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

A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

I had the opportunity to catch up with entrepreneur, community advocate, wife, and mother Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions; most of you may know her as Kim, Tee Kim, or Da Gawd Mother of NOLA, because of her commitment and love for the community. Kim operates her business with empathy, advocacy, loyalty, and excellent service that has earned her the title “Da Gawd Mother of … Continue reading A conversation with “Da Gawd Mother of NOLA” Kimberly Dilosa of Fion Productions

ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT

*MEDIA ALERT* It’s Mardi Gras time in our city and everyone wants to experience what we have to offer. Entrepreneur and media mogul Mona Scott-Young, who LOVES New Orleans is She-King-Elect of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers!!!! Scott-Young’s likeness is bringing in other nationally known personalities to to take part in one of biggest traditions. TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS HOST. “THE ROYAL HOMECOMING” GALA ON FEB. 7 … Continue reading ENTREPRENEUR AND MEDIA MOGUL MONA SCOTT-YOUNG PAYS HOMAGE TO THE CITY SHE LOVES AND TRIBUTES FEMALE EMPOWERMENT AS THE TREME SIDEWALK STEPPERS 2020 SHE-KING-ELECT

Mona Scott-Young loves New Orleans: Treme’ Sidewalk Steppers 2020 SHE-KING

This weekend Mona Scott-Young who is not a New Orleanian will celebrate with us just as our ancestors did in a traditional New Orleans SecondLine! We have waved at countless celebrities as they rode up high on Mardi Gras floats down the wealthiest streets in the city; celebrities have waved to us from their guarded Bourbon Street balconies. But this is a first that a celebrity, except for those who are NOLA born and raised to take to the streets with us in our community. Continue reading Mona Scott-Young loves New Orleans: Treme’ Sidewalk Steppers 2020 SHE-KING

Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood – VICE

Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood? I can’t say this about all the rappers out of New Orleans that got on, but Curren$y rides for his city. So it made perfect sense when he announced his newest purchase—the old Bud’s Broiler, a 24-hour burger spot in the consistently bougie neighborhood adjacent to City Park.- VICE — Read on http://www.google.com/amp/s/www.vice.com/amp/en_us/article/59xg4z/why-currendollary-bought-the-new-orleans-burger-joint-of-his-childhood Continue reading Why Curren$y Bought the New Orleans Burger Joint of His Childhood – VICE

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemorative Celebration

JOIN IN THE CELEBRATION! The Urban League of Louisiana is a proud sponsor of the 34th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemorative Celebration! Join us at the New Orleans Jazz Market on Monday, January 20, 2020 – beginning at 9:00 am – for a day of inspiration, remembrance and celebration. Continue reading Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Commemorative Celebration

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

Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day

January 6th was officially proclaimed Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day. You are cordially invited by his family to attend a celebration of his life and the opening of Carnival season. *Blessing, wreath laying at his statue in Armstrong Park followed by Black Indian chants, other musical entertainment, food and beverages. Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana (December 16, 1922 – June 27, 2005), a lather by … Continue reading Allison “Big Chief Tootie” Montana Day

Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed

Café Rose Nicaud has closed its doors on December 16, 2019, after decades of contributing to the character, charm, and culture on Frenchmen Street, as well as being a vessel to bring the community together.

Cafe Rose Nicaud was dedicated to the memory of Rose Nicaud and her pioneering success as a leading entrepreneur whose resourceful spirit and extraordinary efforts continue to inspire us today. Continue reading Café Rose Nicaud contributed to the community, character, charm, and culture of Frenchmen Street in New Orleans has closed