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Recap: Black Arts Movement at Dillard University

  In a 1968 essay, “The Black Arts Movement,” Larry Neal proclaimed Black Arts the “aesthetic and spiritual sister of the Black Power concept.” Often the Black Arts Movements is said to have left out Black Women and the LGBT community. The conference at Dillard University was inclusive and timely. I attended each day of … Continue reading Recap: Black Arts Movement at Dillard University

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Free Movie Tickets to Deepwater Horizon

BrassyBrown.com has many media and community partners.  We are happy to share movie screening tickets to a new movie that was filmed in New Orleans and Chalmette. Remember the BP Oil Spill? On April 4, 2016, there was a  court settlement with BP for natural resource damages from the oil spill for up to 8.8 billion dollars. Are you an environmentalist? … Continue reading Free Movie Tickets to Deepwater Horizon

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The woman behind Dillard University’s Black Arts Movement Conference

Kim McMillon is currently completing a Ph.D. in World Cultures, at the University of California, Merced, with an emphasis on the Black Arts Movement and African American Literature. She is the visionary behind the Black Arts Movement Conference at Dillard University. She and I spoke briefly about the importance of New Orleans being a host … Continue reading The woman behind Dillard University’s Black Arts Movement Conference

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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