Mardi Gras Memories: The Skull and Bone Gang wakes you up on Mardi Gras day…

When I was a little girl, I remember not being able to sleep after being told stories about giant skeletons walking through New Orleans’ streets with bloody animal parts (particularly roosters who did not cock-a-doodle-doo because the Skeleton Men killed them) before the sunrise on Mardi Gras Day. I used to be scared as hell. I couldn’t sleep because I was worried about the Skull and Bone Gang showing up on my doorstep or peeking through my window with a bloody rooster in hand. I thought up the most gruesome tallest skeleton man would yank me out of my bed … Continue reading Mardi Gras Memories: The Skull and Bone Gang wakes you up on Mardi Gras day…

Hell Is Freezing Over In New Orleans For Mardi Gras

It is happening….Hell is truly freezing over New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Fat Tuesday 2021 will go down in the books as the strangest Mardi Gras ever. There will be no floats, no beads, no large crowds, and no trash to clean up after the parades. But, there may be snow…or at least a lot of ice. It has snowed in the past in New Orleans and there is certainly something magical about it. However, please stay safe and try to stay close to home and not venture out on the icy roads. Read more on: https://www.newsbreakapp.com/n/0YclR9L5?share_id=eyJ1c2VyaWQiOjc5NzA0MTUwLCJkb2NfaWQiOiIwWWNsUjlMNSIsInRpbWVzdGFtcCI6MTYxMzQyODEyOTY4NH0=&share_destination_id=Nzk3MDQxNTAtMTYxMzQyODEzMzQzNA==&s=a99&pd=05OQgomd&hl=en_US Continue reading Hell Is Freezing Over In New Orleans For Mardi Gras

The 14 Times Mardi Gras was Effected in NOLA History

NEW ORLEANS—Mardi Gras is a fire that rages in the heart of New Orleans. It’s a fire that is difficult to extinguish and like a phoenix, it returns every year. Emily Perkins and Katherine Jolliff Dunn from The Historic New Orleans Collection followed the 14 times the city decided to let the good times rest. To check out their article, click here. “There have been 14 years since 1857 that Mardi Gras has been cancelled or significantly scaled back. The first year was in 1862 at the start of the occupation of New Orleans during the American Civil War. It … Continue reading The 14 Times Mardi Gras was Effected in NOLA History

Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

Join us at Hermann-Grima + Gallier Historic Houses for this fascinating lecture on free people of color living in antebellum New Orleans (1803 -1865). Our special guest is Kimberley Coleman, and the lecture will be virtual and free to the public with registration. Kim Coleman is a native New Orleanian, historian, and storyteller. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Dillard University in History and a Master of Arts degree from Southern University at New Orleans in Museum Studies. As the Curator and Director of Interpretation at the McKenna Museums, Kim has combined her love of history and art … Continue reading Free and Nonwhite: Les Gens de Couleur Libres in Antebellum New Orleans

Louisiana woman offered free plastic surgery after using Gorilla Glue as hairspray- Interview with WDSU

WDSU Digital Team NEW ORLEANS —Tessica Brown was headed for a night out last month when she ran out of hairspray. “I went running around the house. I looked at the top of the refrigerator and there was the Gorilla … Continue reading Louisiana woman offered free plastic surgery after using Gorilla Glue as hairspray- Interview with WDSU

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Mardi Gras Memories

Mardi Gras 2021 is canceled, well something very very close to canceled anyway and it’s for our safety, COVID-19… But, Life and love go on, and as y’all know, we live by “Laissez les bons temps rouler” here in New Orleans. Now, let me get my Mardi Gras started so I create more memories, but the new ones will be full of love, fun, excitement, and a few daiquiris! Make sure to grab one before 11pm!      Continue reading Mardi Gras Memories

‘I’m open to buy,’ Master P pushes to open grocery store in New Orleans, add diversity to the industry

“I think it’s about economic empowerment. It’s what we learned from this whole thing is why are we not owning these grocery stores in our community, people that look like us? How come we don’t own any stores? And I think this is an opportunity to put some diversity in the grocery store. I just think that it’s time for us to change that narrative to add some balance and some diversity in this game. That way, we could feed more families in our communities, we could give more jobs and opportunities. And I think that we can all bridge that gap,” Miller said. Continue reading ‘I’m open to buy,’ Master P pushes to open grocery store in New Orleans, add diversity to the industry