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Waffle House Hero James Shaw Shares His Story on Taking Action

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — National hero James Shaw Jr. spoke on the importance of seizing the moment and treating mental health when his life changed after the Waffle House shooting in 2018 where he disarmed a gunman. He was the guest speaker for the Honors Convocation at Dillard University in the Lawless Memorial Chapel on March 26th. […read more]

Patti LaBelle

Patti LaBelle to headline Dillard University Founding Anniversary Celebration

NEW ORLEANS DATA NEWS WEEKLY — To mark its 150th founding anniversary, Dillard University will welcome singer Patti LaBelle as its featured performer for its gala event on May 11. The Grammy-award winning artist, actress, and entrepreneur will perform at the event, which also serves as a fundraiser for students attending this historically black university. The gala at the Hyatt Regency downtown will recognize the university’s contribution to the city, and work to sustain its legacy. […read more]