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Sydney Labat, 24, and 14 of her Tulane University classmates posed at the Whitney Plantation in Wallace, La.

Med students send message with plantation photo: We are our ancestors’ wildest dreams

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More than a dozen medical students from Tulane University posed at the former slave quarters in the hopes of inspiring others. By Mohammed Syed and Suzanne Ciechalski — It wasn’t by chance that more than a dozen black medical students dressed in white coats and posed outside the slave quarters of a Louisiana plantation. Russell Ledet and classmates from Tulane University planned the trip and photos at the Whitney Plantation…

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NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. and BNC

Black News Channel (BNC) A New 24/7 News Network Scheduled to Launch in November 2019

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA — In a joint teleconference broadcast live from the Four Season’s Hotel in New York’s Financial District, the Black News Channel (BNC) and the National Newspaper Publishers Association announced the official launch date and time for the nation’s first 24-hour, 7-days a week all-news TV channel that will focus on African American news. The new channel promises to inform, educate, and empower nearly 50 million…

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City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell was elected mayor of New Orleans on Saturday.

Progressive Community Organizer Prevails in New Orleans Mayoral Race

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City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell is the city’s first female mayor. By Daniel Marans — City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell, who successfully fought an effort to raze the Broadmoor neighborhood after Hurricane Katrina, defeated former Municipal Court Judge Desiree Charbonnet in a runoff election. Both women are Democrats. “Cantrell has staked her mayoral campaign on providing equality to all the elements of the New Orleans community that were previously shut out ―…

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NAARC's New Orleans Area/Regional Reparations Events November 30th - December 2nd 2017

Reparations: An issue Whose Time Has Come. NAARC’s New Orleans Area/Regional Hearing and Town Hall Meeting.

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Reparations: An issue Whose Time Has Come. National African American Reparations Commission’s New Orleans Area/Regional Hearing and Town Hall Meeting. Topics: A Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program and HR-40 The Congressional Bill to Study Reparations Proposals. Special Guest: Danny Glover, Actor. Activist, Mirielle Fanon Mendes-France, President, Franz Fanon Foundation, Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, Chairman, CARICOM Reparations Commission, Congressman John Conyers, Dean of Congressional Black Caucus, Sponsor of HR-40 and Members of the National African American Reparations Commission. Locations TBA. Further Information:
or 888.774.2921

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