Journalists' fundraiser will benefit LSU, Southern students

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ) is hosting its Second Annual Scholarship Luncheon to benefit future journalists on April 17.

The guest speaker will be Award-winning Houston News Reporter Isiah Carey (Fox 26), a Baton Rouge native and former WAFB Channel 9 reporter. BRAABJ will honor pioneering journalists – Yvonne Campbell (The Advocate), Mayor Kip Holden (WXOK), Robert Rene (WAFB), and WBRZ News Anchor Sylvia Weatherspoon.

The luncheon will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boudreaux's, 2647 Government Street, in Baton Rouge. Scholarships will be awarded to Southern University and LSU journalism students.

Tickets are $25 and sponsorships start at $500. For more information, go to or call (225) 229-1906.

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