I'm a television host. I'm a content creator. I also happen to be a journalist. But it all started with my work in graphic design. My serpentine logo has been with me since 2008, originally created in PowerPoint and Ulead GIF Animator--yes, prehistoric--and updated in Adobe Illustrator as a class assignment in 2013. Using the … Continue reading New City, New Branding!
It all started in May of 2017. Actually, it’s more like June of 1995 or the fall of 2013. But let’s just stick with May of 2017… My parents and goddaughters took a trip to Houston to visit my step-uncle for his son’s birthday party. For my eldest goddaughter, it was sheer and utter dread; … Continue reading A Rainy Day in Houston
9-23-15 11.54am The dream opens, and I’m shooting the breeze with Ken, LSU coach Les Miles and Todd Graves, founder of Raising Cane’s. We were at the RiverCenter, resembling the Superdome, filming “in-studio” segments for MyScene TV. Naturally, we were waiting on our reporter, who’s often late. Todd stepped out for a bit, which led … Continue reading Dream Log: 9-23-15–My Scene. MINE!
It’s 12:06am, and Caitlyn Jenner’s ABC interview is playing on Bravo. Part of her struggle, in decades of transitioning, was her religious beliefs as a devout Christian. With that said, we immediately think to the wrath of Early God in the Old Testament versus the peace, love and light of Present God in the New … Continue reading What Is God’s Will?
This is the third broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I bring you to the Delpit family's legendary Chicken Shack. Toodaloo Shrimp | Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs Chicken Shack was founded in 1935 by Thomas H. Delpit, and is native to the Old South Baton Rouge neighborhood. Now celebrating their 80th anniversary, Chicken … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Chicken Shack
This is the second broadcast of #JavanDoesBatonRouge, as I compare boiled shrimp from Tony's and LTK Seafood, two of my go-to places here in Baton Rouge. Red Beans @ The Roux House | The Gilded Lily | TJ Ribs | Kathy Griffin @ L'Auberge Tony's, a household name, and LTK were both selling their shrimp for $8.99/lb. For this … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Toodaloo Shrimp
For nearly two years, I've hosted #JavanDoesBatonRouge right here on my website. But now as a broadcaster, it only made sense to bring the blog to video, something I'll call a "community broadcast." Same theme, same purpose, #JDBR remains my own little way of exploring my home of ten years--a booming city I long overlooked. I have … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — Red Beans @ The Roux House
This entry is loosely inspired by the articles of Robert Mann, found on his WordPress site, Something Like the Truth. This cartoon disturbingly depicts today's reality, except that it's from a 1933 edition of Progressive Magazine. Who... Posted by Speak Up For Education and Kids on Friday, March 6, 2015 It's been a long time … Continue reading From A Millennial’s Perspective
I first learned about the most recent total lunar eclipse yesterday afternoon while watching the repeats on Cable Channel 9 (WAFB). Weatherman Jeff Morrow told us that the skies should be clear, save for the usual fog that would appear at around 6pm locally. Luckily, I was able to go out this morning and snap … Continue reading Total Lunar Eclipse in Baton Rouge
It’s been a few months since I’ve posted one of these. I’ve been doing Baton Rouge quite a bit lately, but I haven’t been able to document it as well as I had hoped. These next few entries will be about the places I’ve visited over the past year (I’m backed up just that far), … Continue reading Javan Does Baton Rouge — The Gilded Lily