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Disney Dreamer's Academy Class of 2014

In 2007 the Walt Disney Corporation, Essence Magazine and Steve Harvey instituted a learning and leadership program called the Disney Dreamers Academy.  The DDA takes 100 high school students from diverse backgrounds and situations and brings them to Disney World for an exciting 4 days of immersive learning, leadership and Disney fun. This year’s group…

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The Soledad O’Brien and Brad Raymond Foundation held their annual gala “New Orleans to New York” at the Stephan Weiss Studio, Urban Zen, in Greenwich Village. The foundation is dedicated to providing gifted young women new opportunities for achievement by supplying them with the tools they need to ensure a brighter future. Inspired by their…

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NEW ORLEANS — McDonald’s has helped to create more black millionaires than any other corporation in the world. So it makes sense that the world’s leading food provider would celebrate 365 days of black excellence through the McDonald’s 365Black Awards. The 10th annual awards programs run in conjunction with the annual Essence Music Festival during…

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Celebrities abounded at the NAACP Image Awards 2013, both in person and on social media. As much as it was exciting for the fans to watch the 44th edition of the awards program, it was just as, if not more, of an adrenaline rush for the actors and dignitaries to be among their peers. Find…

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The 19th annual Essence Music Festival, the largest African American-based music event in the world that attracts more than a half-million people into the Crescent City, is set to take place in New Orleans July 4-7, 2013. In addition to big-name musical acts, Essence Fest is also famous for offering cultural and community programs This…

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