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Spirit of Fi Yi Yi – New Orleans Magazine – May 2018 – New Orleans, LA

Spirit of Fi Yi Yi Another take on Mardi Gras Indians The Mardi Gras Indians carry a cultural memory rooted in dances of enslaved Africans at the antebellum park, Congo Square. Choctaw and other indigenous peoples watched the swirling ring dances with people in costumes, and as black people moved beyond slavery, the circles opened … Continue reading Spirit of Fi Yi Yi – New Orleans Magazine – May 2018 – New Orleans, LA

VISIT HAITI WITHOUT LEAVING NEW ORLEANS

Come join the fun at Ashé. The Universe has spoken, the stars did not line up. Too many teas in May. So we have canceled A Tribute to Love Tea. Stay tuned for a new date. Then, as part of our Tri-Centennial celebration, Exploring the Diaspora, make plans to tour four countries without ever leaving … Continue reading VISIT HAITI WITHOUT LEAVING NEW ORLEANS

LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans

"There's only you and me and the work before us," LaToya Cantrell said to a gathered crowd during her swearing in ceremony. LaToya Cantrell made history in New Orleans on Monday, becoming the first woman and the first Black woman to be sworn in as mayor in the city’s 300-year history. “There’s only one way … Continue reading LaToya Cantrell Takes Office As The First-Ever Female Mayor Of New Orleans