Jason Lee of Hollywood UnLocked racially profiled at MSY Airport-New Orleans day after inspiring and motivating fans at his book signing

Media mogul, entrepreneur, personality, and iHeart Radio’s Jason Lee was in Harvey, LA (a suburb of Jefferson Parish and a … Continue reading Jason Lee of Hollywood UnLocked racially profiled at MSY Airport-New Orleans day after inspiring and motivating fans at his book signing

My Nola Life: Growing up Tall, Dark-Skinned with Nappy Hair

The issues I had with being defined as “Dark and Ugly” came from people outside our family in the beginning. I was darker one in my family and if subconsciously and if possible in the womb I knew the prettiest girls were lighter with so-called good hair and not girls who looked like me. I wouldn’t truly understand that being dark-skinned with nappy hair meant something bad and ugly until I started school. My short afro puff ponytails were mocked and ridiculed along with my chocolate-colored skin. This would be the beginning of a long journey of questioning who I was, searching for validation, depression all because I was trained to believe that the color of my skin and texture of my hair wasn’t good enough or acceptable, which in turn made me worthless to the world so I thought.

Being the tallest, darkest and nappiest girl was difficult, but it got better, much better. It was like one day I went to the mirror on the wall and she responded, “Girl, the dark-skinned, nappy-headed tall girls are IN! You made it Sista, you are now included in the most beautiful of them all!” I am a Swan now and I have been basking in my lil pond celebrating Me without splashing water on my haters. I actually let them swim with me!

Seriously though, I believe it’s because we became aware of what we were doing to each other. We realized that we fell for the hype of European beauty standards that we allowed it to divide us for years.  Continue reading My Nola Life: Growing up Tall, Dark-Skinned with Nappy Hair

Let’s Reminiscence Over Brunch! Bijoux Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel

The Le Pavillon Hotel holds a special place in my heart. My sixth grade graduation dinner was held there in the early 80s. I’m telling my age lol. I went to Allen Elementary, Uptown on Nashville Ave, the school is still there, but it has been renamed and the school took us their as part of of sixth grade graduation celebration.


I promised myself that when I “grew up,” I would return and stay as a guest in one of the best suites and order from the menu without worrying about the price. Sadly, I haven’t returned yet. I haven’t reached the level of success that allowed me to afford to stay at the Le Pavillion, but I can provide a Bijoux Brunch. Just think if I weren’t included in the email, I would have waited until I won the lottery or started writing fo r Oprah magazine to go lol. seriously, let’s reminiscence over brunch! Continue reading Let’s Reminiscence Over Brunch! Bijoux Sunday Brunch at Le Pavillon Hotel