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How do you celebrate Black History Month at a university with so few Black people?

Black history

Kennon Stewart, Contributing Writer

February 6, 2020

I grew up celebrating Black History in my great-grandfather’s church in Detroit. For 18 years, three generations of my family spent every February in a gospel-induced fervor, belting and dancing to my ancestors’ hymns. Even my great-grandfather, a reserved Baptist preacher, would join his talent...

‘A more just Tulane’: Black students fight for equity from segregation to present-day

Carl Briggs, Inas Shabazz, Justin Taylor, Maiya Tate, Janelle Williams pose in front of Newcomb Hall.

Maiya Tate, Senior Staff Reporter

February 5, 2020

Tulane admitted its first Black students in the fall of 1963.  In 2019 Tulane enrolled a record-high 92 Black students. A look back at the history of the Black student experience at Tulane allows for reflection on the progress the institution has made and highlights a need for continued work. Like mos...

Know Your NOLA: Mardi Gras Indians

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Taylor DeMulling, Senior Staff Reporter

February 14, 2019

In the sea of paper mache floats, beads and colorful costumes, it’s hard for anything to stand out against the parade pandemonium of festival season. Yet, somehow, it’s impossible to miss the Mardi Gras Indians, punctuating parades and festivals with bright suits adorned with stones and feather...

Celebrating Black excellence in Southern art

Lydia Mattson | Associate Artist

Gillian Robins and Hannah Erbrick

February 14, 2019

  New Orleans’ influence in music is well known – after all, it was Black New Orleanians who invented jazz music. Louis Armstrong may be a household name, but Black History Month is a great opportunity to recognize other Black artists, musical and otherwise, who contributed so immensely to...

World-renowned chef Leah Chase reflects on food, life, legacy

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Michael Chen, General Associate

February 14, 2019

Mother, princess and civil rights icon. Chef Leah Chase has been them all. Renowned throughout the city of New Orleans as the “Queen of Creole Cuisine,” the 96-year-old legend prides herself most on being able to connect with others through the exquisite food that she serves her customers. ...

Staff Editorial: Administration should acknowledge Black History Month, enact change


February 14, 2019

In 1963, a Jan. 26 edition of The Times-News reported that Tulane University won against a federal court order that would force the university to admit black students. According to the article, Tulane’s founder, Paul Tulane, emphasized that the university would be for white students only. Eventually,...

The best black businesses in New Orleans

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Lauren Flowers, Intersections Editor

February 14, 2019

Black culture has had an extremely notable influence on New Orleans, even in the face of hundreds of years of adversity. From New Orleans’ establishment in 1718, until the eradication of slavery in 1865, its relevance as trade center – and, thus, its wealth – was dependent on the forced labor ...

Black women throw curveball in New Orleans baseball

Black women throw curveball in New Orleans baseball

Olivia Henderson, Sports Editor

February 14, 2019

Back in the heyday of baseball, New Orleans cheered for the Pelicans, a now defunct minor league baseball team that won championships in 1933 and 1934. Players of color, however, were excluded from joining this team. This led Black sports enthusiasts to create the minor league New Orleans Black Pelicans and the New Orleans Creoles, both members of the Negro Southern League. Thoug...

Lost in history: Celebrating exceptional Black athletes

Lost in history: Celebrating exceptional Black athletes

Julia Hyman, Contributing Writer

February 14, 2019

Muhammad Ali. Jackie Robinson. Serena Williams. These athletes have been iconic champions of their sports, paving the road for those who’ve come after them. Despite fighting hate and injustice, they became some of the best athletes in the world. But for every athlete that has gone down in history as a pioneer...

Staff editorial: All students must engage in Black History Month

February 22, 2018

For The Hullabaloo's last print issue in February, this week's edition of The Hullabaloo is Black History Month-themed. There are many outlets for Tulane faculty, students and organizations to partake in Black History Month celebrations, some of which can be found in the pages of this issue. Tulane as ...

NBA, New Orleans Pelicans continue to celebrate Black History Month

Tiana Watts | Staff Artist

Grant Barnes and Carrigan English

February 21, 2018

Many have their own ways of recognizing and honoring important figures during Black History Month, and those in the world of sports are no different. The NBA is just one of the many organizations honoring this month. The association has a long history of giving platforms to prominent African-American a...