Tag: new orleans

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

Confederate statues fall, but economic racism lingers

| October 17, 2017

By Julianne Malveaux (NNPA Newswire Columnist) Cheers to New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, one of the first mayors to take Confederate statues down and to make the strong point that these statues represent nothing but oppression. You should check out the speech he delivered, in May, at MarketWatch.com. More cheers to Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh […]

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black indian, a tradition of masked resistance

black indian, a tradition of masked resistance

| March 7, 2016

an afrikan carnivale tradition of new orleans by rootfolks afrika “most people refer to us as mardi gras indians, but that’s not the name we give ourselves.”—big chief chaka zulu every bead, feather, and the thread that holds these ornaments in place have meaning; and the historical, cultural, economic, and personal significance of the black […]

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