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Coronavirus has Lafayette’s restaurant workers living on the fly

In better times, many servers and bartenders are forced to cut costs around healthcare, food, or rent. Setting aside money for savings is not often feasible.

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Lafayette’s food economy turns to hustles old and new to stay afloat during the pandemic

Coronavirus has caused a major gap in the food economy that some local farmers and restaurateurs are hustling to fill.

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Surviving coronavirus with grace and gravy

While coronavirus wreaks havoc on the restaurant industry, Acadiana’s iconic plate lunch houses persevere as tight-knit family businesses with strong neighborhood ties.

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Randy Daniel’s dream was realized in February; 3 weeks later, COVID-19 flipped the script

One month after re-opening La Pizzeria, Randy Daniel suddenly found himself laying off 22 of the 23 hourly employees he had just hired.

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Hey Lafayette, you can buy local hand sanitizer and cleaning products

Here’s one way to keep money in the local economy and stay safe: buy local cleaning products.

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‘Not talking about it will not make it go away’ — Marja Broussard

The president of the Lafayette NAACP chapter says racism is still reality. Pretending it doesn’t exist won’t fix it.

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‘My mission is to uncover that hidden history’ — Phebe Hayes

Historically people have tried to weaken the image of black men and women. Phebe Hayes wants to fix that.

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‘We weren’t wanted there, and the teachers made it known’ — Chris Williams

The former councilman reflects on racism during the school integration era.

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Portrait: Marcelle Fontenot

'No, you see color' — Marcelle Fontenot

The veteran newswoman reflects on her experience as a black woman in Acadiana. Part of the Voices of Race in Portrait exhibition showing this month at AcA.

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Dark Roux chef isn’t making a fuss with new restaurant

Vestal will be a far cry from Ryan Trahan’s previous restaurant, with a more casual atmosphere and approachable menu.

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Bone breaking, get-low, pauzin, Flexn

Barely a decade old, witnessing Flexn today is like watching the emergence of hip hop in the 1970s and 1980s. Catch Flex Ave. this week at AcA.

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FIL’s Lisa Stafford, others honored for helping Haitian band facing political crisis

Stafford and the other volunteers who came to RAM’s rescue realized that to keep a foreign group of musicians in the country legally, you had to keep them working, as in performing and gigging.

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