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NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

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 partnered with Manard Law to fight child hunger in New Orleans. No child will be turned away

Melba’s restaurant is a neighborhood spot known for dishing out New Orleans favorites such as overstuffed shrimp Po-Boys, Red Beans & Rice, Gumbo, Breakfast and much more is doing their the best to stay on top of the game where the coronavirus is concerned. In addition to ensuring that everyone that enters his establishment has measures in place to avoid the spreading of the COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus. Owner, Scott Wolfe once again proves he is committed to giving back to the community that he grew in. Melba’s is located in my St Roch neighborhood, which is … Continue reading Melba’s restaurant partnered with Manard Law to fight child hunger in New Orleans. No child will be turned away

Daughters Beyond Incarceration: Children of Incarcerated Parents Policy Announcement & Photo Exhibition

Join Daughters Beyond Incarceration on Friday, October 4th from 6-9pm at NORD St Bernard Center for a free event discussing the laws we’re changing and the unveiling of our traveling photo exhibition! Date And Time Fri, October 4, 2019 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM CDT Location 1500 Lafreniere St New Orleans, LA 70122 About Daughters Beyond Incarceration Daughters Beyon Incarceration works to enhance the lives of girls growing up fatherless. We do this through public education, policy implementation and mentorship. Continue reading Daughters Beyond Incarceration: Children of Incarcerated Parents Policy Announcement & Photo Exhibition

Eastbank Little League World Series Champions: They won the Championship now a Parade, White House and enjoying All-Star Status!

Dats Dem Little Boys! They brought back Louisiana’s first World Championship, and now they are being honored in a parade, they are going to the White House, and they are being treated like All-Star Champions! Well, they are, and I love it! Congratulations Eastbank Little League! Y’all made me miss my days of watching my baby play AAU, but I was able to cheer just the same y’all. A Baller’s Mom is Mom to all the ballplayers and Im so proud and happy for y’all! This past weekend in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, the Eastbank won the Little League World Series! The … Continue reading Eastbank Little League World Series Champions: They won the Championship now a Parade, White House and enjoying All-Star Status!

Baking Sugar Cookies with My St. Roch Krewe

I love being Auntie Dee and I make sure to spend quality time with all of them, and when we get together it’s nothing but fun! Today I’m hosting a Sugar cookie baking class with my NOLA kids aka My St.Roch Krewe! In the St. Roch Community in New Orleans 8th Ward, we continue living as if we are a village, we are a family made up of neighbors. The kids need all of us! http://www.youtube.com/watch Continue reading Baking Sugar Cookies with My St. Roch Krewe

NBA Player Lance Thomas to Host First Slangmagic Fishing Extravaganza in New Orleans

Press Release Slangmagic Extravaganza to celebrate accomplishments of the Slangmagic team and its youth ambassadors. NEW ORLEANS (PRWEB) JULY 20, 2019 NBA Star Lance Thomas, former New Orleans Hornet/Pelican in 2012 – 2013, and veteran player for the New York … Continue reading NBA Player Lance Thomas to Host First Slangmagic Fishing Extravaganza in New Orleans

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

New Orleans Children’s Business Fair

Hi Everyone, After drinking almost two gallons of lemonade on National Lemonade Day and seeing the proud young faces, I researched how to plan a Kids PopUp and found Acton. With school at it’s in and several summer programs have been cut, like the one in St. Roch I thought this would give them a creative outlet as well as make a few dollars. I’m so excited! Acton Children‘s Business Fair has sponsored the KidPreneuer by way of contributing $10 per kid towards prizes, a website, signage, and balloons. At the moment we do not have any other sponsorships, and … Continue reading New Orleans Children’s Business Fair

St. Roch Community Youth SoapBox Collective hosted by Making Connections NOLA & Crescent Care Health

On Saturday evening, Mother’s Day Eve while most of you were out shopping for last minute Mother’s Day gifts for the phenomenal women in your lives; several of us from the St. Roch Community sat in a room in support of our talented youth and adults from our neighborhood. We came together in a low lit community room to listen and see the works of our youth entitled” Soapbox Collective,” you may know it by Open Mic for an evening of music, performances, and works of arts that engage the issues of our young people. Continue reading St. Roch Community Youth SoapBox Collective hosted by Making Connections NOLA & Crescent Care Health