Stop with the X, Get with the Checks: Save Marie Laveau’s Tomb!

Back in December of 2013, the tomb of Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau in St. Louis Cemetery Number One was painted “Pepto dismal” pink in an act of vandalism. A strong power wash was used to remove the paint, resulting in some serious damage to the tomb. This sacred Voodoo site is the second most visited [Read More...]

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A Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau Musicology

People have been singing about Marie Laveau probably since the time she was born. This famous Voodoo Priestess is the stuff of legend. People sing her praises, people sing to warn others of her power, people sing to remember. [Read more...]

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Battles and Big Chiefs: More History of the Mardi Gras Indians

The Mardi Gras Indians are the prettiest, baddest, the toughest… they used their wit, wisdom, and artistry to keep their heritage and themselves alive. They have been here for hundreds of years, and most likely will continue for hundreds more with their fine feathers. Dance on my friends! [Read more...]

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Why the Mardi Gras Indians Won’t Bow Down

Strong, Powerful, Proud all of these words have been correctly used to describe the Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans. The tradition is older than the city itself. There are over 50 tribes in the city according to some. This is history, culture, and pride in graceful action. [Read more...]

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Bless Your Soul with Florida Water

One of the most divine things about Voodoo and Santeria is that these religions find a way to deliciously bless and protect participants with some delightful magickal scents. One of the main blessing ingredients used is Florida Water. [Read more...]

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How You Can Help Support the Restoration of Marie Laveau’s Tomb!

Save Our Cemeteries, the Archdiocese of New Orleans and the local preservation company Bayou Preservation LLC have banded together to raise the monumental $10,000 or more that is required to complete the restoration of Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau’s Tomb. [Read more...]

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Farewell to Stuart Hall “Godfather of Multiculturalism”

…a rainbow of realization went off in my brain. Here was an educated Black man who had been speaking out for decades against racism, colonialism, and oppression…and Stuart Hall even wrote about television sometimes. [Read more...]

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