We were raised to appreciate the cultures that make New Orleans so eccentric and magical. When My Mama and Daddy was off they really made up for the time they spent away from us, especially My Mama. We frequented festivals, art museums, parks, fancy restaurants (I started eating raw oysters at 6yrs old) and random walks through the city. Even though we were raised Baptist, we visited churches of different denominations. Both my sister and I played the violin and other extracurricular activities. I was an honor roll student throughout high school. Yes, Growing Up in New Orleans as a Latch Key Kid in New Orleans riding on the Bus was was tough and scary at times, but knowing that I we were left alone for a greater purpose made it worth it. Continue reading Growing Up In New Orleans- Latch Key Kids On The Bus
She looked confident as each stick hit its intended bucket as if she knew for sure that it would produce a beat that will get the crowd dancing. Joy and bashfulness took over her as the crowd grew thick. She was loving and living in the moment. I would say she enjoyed the sounds she created more than the group she captured. It was as if the beating of her heart was in sync with her very being. Her mind formed the music, hand and sticks flowed like blood to her heart and drum beating the tunes reminiscent of our ancestors playing in Congo Square. This little girl and the sticks and buckets are the lifelines to our New Orleans history. Her soulful beats echoed sounds of hope, possibility, and greatness for New Orleans’s future cultural bearers. Continue reading NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl
Melba’s restaurant is a neighborhood spot known for dishing out New Orleans favorites such as overstuffed shrimp Po-Boys, Red Beans … Continue reading Melba’s restaurant partnered with Manard Law to fight child hunger in New Orleans. No child will be turned away
The NOLA Christmas Fest is guaranteed to get you in the Holiday Spirit and bring the kid out in us all!
It makes for the perfect date. Full of Holiday Festivities for the entire family! And a fabulous fun Girl’s Only event.
I took my girls and we had a fantastic time!! Continue reading NOLA ChristmasFest with my NOLA Girls
Join Daughters Beyond Incarceration on Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm at NORD St Bernard Center for a free event discussing … Continue reading Daughters Beyond Incarceration: Children of Incarcerated Parents Policy Announcement & Photo Exhibition
Dats Dem Little Boys! They brought back Louisiana’s first World Championship, and now they are being honored in a parade, … Continue reading Eastbank Little League World Series Champions: They won the Championship now a Parade, White House and enjoying All-Star Status!
I love being Auntie Dee and I make sure to spend quality time with all of them, and when we … Continue reading Baking Sugar Cookies with My St. Roch Krewe
Press Release Slangmagic Extravaganza to celebrate accomplishments of the Slangmagic team and its youth ambassadors. NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) JULY 20, … Continue reading NBA Player Lance Thomas to Host First Slangmagic Fishing Extravaganza in New Orleans
I’m wondering if you all are taking advantage of Free Wednesday’s provided by the Audubon Community Connect Program?? If you … Continue reading Free Wednesdays for Nola Locals at the Audubon Institute 2020 Calendar
Hi Everyone, After drinking almost two gallons of lemonade on National Lemonade Day and seeing the proud young faces, I … Continue reading New Orleans Children’s Business Fair