By Shawnta Barnes In the song, “Respect,” originally written and recorded by Otis Redding is the lyric, “All I’m askin’ is for a little respect.” I want to belt that line like Aretha Franklin did in her cover of the song to anyone who is suggesting I be armed with a gun in my classroom. It doesn’t help when the disrespect towards teachers comes from the White House. I felt disrespected when… Read More
By Reggie Barbour As black people, I feel like we’re stuck in a constant cycle of fighting for our civil rights. Much of how and what we do today is filled with similarities of what my parents did back in the 60’s – fighting for our freedom in this country. If you’ve ever seen the movie “Groundhog Day” then perhaps you understand this cyclical nature that I am talking about. However, unlike… Read More
Protecting the rights of people to have affordable housing is something Community Journalist, Lamont Douglas believes in. Check out his video.
We live in a world that generally has us functioning at a mile a minute and thrusting upon us the desire for instant gratification from issues that we have been enduring for awhile. The stop and go, “I needed it yesterday” and “how soon can I have that” mentality has found many of us lost and confused with the demand of this energy-draining society. Subscribing to the hectic pace of this world… Read More
February 2018 is a great time to be black in New Orleans. If you have any exposure to media outlets, you’d likely agree there is an infectious positive energy associated being with being black, especially right here in New Orleans. In addition to the recurring celebration of Black History Month, and the local celebrations of Mardi Gras, which in the city’s black culture, significantly honors the Zulu Club, Nomtoc Club and… Read More
By Marlena Little I’ve been in love with Black Panther since before I can remember, waaay before this weekend! Believe it or not, I’m a comic book nerd. I was first introduced to comics as a third grader attending a predominantly-white “gifted center/school”where children from all over the Chicago-land area were taught. It was nothing to see all my classmates, girls and boys, reading and exchanging comics over lunch, recess, and every… Read More
New Orleans celebrates Black History at various locations in the city. From Treme to Tulane University, you won’t have to look far to find yourself immersed in the rich Black culture of the city. It is important to teach our children about Black History Month and to be lifelong learners ourselves. Explore and enjoy! Read more here