2019 Black Men of Labor Second Line in New Orleans

No ropes-men to define the dividing lines between the paraders and the crowd led to some testy exchanges yesterday at the 2019 Black Men of Labor Second Line in New Orleans. One bellicose member of B.M.O.L spend the majority of the parade hollering at attendees to “Get back! Get Back!” Continue Reading

2019 Valley Of Silent Men Social Aid and Pleasure Club Second Line

After a dreadfully long summer filled with funerary second lines we finally kicked off the 2019-2020 social aid and pleasure club parade season this past weekend in Central City.

The Valley of Silent Men roll was pure joy as thousands of people took to the streets to sing, dance, eat fried catfish plates, drink margaritas and daquiris, and socialize. One down, thirty four to go. The next second line is this Sunday, September 1st more. Hope to see y’all out. Continue Reading