Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

My neighbor and I had a wonderful time. We both were born and raised in New Orleans and learned so much about our city that we did not know. It’s something how you can live somewhere all your life and not know about some of its important histories. It felt like we were on an adult field trip! I loved meeting the tourists and hearing about their love for my beloved city. It all was absolutely fabulous! Continue reading Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Big Queen Kim’s life was dedicated to the Black Masking Indian culture (once known as Mardi Gras Indians) since the age of five with the Mandingo Warriors and Spirit of Fi Yi Yi. Her Uncle and Big Chief Harris’s voice radiated over the crowd as he and Big Queen Kim’s spirit lead us back to Solider’s Field as he shouted, “She was My Queen!” during the vigil on Wednesday, August 12th. It was a beautiful evening as hundreds of people packed the streets of Treme to honor our beloved Queen’s life. “She loved the culture,” says Big Chief Victor. Continue reading Remembering Big Queen Kim “Cutie” Boutte

Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Last year the Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! It was a magnificent year for my brand and my life. I was home long enough to close … Continue reading Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Big Freedia “Freedia Got A Gun” Documentary

WORLD OF WONDER-PRODUCED DOCUMENTARY “FREEDIA GOT A GUN” DEBUTS OFFICIAL TRAILERTold Through the Eyes of Local Hero and International Bounce Legend Big Freedia, Documentary Produced by Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey, Directed By Chris McKim Depicts Gun Violence Epidemic in New Orleans New Orleans’s undisputed queen of bounce Big Freedia shines a spotlight on our country’s continuous struggle with gun violence in Chris McKim‘s unflinching documentary. In January 2018, Adam … Continue reading Big Freedia “Freedia Got A Gun” Documentary

Bourbon Street, New Orleans | 72-year-old French Quarter performer back on Bourbon Street after beating COVID-19

NEW ORLEANS — A 72-year-old French Quarter performer is on the road to recovery after she tested positive for COVID-19 in late March. Marie Francois said it was one of the hardest things she’s been through. At one point, she said she didn’t think she was going to beat the virus. https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0PCjvbk9?s=a99&pd=05OQgomd Continue reading Bourbon Street, New Orleans | 72-year-old French Quarter performer back on Bourbon Street after beating COVID-19

Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

With her passing comes the loss of a woman known for keeping the spirit of New Orleans alive with her countless stories and photos of Carnival Indians.  Author: Paul Dudley / Eyewitness News Published: 6:58 PM CDT May 27, 2020 https://wwltv.com/embeds/video/289-f56b29c0-c8a6-45f2-9ebd-f483a753ed70/iframe?jwsource=cl NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans lawyer and photographer known for capturing Mardi Gras Indian culture through her many photos and stories died Sunday following a … Continue reading Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

The traditional title is Queen, but during a recent trip to The ESSENCE Full Circle Festival, Scott-Young took part in ground exhibitions where she learned of the history of KING’s and SHE-KING’s.

Scott-Young said, “I have to be honest; they named me Queen, and embrace the title of SHE-KING in tribute to the fearless female rulers of Ancient Egypt and Africa that I learned of while in Ghana. Continue reading Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

Planes NOLA Capsule Launch At Streetcar Barn | NYTE LYFE LEXX

After receiving a boarding pass to Planes’s NOLA Capsule Launch, we experienced something delightful. The Plane’s Crew creates an amazing collaboration of New Orleans flavor with their designs. The “Where Im From” has been presented in Uptown New Orleans at the Carrollton Streetcar Barn. New Orleans own Lawrence Parker “Law” Roc Nation’s A&R with Artist Management shares different attributes of the New Orleans culture. One … Continue reading Planes NOLA Capsule Launch At Streetcar Barn | NYTE LYFE LEXX

ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT

*MEDIA ALERT* It’s Mardi Gras time in our city and everyone wants to experience what we have to offer. Entrepreneur and media mogul Mona Scott-Young, who LOVES New Orleans is She-King-Elect of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers!!!! Scott-Young’s likeness is bringing in other nationally known personalities to to take part in one of biggest traditions. TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS HOST. “THE ROYAL HOMECOMING” GALA ON FEB. 7 … Continue reading ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT