Join Gambit and the Times Picayune | New Orleans Advocate | Nola.com to learn more about the Times-Picayune Doll & Toy Fund. Free food and drinks with a min. $15 donation to Doll and Toy Fund. This festive happy hour event will also include raffles and giveaways. For more information and tickets click the link below. Source: https://neworleans.boldtypetickets.com/events/99324155/times-picayune-doll-and-toy-fund-mixer The New Orleans Advocate 840 St. Charles … Continue reading Times Picayune Doll and Toy Fund Mixer
Remembering Hurricane Katrina brings up a host of painful emotions, pains that we can not escape. The date feels like a bandaid that has been ripped off, exposing unhealed festering wounds. Those affected by Katrina may look and act as though they are healed, but underneath the scab lays layers of trauma.
Thinking back to Hurricane Katrina and observing all the changes in these fourteen years, it appears that the Survivors of Hurricane Katrina are put on display to stir emotions and not the mere acknowledgment of their survival. There are stories behind those voiceless pictures.
Have you ever walked down the street and see lovers showing out like this? Some were taught to shun public affection, don’t kiss in public, and so on. But in New Orleans, you can feel free to take your love to the streets and dance in the name of love! There’s nothing like a New Orleans Second Line but a Second Line Wedding! I chase … Continue reading Watch: New Orleans Second Line Weddings
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.
In October of last year, it was coming up to my late sister Chiquita Tate’s birthday. I asked God to give me something different to do in her honor, and he told me to sale the cleaning supplies I had recently created. I then sought confirmation three times, and each time I got the same response On her birthday, October 15th, I launched Chiquita’s Miracle Works. And the supplies do perform miracles. Continue reading Local Entreprenuer honors her murdered sister’s birthday with the gift of starting her own business and naming it after her: Chiquita Miracle Works & Snack Shack
James Pholmann Crawfish Cookoff is Nola Chic approved and must attend Nola event! Let me add everyone was awesome, very friendly, fun and engaging! I hardly had to ask the guest to be in my video they jumped in and giving me great content to share with yall! I can’t wait until next year! I hope to see you all there too! ⚜️ Continue reading Family Fun at the Sheriff James Pohlmann Crawfish Cookoff
The people of New Orleans, the ones low on the totem pole do it for the culture and to keep their family traditions and priceless legacies alive. But in more ways, than we know it, the people of New Orleans remains the city with a heartbeat. New Orleanians love to see the expressions on the tourist’s faces when they eat our food. It rejoices our hearts to see you partying on our streets and brings pleasure to our ears to hear you say that this is the best trip of your life. This is all true for the Black Masking Indians their pay is hearing our wows and seeing the flashing of the cameras as if the lens is giving them winks of approval. They love to show off their talent by way of creating these elaborate suits. Then they serenade us with their chants and put on a war dance worthy of Broadway!!! Continue reading New Orleans Black Masking Indians- St.Joseph’s Night with the Flaming Aarows Gang
If you’re interested in getting out of the house on Christmas Day through the New Year I highly recommend the NOLA ChristmasFest for everyone of any age. It’s a great date, girls outing, adults and the whole family! We had a great time!! Money Saving Tip: Bring an empty Coke product can to get $5 off an individual ticket. Christmas in New Orleans has always … Continue reading The NOLA Chic All Girls Krewe at the NOLA ChristmasFest
If you live in New Orleans or visiting you are sure to feel the holiday spirit flowing throughout the city in addition to the mesmerizing spirit of New Orleans. The air alone will suffocate the feeling of loneliness as it wraps you up into the heart of the city. No matter your faith, you are sure to get caught up in the spirit and take your off feeling lonely. Continue reading What do the lonely do at Christmas
We wonder why black businesses have a hard time keeping their doors open. We tend to blame every other race, the government and the list goes on, but there is a separation happening amongst us. If we were to commit to supporting one another then maybe we can keep those trillions of dollars cycling within our families and communities. But that would mean we would have to stop viewing each other as competition and rid ourselves of jealousy. Our own jealousies, competitiveness, unwillingness to support one another and pettiness with other black people is what’s keeping us from moving forward. Continue reading Update on New Orleans only Black-Owned grocery store, Circle Food Store: Sold