The black leaders of an iconic Mardi Gras parade want you to know their 'black makeup is NOT blackface'

When one of New Orleans’ most cherished parades rolls next month, float riders — African-American and white — will greet the screaming throngs wearing lofty feather headdresses, crinkly grass skirts and the sort of black face paint that most anywhere … Continue reading The black leaders of an iconic Mardi Gras parade want you to know their 'black makeup is NOT blackface'