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

Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

The Audubon Institute offers New Orleans residents free admission with a reservation using their address or SNAP EBT Card, so bring your kids out or get a few neighborhood kids together and make it a field trip. I don’t know bout yall but my one been driving me up the wall, and she went absolutely crazy being out in the city. New Orleans kids need … Continue reading Mommy & Daughter Day: Free Admission at the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas with SNAP EBT Card

Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

My neighbor and I had a wonderful time. We both were born and raised in New Orleans and learned so much about our city that we did not know. It’s something how you can live somewhere all your life and not know about some of its important histories. It felt like we were on an adult field trip! I loved meeting the tourists and hearing about their love for my beloved city. It all was absolutely fabulous! Continue reading Review of Sidewalk Food Tour New Orleans

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

Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

The good news is if you are like me and absolutely love everything about New Orleans and want to dig deep into the heart and soul of New Orleans, I say, “Laissez les bons temps rouler.” Continue reading Should you visit New Orleans during COVID-19 Pandemic? Advice from a New Orleanian

A personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

The government used crack cocaine as a double edge sword that severed the lives of all who came into contact with it. The book is filled with interviews that speak of the quick road to riches, being out of the projects, and the hopes of a better life for their family only to be greeted by “DEATH” awaiting them around the next corner. Crack cocaine was marketed as “HOPE,” but there was a”DEATH” clause written in small print, but Farber’s “CRACK: Rock Cocaine, Street capitalism, and the Decade of Greed” brings the magnifying glass to help you read what you missed over the years. Continue reading A personal review of Crack: Rock Cocaine, Street Capitalism, and the Decade of Greed by David Farber

Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

I’m thrilled to announce that I have been granted the opportunity to interview media mogul, entrepreneur, personality and iHeart Radio’s, Jason Lee about the release of his newly inspirational book titled, ”GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” at his book signing on January 21st, 2020 at Barnes and Noble on New Orleans West Bank. His book hit the bookstores and on all digital platforms on … Continue reading Jason Lee Bears It All in His New Unapologetic Memoir “GOD MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN ABOUT ME” Book Tour in New Orleans

The Black Film Festival New Orleans will highlight youth student artist from the St. Roch Community program Making Connections NOLA

The Second Annual Black Film Festival of New Orleans is this weekend, and the lineup has me singing songs of joy and praises!
I’m proud to announce that some of these short films come from the creative minds of New Orleans youngest aspiring filmmakers in New Orleans. The Black Film Festival of New Orleans will highlight talented youth from my neighborhood, Saint Roch, in the 8th Ward ya heard me! These brilliant young artists are students of the St. Roch Film Academy hosted by Making Connections New Orleans! Continue reading The Black Film Festival New Orleans will highlight youth student artist from the St. Roch Community program Making Connections NOLA

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