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Living in Baton Rouge at the Boiling Point

By: Jacquelyn Grant Brown Prior to this week’s racial unrest I shared with my sister that I’d been feeling extremely anxious—wearing my shoulders for earrings, anxious.  Then, the murder of Alton Sterling happened in my home town of Baton Rouge, LA.  The very next day, Philando Castile in Minnesota.  Both at the hands of local … Continue reading Living in Baton Rouge at the Boiling Point

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Go Local at Essence Fest: Organizations & Businesses to Support

Black New Orleans is still recovering post-Hurricane Katrina. Many businesses and organizations still need support in a city that is increasingly becoming gentrified.  Be sure to support the vendors inside the Convention Center, but If you’re willing to go beyond the tourist traps, here’s some cool places to check out:   Here’s some local business that … Continue reading Go Local at Essence Fest: Organizations & Businesses to Support

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3 Reasons to Bring Your Business Cards to Essence Fest

Pack your business cards (and comfortable shoes) for Essence Fest. The Fest is an opportunity to vacation and make worthwhile  connections. You never know who you’ll meet along the way. 1.  The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency will be available. MBDA is the only Federal agency dedicated to the growth and global competitiveness … Continue reading 3 Reasons to Bring Your Business Cards to Essence Fest

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Coping with Orlando and Living with Evil

Guns. Victims. Another Headline. Hashtags. Facebook solidarity profiles. Prayers for … Social media sympathy feels rushed and at times, cliché for me. We are urged to not be silent and for good reason. We don’t want to be watchers of evil. Mass killings play like a television mini-series. Sandy Hook. Virginia Tech. San Bernardino. Emanuel … Continue reading Coping with Orlando and Living with Evil

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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