Louisiana Culture

***LOUISIANA RESIDENTS*** What is your opinion of the grants for grads program?

I’ve read a lot and did a some research, now I would like to know the opinion of the citizens. The Grants for Grads Program is established in recognition that many Louisiana’s residents relocate from Louisiana upon completion of their college careers due to a perceived lack of economic opportunity. Homeownership reflects a commitment to remain in Louisiana and continue the tradition and culture of the state.

The grants for grads awards any Louisiana resident who has received an associate, baccalaureate, masters/postgraduate degree on or after January 1, 2008 and was:

As a LA resident I have been very aware of the outflow of LA college graduates. I have never heard of this program, but I see the need for it and I will definitely look into it.

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Posted by mark - August 29, 2016 at 12:56 am

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Have you ever been to Louisiana? What is your opinion of the state?

What did you SEE or DO or EAT that helped form your opinion of the state??? What part did you visit? I have heard that Northern Louisiana is not really “Louisiana” culture for what the state is know for. What was your favorite part of this state?? Thanks, any help is appreciated, I am doing research.

Ain’t ever been there

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Posted by mark - August 25, 2016 at 11:41 pm

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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 12, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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I Should Have Never Fell In Love

Wayne Toups sings at Rox a song seldom played on radio, cant understand why, you listen to the words, it is a beautiful song that was writen by (a very young)Travis Thibodeaux. Both are artist’s from South Louisiana. This was filmed by my cell phone but still sounds great. Two good artists one touching love song if ever there was one, this is the ONE!

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Posted by mark - August 1, 2016 at 6:33 am

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What Indian Reservation welcome visitors as tourists ,that are not to far from Louisiana?

Not all Indian Resevations welcome visitors and I want to go to a reservation on my vacation and learn something of their culture.I’m driving so I would prefer to be closer to Louisiana. I’ve been to Cherokee N. Carolina and really enjoyed the set up there. someone took us around and showed us around and explained thing as we went along. I would like to learn about the other nations as well. I have tried searching and am not too good at it, so I am at a loss. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thank You

Try the Matta’poni Indian Reservation in King William County, Virginia. The Shaman is John Sun Eagle and his Wife Gentlewind. They are a lovely couple and they welcome all without making reservations..(small joke) but, seriously, they are great people! Check out the Mattaponi Reservation online, go to any search engine, yahoo, google, and you will find their site describing their reservation, history, ect..

The Chief is Chief Webster Little Eagle. We use to go every weekend to see them. They usually have other people there from all over the world. It is great, we are originally from new york city, and we have met people on his reservation from Ireland, France, Spain, Peru, England, it’s amazing how many connections you make from people that are interested in the Native American Indian Culture.

Try also yahoo’s search, type in John and Sharon Sun Eagle on Mattaponi Indian Reservation and see if they have another site up. They also sponsor kids from other Reservations.

If you ever really want to travel the distance, try heading toward the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota during the Summer time or during the "Gathering of the Nations" Pow Wow, all full bloods participate in that pow wow, it is beyond amazing!!

The Indians at Mattaponi will give you more information concerning other reservations you may visit and attend their pow wows. usually their schedules are online..just type in indian pow wows and the state you would like to visit.

I hope this info helps you out some.
Good luck on your next trip!

feel free to ask me about more info regarding the Res.

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Posted by mark - July 29, 2016 at 5:26 am

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GRITtv: Courtney Young: BP Threatens Louisiana Culture

We may now have reached a period of national and global fatigue over the havoc wreaked by the spill. But as someone from Louisiana, I can attest that the disaster is very much pulsating through the daily lives of millions of people in the area. Though Louisiana is not the only place affected, it was certainly one of the most hardest hit by the disaster. Even after the hole is plugged, the damage done will last for decades, generations. A complete way of life, culture is under attack and it’s vital that we, as a nation, do not lose our sense of commitment to one of the most vital cultural traditions in the United States. Distributed by Tubemogul.
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Posted by Kayra - July 28, 2016 at 5:20 am

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It sounds like Senator Craig is going to resign. What about William Jefferson of Louisiana?

Come on Pelosi – you and your "culture of corruption". You hypocrite – let us see your party do the right thing and demand Jefferson’s resignation.

Jefferson actualy was asked to resign, but had refused to step down. In his case, the legal system should decide what should be done about his alleged wrongdoings. Now, speaking of Louisiana politicians that should follow Craig’s lead….

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2007/08/29/usnews/whispers/main3219232.shtml

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Posted by mark - July 26, 2016 at 4:03 am

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Would it be difficult for a black woman to live in Spain?

I plan on studying abroad (in Barcelona) over the summer to learn Spanish. Now, my knowledge of the language is rather pathetic, but I figured that if I’m thrown into the culture, it’ll be a lot easier to learn than in a classroom in New Orleans, Louisiana. Is there a high chance that I may not feel welcomed because I’m black and because I don’t know Spanish?

No, you’ll love studying in Spain, their is a lot of black people from all corners of the globe living in Spain. Outside the United States their is no color segregation or skin color issues. That’s an American thing, were all people outside the USA, not skin colors.

Also, almost everyone speaks English in Spain, so don’t waste your money on Spanish translation books.

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Posted by mark - July 22, 2016 at 3:10 am

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Louisiana culture and Anderson are together fwkjr

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Posted by mark - July 21, 2016 at 2:50 am

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Marion County, Florida Real Estate on the Rise

One of the fastest growing counties in the nation, Marion County Florida is quickly becoming a viable investment option for those looking for an alternative to costly, crowded major Florida cities. With less than 70,000 residents, the county has nearly quadrupled to a population of 250,000. For the past few years the county has consistently ranked as one of the three fastest growing areas in the nation while still maintaining a diverse community where country life still dominates some areas. Comprised of five different vastly different cities, Marion County boasts a well-preserved history coupled with the vitality of a major metropolis.

Even with its continuous growth, Marion County remains affordable. Modern single-family new homes are priced from $120,000 up, while brand new apartment complexes offer monthly rates starting at just $570/ month. Local developers have caught onto the recent trend of building gated communities, but, like other Marion County real estate, home prices in these luxury communities remain affordable. In fact, in 2000 the National Association of Realtors named Marion County’s Ocala as having the third most affordable housing in the nation.

Ocala, the seat of county government, is by far the largest city within the county and was recently named one of the top 50 small metropolitan areas in the country by Inc. Magazine. Ocala also boasts the second highest real estate appreciation rate in the nation at 25.9%, just behind the recovering Baton Rouge, Louisiana. But the region is not shaping up to be an industrial, urban smog kingdom; the air quality (91.2%) is 20 percentage points higher than the average of CNN’s top ten places to live. And the city is surrounded by historic districts, a national forest, and Florida’s second largest artesian spring.

Among the many nature-based attractions is Marion County’s equestrian industry. In 1999 the U.S. Department of Agriculture named Marion County the “Horse Capital of the World” due to its number of horses in residence exceeding everywhere else in the country and praised its near 50 different breeds. Equestrian enthusiasts can seek employment in the county’s massive thoroughbred industry that employs 29,000 Marion County residents. However, if you keep you with the times and modern culture interests you, the technology industry is also thriving. And the construction industry is one of the quickest in the state, issuing over 200 building permits each month. The new industries mark significant progress from an economy based solely on agriculture just thirty years ago.

Phil Laboon
http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/marion-county-florida-real-estate-on-the-rise-82710.html

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Posted by mark - July 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm

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