L.O.C.A.L.S’ Fest Nola

SEPTEMBER 28, 2019 – 11 AM – 6 PM ARMSTRONG PARK: 835 N. Rampart St. New Orleans, LA PRICE FREE – donations encouraged ABOUT L.O.C.A.L.S. FEST Celebrate the city’s up-and-coming artists, chefs, musicians and more at the inaugural LOCALS Fest, Saturday, Sept. 28 at Armstrong Park. This fest is free and open to the public.  LOCALS, which stands for, Loving Our Community As Louisiana, is … Continue reading L.O.C.A.L.S’ Fest Nola

Surviving after Hurricane Katrina… Let’s celebrate the Survivors.

Remembering Hurricane Katrina brings up a host of painful emotions, pains that we can not escape. The date feels like a bandaid that has been ripped off, exposing unhealed festering wounds. Those affected by Katrina may look and act as though they are healed, but underneath the scab lays layers of trauma.

Thinking back to Hurricane Katrina and observing all the changes in these fourteen years, it appears that the Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are put on display to stir emotions and not the mere acknowledgment of their survival. There are stories behind those voiceless pictures.

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Remembering Hurricane Katrina: Look back on photos of the storm, aftermath 14 years later | Photos | theadvocate.com

Hurricane Katrina made landfall in Louisiana on August 29, 2005. — Read on http://www.theadvocate.com/content/tncms/live/ Continue reading Remembering Hurricane Katrina: Look back on photos of the storm, aftermath 14 years later | Photos | theadvocate.com

NOLA Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Here’s some information I have found over the years that may help you prepare for Hurricane Season. As well as a story or two with it. 1. If the words “Mandatory Evacuation” is put in place for your area, please leave. I’m making this 1st because we seem to put it at the bottom of the list. As well as put it to the back … Continue reading NOLA Hurricane Preparedness Tips

New Orleans is drowning, but not our spirit

They come with their slick pimp sweet whispers of hope and betterment for the children of Nola. They seduce the city, our motherland, Nola, and she opens her heart and soul, giving them the key to her, the city of New Orleans… Nola only gave freely, because she wants the best for her children (New Orleanians) and they came dangling good living, a life we have needed for years. She was impressed by the wealth and security that they could provide and all she could think of was how good this would be for her children, the people of the city. Continue reading New Orleans is drowning, but not our spirit

For the love of New Orleans culture…surviving more than hurricanes…

I’m hoping that by reading my writings that you can not only learn about New Orleans, but what it takes to survive the Hurricane named LIFE. You all inspire me to be greater, to not only tell you all what’s hot and popping in New Orleans, but y’all give me the platform to tell my real-life NOLA Life story or as my BFF refers to my world as “Surviving the Life of a NOLA Chic. One thing I know for sure we all are guarantee a life storms, hurricanes, tornadoes and earth quakes that will split us off, leaving us crushed, bleeding and broken in the organ that keeps us alive and some believe it’s the place when love lives, the heart. Continue reading For the love of New Orleans culture…surviving more than hurricanes…

We need to care

We complain in the midst of other’s suffering over the silliest things.  We worry about our status in life, while someone is happy to just be alive.  Some kinda way we escaped disaster, but there is someone living right in it.  Someone can’t turn the lights on to see where their pain comes from.  Someone is hungry, but we just tossed a perfectly good meal. … Continue reading We need to care

Former Iberville Project Residents do you know what this sign really means…?

I didn’t live in the Iberville, but I had family and friends who did. The history of where they lived never was a topic nor the sign that stood at the entryway, it simply was a place to stay.  I recall reading the sign, but that was about it. I never asked my family any questions about this sign. What did come to mind, the … Continue reading Former Iberville Project Residents do you know what this sign really means…?