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Friday, February 1, 2013


Hi Everybody!
What's black and white and red all over?? Yes, the sunset in my backyard yesterday. Colors really can cross the line between illusion and reality.
We are still in New Orleans, but leaving tomorrow. I have seen the Fertile Crescent overseas may have been the cradle of civilization, but the Crescent City is the melting pot of humanity. Nowhere else on earth in the last 300 years, were situations just right to blend and mold the blood, colors and customs of humans. The early settlers were: German, Russian, French, Dutch, Spanish, British Officers and Infantry. The natives were American Colonists, American Indians, American Cajuns and Creoles. To that mix was added black slaves from all areas and black, wealthy Spaniards. Everybody had a different Religion, so mixed Religions are seen in modern times (as in blend of Catholic and Voodoo). 
All of the "men" especially the British Officers, raped the slave girls and prostitutes of New Orleans resulting in a baby boom of beautiful, blended races and exotic gene pools which have produced some of the most creative people on the planet. We will look at these roots in New Orleans tonight.
First, the most current of current events from our friends at the Google You Tube:  TubeNews!!!  Inform Yourself!!
You Snooze-You Loose!! Enjoy the Vid Lineup I selected for your viewing pleasure!

RC Lone Star Sternwheeler 2


Martin Professional Light Up the Superdome and New Orleans Skyline


3MIN News January 31, 2013: Planets affect the Sun


The Underground World News ~ 1/30/13


OIL UPDATE: Jan. 29, 2013

File:Expedition 24 Crescent Moon.jpg
A last quarter crescent moon above Earth's horizon is featured in this image photographed by anExpedition 24 crew member.

Lunar phase

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Third (last) quarter moonLeft 50% visibleRight 50% visible

Waning crescent moonLeft 1–49% visibleRight 1–49% visible
When a sphere is illuminated on one hemisphere and viewed from a different angle, the portion of the illuminated area that is visible will have a two-dimensional shape defined by the intersection of an ellipse and circle (where the major axis of the ellipse coincides with a diameter of the circle). If the half-ellipse is convex with respect to the half-circle, then the shape will be gibbous (bulging outwards), whereas if the half-ellipse is concave with respect to the half-circle, then the shape will be a crescent. When a crescent Moon occurs, the phenomenon of Earthshine may be apparent, where the night side of the Moon faintly reflects light from the Earth.


Earthshine is reflected earthlight visible on the Moon's night side. It is also known as the Moon's ashen glow or as the old Moon in the new Moon's arms.
Earthshine is most readily observable shortly before and after a New Moon, during the waxing or waning crescent phase. When the Moon is new as viewed from Earth, the Earth is nearly fully lit up as viewed from the Moon. Sunlight is reflected from the Earth to the night side of the Moon. The night side appears to glow faintly and the entire orb of the Moon is dimly visible.


Hurricane Katrina, 2005 - A Day That Shook The World [HD]

Battle Of New Orleans 2005


Louisiana Creole people

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Louisiana Creole people refers to those who are descended from the colonial settlers in Louisiana, especially those of French and Spanish descent. The term was first used during colonial times by the early French settlers to refer to those who were born in the colony, as opposed to those born in the Old World.[2] After the Civil War, in response to the imposition of a binary racial classification imposed by the increasingly dominant Anglo-Saxon society (and the anxieties provoked thereby), some Creole scholars such as Charles Gayarre and Alcee Fortierbegan to assert that the word Creole referred exclusively to people of wholly European descent.[3]But, references to "Creoles of Color" and "Creole Slaves" can be found in colonial-era documents. The term is now commonly applied to individuals of mixed-race heritage. Both groups have common European heritage and share cultural ties, such as the traditional use of the French language and the continuing practice of Catholicism; in most cases, the people are related to each other. Those of mixed race also have African and sometimes Native American ancestry.[4]

The term "French Creoles" came to be applied to Creoles of European or white ancestry. Creoles of color", in use in the Colonial era but popularized in the 19th-century, came to refer to mixed-racepeople of African and European ancestry (primarily French and Spanish), who were native in the area before the Louisiana Purchase. Some Creoles of color may also have Native Americanheritage. Both groups of Creoles may have additional European ancestry, such as German, Irish or Italian, related to later immigrants to New Orleans. Most modern Creoles have family ties to Louisiana, particularly New Orleans; they are mostly Catholic in religion; through the nineteenth century, most spoke French and were strongly connected to French colonial culture; and they have had a major impact on the state's culture.[5]
While the sophisticated Creole society of New Orleans has historically received much attention, the Cane River area developed its own strong mixed-race Creole culture, as did Frilot Cove and the Rideau Settlement. These Creole enclaves have had a long history of cultural independence.


Map of North America in 1750, before the French and Indian War(part of the international Seven Years' War (1756 to 1763). Possessions of Britain (pink), France (blue), and Spain (orange)
An early 1718 history of New Orleans defined "Creole" as "a child born in the colony as opposed to France or Spain." Through both the French and Spanish regimes, parochial and colonial governments used the term Creole for ethnic French and Spanish born in the New World as opposed to Europe.(Logsdon). Parisian French was the language of early New Orleans. Later it evolved to contain local phrases and slang terms. The French Creoles spoke what became known as Colonial French; over time, the language in the colony differed from that evolving in France. It was a Roman Catholic culture, practiced by the ethnic French and Spanish, and their mixed-race descendants, who developed as a third class of free people of color in New Orleans particularly

American rule

The transfer of the French colony to the United States in 1803 under theLouisiana Purchase and the arrival of Anglo-Americans from New England and the South resulted in a cultural confrontation. Some Americans were reportedly shocked by aspects of the cultural and linguistic climate of the newly acquired territory: the predominance of French language and Catholicism, the free class of mixed-race people, and the strong African traditions of enslaved peoples. They pressured the United States' first Louisiana governor, W.C.C. Claiborne to change it.
Particularly in the South, which was a slave society, slavery had become a racial caste. Many whites considered it a binary racial society, with all who had African ancestry classified as black, regardless of their proportion of white or European ancestry. Although there was a growing population of free people of color, particularly in the Upper South, they generally did not have the same rights and freedoms as did those in Louisiana.
When Claiborne made English the official language of the territory, the French Creoles in New Orleans were outraged, and reportedly paraded in the streets. They rejected the Americans' effort to transform them overnight. In addition, upper-class French Creoles thought many of the arriving Americans were uncouth, especially the rough Kentucky boatmen (Kaintucks) who regularly visited the city, having maneuvered flatboats down the Mississippi River filled with goods for market.
Realizing that he needed local support, Claiborne restored French as an official language. In all forms of government, public forums and in theCatholic Church, French continued to be used. Most importantly, Colonial French and Creole French remained the language of the majority of the population of the state.


Colonists had referred to enslaved blacks who were native-born as creole, to distinguish them from new arrivals from Africa. Over time, the black Creoles and Africans created a French and West African hybrid language called Creole French or Louisiana Creole French. In some circumstances it was used by slaves, planters and free people of color alike. It was still spoken by some in Central Louisiana well into the 20th century. Creole French is typically not spoken in New Orleans any more, but certain words and phrases are still used. Creole people and culture are distinct from the Cajun people and culture, who are descended from French-speaking refugees forcibly resettled by the British from Acadia in Canada to Louisiana in the 18th century.[6]

Virginie Amélie Avegno Gautreau, better known as "Madame X", was a Creole from New Orleans

Adah Isaacs Menken, Creole actress, painter and poet.
As in the French or Spanish Caribbean and Latin American colonies, the Louisiana territory developed a mixed-race class, of whom there were numerous free people of color. In the early days they were descended mostly from European men and enslaved or free black or mixed-race women. French men took African women as mistresses or common-law wives, and sometimes married them.
Later, wealthy young white Creole men often took free or enslaved mixed-race women as mistresses or consorts before, or in addition to, their legal marriages, in a system known as plaçage. The young women's mothers often negotiated a form of dowry or property settlement to protect their futures. The men would often transfer social capital to their mistresses and children, including freedom for those who were enslaved, and education or apprenticeships. Mixed-race sons of wealthy men were sent to France for education, while daughters were educated in the local convent schools.[4]
As a group, the mixed-race Creoles rapidly began to acquire education, skills (many in New Orleans worked as craftsmen and artisans), businesses and property. They were overwhelmingly Catholic, spoke Colonial French (although some also spoke Louisiana Creole French), and kept up many French social customs, modified by other parts of their ancestry and Louisiana culture. The free people of color married among themselves to maintain their class and social culture. The French-speaking mixed-race population came to be called "Creoles of color". "New Orleans persons of color were far wealthier, more secure, and more established than blacks elsewhere in Louisiana."[4]
Under the French and Spanish rulers, Louisiana developed a three-tiered society, similar to that of BrazilCubaHaitiSt.LuciaMexico, and other Latin colonies. This three-tiered society included a prosperous, educated group of mixed-race Creoles. Their identity as free people of color was one they had worked diligently towards and guarded carefully. By law they enjoyed most of the same rights and privileges as whites. They could and often did challenge the law in court and won cases against whites (Hirsch; Brasseaux; Mills; Kein etc.). They were property owners and created schools for their children. There were some free blacks in Louisiana, but most free people of color were of mixed race. They acquired education, property and power within the colony, and later, state.

Creole girls, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana" (1935 photo by Ben Shahn)
After the Civil War, mixed-race Creoles of Color resisted American attempts to impose their binary racial culture, which split the population into white and black (the latter including everyone other than whites). While the American Civil War promised rights and opportunities for the enslaved, it caused anxiety for the free persons of color. They knew the United States did not legally recognize a three-tiered society, and were the prospects of emancipation for thousands of slaves in Louisiana. It posed a considerable threat to the identity and position of the free people of color.
New Orleans was a city divided geographically between Latin (French Creole) and Anglo-American populations until well into the late 19th century (Hirsch & Logsdon). Those of Latin European descent lived east of Canal Street, in what became known as the French Quarter; the new American migrants settled west ("Uptown") of it. The Esplanade became the center of the Irish Channel, Irish Catholic immigrants in the mid-nineteenth century.
People of the French Colonies of Louisiana were not citizens until 1924 - They became citizens of the United States by the Indian citizenship act of 1924.

Louisiana Creole History 450 years and still ticking


Beyonce speaks creole

Deja Vu Official Trailer (HD)

.....this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek! See You Next time. Please Pray for Understanding, Forgiveness, Mercy and Grace to Descend to Earth for the Humans.

Of Course, One more great performance:

Mary J. Blige, U2 - One

Bonus: Full Movie:

Ray Charles - You Are My Sunshine LIVE

Deja Vu Full Movie