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Creole Common Routes; St.Domingue (Haiti) – Louisiana Part 1

From the pots of red beans and rice bubbling in French Quarter restaurants to the amulet bags for sale in neighborhood botanicas, Haitian influence is seen, heard and tasted across this city. French colonists from Saint-Domingue — later renamed Haiti — had traveled to New Orleans since the early 1700s. That connection flourished in 1809 and 1810, when 10,000 refugees arrived in New Orleans from Saint-Domingue. Those numbers were later strengthen with another migration wave of 15,000 in the 1820s. The refugees were a combination of French colonists, their slaves and free people of color who had fled the slave uprisings.The refugees doubled the city’s population and infused New Orleans with Franco-Caribbean traditions, including theater companies, elaborate dances and black political activists. Also, as Saint-Domingue’s lucrative sugarcane fields burned during the revolution there, New Orleans’ sugar industry soared. A lot of the things about New Orleans we view as unique came from those Haitian refugees. New Orleans is the most Haitian city in America, much more than Miami or New York. Essentially all of the surviving whites (along with some of the gens de couleur) became refugees. Approximately 10,000 French refugees came to the Gulf Coast larger than the population of New Orleans and Mobile at the time (8,000 and 810 respectively). These Saint-Dominguens made a significant contribution to the Gulf Coasts creole culture. Saint-Dominguens included John James Audubon, Louis Moreau Gottschalks family, and (likely) Marie Laveau and Jean Laffitte. Black refugees to Louisiana brought with them elements of African and Haitian culture in the form of voodoo/hoodoo practices, shotgun house architecture, and the language, oral traditions, and dance steps of Mardi Gras Indian rites.

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Posted by mark - August 29, 2010 at 4:54 pm

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Pleaseshare if you have a really good recipe for fresh boiled schrimp. I don’t want them overly cooked?

Prefer a Louisiana recipe. Need step by step instructions.

louisiana shrimp creole

INGREDIENTS
1/2 cup finely diced onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 dash hot pepper sauce
1 pound medium shrimp – peeled and deveined
DIRECTIONS
In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Add onion, green pepper, celery, and garlic; cook until tender.
Mix in cornstarch. Stir in stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, and red pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Stir in shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes.

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Posted by mark - August 27, 2010 at 11:30 am

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SOS, hurry !!!!!!!!! girlls only?

I need to find websites on online contests including beauty contests, summer jobs and sports in Louisiana, find all and get 10 pts, on May 13, please don’t give me a bullshit answer, it’s serious, cause i need to get away from all this racket at home during the summer, also to work with kids, arts and crafts, and fashion contests

you should try workforstudents.com or seventeen.com

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Posted by mark - August 23, 2010 at 11:37 am

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T. Lee Horne, III for Governor Music Video

Music Video of the T. Lee Horne, III Campaign for Governor of Louisiana. The music is by Lil’ Nuke.

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History of the Zydeco Rubboard – MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies

MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies tell the story of the Zydeco Rubboard (Frottoir) in every performance. Mister MOJO and his best friend, Tee Don Landry (whose daddy made the first Zydeco Rubboard for Clifton Chenier), documented the history of the first Zydeco Rubboard. Tee Don still makes Zydeco Rubboards in the tradition of his daddy. Two of his rubboards are in The Smithsonian. The Zydeco Rubboard is unique to Southwest Louisiana music, and serves as a global icon for Louisiana Culture. To learn more history, visit www.zydecorubboards.com .

CORRECTION! This was a LIVE performance, and Mister MOJO mis-stated a fact: There are actually a few more instruments invented in America (e.g., steam calliope, monophonic synthesizer, and others). Mister MOJO should have said “the Zydeco Rubboard is one of only a few instruments invented in America”. Apologies to other inventors and their fans.

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Posted by mark - August 14, 2010 at 7:56 pm

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Chris Schultz the most underrated QB in Louisiana..ranked 9

One of the most under rated kid to come out of Louisiana and was not given a shot. He was an 3.2 student and also ranked in the top 25 in the state and wasnt even look at by Southern Univ.( Check the Louisiana Sport Recruiting mag. fall 2005 vol 9 issue 4) It did a write up on 17 top qbs in the state and he was the 15th that they mention to be the biggest sleeper in the state. I mean the kids high school jersey was RETIRED at his graduation. I had the chance to get my hands on his highlight film. The kid can play, we WILL hear his name in the future

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Posted by mark - August 10, 2010 at 11:36 am

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Sports fan that deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

Which sports fan do you believe deserves to be put in the gas chamber?

1.) Sports fan who picks #15 to beat a #2, or picks Louisiana-Monroe to beat Alabama or LSU (in football) and then once every ten or twenty years when this actually happens claims to be a genius. You sir, deserve to be strapped in the gas chamber and executed.

2.) Sports fan who is still complaining about a bad call more than a day or so after it happened. Yet, bad calls happen. They happen in every game. Your team will be the victim of bad calls and some bad calls will go your way.

I’m giving your 48 hours, max. If you’re still complaining after that, you sir, deserve to be strapped into the gas chamber and executed!!!!!

Your choices?
I tend to agree that Philly and Dallas fans should all be put in the gas chamber.
I know 15 seeds have won. But statistically their chances are very minimal, so you’re no more allowed to act like a genius for correcting picking one than you are for being dealt a good hand of poker.

I can think of a few Eagle fans that I would personally flip the switch on.

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Posted by mark - August 8, 2010 at 7:28 am

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Louisiana Girls at Puckers in Gatlinburg

These Louisiana ladies had a Puckin’ good time, and showed everyone how it’s done at Puckers Sports Bar in Gatlinburg, TN

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Posted by mark - August 5, 2010 at 11:02 am

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University of Louisiana at Lafayette KNES 205 (Matt Goulas)

Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation
Physical Education

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Posted by mark - August 4, 2010 at 3:18 am

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I want to know more about Baton Rouge, Louisiana?

I am thinking about applying to LSU but I don’t know much about the city of Baton Rouge. I know plenty about the university (of course) but I want to know what the city is famous/popular for, what is the best time of the year to visit, what public transportation is like (how do most people get around) and what’s the best way to get around the city if I do not have a car (or should I just get one). I also want to know what are some good hotels to stay at and in what section(s) of the city. Also, what is the arts, music, club/social scene/nightlife like there and what are some of the local attractions/events? Next, what areas are not so safe and what are the major airports? Basically, I want to know what the locals know about Baton Rouge–all of the hotspots, where to do, what it’s like, why this city is hot. Any information would be useful at this point. : )

I am from Baton Rouge. Lived there for 30 years.

Most people have cars to get around town. Public transportation is not so great there. It may be getting better, but last I heard, there wasn’t enough funds to get the buses all over town. Limited routes.

Some good hotels are on College Drive. (Embassy Suites, Marriot, Best Western, ect.) College Drive of course, is by LSU. Also, there are nightclubs around that area of LSU.

There is the Baton Rouge Symphony, There are 2 casino boats on the Mississippi River in downtown Baton Rouge also. There are some clubs, but they go by age. If you want really young people, go to Texas Club. If you want an older crowd, go to Southdowns.

The major airport is north of the city, off of Interstate 110.

North Baton Rouge is the area with the highest crime. I should know, my ex husband is a Baton Rouge City Policeman. This is the area around Exxon Refinery too. You really have no need to go to North Baton Rouge…it is all residential area.

Baton Rouge is basically a small town that outgrew it’s infrastructure. It is just now catching up to its population boom with construction and roadway improvements. Give it time, and Baton Rouge will be the hub of Louisiana. I truly believe that!

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Posted by mark - August 3, 2010 at 7:55 am

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