Lincoln Beach On this day in New Orleans May 25, 1939 and May 25, 2021

Founded in 1939, Lincoln Beach opened to the black public in 1941; the beach was one of the few places where black residents could find relief from the New Orleans summer heat.
Since the closure of Lincoln beach in 1963, there’s hope that Lincoln Beach will once again be a place for future generations to create memories, thanks to a group of cultural bearers who founded New Orleans for Lincoln Beach Foundation.

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.

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.

My Nola Life: Onset of TNT Claws Season 3 and OWN Queen Sugar

My life in New Orleans is filled with days of soulful creativity! The jobs I have taken on since I moved back home are all connected in their various forms of freedom of speech, the use of writing and telling our stories. It’s as if I was written into all the scripts opportunities that have presented themselves upon my arrival. New Orleans is all that I knew she would be. In the midst of my pain, she helps me pin my sorrows of my soul, giving me an outlet of healing and freedom. The warmth of love here far better than vitamin D. You never know I may be on this path for my ultimate role as a movie writer ☺️!