A personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

The government used crack cocaine as a double edge sword that severed the lives of all who came into contact with it. The book is filled with interviews that speak of the quick road to riches, being out of the projects, and the hopes of a better life for their family only to be greeted by “DEATH” awaiting them around the next corner. Crack cocaine was marketed as “HOPE,” but there was a”DEATH” clause written in small print, but Farber’s “CRACK: Rock Cocaine, Street capitalism, and the Decade of Greed” brings the magnifying glass to help you read what you missed over the years. Continue reading A personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

Heard Dat Kitchen is making headlines

Heard Dat Kitchen lands on nationwide list of best fried chicken spots and named best fried chicken in every state, according to Yelp. The Black-owned restaurant, located at 2520 Felicity Street, has gained popularity since chef and owner Jeffery Heard launched the spot in 2015. Heard Dat Kitchen has even received recent shout-outs in national publications like the New York Times and Washington Post. https://www.nolaweekend.com/heard-dat-kitchen-lands-on-nationwide-list-of-best-fried-chicken-spots/ https://www.insider.com/best-fried-chicken-every-state-yelp-2020-7?amp Continue reading Heard Dat Kitchen is making headlines

Love During Lockdown: A story about Sex, Love, and COVID-19

I want to give in to the Love Spell that was influenced by this deadly disease, and thinking of it like that even makes me want him even more. We have grown closer and became a constant support to each other during this hard time. And it makes me wonder if true love can blossom during a pandemic? Continue reading Love During Lockdown: A story about Sex, Love, and COVID-19

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

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 activity guide. StudioB has a limitied quanity of BMike’s coloring book and activity guide entitled, “Home is Where the Art Is” and Home is Where the Art is ” coloring book + activity guide is … 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

Local Nurse at UMC Shares Troubling Conditions During Covid-19 Pandemic – Big Easy Magazine

Local Nurse at UMC Shares Troubling Conditions During Covid-19 Pandemic – Big Easy Magazine — Read on http://www.bigeasymagazine.com/2020/03/26/local-nurse-at-umc-shares-troubling-conditions-during-covid-19-pandemic/ Continue reading Local Nurse at UMC Shares Troubling Conditions During Covid-19 Pandemic – Big Easy Magazine

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 Secondline, I thought it was a great time to share my experience of growing up in New Orleans witnessed the creation, birth, and celebration of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. Year after year, suits … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians