New Orleanian Poet and Author Kalamu Ya Salaam Honored with Blue Collar PEN Award at the 30th Annual PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards

As I read about the written works of Mr. Kalamu Ya Salaam and his achievements, an indescribable feeling of joy and pride welled up in my depths of my soul. Followed by a deep desire to keep on pressing my pen against the white blankness of creativity that was waiting for me to snap out of this life funk that has consumed me for the past year, but Mr. Salaam inspired me. I was so caught up in researching his works to the point I almost forgot t share his good news! Continue reading New Orleanian Poet and Author Kalamu Ya Salaam Honored with Blue Collar PEN Award at the 30th Annual PEN Oakland Josephine Miles Awards

The sophisticated and seductive Bar Marilou in New Orleans

I want to share details on the sophisticated and seductive Bar Marilou with all of you. Whether the night calls for “intimate date night or ” happy hour with your girls,” this place is sure to take your night to the higher level. Bar Marilou the new cocktail bar and lounge housed in the former City Hall law library in New Orleans at Maison de la Luz, the new luxury … Continue reading The sophisticated and seductive Bar Marilou in New Orleans

Hurricane Katrina 14th Anniversary March & Second Line

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

Remembering Toni Morrison: My first time reading The Bluest Eye

My heart sank when I read the bold headlines about the death of our beloved Toni Morrison, but I was immediately comforted by the rich, extensive legacy she left for us. She was an extremely prolific writer, an incredible storyteller, creative genius, excellent wordsmith, and a phenomenal black woman who wrote for us. Without the need to know her personally, Toni Morrison was my mentor, my inspiration, … Continue reading Remembering Toni Morrison: My first time reading The Bluest Eye

New Orleans Artist: Kishonda Webb

Born and raised in the 7th Ward of New Orleans, Kishonda Webb  turned tragedy into a creative mastery. After the sudden loss of her young husband, Kishonda tried several forms of therapy, be it attending therapy, support groups or enjoying the full benefits of living 24/7 in party central capital of the world, New Orleans . One day while out shopping, she found herself in … Continue reading New Orleans Artist: Kishonda Webb

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I am that NOLA Chic’k (Poem)

I am every Chic’k that was told she wouldn’t make it and did. I AM YOU and YOU are ME.

My life has been influenced by amazing women, most who did not look like me nor came from the same background and yet their soul mirrored ALL that I AM. I wouldn’t be All That I AM had they not gave a part of themselves to make me ALL that I AM. Our lives can be the greatest influences on the lives of others. Continue reading I am that NOLA Chic’k (Poem)