Author: Kim Singletary

Editor’s Note

Spring is typically a time for hope and new beginnings, and there’s never been a time, in my lifetime at least, that both of those things were more needed than now. It’s been a rough winter. There were a lot…

Best.Year.Ever

The past year has brought an array of challenges unlike any we’ve seen in our lifetime, especially in the realm of tourism and hospitality — an area our region has long depended on. But alongside the terrible headlines of closings…

Determined to find the Sweet Spot

Two of Brennan’s inaugural king cake offerings — the Chocolate “Black and Gold” Cake and “Pink Parade King Cake. The restaurant also offers a traditional king cake. All are available at Ralph Brennan restaurants, as well…

Editor’s Note

Everyone in the world has now experienced the COVID-19 version of a holiday season, and — for those that heeded the scientific and medical advice — that has meant much smaller gatherings, much simpler versions of honoring traditions, or even…

Editor's Note

That’s what a new year means. And who wouldn’t want that after the year we’ve just had? Does anything really change from Dec. 31 to Jan. 1? No. But our mentality does, and that’s a powerful thing. There’s just something…

Editor's Note

That’s what I’d venture to say a majority of us are thinking about 2020. I’m sure you’ve seen the barage of memes (and T-shirts, and cups) rightly proclaiming this year to have been a…well, let’s say “challenging one.” Our esteemed…

Editor's Note

If there’s one thing this global pandemic has done it’s remind us all of the importance of our loved ones to our happiness and overall mental health. Many of us, myself included, have been spending a lot more time around…

Editor's Note | C’mon Fall!

October is my favorite month. Not only is it home to my favorite holiday, it’s the start of my favorite season. I mean, who doesn’t love fall? The weather starts to cool (hopefully), you have the holidays coming up, (which…

Editor's Note | It’s Time

While struggling to battle a worldwide pandemic, this country has also found itself in the midst of a renewed cry for equity. To be sure, COVID-19 has impacted us all to different degrees, but the facts have shown that —…

Black in Business

In June, the National Bureau of Economic Research came out with its first report on COVID-19’s effect on small businesses and, as was to be expected, the news wasn’t good. From February through April, the number of active business owners…