Women’s History: The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism/https://theconversation.com/us

January 30, 2018 6.33am EST Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect on the historical contributions of black people in the United States. Too often, however, this history focuses on black men, sidelining black women and diminishing their contributions.  … Continue reading Women’s History: The hidden history of black nationalist women’s political activism/https://theconversation.com/us

Robert Hillary King, Member of the Angola Three: Ending Solitary Confinement

A member of the Angola Three, Robert King will discuss his 29 years in solitary confinement and his work since being released in 2001 to end human rights abuses in American prison and to reform the U.S. justice system. Findings of two new reports on solitary confinement in Louisiana prisons, where incarcerated people are held in solitary at FOUR times the national rate, and how to plug into the Louisiana Stop Solitary Coalition will also be discussed.

Exciting news…. looks like Albert Woodfox, the other surviving member of the Angola Three, may be able to join Mr. King! Albert Woodfox just learned on Wednesday that his book, Solitary: My Story of Transformation and Hope, has just been chosen as a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award!
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Free Wednesdays for Nola Locals at the Audubon Institute 2020 Calendar

I’m wondering if you all are taking advantage of Free Wednesday’s provided by the Audubon Community Connect Program?? If you forgot starting in January 2019 New Orleans residents, we’re offered free admission each month to the Audubon Zoo, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, the insectarium and the planetarium. The current schedule calls for one free day monthly at the zoo and the aquarium. See the full schedule. Orleans Parish Appreciation Days 2020 Every Wednesday, Orleans Parish residents with one proof of residency will get free admission with up to four guests to Audubon attractions. The Appreciation Days will rotate … Continue reading Free Wednesdays for Nola Locals at the Audubon Institute 2020 Calendar

Grammy winner Patti LaBelle performs at Dillard University’s 150th founders gala: See photos | NOLA.com

Grammy winner Patti LaBelle performs at Dillard University’s 150th founders gala: See photos | NOLA.com— Read on expo.nola.com/life-and-culture/g66l-2019/05/fab0f233755766/grammy-winner-patti-labelle-performs-at-dillard-universitys-150th-founders-gala-see-photos.html Continue reading Grammy winner Patti LaBelle performs at Dillard University’s 150th founders gala: See photos | NOLA.com

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A conversation with a New Orleans Urban Cowboy; Michael A. Hollins aka Dat Ghetto Cowboy

Maybe you were dancing along the streets during a Second Line and noticed a group of men riding their horses up and down the neutral ground ( the “median-” You know, that little strip of land in the middle of a road.) and thought what horses have to do with the Second Line. Tourist aren’t the only ones with these questions. There are plenty of New Orleanians who do not know the full story of how these young men can saddle up and ride through our neighborhoods as if they were in the Wild Wild West. Continue reading A conversation with a New Orleans Urban Cowboy; Michael A. Hollins aka Dat Ghetto Cowboy

Lil Wayne’s Young Money Agent Becomes 1st Black Woman To Represent Top 5 NFL Pick | HipHopDX

NASHVILLE, TN – Lil Wayne’s Young Money APAA sports agency represents Quinnen Williams, who was selected by the New York Jets at No. 3 in the 2019 NFL Draft. His agent, Nicole Lynn, made history by becoming the first African American woman to represent a Top 5 NFL Draft pick. https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.51219/title.lil-waynes-young-money-sports-agent-makes-nfl-history Continue reading Lil Wayne’s Young Money Agent Becomes 1st Black Woman To Represent Top 5 NFL Pick | HipHopDX

Family Fun at the Sheriff James Pohlmann Crawfish Cookoff

James Pholmann Crawfish Cookoff is Nola Chic approved and must attend Nola event!
Let me add everyone was awesome, very friendly, fun and engaging! I hardly had to ask the guest to be in my video they jumped in and giving me great content to share with yall!
I can’t wait until next year! I hope to see you all there too! ⚜️ Continue reading Family Fun at the Sheriff James Pohlmann Crawfish Cookoff