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Get your ROOTS Movie Screening Tix BrassyBrown.com

Airing four consecutive nights on HISTORY beginning on Memorial Day, “ROOTS” is a historical portrait of American slavery. The story of Kunta Kinte and the women and men who came after him echoes through the history of millions ofAmericans of African descent, and reveals powerful truths about the universal resilience of the human spirit. BrassyBrown.com is … Continue reading Get your ROOTS Movie Screening Tix BrassyBrown.com

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Notes & Pics from Prince SecondLine in New Orleans

You’re in the number. In the line and it’s moving and you’re moved–deeply moved.  It’s unexplainable. Everyone you talk to has a Prince story. Andrea (below) is wearing a the purple bra. She lives in Miami. She sent her friend, Ava, a text at 4:30 am CT the day of the second line.  It read: “I’m on a flight to … Continue reading Notes & Pics from Prince SecondLine in New Orleans

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RSVP for Advance Screening to The Jungle Book Movie

BrassyBrown.com invites you to the advance screening of  The Jungle Book! Wednesday, April 13. 7:00PM AMC Clearview Palace 12 4486 Veteran Blvd. Metairie, LA, 70006 RSVP to The Jungle Book Movie here:  The all-star cast includes: Bill Murray,  Idris Elba and Lupita Nyong’o.  Tweet us your pics at @brassybrownnola #freemovienight  #junglebookmovie   Stay Connected with … Continue reading RSVP for Advance Screening to The Jungle Book Movie

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Education Problem Solver: Meet Kristyna Jones

Kristyna Jones grew up in family full of urban educators and was fortunate to be raised in a home where education was seen as an adventure, a source of self-discovery, and means to success. One of the greatest influences on her passion for the mission of BE2T was Kris’s grandfather. A life-long learner, 30-year educator, … Continue reading Education Problem Solver: Meet Kristyna Jones

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The Day I Became a Fantasia Fan

The Friday before the last Super Bowl in New Orleans, there was a Super Bowl Gospel Celebration held at the UNO Lakefront Arena.  There was a woman in our section wearing a Best Buy shirt.  Another woman in hospital scrubs seemed to be a nurse. Some of the women seemed to be celebrating girls night, but as artist after artist … Continue reading The Day I Became a Fantasia Fan

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Exclusive Audio: New Orleans, Essence Fest and the Future

When Essence announced it would be expanding Essence Festival  to South Africa, I received a lot of phone calls and emails. “Is Essence leaving New Orleans?” “This must be the end, huh?” “Is South Africa, the exit plan out of New Orleans?” I didn’t have answers. I tried to confirm  as much information as possible when … Continue reading Exclusive Audio: New Orleans, Essence Fest and the Future