"Walking Clubs" appear on Mardi Gras Day in New Orleans about 7:00 am. They march in the Uptown area and then turn onto St. Charles Avenue and proceed downtown. These are predominantly white male organizations. The Jefferson City Buzzards (named for a section of Uptown once called Jefferson City) began in 1890 and the Lyons Carnival Club began in 1946.
The peer-reviewed Journal on African Philosophy (JAP) has just published a special-issue on African spirituality. This new issue focuses on Yorùbá Ifá and the Haitian Vodou. Issue 12, "The Lwa and The Orisha: Spiritual Transmission and the Gifting of African-based Religions to the World" is guest-edited by Azuka Nzegwu, PhD.