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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

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(Recap) Kindred: Celebrating Black Women Artists

BrassyBrown.com &The New Orleans Octavia Butler Emergent Strategy Collective  commemorated the 10th anniversary of the death of Octavia Butler and  honored other Black Women Writers on February 24th. Why? “Every story I create, creates me. I write to create myself.” ― Octavia E. Butler We are creating ourselves and our community is listening. Here’s a few … Continue reading (Recap) Kindred: Celebrating Black Women Artists