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On the road to moving back home to New Orleans, rediscovering and redefining who I am and going through the motions and emotions of life I have met some amazing women, several of whom I haven’t seen in person yet. I can say that even without meeting them, they are part of my sisterhood. The term I actually use is Sista Friends and my life is so much better since that has become a part of it. I couldn’t have done it without y’all, and to have even one person no less Public Relations Companies have me included in their list of ”BadAss Woman Influencer” would not be possible without y’all taking the time to read my thoughts. Words are not enough to thank you all, but I know that my words come from my heart and are priceless to me. They, words are all I have.

Traditionally, we as women have been taught to be competitive with one another, in just about every area of our lives, be it with ourselves, men, work and so on. If we were lucky enough we had a woman in our lives to instruct us differently and change that stereotype. I have a huge circle of Sista Friends who invalidate the stereotype that women do not support other women. We are proof that there is Power in the Pack, and we are a Pack of BadAss Women!

We know the importance of supporting, encouraging and advocating for each other. I know personally about the love sisterhood brings into ones life. Let me tell you that I am blown away with the love I have received since I created my Nola Chic blog. To have just one positive voice in a sea of hate is life-saving and the Badass Women in my krewe can drown out the very negative voice that’s trying to drown me. I’m truly thankful.

As a show of my thanks and to get tighter with my Sista Friends, Fon’s PR Company asked me to host another “Ladies Night Out” and I’m sending five ladies to the movies! Over the summer Fon’s PR treated my Sista Friends and me to see The Intruder with Michael Ealy, Megan Good and Dennis Quaid, followed by Happy Hour and INTRUDER Women’s Self Defense Class at Triumph Krav Maga, and we had a fabulous time!

You can read the review at https://nolachic.blog/2018/07/02/nola-safety-tips-women-festival/.

Now, we’re invited to the Advance Screening of Black and Blue which was filmed in New Orleans and Naomie Harris is acting the part of Nola’s Finest BadAss Women Police Officers. And even though Naomie is from London and Nola Hot Girl we have to show her some Nola Love. Check her impressive resume; she’s definitely a BadAss Woman, more like ”Bond Girl” James Bond that is, and she graces the cover off Essence this month.


Screen Gems’ latest film
BLACK AND BLUE starring Naomie Harris and Tyrese Gibson which hits theaters on Oct. 25th. Shot in New Orleans, the film is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomi Harris) suddenly caught in the middle of a corrupt system and must rely on one person (Tyrese Gibson) to help her to reveal the truth behind the cities most trusted officers.





BLACK AND BLUE
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Studio: Screen Gems
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rated: This film is not yet rated


Synopsis: BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.


Directed by: Deon Taylor
Written by: Peter A. Dowling
Cast: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, and Nafessa Williams

BadAss Women support other BadAss Women; it’s all about what we do and who we are. It’s been said and sadly often proven that women are known to have hate and jealousy towards each other. I believe this goes back to our upbringing, but we can change this stinking thinking and celebrate each other. A Badass Woman does not have time to compare there is no competition. We are all wonderfully made with our own unique gifts, talents, and she knows this. There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition. Collaboration is a good thing. It goes back to the old saying “kill two birds with one stone.” Just imagine how much we can accomplish if we sat at the table together and devised a great plan! Not only will we eat, but we can break bread together at that same table too!

I love collaboration and boosting my Sista’s up the ladder, be it business or personal. It can be babysitting or selling goods, it’s better we can have each other’s back. It doesn’t matter if I’m reaching down and pulling you up or holding the ladder and pushing her butt up it, as long as she’s up there is what matters to me.

So, we have our Sista Friend BadAss Woman Super Star on the big screen, and we are going to support her, but I’m wondering how we feel about our brother Tyrese? Have we forgiven him of his ”Baby Daddy” offenses or what? Now we know the brother behind on some child support payments, so we know where our lil coins going. But y’all let me know how y’all feel about him. He is still one fine handsome chocolate thing of a man if that helps and he can sing you to sleep.lol

As y’all know I’m still in ChiTown and I have decided to send an inspiring BadAss New Orleans Blogger along with and a few other New Orleans BadAss Women to the screening of Black and Blue. Some months ago she contacted me to tell me how much I inspired her with my writings and I asked if I could mentor her. Now, mind you I have a mentor who is the executive director of a major media company and I have someone who is not only complimenting my writing style but seeking advice from me! I was floored to say the least. We have yet to meet.

I thought a movie review would be a great first article us to work on together. She has one up, being that it’s filmed in New Orleans. Plus, everything is easier with a krewe of BadAss Women and they can give their insight on the movie too, sorta like an interview. I know she will do a great job and have a great “BadAss Women Night Out!”

As I mentioned Fon’s PR inspired me to create a hashtag entitled “Nola BadAss Women” Women supporting Woman networking events, nothing extravagant, big or will cost us much. I’m thinking of lunch, visiting each others business or hosting a dinner at home. It would be awesome to establish some time to really get to know each other and support one another. An event can consist of just two BadAss Women, I’m not looking host no conference, but I want to make sure I pour in to those who have been pouring into me. I’m here for my Sista Friends and I am so blessed to have you.

And remember there is room for all of us and more than enough for us to get. We can make dough, break bread, have a piece of the pie and have our cake and eat it too!!

#NolaBadAssWomen detail to come out soon! In the meantime check out Black and Blue! I’m kinda feeling indifferent about seeing a movie of this nature at right now… After so many police officers involved in taking the lives of innocent people; more recently Atatiana Jefferson Atatiana Jefferson was shot through her bedroom as the officer had been called to the home by a neighbor concerned that the door to the home was open and a light was on around 2:30 in the morning. She was unarmed and the police did not give warning as he looks to creep around her house as if he was a criminal himself. I do not understand what or why the officers decided to not go through the open door or shout that they were on the property. I’m upset just thinking of it. I’m not sure if this movie will stir up emotions, I’m hearing Denzel Washington, Training Day vibes. We know the world is full of crooked people period, but to still live in a day when Men and Women in Black and Blue are shooting because they can is terrifying.

Special thanks to Fon’s PR for sending me and my krewe on another fabulous night out in New Orleans!

BLACK AND BLUE
Release Date: October 25, 2019
Studio: Screen Gems
Genre: Action, Thriller
Rated: This film is not yet rated


Synopsis: BLACK AND BLUE is a fast-paced action thriller about a rookie cop (Naomie Harris) who inadvertently captures the murder of a young drug dealer on her body cam. After realizing that the murder was committed by corrupt cops, she teams up with the one person from her community who is willing to help her (Tyrese Gibson) as she tries to escape both the criminals out for revenge and the police who are desperate to destroy the incriminating footage.


Directed by: Deon Taylor
Written by: Peter A. Dowling
Cast: Naomie Harris, Tyrese Gibson, Frank Grillo, Mike Colter, Reid Scott, Beau Knapp, and Nafessa Williams

Source: Forbes

A native of New Orleans, who left her beloved New Orleans to spend twenty years of living in the land of Minnesota Not So Nice. Minnesota was full of opportunities but would learn that the soul of the state and the people who made it was just as icy cold as the temperatures. After the years and my 40th birthday flew by, I decided it was time to pack up my youngest child and come back to my roots, my birthplace the city that not only birthed me but gave me life. I would not be who I am without my New Orleans beginnings. I am all things that would challenge the belief of growing up in New Orleans. I was a 16yr old teen mother of a premature baby born with a severe medical disability. And only With the help of my mother, was it possible for me to BE! I was able to endure and survive the obstacles laid before my child and me. In a city that was built by my family, but did not allow for us to reap the benefits I overcame. Charity Hospital was my second home — a building filled with miracle workers who made it possible for my daughter to have life. I have lived a life of rainy days with peeks of sunshine, that are my children, including those not of my womb. I'm the proud mother of three and a grandmother of three. My dream was to live the life of the nursery rhyme of ”The Old Lady Who lived in a shoe,” and for the most part, I did. I cared for several children over the years as a special needs foster parent. I would learn that my love was not enough for some children, but I loved them through their pain. I'm not sure if I ever had a case of true love or came close to what love looks like on television, but I had my share of men and the mirage of love. I survived two abusive marriages. Though I longed to return to New Orleans on a daily bases, I must admit my move was one of the best decisions made for me. I am a college graduate; I was a successful entrepreneur. I coowned a soul food restaurant and catering company in Minnesota for 12 years. I developed the talent of creating custom cakes after the murder of my beloved cousin Melvin Paul. He survived Katrina only to go to Minneapolis six months later to be murdered over a parking spot dispute. But with the challenge of creating a simple wedding cake, I was able to find healing. I created the House of Cakes in honor of him. Minnesota life had me pretty materialistic. I worked to the point I do not remember much, but work and handing my children love money. I thought by having the big house on the hill, a husband, having a family, the ultimate provider and being involved in all things that matter, plus having the funds to match would cure me of what I was told was a generational curse of lack of everything from money, love to even self-love. But for the most part, that life poisoned my heart and soul. I was blinded by visions fed to me by the media. I was told I wasn't anything unless I was better than the Jones's. I lived being ok with a broken, bleeding heart. Life like this did not exist in my family while living in New Orleans from what I viewed with my eyes and soul. We may not have had all the things I acquired over the years, but we were happy, we were together. Family outside of New Orleans wasn't family anymore. We lived separate lives and had awkward moments when we bumped into each other in public. I hated living in Minnesota even though life their helped me in so many ways. I felt deep down the only way to repair it was to get back to my roots, my soul, my home, myself, my New Orleans. I'm here, and I love it. Even being in the so-called Blighted Area of New Orleans and not having all the financial and material security, I'm happy. I am determined that She, yes, New Orleans is a woman is just like me; together, we will overcome and will rise from all that tried to kill our spirit. Nothing like starting from the bottom and making your way back up!. I just know in my heart that New Orleans will provide for me. There's a bank account with funds in it owed to me by way of back pay for my ancestors. And I will receive my inheritance, and I will continue the traditions and customs of the old to keep the heartbeat of New Orleans beating. I'm down in the boot, living the life that feels right to me awaiting my destiny...

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