Last year the Essence Festival hosted several events to celebrate all things Blackness and Womanhood in New Orleans, and Essence
On this day in 1994 I was admitted into Labor & Delivery to be induced labor due to loss of
I know some of yall Old School Cooks have your tables set🍽, pies and cakes 🥮🥧in the oven, seasonings chopped,
On October 29th 2019 Southeastern Grocers, parent company of Winn-Dixie, along with the Montgomery community and hardworking trailblazers all over
I am the BRAND AMBASSADOR for “NOLA Comedy for the Cure” presented by FION Productions LLC and Black News Channel
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.
New Orleans native Stacey M. is an award-winning writer and director with an impressive slate of groundbreaking, critically acclaimed work that has screened before audiences worldwide.
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.
The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is hosting their 3rd Annual 3-Mile Walk on May 18, 2019 9:00 am in Audubon Park at Magazine st. New Orleans, LA
No Registration fee
Sponsored by Helena Alexander
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The Helena Alexander Lupus Awareness Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2002 by Lupus Survivor Helena Alexander. The foundation promotes awareness for Lupus in New Orleans, Louisiana with the promise to educate everyone around the world about the disease.