Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Last year the Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! Essence Festival 2019 “do not owe me nothing” as the older generations would say! It was a magnificent year for my brand and my life. I was home long enough to close … Continue reading Essence Festival 2019 Memories: NYDJ Family Festival at the Jane Club New Orleans Review

Opulent Productions presents: Women Mean Business Awards 2020 Vision: HER Dream in Focus

Join Opulent Productions for an evening of networking, socializing, and surprises at the Inaugural Women Mean Business Awards Show. This is an event you don’t want to miss. Continue reading Opulent Productions presents: Women Mean Business Awards 2020 Vision: HER Dream in Focus

Thanksgiving Cooking & Girl Talk with NOLA Chic & DaTwist Mastr: New Orleans Stuffed Bell Peppers & The No’s of Potato Salad

I know some of yall Old School Cooks have your tables set🍽, pies and cakes 🥮🥧in the oven, seasonings chopped, turkey 🦃soaking in a brine or injected with some flavorful concoction and praying So-So doesn’t realize his “Lil Taste” in his/her cup has been watered down🥃😂🤣 Last year Jelahn and I went LIVE as I cooked a small meal for us and all of you … Continue reading Thanksgiving Cooking & Girl Talk with NOLA Chic & DaTwist Mastr: New Orleans Stuffed Bell Peppers & The No’s of Potato Salad

Black Woman Greatness: Winn-Dixie celebrates the birthday and life of 100-year old Winn-Dixie Associate, Trailblazer and Barrier Breaker, Mrs. Romay Davis

On October 29th 2019 Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, along with the Montgomery community and hardworking trailblazers all over the world, celebrate the birthday and life of 100-year-old Winn-Dixie associate, Romay Davis. Winn-Dixie honored a beautiful associate who turned 100 years young. In celebration of the Centennial’s milestone, Winn Dixie hosted an in-store birthday party and those who have been inspired by Ms. Romay’s … Continue reading Black Woman Greatness: Winn-Dixie celebrates the birthday and life of 100-year old Winn-Dixie Associate, Trailblazer and Barrier Breaker, Mrs. Romay Davis

FION PRODUCTIONS presents NOLA Comedy for the Cure feat. Algiers Diamond

I am the BRAND AMBASSADOR for “NOLA Comedy for the Cure” presented by FION Productions LLC and Black News Channel starring Nyesha “Algiers Diamond” Wilson!!! Hey Y’all, As you know I have been out of town caring for my GROWN Children lol, but seriously I been away due to the loss of my daughter’s dad, taking care of business for my adopted daughter, spending time … Continue reading FION PRODUCTIONS presents NOLA Comedy for the Cure feat. Algiers Diamond

BadAss Woman Influencer-Nola Badass Women

BadAss Women support other BadAss Women; it’s all about what we do and who we are. It’s been said and sadly often proven that women are known to have hate and jealousy towards each other. I believe this goes back to our upbringing, but we can change this stinking thinking and celebrate each other. A Badass Woman does not have time to compare there is no competition. We are all wonderfully made with our own unique gifts, talents, and she knows this. There is research that shows women in particular benefit from collaboration over competition. Collaboration is a good thing. It goes back to the old saying “kill two birds with one stone.” Just imagine how much we can accomplish if we sat at the table together and devised a great plan! Not only will we eat, but we can break bread together at that same table too! Continue reading BadAss Woman Influencer-Nola Badass Women

Naturally Growing Freedom: A Hair Story

Guest Blogger: Tamara Prosper https://buildbalance.home.blog/ My mother has been wearing her hair short and natural for as long as I can remember. As a child she had long, curly hair – enviable to some, but a source of pain and frustration to her. As an adult she found it much easier to style and detangle when she wore it short. She allowed it to grow … Continue reading Naturally Growing Freedom: A Hair Story

My Nola Life: Growing up Tall, Dark-Skinned with Nappy Hair

The issues I had with being defined as “Dark and Ugly” came from people outside our family in the beginning. I was darker one in my family and if subconsciously and if possible in the womb I knew the prettiest girls were lighter with so-called good hair and not girls who looked like me. I wouldn’t truly understand that being dark-skinned with nappy hair meant something bad and ugly until I started school. My short afro puff ponytails were mocked and ridiculed along with my chocolate-colored skin. This would be the beginning of a long journey of questioning who I was, searching for validation, depression all because I was trained to believe that the color of my skin and texture of my hair wasn’t good enough or acceptable, which in turn made me worthless to the world so I thought.

Being the tallest, darkest and nappiest girl was difficult, but it got better, much better. It was like one day I went to the mirror on the wall and she responded, “Girl, the dark-skinned, nappy-headed tall girls are IN! You made it Sista, you are now included in the most beautiful of them all!” I am a Swan now and I have been basking in my lil pond celebrating Me without splashing water on my haters. I actually let them swim with me!

Seriously though, I believe it’s because we became aware of what we were doing to each other. We realized that we fell for the hype of European beauty standards that we allowed it to divide us for years.  Continue reading My Nola Life: Growing up Tall, Dark-Skinned with Nappy Hair

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

My Nola Life : Teen Mother of a babygirl with hydrocephlaus

The birth of my daughter I was finally brought onto the ward as my daughter’s daddy walked in with his best friend, they had cigars and some flowers. Why? He was four years older than me. At the time he was 20 yrs old, did not know half about having a baby either, besides creating one and being excited about having a baby. I’m convinced … Continue reading My Nola Life : Teen Mother of a babygirl with hydrocephlaus