ABOUT

NOIR 'N NOLA® is a platform highlighting the history, politics, lagniappe, & soul of Black New Orleans. It connects our history to our present while laying the foundation for a better future. 

Through illuminating our rich history, honoring our local gems, unifying through cultural events, and emphasizing issues relative to our community, NOIR 'N NOLA® commemorates the exclusivity that is BLACK NEW ORLEANS.

Cierra Chenier

CEO, Founder of NOIR 'N NOLA®

Cierra Chenier is a writer and creator born and raised in New Orleans, LA. Driven by her love for her city and its people, she created NOIR 'N NOLA® -- a platform highlighting the "history, politics, lagniappe, and soul of Black New Orleans." In 2018, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and African- American Studies at Louisiana State University, where she served as the President of both the Black Student Union and Black Leadership Council. 

Since beginning her career, Chenier has been published both locally and nationally, provided her words and voice for esteemed projects, collaborated on creative projects, and is a resource for written content and creative direction relating to Black and New Orleans history and culture.

Photo: SJ Walker