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CSU student receives black journalists' scholarship

Clayton State University officials announced this week that one of its students, Morrow native, Iesha Little, has received the Xernona Clayton Scholarship from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists.

Little is majoring in political science, with a minor in communications and media studies, according to a written statement from the university. She is also the president, and executive director for Clayton State Television, a journalist for Delta Sigma Theta sorority, and a member of AmeriCorps, according to the university. The scholarship will cover $2,000 worth of college expenses, the statement said.

The scholarship is named for Xernona Clayton Brady, who, according to university's statement, became the first southern, African-American female to host a daily, prime-time, TV talk show, when a show she hosted premiered on WAGA-TV, in Atlanta, in 1968.

"Winning this award means that I truly have the ability to do whatever it is I wish to do in life," said Little, also in a written statement. "All I have to do is go for it, because that's exactly what I did to receive this scholarship. I put everything I was thinking, every idea that I had, into action."

-- Curt Yeomans