Lake Charles, Louisiana






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A Taste of Lake Charles, Louisiana

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT LAKE CHARLES?

  1. Lake Charles is the fifth largest incorporated city in the US state of Louisiana, located on Lake Charles, Prien Lake, and the Calcasieu River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 71,993.

  2. Thousands in the Lake Area are employed by the petro-chemical refineries located across the river near Sulphur and Westlake. Some of the corporations with facilities in or around the city include PPG Industries, ConocoPhillips, and Citgo Petroleum Corporation. The Trunkline LNG terminal, immediately southwest of Lake Charles, is one of the United States' few liquified natural gas terminals. It has facilities for LNG receipt, storage, and re-gasification. Lake Charles Cogeneration, a subsidiary of Leucadia National, began construction of a $1.6 billion petroleum coke gasification plant in early 2009.

  3. L'Auberge du Lac Casino Resort. At 26 stories, it is the tallest building between Houston and Baton Rouge. Lake Charles has a strong Cajun culture because of its location in south Louisiana. Many festivals are held at the Civic Center. The most popular, Contraband Days, is hosted on the Civic Center grounds and lakefront. The city has its own symphony orchestra, the Lake Charles Symphony. It was founded in 1938 and hosts concerts at the Rosa Hart Theatre, which has a capacity of over 2,000.

  4. A burgeoning nightlife is one cultural facet of the city. Lake Charles hosts popular concerts known as Downtown at Sundown at the Civic Center. L'Auberge du Lac also has its own nightlife with its Jack Daniel's Bar and Grill. Ryan Street in the historic downtown area is known for its restaurants and bars such as AJ's Bar and Grill, Luna's Bar and Grill, Sha Sha's Creole Restaurant, Sylvia's Bistro, and Pujo Street Cafe. Other popular bars throughout the area include Cowboys, Yesterdays, Buffalo Wild Wings, Micci's, and Frosty Factory.

  5. Lake Charles plays host to over 75 festivals and carnivals, giving the city its nickname, "The Festival Capital of Louisiana."

    Radio Stations
    KRLR 89.1 FM Sulphur, LA Christian Contemporary
    KTSR 92.1 FM De Quincy, LA Top-40
    KHLA 92.9 FM Jennings, LA Classic Hits
    KQXY 94.1 FM Beaumont, TX Top-40
    KQLK 97.9 FM De Ridder, LA Hip Hop
    KZWA 104.9 FM Moss Bluff, LA Urban Contemporary
    KJMH 107.5 FM Lake Arthur, LA Hip Hop
    KEZM 1310 AM Sulphur, LA Sports
    KAOK 1400 AM
    Lake Charles, LA Talk
    KXZZ 1580 AM Lake Charles Soul
    KAOK 1400 AM Lake Charles News & Sports Talk

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
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Demographics of Lake Charles, Louisiana

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

50.23%

46.82%

0.23%

1.07%

1.40%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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Famous Blacks from Lake Charles, Louisiana

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Businesses in Lake Charles, Louisiana


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Chantal's Braiding -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  605 Falls St, Lake Charles, LA (337) 436-5885

  2. Charisma Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  2119 Kirkman Street (SUITE A), Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-5515   - (visit website)

  3. Heidi Jojos -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  3941-C Ryan St Lake Charles , LA 70601 (337) 4745831   - (visit website)

  4. JC Penney Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Prien Lake Mall 312 W Prien Lake Rd Lake Charles, LA 70601

  5. Tammy's Creations -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1323 12 th St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-1592   - (visit website)

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. African American Chamber of Commerce -  Category: Services -   1901 Highway 14 Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601 (225) 205-9116  - (visit website)

  2. Globe Trek Travel -  Category: Travel Agent -  Voted Best Travel Agency In Southwest Louisiana!   - 3310 Creole Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 477-0835  - (visit website)

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AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

  1. Central School Arts & Humanities Center -  Category: Services -   809 Kirby Street, Suite 202 - Lake Charles, Louisiana 70601-5372 (337) 439-2787  - (visit website)

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Ball's Fried Chick-N -  Category: Southern/Soul and Seafood -   606 Enterprise Blvd Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 433-0226

  2. Big L's Soul Food Hut -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1109 13th Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601-7567 (337) 564-6619

  3. Billedeaux's Cajun Kitchen -  Category: Southern/Soul -   2633 Fruge St. Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 439-9944

  4. Cajun Cafe -  Category: Southern/Soul -   329 W Lawrence St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 439-3722

  5. Cajun's Wharf -  Category: Southern/Soul -   3500 Ryan St Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 478-7333

  6. Chastain Incorporated -  Category: Southern/Soul -  3922 Ryan St Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 474-4700

  7. Granger's Restaurant & Lounge -  Category: Southern/Soul -  2636 Old Town Rd Lake Charles, LA 70615 (337) 433-9130

  8. Kojack Creole Kitchen -  Category: Southern/Soul -  914 Broad St Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-0380

  9. Sha Sha's of Creole -  Category: Cajun/Creole, Seafood -  609 Ryan Street Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 494-7227

  10. Soul Food Heaven -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1847 Gertsner Memorial Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 433-4999

  11. Southern Spice of Moss Bluff -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   277 Hwy 171 N. Lake Charles, LA 70611 (337) 855-0010   - (visit website)

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


Lake Charles hosted it's first Real Cowboy Association. It was started in the 1960s in Longview, TX for black cowboys who couldn't compete in other rodeo associations, but as you'll see it as well as other associations has integrated.

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black/african american special events

Make Me Laugh Comedy Jam

Lake Charles, Louisiana COMING TO YOU LIVE!

Saturday August 20, 2016 at The Central School of Art Theatre !

COMEDIENNE HOPE FLOOD!

On Air Personality of Charlotte, NC "BJ In the Morning" on 105.7 KRNB Appearances on

* Russell Simmon's HBO All Star "Def Comedy Jam"

* BET ComicView

* Comedy Central's "Comic Groove" (Host/Tracey Morgan)

* Martin Lawrences' "The 1st Amendment Stand Up"

Early Bird Tickets and Vendor Space available , Donations are also being accepted.... for more info, or to find out how you can be apart of the experience, email makemelaughcomedyjam@gmail.com OR CALL (281)300-5180 !

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CHURCHES



  1. Faith Temple Church of God in Christ -  3800 Hodges St, Lake Charles, LA 70605 (337) 480-0054

  2. Freeman Memorial Church of God in Christ -  Lake Charles, Louisiana (337) 436-3963

  3. New Birth Cogic -  1700 7th Avenue, Lake Charles, LA 70601-6638 (337) 497-0259

  4. Saints Memorial C.O.G.I.C. -  1717 Moeling St., Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 439-8680  - (visit website)

  5. St. Matthew Lutheran Church -  810 N. Shattuck St. Lake Charles, LA 70601-1750 (337) 436-9927

  6. St Paul Ame Church -  1104 Jackson Street, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2243 (337) 433-2415

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Lake Charles Casino & Hotel -  Category: Entertainment -   100 Westlake Avenue Westlake, LA 70669 Exit 27 (1-800-843-4753)   - (visit website)











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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. Annual Lake Charles Black Rodeo
    (August)   Lake Charles Civic Center Coliseum   - (visit website)

    For more information call The Lake Charles Civic Center at (337) 491-1256 or (337) 491-1432.


  2. Black Heritage Festival
    (March)  809 Kirby St. Lake Charles, LA 70601 (337) 304-0620   - (visit website)

    Mouthwatering food, terrific music and great family fun.


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