‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America

For the Zulu club, a black social organization in New Orleans, Mardi Gras was a joy. The coronavirus made it a tragedy. By Linda Villarosa Photographs by L. Kasimu Harris April 29, 2020 When the Kreweof Zulu parade rolled out onto Jackson Avenue to kick off Mardi Gras festivities on Feb. 25, the party started for black New Orleans. Tens of thousands of people lined the four-and-a-half-mile route, reveling in the animated succession of jazz musicians, high-stepping marching bands from historically black colleges and universities and loose-limbed dancers dressed in Zulu costumes, complete with grass skirts and blackface makeup, an homage to the Zulu … Continue reading ‘A Terrible Price’: The Deadly Racial Disparities of Covid-19 in America

Baldwin & Co. Black-Owned Coffeeshop and Bookstore Review

Baldwin & Co is artfully designed with a mixture of African-inspired decor and contemporary furnishings. White walls are adorned with eye-catching artwork, African print-covered chairs. When you enter the Coffeeshop doors, you are greeted with enticing scents, a creative atmosphere, and friendly smiles.

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'Professional Black Girl' Launches Season 2 in New Orleans

https://theglowup.theroot.com/to-new-orleans-with-love-professional-black-girl-launc-1833713921 https://kinja.com/video/3660645?utm_medium=sharefromsite&utm_source=The_Glow_Up&jwsource=cl Dr. Yaba Blay/Calm Dog Productions Who dat? Oh, she’s just a Professional Black Girl, back home in New Orleans for Season 2! Following a successful 2018 crowdfunding campaign that surpassed its $25,000 goal in two days, educator, activist, creator and curator of Professional Black Girl, Dr. Yaba Blay, returned to her hometown with her groundbreaking video series “created to celebrate every day, around-the-way #BlackGirlMagic, and to smash racist and ‘respectable’ expectations of who they are, who they shouldbe, and how they ought to ‘behave,’” she says in a release. “I think the draw to Professional Black Girl for … Continue reading 'Professional Black Girl' Launches Season 2 in New Orleans

“I Really Thought I Was Like Poppin’”: K. Michelle Was In Denial About How Problematic Her Butt Injections Were

I’m so proud of her for being open, I believe her transparency will help so many women who are syked into this trend. What does a Big Booty get you anyway, more men, more attention or more health problems when … Continue reading “I Really Thought I Was Like Poppin’”: K. Michelle Was In Denial About How Problematic Her Butt Injections Were

My Inexperience with Marijuana: Story of a new short term smoker

After receiving an invite to attend an educational session on medical cannabis featuring one of the nations leading experts, a doctor of medical marijuana, it had me thinking of my experience or shall I say inexperience with marijuana. When initially … Continue reading My Inexperience with Marijuana: Story of a new short term smoker