Nordette Adams

Nordette Adams is a published poet and fiction writer who grew up in New Orleans, LA, moved away at 20, and returned in 2007. During her lifetime, she's worked as a journalist for weekly newspapers in Georgia and New Jersey and written articles for regional magazines. She's also been a public relations specialist for a government facility in South Carolina where she ghost-wrote white papers and trade articles for environmental engineers, penned scripts, and produced documentaries. Later,, she worked at a New Jersey telecommunications company as a technical writer.  Today, however, the poet is focused on her life as a poet.

In 2013, at the invitation of Louisiana's former State Poet Laureate Julie Kane, Nordette participated in "Just Listen to Yourself" at the Louisiana State Library. More recently she discovered that some of her poems are being used by schools in America and abroad for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day events, social justice studies, and final exams. Nordette has been a contributing editor at since 2006.,  You are invited to visit her personal blog, Whose Shoes Are These Anyway?

The Gospel of Jesus's Wife -- Does It Matter Whether Jesus Was Married?

In this case, I'm just passing along an intriguing article that's been trending on Facebook for a few days: ...more

Song of the Fatigued Blacksplaining Folk: National Poetry Month

I avoid writing on race these days, as I've said before, because it's so draining. Yes, I do feel guilty sometimes about not dissecting "the struggle" weekly, but I'm only human. Also, I know I'm not alone in this burned-out space ....more

Quote of the day: From Ta-Nehisi Coates's The Blue Period

Jacob Lawrence, The Library -- a giant swath of humanity and history....more

Devious Maid's Promo with Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty to Me

Here's the Lifetime Channel latest promotional commercial for Devious Maids. It features Jason Derulo's song "Talk Dirty to Me" featuring 2 Chains. I've posted the video for the single below the commercial, and as you might expect, the language in it carries a parental warning ....more

"Old Friends 4 Sale" Prince & The NPG Rehearsal 2012

I love DrFunkenberry for sharing this, Prince's rehearsal of "Old Friends 4 Sale." I love it for the same reason I love the clip of Marvin Gaye rehearsing "Come Get to This" in that Belgium documentary: How often do we get to overhear music masters at work? ...more

Brittnee Camelle vs. Melissa Jimenez: "Give It to Me Right" from NBC's The Voice

I'm a fan of NBC's The Voice; everybody who visits this blog probably knows that by now. And currently, the show's in the battle rounds stage. Tonight's best battle was Brittnee Camelle vs ....more

Banned Books: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston...more

Mali Music Performs Beautiful on American Idol (video)

Okay, this was the thing for me Thursday night on American Idol. This right here! Mali Music performing Beautiful ....more

The Voice: I'm ready for more Josh Kaufman (video)

Last night on the blind auditions of The Voice on NBC, Josh Kaufman brought the sweetness of heartfelt soul when he sang George Michael's "One More Try." Kaufman's voice is smooth, and he conveyed the emotion of the lyrics adding goose-bump moments with his falsetto and other choices. I look forward to hearing more of him. I was not familiar with "One More Try," and that's because when ...more

Vampire Diaire's Ian Somerhalder shares spotlight with pups in Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws Parade (Video)

For all you young women and girls in love with Ian Somerhalder, I'll agree with you that the young actor is hot, but my feelings for him are more that of the older woman smiling at you screaming over him. In the video above you'll see a Times Picayune interview with the Vampire Diaries star. He was the king of the Mystic Krewe of Mardi Paws parade in Mandeville yesterday, March 9, five days ...more