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

Press Release: Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For interviews or media inquires, contact: LaDana Williams 504.914.6004 cell ladana@amandashaw.com Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites NEW ORLEANS, La. (July 9, 2020) – Today, renowned Louisiana musician Amanda Shaw, announces the release of a new Cajun album, Joie. This modern take on local heritage is Shaw’s first … Continue reading Press Release: Amanda Shaw Honors Louisiana Culture with First Traditional Cajun Album Joie offers music lovers youthful renditions of classic Cajun favorites

Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

With her passing comes the loss of a woman known for keeping the spirit of New Orleans alive with her countless stories and photos of Carnival Indians.  Author: Paul Dudley / Eyewitness News Published: 6:58 PM CDT May 27, 2020 https://wwltv.com/embeds/video/289-f56b29c0-c8a6-45f2-9ebd-f483a753ed70/iframe?jwsource=cl NEW ORLEANS — A New Orleans lawyer and photographer known for capturing Mardi Gras Indian culture through her many photos and stories died Sunday following a … Continue reading Mardi Gras, Indian culture historian Wendy Good, dies at 61 after a bout with brain cancer/ Eyewitness News

A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

Most of you have to wait until Mardi Gras Day, Super Sunday, Saint Joseph’s Day and Night, Secondline parades, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival to experience the beautiful sights and sounds of the New Orleans Black Masking Indians. But year-round, I am surrounded by native New Orleanians who ensure our treasured culture and tradition survive. With the recent cancellation of Super Sunday and the … Continue reading A NOLA Chic Experience with the New Orleans Black Masking Indians-Mardi Gras Indians

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

Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

The traditional title is Queen, but during a recent trip to The ESSENCE Full Circle Festival, Scott-Young took part in ground exhibitions where she learned of the history of KING’s and SHE-KING’s.

Scott-Young said, “I have to be honest; they named me Queen, and embrace the title of SHE-KING in tribute to the fearless female rulers of Ancient Egypt and Africa that I learned of while in Ghana. Continue reading Entertainment and Media Executive, Mona Scott-Young reigns supreme as SHE-KING of the Treme Sidewalk Steppers *recap

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

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