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Remembering Mama D

Eric Craig | 5/24/2017, 5:25 p.m.
On Saturday, May 20, New Orleans lost its beloved activist and hero Ryan French Cole, better known as “Mama D.” ...

On Saturday, May 20, New Orleans lost its beloved activist and hero Ryan French Cole, better known as “Mama D.” Cole was 72 when she died.

Mama D was known as an activist that stood for racial and economic equality. In fact, Data News Weekly honored Mama D as a trailblazer for her willingness to stand up to the community. She was a mentee of Data News Weekly’s late Scoop Jones.