All Saints Day: A New Orleans Experience

Typically, you fill find true-blue, New Orleanians celebrating the tradition of All Saints Day by going to the graves of the family members. At those graves, all of the old flowers would be removed. Some families clean the grave headstones, and other graves will receive a fresh coat of paint. In New Orleans Creole families,…

Frederick Douglass, Yale University, Summer 2017.

As an educator (ELA, History), it was profound and enlightening to know I was selected to attend Yale University this summer to explore the Life and Writings of Frederick Douglass. I have spent a week on campus, exploring, learning and living through the mood, feelings and thoughts of Mr. Douglass. This is a running blog…

Birth of A Nation

A must see film! Is there controversy? Yes! However, you must leave it all at the front door of the movie house and go watch the film. The Original Birth of a Nation was a milky propaganda version of this film. There is no comparison, between these two films. They are polar opposites. Believe Me!!!!!…

A fashionable Hero Movie Review: Free State of Jones

Tonight I went to see a movie I was keenly interested in due to my family heritage of growing up in a creole family and learning about our heritage. In New Orleans, you know that if you live in a certain neighborhood you are creole. The 7th ward is that neighborhood. My mothers side of…