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The real Saint Nick may not be who we thought for all of theses years. Many have reason to believe that the real, true Santa Claus is a Black man named Fred Parker who has served as the 7th Ward Santa in New Orleans for 45 years!

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Several New Orleans natives took to social media this week to share their photos of Chocolate Santa over the years — and the results were priceless.


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