Baldwin & Co. Black-Owned Coffeeshop and Bookstore Review

Baldwin & Co is artfully designed with a mixture of African-inspired decor and contemporary furnishings. White walls are adorned with eye-catching artwork, African print-covered chairs. When you enter the Coffeeshop doors, you are greeted with enticing scents, a creative atmosphere, and friendly smiles.

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Press release: Marking Red Beans and Rice Day across Louisiana on March 22 on the State Capitol Steps

MEDIA ADVISORYMarch 17, 2021 CONTACT: Joelle PoliskyPR Director – (615) 516-0358 Cajun Country Rice, Camellia Brand and Savoie’s® Foods team up to put red beans and rice on every table in the state — Louisiana-grandmother approved. WHAT: Join us at the … Continue reading Press release: Marking Red Beans and Rice Day across Louisiana on March 22 on the State Capitol Steps

NOLA Tree Project hosts The Big TREEsy Giveaways for Orleans Parish Residents ONLY!

Please Bring Your Orleans Parish Picture ID And a Mask!! The Big TREEsy Giveaway of 300 Trees District C Saturday, March 13, 20219:00 am – 12 noonSt. Roch Community Church1738 St. Roch Ave.New Orleans, LA  70117 300 FREE Trees * … Continue reading NOLA Tree Project hosts The Big TREEsy Giveaways for Orleans Parish Residents ONLY!

Women in New Orleans History: Honoring the life of Hattie McCray

“Defending Her Honor.” Defending her honor, Protecting her name, She fell, bullet wounded— Thank God but not in Shame! She fell warding off A beastly attack, A sterling young woman, Even though she was black. Defending her honor, Protecting her name, She fought for her virtue, And died for the same.85 Written by Ivy Lenoir Continue reading Women in New Orleans History: Honoring the life of Hattie McCray

What Is Mardi Gras? The REAL History & Traditions Explained by Newtral Groundz

We live in a world where everyone likes to party. Everywhere you turn you see events taking place dedicated solely to getting on your level. None of those match the level of America’s biggest party season, Mardi Gras. Mardi Gras / Shrove Tuesday / Fat Tuesday “Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday is always 47 days before Easter. Carnival season begins on Jan. 6, Twelfth Night, the Christian holy day of the Epiphany, and ends with Mardi Gras. It’s a celebration of life that precedes the fasting and simple living during the Christian season of Lent. Because Easter is variable, Mardi … Continue reading What Is Mardi Gras? The REAL History & Traditions Explained by Newtral Groundz

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NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

She looked confident as each stick hit its intended bucket as if she knew for sure that it would produce a beat that will get the crowd dancing. Joy and bashfulness took over her as the crowd grew thick. She was loving and living in the moment. I would say she enjoyed the sounds she created more than the group she captured. It was as if the beating of her heart was in sync with her very being. Her mind formed the music, hand and sticks flowed like blood to her heart and drum beating the tunes reminiscent of our ancestors playing in Congo Square. This little girl and the sticks and buckets are the lifelines to our New Orleans history. Her soulful beats echoed sounds of hope, possibility, and greatness for New Orleans’s future cultural bearers. Continue reading NOLA Street Bucket Drummer: Beats OF A NOLA Girl

Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

Join us at Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses for this fascinating lecture on free people of color living in antebellum New Orleans (1803 -1865). Our special guest is Kimberley Coleman, and the lecture will be virtual and free to the public with registration. Kim Coleman is a native New Orleanian, historian, and storyteller. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in History and a Master of Arts degree from Southern University at New Orleans in Museum Studies. As the Curator and Director of Interpretation at the McKenna Museums, Kim has combined her love of history and art … Continue reading Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

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Mardi Gras Memories

Mardi Gras 2021 is canceled, well something very very close to canceled anyway and it’s for our safety, COVID-19… But, Life and love go on, and as y’all know, we live by “Laissez les bons temps rouler” here in New Orleans. Now, let me get my Mardi Gras started so I create more memories, but the new ones will be full of love, fun, excitement, and a few daiquiris! Make sure to grab one before 11pm!      Continue reading Mardi Gras Memories

Celebrating the partnership of Kenneth & Melba Ferdinand of Café Rose Nicaud

On Monday, December 16, 2019, family, friends, and customers of Café Rose Nicaud came together to celebrate The Ferinand’s retirement and the business’s closure after 25 years in operation. I had the opportunity to celebrate true love, dedication, and commitment … Continue reading Celebrating the partnership of Kenneth & Melba Ferdinand of Café Rose Nicaud