Melissa Harris-Perry's New Orleans House Destroyed by Hurricane Isaac
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

From Huffington Post.

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry‘s newly purchased home in New Orleans was destroyed at the hands of Hurricane Isaac. Harris-Perry tweeted a picture of the house’s damages stating, “feeling sad” although everyone was safe. “House was vacant except for my dreams,” she wrote.

On her show prior to the incident, Harris-Perry discussed the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and how she and her husband had purchased the property to renovate, which is located in a high-crime area of New Orleans.

“For me, this house is representative of New Orleans and what we are facing since [Katrina].” She later called the property “just a physical thing” but “also a symbol of hope.”

Read more at Huffington Post.

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Gerren Keith Gaynor (@MrGerrenalist) is a freelance journalist based in New York City. He has been published in the New York Times, ESSENCE magazine, EBONY.com, New York Amsterdam News, Loop21.com and Newsone.com. Gaynor received his master degree in Journalism from Columbia University and his bachelor's in English from Morehouse College.


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