Review of Raw Sugar by Red Summer
“i haven’t been writing/ not for a while/ even though the world has tried it’s damnedest to/ get my/ attention/ to drum up something worthy of a mention/ in my notebook,” writes Red Summer in her book, Raw Sugar. Her poems are simply written yet infused with the brilliance of life’s experience. Raw Sugar is a rollercoaster ride of emotions, feelings, thoughts and experiences. Wherever Red Summer...
Did You Vote? I Did!
Last week I received my absentee ballot in the mail. Excitement grew as I bubbled in my votes. The very next day I put my ballot in the mail so it would be counted in today’s election. As a lifelong resident of New Orleans, not only I had to decide the POTUS but also nine amendments that would affect the state of Louisiana and the city of New Orleans for years to come. I’ve heard all of the...
The new New Orleans Hornets
First, the New Orleans Hornets received the news that Eric Gordon wouldn’t be suiting up in a Hornets uniform for another 4 to 6 weeks. Then last night, Austin Rivers inadvertently hit rookie sensation Anthony Davis that resulted in a mild concussion. Davis will not be traveling with the team to Chicago as they face off with the Chicago Bulls tonight. This is the life of a NBA teams. With such a...
From Hurricane Aftermath Vet to Newbies
Dear Citizens of the Northeast especially New York/New Jersey, Everything has changed in a matter of days. The destruction of Hurricane Sandy reared its ugly head. The upcoming days and maybe months will be long and tedious, but you will get through it. You will get through it together as a neighborhood, as a city and as a state. This was the first time I ‘hunkered down’ through a hurricane...
The reason Zoe Saldana should NOT be Nina Simone in her biopic.
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Urban Alternative NOLA is ready? Are you? Girl...
girlplaytv: Girl Play will be filming the first season this month in New Orleans Louisiana. Who’s excited?? We are! I hope you all enjoy the finished product. Make sure you subscribe to Girl Play on Youtube tell a friend about the new series. Stay tuned for the FIRST official mini trailer which airs the first week of November. www.youtube.com/girlplaytv Ladies, ladies, ladies, you’ve...
Why We Support Girl Play at Urban Alternative...
How many times you watched L Word thinking I wish they had more black people on this show? I know we had biracial beauty, Jennifer Beals as Bette Porter and Rose Rollins as Tasha Williams as our black representatives. But I felt like there was a story that wasn’t being told. Not that I didn’t like L Word, I did. But my story as a black lesbian was different and at times I couldn’t identify with...
Girl Play Is Coming Soon!
Meet the cast of Girl Play, a new “femme” lesbian web series set in New Orleans created by your favorite Fab Femme, Aryka Randall
Be a New Orleanian. Wherever you are.
Be a New Orleanian. Wherever You Are! I read and picked up this sticker while purchasing two shirts at the Dirty Coast store on Magazine Street a few months back. Yes, the one across the street from Whole Foods Arabella. When I lived in Houston right after Hurricane Katrina, there were so many New Orleanians that I didn’t need to be a New Orleanian. Seven years later I’ve decided to move to...
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I need this shirt, but New Orleans will always be in my heart.
Frank Ocean’s unofficial music video of “Strawberry Swing”
Voice & P.U.D.G.E. in the Supafly Radiostudio:... →
Listen to Frank Ocean’s “Sweet...
"Uncle" Lionel Batiste Dead at Age 81
The musician, who had been a fixture on the New Orleans jazz scene since the 1940s, died Sunday morning after a brief battle with cancer. “Uncle” Lionel Batiste, the longtime bass drummer for Treme Brass Band, and a fixture for 70 years in the New Orleans jazz scene, died Sunday morning after battling cancer for only a few months. He was 81. Batiste was diagnosed with cancer in...
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Black Love Through A Lens: Q&A with Saddi Khali
Saddi Khali is one of the most cutting edge photographers in the black community right now. His talents mean that he travels all over the USA and has recently returned from a trip to South Africa. His art breaks boundaries while at the same time redefining what we see as self love. His photography makes looking in the mirror a far more pleasurable experience, forcing many of us to love the skin...
New Orleanian Luke James showing off his vocals with a little freestyle