20 Years Later….

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me and Justin last week

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me and Justin: left pic, present… right pic from graduation 2006

I’ve known him since I was 7 years old. He used to annoy the s*** out of me in Sunday school at church and in high school I avoided him, his friends, and his bullying. We were always conscience of one another, but our interests never intersected… and therefore, neither did we.
Now fast forward 8 years later: I reconnected with him on a random Wednesday night last week and spent some time with him that weekend. During our conversations I realized that this was the first time we ever really talked one on one in 20 years. Yea, I know…
I can’t seem to shake the fact that we meshed so well and I never in my wildest dreams imagined I would feel so comfortable around him. Back in high school, I was so uneasy when it came to him and his critical ass friends. Glad it’s different now, and I hope we chill again soon.
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A Damn Good Wedding

 

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A rooftop wedding with the New Orleans sunset as the back drop? Count me in!!
  My coworker and good friend Donna married the love of her life August 1st at the world renowned Jackson Brewery in the New Orleans French Quarter. What a wonderful night filled with love and fun. It was a true honor to have been included in the festivities and absolutely wonderful getting to see John and Donna celebrate their love for one another. I pray they have many more years of happiness! Love y’all!!!!

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This Mess: The City of St. George

 

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My home town, Baton Rouge, is at somewhat of a cross roads. After a sixty year public school desegregation case which didn’t end until the mid 2000’s, a small portion of the community, mostly upper to middle class whites, desires to break off from the capitol city and incorporate their own town.
   The City of St. George is a proposal to break off from BR to incorporate a new city. Supporters blame this idea on the EBR public school system. These people feel as though our school system is a never evolving disaster. Yes, it’s pretty bad, but abandonment isn’t the answer. Now some folks reading this would say, “oh what do you know??? You went to private school..”, and I would say, “yea, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t have friends and family who flourished with a public EBR parish school system education… Because I do.”
  In retaliation to this stupid idea, a counter reaction has occurred. “Better Together” is the phrase adopted by the mayor along with other local politicians and residents of Baton Rouge who are opposed to this notion. The pubic dialogue and meetings have drawn an interest to the city, which is a good thing in my opinion.
  Over the past several months this story has caught fire, even capturing the attention of several national media outlets. Front Line, a PBS series, recently aired a piece about the City of St. George proposal. Check it out Here: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=edDIdyL_MDw

#wcw: Nia Long

 

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  Nia Long has always been one of my favorite actresses. Her leading role in Love Jones was my first time seeing her on film and I loved it! (in my young Jeezy voice)… Anyway, when I was ten years old my childhood ace Megan and I watched it in awe from beginning to end. The movie was mesmerizing mainly because we weren’t supposed to be watching it, but more than anything because of Nia’s classy demeanor and also, her great portrayal of the role.
  Ms. Long has consistently remained a positive example to young girls throughout her career, yet in my opinion, she has yet to truly receive the accolades she deserves. With that being said, keep up the good work Ms. Nia! You are truly appreciated.

…So I met Spitta

me and Spitta

me and Spitta

So I got the chance to meet my favorite NOLA emcee. Curren$y was super cool… just as I expected. After he handed my brother a spliff  as he passed our table, we ran into him again on Decatur St. I asked for a picture and he gladly agreed. Great Night. #jetlife