Mardi Gras '18: Why The Celebration Is Important To Black Folks

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On this Fat Tuesday, the News 5 team took advantage of that nationwide network to let folks know in several TV markets what Mardi Gras is like in Mobile, Baldwin County and Northwest Florida. We look at Mardi Gras past and present.

"I hide all of them so they don't think I have any", said one parade goer.

Costumes are a huge part of the Mardi Gras celebrations in the French Quarter, and Tuesday's designs did not disappoint.

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Mr Zuma was replaced as the party's leader in December by his deputy, Cyril Ramaphosa , but has so far resisted calls to resign. Magashule said the party did not give Zuma a deadline to tender his resignation, but said they expected a quick turnaround.

The two major parades in New Orleans on Fat Tuesday are Rex and Zulu, with people jamming the sidewalks to watch the many floats go by.

Shannon Abraham from Reno, Nevada, said she spent dozens of hours designing and making her elaborate silver-sequined dress.

A second shooting happened during a fight that broke out near St. Charles and Second Street.

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She sent a picture of the flowers from the website to her friend in Florida so she would know what to expect. "We have piles more flowers come in than we would on an average day", designer Dawn Hirst said.

Police Chief Michael Harrison said a second shooting happened during a fight that broke out.

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His condition is unknown.

Tuesday's forecast was for cloudy skies, temperatures in the 60s (15 Celsius), and a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms.

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For comparison , it's a "tiny portion" compared with the entire 1.5 billion market size for smartphones altogether, Jeronimo said. Apple sold 77.3 million iPhones in the Christmas quarter for an average of 849.450 iPhones a day, per ZDNet's math.

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