Resistance Must Be Personal

  re·sist·ance rəˈzistəns/ noun 1. the refusal to accept or comply with something; the attempt to prevent something by action or argument.   Bob Marley gave us so many songs of political resistance.  The song above “Slogans” is not as well-known as his other hits—but it’s…

My Road Trip to the Whitney Plantation

  If you haven’t visited the Whitney Plantation, you should go and I don’t mean that in a tourism kinda way. I mean that you should allow your body to be confronted with slavery. You should stand inside a slave cabin, walk inside the masta’s house,…

Book Review: ‘There’s an Alligator in Audubon Park!’

By Rachel Dangermond One of the facts about young minds is children like scary stories that produce pleasurable anxiety. In Gina Minor Allen’s book the alligator fills the role of dread in the plot. Little do we know as we turn the pages that it is…

Amber Ferchaud is a BodyBuilder with Purpose

We’re kicking off November with an interview with Amber Ferchaud.  Amber is a New Orleans young professional and a body builder commitment to her health and mental/emotional wellness.  Here’s our interview:  Tell us a little about you  I am 32 years old. I was born and raised in…

Black Women to Watch at the New Orleans Film Fest

It’s often difficult for people of color to break through in the film industry. Minorities make up more than 36 percent of the U.S. population but represented only 10 percent of lead characters in movies and sat in 12 percent of director’s chairs in 2011, the…

Youth Voice Matters at Rethink New Orleans

By: Whitney Alexis, Guest Youth Blogger    Rethink New Orleans is a youth-led organization that uses political education and action research to build organizing and leadership skills of New Orleans youth.   Rethink prepares a future for generations of young leaders equipped with the necessary tools to…