Mardi Gras: Black Masking Indians

The annual Mardi Gras holiday in New Orleans comes with the expectation of beads, costumes and funky floats.  Unless you decide to venture off St Charles and Canal Street and walk a mile through the Uptown New Orleans neighborhoods, the chance of seeing a tribe of Black Masking Indians is low. “The Indians are not Read More

Where are all the Black professors, LSU?

Generett Bell has spent hundreds of hours in classrooms in his four years at Louisiana State University. He doesn’t recall any of his two dozen professors being Black. This is the case for most students at LSU. Only 4% of LSU’s full-time professors are African American, compared to 15% of students. But never seeing professors Read More

The Road to Genderless Clothing

The Heian Era, Middle Ages Europe, and the Rick Owens Spring 2012 collection had at least one thing in common: men wearing skirts.  Fashion trends are created, recycled and repeated, and the fine line between femininity and masculinity isn’t an exception. For decades, unisex clothing was the bridge between two genders. But society and gender Read More