I rarely stop everything and listen to a full hour of National Public Radio programming. But I listened to every story on the June 18th edition of Weekend All Things Considered. Host Michel Martin and staff produced a fine example … Read More
I never met Kevin Merida, former managing editor of The Washington Post. The only connection I have to him is our mutual affiliation with the National Association of Black Journalists. But, after hearing excerpts from his interview with National Public Radio’s David … Read More
While things were winding down elsewhere in Tuscaloosa with Spring Break beginning at the University of Alabama, Shelton State Community College and the local school systems, it’s been just the opposite at Stillman College as the school’s sixth president Dr. Peter … Read More
SELMA, Ala.– I don’t believe it was a mere coincidence that my NAACP Youth Council Adviser called me on my mobile phone at the moment I was approaching the Edmund Pettus Bridge today. Mrs. Ora Lomax is still the youth … Read More
Between The Sustained Dialogue Campus Network Annual Summit in Tuscaloosa and The Bridge Crossing Jubilee in Selma, I worked with college students in crossing bridges this weekend.
It’s hard to believe it’s been 23 years since I first met Juan Williams, the legendary author of Eyes on the Prize, the book that accompanied the 14-hour award-winning television series with the same name a quarter century ago. Tonight … Read More
Stanley Nelson, an award-winning documentary producer and leader of Firelight Media has a new documentary on Freedom Summer that premieres Tuesday night. Nelson taught me media production in the early 1990s at Howard University.
Just received the very sad news tonight that one of my former journalism professors and former boss, Richmond Free Press Founder Raymond Boone will be funeralized tomorrow in my hometown of Richmond, Va. My parents thought I knew that he … Read More
Just two weeks before we officially mark the 60th anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision that desegregated American schools, high school students in Tuscaloosa, Ala. laid out some issues in education that need to be discussed … Read More
WIS-TV gets it right when reporting on the 60th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. Media must help resident see local relevance of anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court decision.