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Welcome to Mrs.T’s Plantation: Living and Surviving Domestic Abuse

As the other speakers went before me, I couldn't help but be a nervous pacing wreck, I told myself as I gulped down the freshly squeezed lemonade given to me by one of the waitresses without me asking. She had to have noticed my state of nervousnes, it wasn't like I was hiding it either … Continue reading Welcome to Mrs.T’s Plantation: Living and Surviving Domestic Abuse

Where are all the Nola Natives??? My walk thru Treme

My Saturday was jammed pack with events within walking distance of each other in the Treme neighborhood and since the weatherman was totally wrong, well lets say the wind blew the storm in another direction. The news had the entire city on alert, but we all said "Lessen Bon Ton Roule" to the grey storm … Continue reading Where are all the Nola Natives??? My walk thru Treme

Affectionately dubbed ‘Old Sober’, the little-known New Orleans dish called yakamein is said to right even the worst symptoms of fun.

On a recent Sunday afternoon, Frenchmen Street was relatively tranquil. People still were sleeping off the night before or finishing up late-day brunches to quell any lingering after-effects. Strains of jazz – an accordion, clarinet, tuba – leaked onto the street. Rainbow-bright clapboard houses competed with the brilliant blue of the sky. But the most … Continue reading Affectionately dubbed ‘Old Sober’, the little-known New Orleans dish called yakamein is said to right even the worst symptoms of fun.

I saved a NOLA Fig Tree from gentrification

I'm not sure if it's the fact that I moved away and came back that I appreciate the things some may not realize that are New Orleans treasures. As you all know, I haven't drove since my car accident in 2016, so if I'm not in a Lyft or being driven around, my feet get … Continue reading I saved a NOLA Fig Tree from gentrification

New Orleans Council Votes To Halt Some Short-Term Rentals – Biz New Orleans – May 2018

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The city council in tourist-friendly New Orleans voted Thursday to halt the proliferation of one type of tourist housing: short-term rentals such as those facilitated by Airbnb and Homeaway. Council member Kristin Palmer's measure affects those who rent out entire homes for short-term visitors for as much as 90 days a … Continue reading New Orleans Council Votes To Halt Some Short-Term Rentals – Biz New Orleans – May 2018

  Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival  May 25-27

Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival When: May 25-27 There are neighborhood tours, a Baby Doll bar crawl, community art projects, youth activities, food and music by Shannon Powell, Treme Brass Band, Kermit Ruffins and others at the fest under the Claiborne Avenue overpass. Visit www.treme7thwardcd.org for details. 9:30 a.m. Friday, noon Saturday-Sunday.  About Long known … Continue reading   Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival  May 25-27

Black Excellence! Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix At Cannes —

https://www.youtube.com/embed/pFc6I0rgmgY?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent Source: Earl Gibson III / Getty Spike Lee is back y’all! His newest film BlacKkKlansman, which is based on a true story about a Black police officer infiltrating the KKK in the 1970s, was recently awarded the Grand Prix–second place award–at the Cannes International Film Festival. The first-place prize–Palme d’Or–went to Japanese director Hirozaku … Continue reading Black Excellence! Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Wins Grand Prix At Cannes —

First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal

I can not believe that segregation still exists in our country, but the fact that it does really worries me about the state of our nation.. CLEVELAND, Miss. — A small Mississippi Delta town whose rival high schools were combined last year under a desegregation settlement has held its first graduation ceremony. No longer Trojans … Continue reading First class for Mississippi school after desegregation deal

NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Another deadly school shooting.. As a foster parent who cared for children with special mental and behavioral needs, I really believe it starts in the home. Not saying the parents/caregivers are the blame, but we know what is going on with the kid's 1st hand and out of embarrassment and/or fear that social services will … Continue reading NoLa Chic thought’s on the school shootings after hearing that 10 Confirmed Dead, 10 Wounded: The Latest on the Santa Fe, Texas School Shooting

Come boogie at the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

"Come boogie at the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo, New Orleans’ best free festival that’s put together by its community, for its community." About This Festival Come by the Bayou Every year, tens of thousands of people gather at Bayou St. John in New Orleans for one of the city’s most highly anticipated events, the Mid-City Bayou … Continue reading Come boogie at the Mid-City Bayou Boogaloo

WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim

   https://youtu.be/2hJ-v6ydmfI By Chelsea Brasted cbrasted@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A former WWOZ employee has filed a discrimination claim against the nonprofit radio station, saying her supervisor created a hostile work environment where she was repeatedly called "black woman" instead of her name and then faced retaliation from management when she complained, according to documents filed with public … Continue reading WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim