as Grambling State University’s new President, Dr. Martin Lemelle; NOLA health care activist, Dr. Takeisha C. Davis; Baldwin & Co. owner, DJ Johnson; as well as leaders in the financial and marketing industry. 

“These extraordinary leaders will share new ideas on ways diverse businesses and communities can better work together to increase financial literacy and supplemental educational programs for Black youth across the nation, as well as proactive steps Black families can take to better safeguard their health and communities,” said Yvonne McNair, President of Rock Soul Productions and Founder of Captivate Marketing Group.

Special guest artist appearances include internationally acclaimed Chicago Spoken Word Lyricist, Harold Green & band. Plus, NOLA’s own DJ Jess will spin vibes, while attendees pay homage to the city’s rich culture, heritage, and significance in the advancement of Social Justice in America.

“NOLA In Kulur is more than just a night to remember; it's a call to action,” said Love. “It’s about turning our collective power and creative energy into something remarkable, just as our ancestors before us did during The Harlem Renaissance. It’s about cultivating a new culture—one where every voice is valued, every opportunity is embraced, and every dream nurtured.” 

Click here to reserve your spot to attend NOLA In Kulur and join ranks with DOPE leaders who dare to embark on a bold new journey—lighting the way towards a future where unity reigns and equity in health and wealth thrives. 

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