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.
Continue reading Surviving after Hurricane Katrina… Let’s celebrate the Survivors.
by Hip Hop Caucus | Aug 26, 2019 | Press Release New Orleans Community, Hip Hop Artists, and Activists to Commemorate the 14th Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, call for leaders to act on climate and justice New Orleans, Louisiana – To remember the lives lost, honor the resiliency of the community, and advocate for the people most devastated by Hurricane Katrina, Hip Hop Caucus, New … Continue reading Hurricane Katrina 14th Anniversary March & Second Line
My Niyah Jean was born with Brachial Plexus (The brachial plexus is a group of nerves around shoulder. A loss of movement or weakness of the arm may occur if these nerves are damaged. This injury is called neonatal brachial plexus palsy) but that hasn’t stopped her from mastering just about any two-handed activity! Since she was born, she overcame any obstacle set before her. She couldn’t crawl … Continue reading One handed climbing at New Orleans Boulder Lounge with Niyah Jean
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
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
Hurricane Katrina survivor Warren Brown and his wife Kenyetta Woodard have survived yet another natural disaster. A confirmed tornado tore through parts of Abilene, Texas early Saturday morning, according to the National Weather Service. Residents had described seeing the tornado around 6 a.m. Saturday. Several homes were destroyed, and many were left without roofs. No fatalities or major injuries reported. “I watched it through the … Continue reading Hurricane Katrina Surivior Warren Brown surivives tornado in closet with wife in Abilene, TX: “I watched the thing eat up my house.”
Here’s a list of apps and websites that may help you during this hurricane season and weather tracking overall Continue reading 10 Apps you should download this Hurricane Season and NOLA specific emergency information.
Today I woke up to a beautiful text from my EBONY Princess, “Nana, you gonna be famous, you gonna buy us a big house again and we gonna hv gold in it Nana. I just know it Nana, I woke up in a good mood!” Is what my 8yr old granddaughter texted me at 10am. Her words brought tears to my eyes, as my mind … Continue reading NOLA Angels
I complained of the rain earlier, and two things hit me, #1 if the rain doesn’t fall, flowers can not grow. #2 I have anxiety after last years flooding when the pumps failed. I’m scared of the very rain that my Mama would open all the windows and doors to, and we would sit watching it. I used to love the sound of the storm, … Continue reading Nola Raindrops and Milk & Honey