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leslierose Leslie D. Rose


Leslie D. Rose is a Jersey-born, Xavier-educated, veteran journalist, editor, photographer, and poet. She is also a lipstick aficionado, Babyface superfan, loving cat mother, and her whole Blatina self at all times. She formerly served as the Copy Editor and Weekend Editor at Blavity News.

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Exclusive: April Ryan Reflects On Being A WH Reporter During Trump Administration

Veteran journalist April D. Ryan has seen quite a bit in her career that spans three decades, but nothing would prove more jarring than the four consecutive years she spent as a White House correspondent working to provide clarity and objectivity in the dark and trying times of the Trump administration. “There’s always retaliation in the White...

This Baton Rouge Mayor Gets By With A Little Help From Her 'Sister Mayors'

Sharon Weston Broome, Mayor-President of East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, inherited a city riddled by loss and grief. During her campaign for office in 2016, Baton Rouge had become the latest site of an officer-involved shooting with the death of Alton Sterling. Its subsequent protests made international news. Two weeks later, a rampage left three officers dead and three...