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Meghan Markle is officially an American princess!

http://people.com/royals/royal-wedding-recap-video/   (CNN)Prince Harry is very much his mother's son. As he grew from boy to man, the nation fell in love with his cheeky, fun-loving personality and his natural warmth and kindness. Over time, Harry's love life became a matter of national obsession. He was always seen with a beautiful -- normally blonde -- … Continue reading Meghan Markle is officially an American princess!

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

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

It’s May aka ‘May the 4th be With You’Month #GeekiestMonthoftheYea

Hello my NOLA Family,  I'm pleased to share with you "Geek Out NOLA" who happenes to be a friend and fellow blogger. We are in collaboration with all things for the betterment of all and I will use my platform to share her Geek Out NOLA events that she feels are worth attending. You will … Continue reading It’s May aka ‘May the 4th be With You’Month #GeekiestMonthoftheYea

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

NOLA Chic’s Essence Festival Tips: Part 2

Living as a Local Tourist The summer 2016 was my first official visit to the Essence Festival as a New Orleanian, a local and the experience was completely different than coming to New Orleans as a visitor I must say, still a great experience, but different. I learned so much being on the "inside"and people … Continue reading NOLA Chic’s Essence Festival Tips: Part 2

Melissa Harville-Lebron is a Black American woman that owns a NASCAR team franchise.

Diversity in sports racing is lacking as only a few people of color are part of racing organizations such as the National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR). But Melissa Harville-Lebron is a Black American woman that owns a NASCAR team franchise. The 47-year old started her career in the entertainment industry when she […] … Continue reading Melissa Harville-Lebron is a Black American woman that owns a NASCAR team franchise.

 Black Girl Skin Wars

I'm having a lightskinned/darkskinned black girl issue over here, well at my girls had issues at school that some how came home with them. I come from a family like many other black familes that are full of every color brown. Meleninated skim tones that range from caramel with hazel eyes to chocolate with brown … Continue reading  Black Girl Skin Wars

Emotions

I didn't realize how long I been writing, but seeing the dates attached to my own handwriting made me feel proud of myself. I completely forgot about "Poetry.com" I wish I could remember my old email address from the 90s..but I wrote this one in 2001. We walk through life not realizing the feelings of … Continue reading Emotions

ARTIST Mykia Jovan Essence Festival Superlounge

Mykia Jovan is a vocalist and songwriter from New Orleans, Louisiana and she just so happens to be my cousin! We are elated, proud and ohh so happy for Mykia! Her unique voice has drawn natural comparisons to the great Billie Holiday and Erykah Badu, while her original compositions and live performances have established her … Continue reading ARTIST Mykia Jovan Essence Festival Superlounge

Memories of Mardi Gras

This evening while researching the history of Mardi Gras my mind was flooded with memories of Mardi Gras. It felt as if I stepped back in time, I could clearly see flashes of each experience. Not only could I see myself at certain phases of my life, but it felt as if I could smell, … Continue reading Memories of Mardi Gras

My Inexperience with Marijuana: Story of a new short term smoker

After receiving an invite to attend an educational session on medical cannabis featuring one of the nations leading experts, a doctor of medical marijuana, it had me thinking of my experience or shall I say inexperience with marijuana. When initially approached  about my knowledge of medical marijuana, I wondered,"how in the hell did this guy … Continue reading My Inexperience with Marijuana: Story of a new short term smoker