Former Nyx Members Form New Krewe

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Former members of the all-female Mystic Krewe of Nyx are coming together to form a new Carnival organization.

The new krewe is named for Themis, the Greek goddess of fairness and divine justice.

Themis president Kimya Holmes said that the need for the new organization stemmed from "the utter disappointment with the krewe we paraded with," drawing reference to Nyx Captain Julie Lea's "All Lives Matter" post back in May.

Though Lea apologized for the post, she did not ally the Krewe of Nyx with the Black Lives Matter movement, as many members hoped.

Holmes said that the organization will seek a parade permit from the city, and she pledges the krewe will be ready to roll if it is possible.

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