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Louisiana Instagramers to follow

I absolutely love Instagram, in fact, I spend way too much time on there showing off my love for Louisiana & Texas and documenting events and news worthy stories. The Jambalaya writers also seem to enjoy being on Instagram way too much. So naturally, we assume that you, the reader enjoys it also. So we decided…

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Crawfish Recipe

Crawfish season is here again!  As the saying goes, “When crawfish is available you eat crawfish.” We Creoles love our crawfish and all the tasty dishes made from those leftover after a Crawfish boil.  Whether you call them crawfish or mudbugs, there is no right or wrong way to prepare this seasonal delicacy! There are…

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Unwilling to be silenced: The 200-Year-Old Battle for Creole Language Told In 10 Minutes

The Creoles of Louisiana have a unique political culture in large part due to their transitions of rule. They were jostled around from empire to empire for nearly a hundred years. After 80 years of French rule, the Louisiana colony was ceded to Spain in the Treaty of Fontainebleu in 1762. Then the Spanish government ceded the territory back to France in 1802. France sold…

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“True Beauty Starts with Loving Yourself.”

“True Beauty Starts with Loving Yourself.” By: Amber Monroe Last month I had the pleasure to sit down and visit with a young and upcoming community advocate in Ft. Worth, Ms. Nicole Woolridge. Nicole and I met at the launch gala for her new organization called So BeYOUtiful. So BeYOUtiful was created by Nicole out…