Remembering Toni Morrison: My first time reading The Bluest Eye

My heart sank when I read the bold headlines about the death of our beloved Toni Morrison, but I was immediately comforted by the rich, extensive legacy she left for us. She was an extremely prolific writer, an incredible storyteller, creative genius, excellent wordsmith, and a phenomenal black woman who wrote for us. Without the need to know her personally, Toni Morrison was my mentor, my inspiration, … Continue reading Remembering Toni Morrison: My first time reading The Bluest Eye

Terrytown Lawyer Pokes Fun at Murder of Baton Rouge Icon- Big Easy Magazine

Jenn Bentley – Contributing Writer and Editor July 20th, 2019 (Editor’s Note: This piece has been edited to include the rules regarding misconduct as stated by the Louisiana Bar Association) The news of the murder of Baton Rouge civil rights icon Sadie Roberts-Joseph was met with both shock and sorrow by most of the community. Ms. Sadie was beloved by her community, well-known (and well-liked) … Continue reading Terrytown Lawyer Pokes Fun at Murder of Baton Rouge Icon- Big Easy Magazine

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