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Rep. Donald Payne: Remembering New Jersey’s First African-American Member of Congress

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Congressman John Conyers Jr First African American Dean of Congress

NEW ORLEANS — Thousands trekked to New Orleans this July Fourth weekend to celebrate the much-anticipated 21st annual Essence Festival. This year’s celebration by Essence, one of the leading black women’s magazines, is expected to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors to a city still making progress to restore itself from the devastation Hurricane Katrina left behind 10 years ago. More than 500,000 people attended last year’s four-day festival, and this year’s
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African American Mayors Conference of Black Mayors

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