On November 16, 2020 New Orleans lost a giant. Ben Smith was many things, a political activist, a community organizer, an entrepreneur, a son, a father, a big brother, an expert at driving directions in New Orleans, and one of the most stylish decedents of The Desire. In 2014 Ben, his brother (Pastor Tyrone Smith), and four of their friends (Calvin Duncan, Blair Boutte, Norris Henderson, and Jack Dilosa) helped create The First 72+. The First 72+ was created in order t
"The City of New Orleans today announced that AT&T has engaged in New Orleans East through its Believe New Orleans campaign. This initiative is an expansion of their previous work, with a $175,000 donation to SHARP Men New Orleans, The First 72+, and Fund17." Read the full article HERE.