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WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim

   https://youtu.be/2hJ-v6ydmfI By Chelsea Brasted cbrasted@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune A former WWOZ employee has filed a discrimination claim against the nonprofit radio station, saying her supervisor created a hostile work environment where she was repeatedly called "black woman" instead of her name and then faced retaliation from management when she complained, according to documents filed with public … Continue reading WWOZ a hostile workplace for black women, current and former employees claim

Anthony Bourdain hits up Lafayette Popeyes — 3 times in a row: report

    By Todd A. Price tprice@nola.com, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity traveler and bon vivant, came to Cajun country last February to film an episode of his CNN series "Parts Unknown." Where did the former chef eat? Popeyes. Three times. Bourdain, however, didn't head to your average Popeyes, reports People magazine. He went to … Continue reading Anthony Bourdain hits up Lafayette Popeyes — 3 times in a row: report

Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

CANNES, France (AP) — Friends of Whitney Houston allege the singer was molested as a child by her cousin Dee Dee Warwick in a documentary that premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival. Houston’s longtime assistant Mary Jones tells filmmaker Kevin Macdonald that the late singer told her that Warwick, the sister of Dionne Warwick, … Continue reading Cannes doc: Whitney Houston was molested by Dee Dee Warwick

New Orleans service workers push for free health clinic

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restaurant and hotel employees in New Orleans are pushing for a free health clinic for workers in their industry. The workers are demanding that the city dedicate resources to create the full-service clinic for their industry, WDSU-TV reported . There are more than 88,000 people who work in the city’s restaurants, … Continue reading New Orleans service workers push for free health clinic

Hott Haute NOLA Fashion Show

This past March I attended a fashion show and I must apologize for blogging so late on it, but that does not mean I was not "Wow'd" by the designers or the event coordinator. The Louisiana Fashion Expo was the product of the amazing Melanie Pichon & Single Sister Entertainment. Melanie's and Single Sister Entertainment's … Continue reading Hott Haute NOLA Fashion Show

The deep in of the pool

My 2yr old Gson jumped into the pool earlier and I have to say God is good and never fails to be by your side. I'm proud of myself for responding and not reacting, panicking, panic can lead to dire consequences. Although, my intentions was to not let or myself swim , I still put … Continue reading The deep in of the pool

Judge Rules In Favor Of A Pregnant Black Woman On Police Brutality Case — Black America Web

She did the impossible — won without video footage. via Judge Rules In Favor Of A Pregnant Black Woman On Police Brutality Case — Black America Web   In April of 2012, police were called to Lakitha Wright‘s home because of a dispute between relatives. Wright claims Louisiana sheriff’s deputies pushed her over the porch railings, threw her to … Continue reading Judge Rules In Favor Of A Pregnant Black Woman On Police Brutality Case — Black America Web

Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

NEW ORLEANS — A mural that covered the wall of a pioneering New Orleans bar is back on display for the first time since Hurricane Katrina. The 29-foot-long (9-meter-long) painting, which caricatures more than 60 musical celebrities of the 1940s, once covered a wall at Dixie’s Bar of Music , an early haven for gay […] … Continue reading Music mural displayed for 1st time since Hurricane Katrina

NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth

NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth. NORD will be hosting teen camp registration on May 8th and 9th at Milne from 5-8pm.  To schedule an appointment, click below.  Informational Flyer An additional Youth Summer Camp registration event will be held Thursday, May 10 at Milne Rec Center located at 5420 Franklin Ave. from 5-7pm.   … Continue reading NORD holds additional camp registration dates for teens and youth

Celebrating the Showstopping Style of New Orleans’s Second Line Parades – Urban Orleans

https://www.vogue.com/article/new-orleans-mothers-day-second-line-parade-style-photo-portfolio     These days, it’s rare to witness or take part in what New Orleanians consider an authentic second line parade, a tradition in which whole neighborhoods dance behind a local social club and brass band (the “main line”) as they march down the street. Stand on the corner of just about any block … Continue reading Celebrating the Showstopping Style of New Orleans’s Second Line Parades – Urban Orleans

Spirit of Fi Yi Yi – New Orleans Magazine – May 2018 – New Orleans, LA

Spirit of Fi Yi Yi Another take on Mardi Gras Indians The Mardi Gras Indians carry a cultural memory rooted in dances of enslaved Africans at the antebellum park, Congo Square. Choctaw and other indigenous peoples watched the swirling ring dances with people in costumes, and as black people moved beyond slavery, the circles opened … Continue reading Spirit of Fi Yi Yi – New Orleans Magazine – May 2018 – New Orleans, LA