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
SELMA, Ala– On multiple levels, the 50th Anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” presented a gold mine of opportunities for those of us who teach journalism and mass communication. Hats off to my faculty colleagues at the University of Alabama and elsewhere … 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
Andrae Crouch, who died Thursday, impacted generations with the songs God gave him to minister the Gospel. I wanted to remember what impact he had my life as a young church musician.
RICHMOND, Va.– As we reach the noon hour on this Thanksgiving Day 2014, time to pause briefly and reflect on the reason our nation breaks with routine to celebrate each year on the fourth Thursday of November. Millions like … Read More
UA Student is interviewed on her thoughts about immigration issue by KENS-TV 5 in San Antonio.
SAN ANTONIO– What do the River Walk in San Antonio and Bryant-Denny Stadium on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa have in common? Drum roll …… They’re both the top tourist attractions in their respective states. I was shocked … Read More
SAN ANTONIO– Call me old-fashioned. But I took special delight in reading San Antonio Express-News‘ Mike Monroe’s front page story Wednesday about WNBA All-Star Becky Hammon being selected as the first female paid assistant coach in the NBA. The announcement … 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.