Trench Boxing LLC encourages New Orleanians to settle disputes in the ring. #GunsDownGlovesUp

Instagram was ablaze with the hashtag “#Hustleman.” A name I have heard of before but nothing like swiping through my feed and seeing on viral mode. So, when my friend and fellow New Orleans HipHop Blogger NYTE LYFE Lexx’s latest article popped up in my inbox, I knew it had to be something hot and popping on the Urban NOLA scene. The fire source was … Continue reading Trench Boxing LLC encourages New Orleanians to settle disputes in the ring. #GunsDownGlovesUp

New Orleans Youth signup to receive a Free StudioBE “Home is Where the Art is” Coloring Book & Activity Guide and “Stay at Home” Art Kit

Media Alert   For Release: Friday, April 17,2020 Peace Family, BMike of  StudioBE is giving New Orleans Youth the opptunity to release some of stressing nad worrying that has been brought on by the Coronavirusby equipping  them with the supplies to use their imagination to create life as they see it and desire it to be. to the images he created in a coloringbook and … Continue reading New Orleans Youth signup to receive a Free StudioBE “Home is Where the Art is” Coloring Book & Activity Guide and “Stay at Home” Art Kit

CHRISTMAS EVE BONFIRES ON THE LEVEE

  6:00 PM – 8:00 PM Tuesday, December 24, 2019 There are many colorfully imaginative traditions dating back to the earliest Cajun settlers of the regions of southern Louisiana to the west and north of New Orleans. One of them is the lighting of the bonfires along the Mississippi River on Christmas Eve. These bonfires, erected on the river levees by the keepers of this … Continue reading CHRISTMAS EVE BONFIRES ON THE LEVEE

Renowned artist Terrance Osborne announces The Color of New Orleans experience. The first one hundred guests will receive a complimentary print of the official event poster.

NEW ORLEANS, La. (Dec. 17, 2019) – Today, renowned artist and cultural curator Terrance Osborne announced The Color of New Orleans, an exclusive art exhibition featuring locally inspired, never-before-seen artwork that visually tells the story of New Orleans. The signature event will be held on February 1, 2020, at Osborne’s Magazine Street Gallery. For the first time in his twenty-plus year career, Osborne is hosting … Continue reading Renowned artist Terrance Osborne announces The Color of New Orleans experience. The first one hundred guests will receive a complimentary print of the official event poster.

The Black Film Festival New Orleans will highlight youth student artist from the St. Roch Community program Making Connections NOLA

The Second Annual Black Film Festival of New Orleans is this weekend, and the lineup has me singing songs of joy and praises!
I’m proud to announce that some of these short films come from the creative minds of New Orleans youngest aspiring filmmakers in New Orleans. The Black Film Festival of New Orleans will highlight talented youth from my neighborhood, Saint Roch, in the 8th Ward ya heard me! These brilliant young artists are students of the St. Roch Film Academy hosted by Making Connections New Orleans! Continue reading The Black Film Festival New Orleans will highlight youth student artist from the St. Roch Community program Making Connections NOLA

New Orleanian Poet and Author Kalamu Ya Salaam Honored with Blue Collar PEN Award at the 30th Annual PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards

As I read about the written works of Mr. Kalamu Ya Salaam and his achievements, an indescribable feeling of joy and pride welled up in my depths of my soul. Followed by a deep desire to keep on pressing my pen against the white blankness of creativity that was waiting for me to snap out of this life funk that has consumed me for the past year, but Mr. Salaam inspired me. I was so caught up in researching his works to the point I almost forgot t share his good news! Continue reading New Orleanian Poet and Author Kalamu Ya Salaam Honored with Blue Collar PEN Award at the 30th Annual PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards

Becoming Professor X: Mia Young takes hip-hop to a new degree

“One thing about it, we’re not going nowhere,” Young affirmed. “In New Orleans, we don’t die, we multiply. This culture is gonna get bigger and better. There are more up and coming artists. We’re gonna continue to thrive. But I’m very happy to see this program in college. I never thought I’d see the day. Oh my goodness, I know my mother is so happy right now.”

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Free Halloween Party at Three Keys at Ace Hotel New Orleans with Papi Juice

Get your Costumes ready! We have your Halloween plans here. Music, dance and dress with Papi Juice, an art collective celebrating the lives of queer and trans people of color.⁠ Costumes are encouraged, and music and guests include Oscar Nñ, Denisia, HaSizzle, Dreamer, among others. Where: Three Keys, 600 Carondelet StreetWho: Papi JuiceWhen: Thursday, October 31stTime: 10pm Free with RSVP Three Keys is the popular … Continue reading Free Halloween Party at Three Keys at Ace Hotel New Orleans with Papi Juice

My Bittersweet Pickaninny Dolls: New Orleans Vintage Gambina Dolls, Ninkie, and Jody circa 1700s

The dolls reminded me of the painful memories and difficulties growing up in New Orleans with what I was told was the wrong color skin and bad short hair, the only difference was that “Ninkie” was cute and only because she was made in the 80. A lot of my feelings were rooted not in hatred for myself but for the absence of dolls that looked like me. Continue reading My Bittersweet Pickaninny Dolls: New Orleans Vintage Gambina Dolls, Ninkie, and Jody circa 1700s

The Gentilly Fest showcases the best of New Orleans Urban Community

“Built by the Community” “The best music, food, art. And bring the kids!” Free admission. Gentilly Fest celebrates all things New Orleans! FREE ADMISSION FESTIVAL HOURSFriday, October 11th : 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.Saturday, October 12th : 12:00 noon – 10:00 p.mSunday, October 13th : 12:00 noon – 7:00pm. LOCATIONGentilly Festival is located at Pontchartrain Park Playground 5701 Press Dr. New Orleans, LA | @ … Continue reading The Gentilly Fest showcases the best of New Orleans Urban Community