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DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE

 

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Amistad Research Center Kicks Off the Year with Conversations in Color and New Orleans African-American Historical Conference

From a press release In January, the Amistad Research Center is hosting three major events—two events in its Conversations In Color series and a one-of-a-kind conference focusing on reform versus revolution in New Orleans– to help advance conversations and progress regarding race relations in our community and in our nation.   The Creative and Activist

Gabrielle Union, Actress, Author and Advocate for Sexual Assault Survivors is the Next Brainfood Speaker

From a press release Gabrielle Union, an actress, author and an advocate for survivors of sexual assault, is the speaker for the 2018 season opener of Brainfood, the Dillard University President’s Lecture Series. Union will talk at Dillard at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Lawless Memorial Chapel. The event is free and open to

Peace & Prayer Walk in Honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the SCLC

By Morgan Lawrence In honor of the 61st Anniversary of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) and Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy of non-violence, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Committee of the SCLC is hosting a Peace & Prayer Walk, Saturday, January 6, 2018. The Committee and SCLC members will assemble at the Martin

A Millennial Moment With Morgan: Surviving Trump’s “Presidency”

By Morgan Lawrence Can you all believe it? It’s been a whole year since Donald Trump “won” the presidential election on November 8, 2016. Actually, it’s been one year, 36 days, 14 hours, 20 minutes and 35…36…37 seconds as I type this. How time flies when you’re in an almost-constant state of anxiety over politics
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