New Orleans master trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died | WGNO

NEW ORLEANS– Trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died after battling cancer. Barbarin, who’s long career included stints on Broadway with Harry Connick Jr.’s band and internationally with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band was considered a master of the ‘tail-gate’ style of trombone playing and phrasing. — Read on wgno.com/news/local/new-orleans-master-trombonist-lucien-barbarin-dies/ Continue reading New Orleans master trombonist Lucien Barbarin has died | WGNO

Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans collapse: 1 dead, 3 unaccounted for at construction site | News | nola.com

One person is dead and three are still missing after part of the Hard Rock hotel under construction in downtown New Orleans collapsed Saturday morning with what witnesses described as — Read on http://www.nola.com/content/tncms/live/ https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2019/10/12/moment-when-hard-rock-hotel-construction-collapses/3960223002/ Hard Rock Hotel that was under construction collapsed in New Orleans leaving 2 dead, 3 missing and several injured. Please keep the victims and their families in your prayers ⚜️ Continue reading Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans collapse: 1 dead, 3 unaccounted for at construction site | News | nola.com

Remembering my baby girl, My’Tae Antionette. Shame and embarrassment silenced me from saying her name.

This will be my first time speaking of this ever in life, and as I share, I hope I can free myself from twenty-eight years of guilt and pain. I have asked God and My’Tae for forgiveness, and some years ago, I had the same dream about being pregnant, giving birth, and burying my baby over and over again. A voice told me I was too young to know what was going on with my body, nor did I have a clue about sex, and that I had been forgiven at the very moment I was going through it. It helped some, but still… Continue reading Remembering my baby girl, My’Tae Antionette. Shame and embarrassment silenced me from saying her name.

Missing My Daddy, George Price on Father’s Day

Today is Father’s Day, and like some of you, my father is not here on earth, and I miss him dearly. My life is taking me to a place where I know my Daddy would have been to guide, support, and protect me. My Daddy, George Albert Price, was a well known New Orleanian Businessman, outgoing, fun loving, wonderful man. Many people loved him. He … Continue reading Missing My Daddy, George Price on Father’s Day

How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead – The New York Times

The funeral for Leah Chase, a chef and civil rights icon, showcased a street culture that continues to flourish in the city she helped revive. — Read on http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/06/13/us/new-orleans-funerals.html Continue reading How New Orleans Celebrates Its Dead – The New York Times

Leah Chase ” Queen Of Creole Cuisine” dies at 96

 It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of an exceptional woman, New Orleans Icon and entrepreneur, Leah Chase the “Queen of Creole Cuisine.” She was 96 years old. It’s hard to imagine New Orleans culture and cuisine without thinking of her. Leah Chase has fed presidents, civil rights leaders, celebrities and people from all walks of life, all at her historic restaurant, … Continue reading Leah Chase ” Queen Of Creole Cuisine” dies at 96

Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts…

There are African-American folktales about Hurricanes being the energy source of our ancestors; stolen Africans, beaten and lost at sea. Can Hurricanes be a mythical avenger that comes to right the wrongs of our ancestors? Souls of the sea, who unleash their wrath annually unto their oppressors? Continue reading Hurricanes, African Slave Trade, and angry spirits??? My thoughts…