BlackStar aka Little Afrika is located in Old Algiers, New Orleans on the corner of Uhuru and Nguvu formally known as Slidell and Belleville St. in the 800 block. BlackStar is a caffe that has books available to read and purchase as well as various community merchandise. BlackStar is the home of the No Jive Turkey, Soul Salmon, and Old Algiers jerked sammiches as well as the classic Yimalade beverage. BlackStar hosts various events, such as film screenings, community panels, and open mics. It is most popular for its weekly open mic event on Sunday nights called Liberation Lounge. Be sure to visit BlackStar and stay tuned for the Little Afrika Festival, a neighborhood festival full of artist vendors hosted by BlackStar Books and Caffe.
BlackStar is a great community business. I had a Soul Salmon burger and a special beverage called Yimalade. The open mic was all positive vibes. I'm looking forward to visiting again this Sunday. Y'all should come too!
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