Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

The Audubon Institute offers New Orleans residents free admission with a reservation using their address or SNAP EBT Card, so bring your kids out or get a few neighborhood kids together and make it a field trip. I don’t know bout yall but my one been driving me up the wall, and she went absolutely crazy being out in the city. New Orleans kids need … Continue reading Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

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

Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

The good news is if you are like me and absolutely love everything about New Orleans and want to dig deep into the heart and soul of New Orleans, I say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” Continue reading Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

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

New Orleans master trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died | WGNO

NEW ORLEANS– Trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died after battling cancer. Barbarin, who’s long career included stints on Broadway with Harry Connick Jr.’s band and internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was considered a master of the ‘tail-gate’ style of trombone playing and phrasing. — Read on wgno.com/news/local/new-orleans-master-trombonist-lucien-barbarin-dies/ Continue reading New Orleans master trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died | WGNO

NOLA Chic Reviews: Born Tough Official Sportswear

Today I am writing a review for Born Tough Offical Sportswear. I received a Born Tough Women Contoured Hooded Tracksuit that my niece, athlete, and model Nene Barber is wearing in the featured pictures. The tracksuit was intended to be worn and reviewed by me, but due to sizing issues. Instead of sending it back, I gave it to my niece, who was leaving on … Continue reading NOLA Chic Reviews: Born Tough Official Sportswear

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