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Black Mardi Gras leaders: Our 'makeup is NOT blackface'

When one of New Orleans' most cherished parades rolls today, 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 else might draw gasps and cries of racism.

Virginia governor cancels visit after blackface controversy

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam canceled the first stop on his apology tour following a letter from the Virginia Union University student government asking him to not attend a chapel service Thursday honoring a group of 1960s-era civil rights protesters.

Yearbook photo shows Baton Rouge officers in blackface

More than 25 years ago, two Baton Rouge police officers wore blackface for an undercover operation. This week, the Louisiana city's police chief apologized after a photograph of the officers from a department yearbook surfaced online.

Virginia attorney general admits to wearing blackface

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring admitted Wednesday that he appeared in blackface at a 1980 party, further plunging Richmond into chaos as Democrats here struggle to overcome a trio of scandals rocking their three top statewide elected officials.

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers on Gov. Northam: He needs 'to step aside'

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) is following multiple other elected officials, calling for Virginia governor Ralph Northam to "step aside," amid allegations that he is pictured in a photo of two people dressed up in black face and as a Ku Klux Klan member. The photo was originally reported by Big League Politics.