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By Stacy M. Brown
NNPA National Correspondent 

Areva Martin Continues to Advocate for Those with Special Needs and Those Facing Discrimination and Injustice


November 3, 2022

Areva Martin grew up in North St. Louis, Missouri, and she said she intuitively knew that something was different about her neighborhood.

"St. Louis is one of the most segregated cities in the nation," Martin told National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.

The conversation took place inside the NNPA's state-of-the-art television studio in Washington where Chavis films the PBS-TV show, The ChavisChronicles.

"When I saw folks who lived on the other side of town, their homes were bigger than a city block. They had massive amounts of wealth. I did...

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