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5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala

On the heels of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, Soledad O’Brien held her 5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala, the award-winning journalist’s initiative to mentor promising young women from the New Orleans area, give them monetary and emotional support, and foster opportunities for their success.

The Foundation was created out of both passion and need. Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest natural disasters in United States history, nearly destroyed New Orleans in 2005. O’Brien and husband Brad Raymond were one of the many who helped, but the two took things one step further with the Starfish Foundation.

In an exclusive interview with NewsOne, O’Brien discussed what the 10-year anniversary of the catastrophe means for her and the young women she’s mentored through the program.

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