Tag: New Orleans

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Win (2) Tickets to “Looking at a Broad”

BrassyBrown.com is giving away (2) tickets to (1) person to attend Looking at a Broad in #New Orleans. Want to see this amazing production? Tell us in the comment box below or on the  BrassyBrown.com Facebook page why you love your body and you will be…