Growing Wild in New Orleans

They do so by stretching, bending, arching, and wrapping the roots of others, turning over the very concrete bricks that were meant to stunt their growth until they tap into free-flowing waters of the river. They thrive by surviving together, just like the people of New Orleans. Continue reading Growing Wild in New Orleans

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

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

Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood – VICE

Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood? I can’t say this about all the rappers out of New Orleans that got on, but Curren$y rides for his city. So it made perfect sense when he announced his newest purchase—the old Bud’s Broiler, a 24-hour burger spot in the consistently bougie neighborhood adjacent to City Park.- VICE — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/59xg4z/why-currendollary-bought-the-new-orleans-burger-joint-of-his-childhood Continue reading Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood – VICE

NOLA Book Review: Jason Lee ~ God Must Have Forgotten About Me

Written by Guest Blogger Trechelle Tranese I am a firm believer that nothing in our lives happens by chance or mere coincidences. We all are placed on these divinely guided paths that transform us all into who we are truly meant to be on this journey I call life. I had the opportunity to meet Jason at his book signing in Harvey, LA. As I … Continue reading NOLA Book Review: Jason Lee ~ God Must Have Forgotten About Me

Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been granted the opportunity to interview media mogul, entrepreneur, personality and iHeart Radio’s, Jason Lee about the release of his newly inspirational book titled, ”GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” at his book signing on January 21st, 2020 at Barnes and Noble on New Orleans West Bank. His book hit the bookstores and on all digital platforms on … Continue reading Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

RIP to Nola Legend 5th Ward Weebie | B97 FM

Our prayers are with the friends and family of Nola hip hop and bounce legend, 5th Ward Weebie, Jerome Cosey. Earlier this week, friends and family were asking for prayers for the rapper online, saying he was in serious condition in the hospital. It is reported that Weebie had a history of high blood pressure and was reportedly taken to the hospital after one of his … Continue reading RIP to Nola Legend 5th Ward Weebie | B97 FM

My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe

Chitterlings are part of my childhood memories my mom and sister both taught me their recipe, my version is a combination of both. The smell reminds me of getting ready to go to my Auntie or my Momo house. Continue reading My Family’s Christmas Cooking Tradition: Chitlins aka Chitterlings with the recipe