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My Dear Readers,

I'm sorry that I haven't written in a while forever. Need I even explain that I've been in transition: changing, loving, growing, learning, traveling, kicking things to the next level with no shoes on? Lol

I've been working on my comeUP story. And I'm now sharing pieces of this journey at  It's nothing fancy. No frills. No cutesy logo or flickering widgets that play music and count your clicks. It's just me, Danielle. In the most pure I-can't-put-all-my-business-on-the-internet-but-here's-what-i'm-experiencing-as-a-twenty-something-in-transition-and-the-stuff-that-inspires-me-along-the-way kind of blog. (you follow?)

Nola Divine is (or as my friends say "Nola Nola D!") still very much a part of me. But fortunately, God has blessed me with a co-creative element...thus the birth of New Element, a jazz and poetry duo. So if you're still interested in following me creatively, link with Nola Divine or New Element on Facebook.

So the rebirth of this blog, Nola Divine Writes, is momentarily on pause...when I'll pick it back up is TBD. But my dear friends, it's been quite a pleasure! I have appreciated your comments and loyalty to this blog spot. All archives, photos and videos will remain; and who knows, I may still post things periodically. But Click the link below to skip on over to or you are invited to search for my personal page on Facebook. Whichever you decide, let's do stay connected.

With all the love, peace and FeelGood I can muster,

NEW RELEASE - 4.6.10 AND Listening Party!!!

I am arguably PJ Morton's biggest fan!  I was introduced to PJ Morton's music through my big brother Ed Clark, who happens to be the amazing drummer in PJ's band (Watch Ed do his thing HERE). Their music is truly classic GOOD music. And if you're on this blog, I know you can appreciate that.

I was hooked with the first CD that Ed sold me! I'll never forget, I was a freshman at Xavier University, Ed had just brought me back from another trip to Wal-Mart to restock on Ramen Noodles and cereal and he was telling me about his CD. "CD? You have a CD?" "Yeah!" he replied. He parked, hopped out and from the trunk of his car - YES! From the trunk of his car, he whipped out the Freestyle Nation album.....and I haven't been able to stop listening since. Yeah that goes back. Lol! Who remembers Freestyle Nation? I'm talkin bout back in New Orleans playing shows in his daddy's church hall! Flying to New York just to see PJ and Ed at Joe's Pub. I just can't get enough!

So as SOON as I heard, I pre-ordered his album, Walk Alone that was released TODAY and it is a 'must have' for your music collection.

Even the kids love him, now how many other artists can you really let the kids sing to??

Okay, enough of my yapping. 

BUY THE ALBUM! Amazon or iTunes

By the way, What is your PJ Morton story?? Share it in comments!!

and now i leave you with one of my favorite songs from the album:

NEW RELEASE - 3.30.10

*Y'all know how I get about music*
No more downloading leaks and playing her videos over and over again (okay you may still do that, because Window Seat is the BIZNESS) because the one, the only, Queen of Neo Soul, Erykah Badu has dropped the MUCH anticipated New Amerykah Part 2: Return Of the Ankh!!!!

Okay now that I'm done screaming at you, let me give you everything Badu for this new album:

1. Let's start by watching the commercial;
It's only a minute long:

2. Now that commercial opened with a clip from her Window Seat video that everybody is talking about...for allllll the right reasons! This creative soultress really exposes her soul with this one! Watch:

Erykah spoke to Dallas News about the video, saying:
I was petrified, period. The whole thing was frightening. The whole idea was frightening. Not being in love with my body, not being secure about being vulnerable, the police coming to take me to jail. I’m breastfeeding right now. Anything I could think of, I did. But those little things diminished as I thought about the big picture. And, as I started to walk, I confronted a lot of fears, and I hoped that it would encourage others to do the same thing in their own way...
*click HERE to read the entire interview*

3. And have you heard Jump Up In The Air w/Lil Wayne? The beat is crazy! I'm looovin it! LISTEN.

By now I knw you are good and ready to click the red X and jump in your car to go get this album! I personally, have cleared my morning schedule to go get it. So let me hold you no longer.... 

4. Click HERE to preview all tracks on the album and BUY!

With all the FeelGood I can muster,
 -Nola :)

"obsession in free verse" by S.Dot

*Inspired by this photo, Ashton S. Dot Harper dropped a few lines on me today...

i watch you float across the room wrapped in silk and milk and honey all at the same time, i am really diggin your chocolate high and why leave myself with just a hint for the night...chocolate this rich is made to be endulged in for will you marry me, not for tomorrow, but let's start with your yes tonight...and we'll go from there.


Has a photo ever inspired you to take action in some way? Tell me about it in Comments!

Prove your Fanhood!!! LOL!

Who, What, When, Where…

A nationwaide contest for fans to be creative and host a Listening Party
for PJ Morton's Walk Alone Album Release on April 6th.

The goal is to have parties across the nation in different cities, simultaneously!


1. Plan a Party…
2. Email an invite to by March30th *NOTE* This deadline may extended...I'll let ya know!
3. Buy the album on April 6th
4. Email your Creative Proof to (pics, videos, blogs, etc)

What’s in it for you…

2 tickets to the Official Walk Alone Album Release Concert (or a concert near your home city)

1 Night Hotel Stay | A Meet and Greet with PJ | A PJ Pack full of PJ Goodies!

be creative, represent pj and get to planning!


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A must attend event by the Red Pump Project

You're cordially invited to the The Red Pump Project's inaugural fashion show: Rock the RED: Bold. Fashion. Awareness. The show will be held on March 25, 2010, in commemoration of annual National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

Rock the RED will also be a celebration of the first anniversary of The Red Pump Project, which was founded in March 2009 to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls.


Awareness is always in style!

The event will begin with a "Happy Hour" at 6:00pm, and Rock the Red beginning promptly at 7:00pm. It will showcase the newest fashions by upcoming designers and boutiques from around the city.

We will be honoring Emmy Award-winning HIV/AIDS activist Rae Lewis-Thornton with the "Ultimate Red Pump Rocker" Award for being a LIVING LEGACY, and facing the disease with dignity, class and undeniable courage.

 For tickets and other event details, CLICK HERE