The New Orleans Misbelief Fruit also known as Chinese Plums or Loquats

I saw a Misbelief Tree on Marginy and St.Claude one day that had me wanting to knock on the door or climb the fence to get a few branches of the tasty sweet fruit. I’m sure the property owners had to be a transplant (someone who moved to New Orleans from another state) because no sane New Orleans person would ever have a tree bearing … Continue reading The New Orleans Misbelief Fruit also known as Chinese Plums or Loquats

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

A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Owner Gregoire Tillery Shares His New Location in New Orleans East For We Dat Chicken & Shrimp | NYTE LYFE LEXX

Entrepreneur Gregoire Tillery began a business venture with just a food truck in 2013 to now having several locations. The New Orleans Own “We Dat Chicken and Shrimp” is known for their delicious wings and specialty items from their menu. Their flavor bursting seasoning has customers happy after every visit! Learning about his new partnerships are also inspiring. He shares how his We Dat’s seasoning … Continue reading Owner Gregoire Tillery Shares His New Location in New Orleans East For We Dat Chicken & Shrimp | NYTE LYFE LEXX

Jason Lee of Hollywood UnLocked racially profiled at MSY Airport-New Orleans day after inspiring and motivating fans at his book signing

Media mogul, entrepreneur, personality, and iHeart Radio’s Jason Lee was in Harvey, LA (a suburb of Jefferson Parish and a 20-minute drive from New Orleans) on Wednesday night for the release of his inspirational new book titled, GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME was racially profiled or as some call it traveling while black as he waited for his plane at the MSY Airport-New Orleans … Continue reading Jason Lee of Hollywood UnLocked racially profiled at MSY Airport-New Orleans day after inspiring and motivating fans at his book signing

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

Crack Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed By David Farber

Crack is an essential read for anyone hoping to understand why. This lively, well- researched history of America’s crack cocaine years introduces readers to entrepreneurial dealers, desperate users, and draconian drug policies. Along the way, it illuminates the era’s racism, political excesses, and media exaggerations, as well as the lasting damage crack and crack dealers wrought in countless neighborhoods of color. Continue reading Crack Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed By David Farber

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

NORD Commission Halloween Activities

Movies in the park is back with the classic Halloween film Hocus Pocus Come out to Rosa F. Keller Library, Oct. 25. Movies start at dusk between 6:15-6:30 PM. Pre show fun begins one hour before movie start time with field games and activiities. #NORD #cityofFUN Teen Halloween DanceGet Ghoulish at the 2019 Teen Halloween Dance Bring your friends to celebrate All Hallows Eve with … Continue reading NORD Commission Halloween Activities