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BRAABJ IS SENDING THREE STUDENTS TO THE NATIONAL CONVENTION!

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Press Release: Two LSU students and one Southern University student will be attending the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Boston July 30 through Aug. 3 courtesy of the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ).
Gheni Platenburg and Amber Smith, both LSU graduate students, and Earnest Dunbar Jr., who graduated from Southern in May, are the recipients of BRAABJ’s Scholarship. BRAABJ is funding the trip from proceeds raised at its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon in April.

For more information, go to brareabj.org.

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MARY BENTON’S LAST FAREWELL PARTY HOSTED BY HABJ!

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Houston journalist Mary Benton held her final farewell party Saturday as she prepares to kick off a new chapter in her life.

After 20 years Mary left KPRC TV as a reporter for a public relations position with Harris County government.

The last and alleged final party was thrown by the Houston Association of Black Journalists where Benton has served as President.

Several members and friends attended the event to wish Mary well on her new chapter in life!