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Louisiana Creole Heritage Tribute

The Louisiana Creole Heritage Center in Natchitoches, Louisiana is asking for a small membership fee of 8 dollars a month to help them stay open. They are at high risk of closing due to budget cuts. Please spread the word!

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Posted by mark - February 1, 2016 at 10:40 pm

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The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:?

The culture of the Creole (native) in Louisiana emerged from the blending of:

a. Native American, French and Latino cultures
b. Native American, French and African American cultures
c. Latino, French and African American cultures
d. French, Portuguese and Native American cultures

E. None of the above… There is no evidence that Native Americans are in this mix.

Always a controversial and confusing term, the word Creole, to put it simply, means many things to many people. It derives from the Latin creare, meaning "to beget" or "create." After the New World’s discovery, Portuguese colonists used the word crioulo to denote a New World slave of African descent. Eventually, the word was applied to all New World colonists, regardless of ethnic origin, living along the Gulf Coast, especially in Louisiana. There the Spanish introduced the word as criollo, and during Louisiana’s colonial period (1699-1803) the evolving word Creole generally referred to persons of African or European heritage born in the New World. By the nineteenth century, black, white, and mixed-race Louisianians used the term to distinguish themselves from foreign-born and Anglo-American settlers. It was during that century that the mixed-race Creoles of Color (or gens de couleur libre, "free persons of color") came into their own as an ethnic group, enjoying many of the legal rights and privileges of whites. They occupied a middle ground between whites and enslaved blacks, and as such often possessed property and received formal educations. After the Civil War, most Creoles of Color lost their privileged status and joined the ranks of impoverished former black slaves. All the while, however, the word Creole persisted as a term also referring to white Louisianians, usually of upper-class, non-Cajun origin (although, confusingly, even Cajuns sometimes were called Creoles, primarily by outsiders unfamiliar with local ethnic labels). Like the Creoles of Color, these white Creoles (also called French Creoles) suffered socioeconomic decline after the Civil War. In Acadiana, newly impoverished white Creoles often intermarried with the predominantly lower-class Cajuns, and were largely assimilated into Cajun culture.

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Posted by mark - January 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

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how can a person from baton rouge louisiana, amke it in the music industry if there not really no connections?


Get out there and market yourself..right not the SOUTH is hot..so you can use that as an advantage.

And ignore the other persons post:

It’s about time Baton Rouge rappers get out there with some common sense and business sense…Baton Rouge can’t play little brother to New Orleans forever..ex: who would have thought a rapper from mississippi would have blown up the way he did (DAVID BANNER)!

Good Luck to you!

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Posted by mark - January 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm

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For men who find Louisiana Creole women unattractive?

Why? No one ever gives a direct answer, they simply say "they are not my type" or "I’m just not interested in them."

Is it their physical appearance? Culture and customs? Maybe embarrassment you’ll bring to your family? And for men that don’t find Louisiana Creole women attractive, is it because of all the old stereotypes you are *afraid* a Louisiana Creole woman might have?

I’m not getting it.

It’s the hoodoo.

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Posted by mark - January 12, 2016 at 12:33 pm

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Where in louisiana do they sale cooked alligator meat ?


Places like by Bayou Areas. Little stores. In Grand Isle, Carrenco, And In Baton Rouge..

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Posted by mark - January 1, 2016 at 8:22 am

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LOUISIANA CREOLE FLAG

Pete Bergeron designed the Louisiana Creole flag in 1987 and, in 1995, the Lafayette-based organization C.R.E.O.L.E., Inc., a heritage preservation group, adopted the flag to represent the cultural and ethnic diversity of Creole Louisiana. Dolores Kay Conque, Bergeron’s sister, hand-stitched the first Creole flag.

The upper left section, a white fleur de lis on a blue field, represents Louisiana’s French heritage. On the lower left and upper right sections, West African heritage is represented, respectively, by the flags of Mali and Senegal. Spanish colonial heritage is depicted by the Tower of Castille — a gold tower on a red field — positioned at the lower right section of the flag. A white cross dividing the four quadrants serves as a symbol of religion in the region.

Historically, Louisiana Creoles share deep cultural and kinship ties not only with Mediterranean Europeans, West Africans and Native Americans, but, as well, with the people of Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic).

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Posted by mark - December 1, 2015 at 8:06 pm

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what is louisiana’s state nickname "pelican tate, or ,sports mans paridise.?


Louisiana Baton Rouge The Pelican State

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Posted by mark - November 10, 2015 at 11:52 am

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where to find live lobsters in a restaurant in the shreveport/bossier city area of louisiana?

my fiancee is recently employed in this area and he would like to take me out to eat lobster. he wants to find a place that has them in a tank and we could pick out our own to be cooked for us.

Most Red Lobster resturants have a live tank

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Posted by mark - October 9, 2015 at 7:20 pm

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What is your favorite kind of music?

If you have a link and would like to share it will be listened to and appreciated.near New Orleans where I live we have great jazz, blues, and Cajun(I am French Cajun) ,and Louisiana French music.

I like grunge rock…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGPqgJDYI6M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCgFYz7VX74

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Posted by mark - October 5, 2015 at 5:49 pm

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looking for a place to travel over valentines day weekend?

me and my fiance are looking for a place in the south (florida georgia tennesse alabama mississippi and louisiana) to travel to. i tried to get a cabin in gatlinburg but they were all booked because the only weekend we can travel is valentines day weekend. the only cabins not booked the prices were double because of valentines day. any ideas would be great….i dont want to stay in a hotel unless its really nice and maybe have a jacuzzi tub in the bathroom.
or hot tub whatever those things are called.

just go to vegas, it’s a blast

dispatchgirl

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Posted by mark - August 16, 2015 at 5:29 pm

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