Ebony, White House as Partners Start Important ‘Social Conversation’ with Summit Series

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JACKSON, Miss– As we leave Jackson State University, site of the second in a series of five summits on educational excellence of African Americans,  it’s important to chart next steps on that journey, even as we acknowledge the significance of … Read More

Best Moderator of the Day: Jeff Johnson

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JACKSON, Miss.– The last of our awards from today’s Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans goes to the best moderator. Jeff Johnson, a fellow journalist and an MSNBC commentator, had just the right edge needed to keep the sessions … Read More

Best Panel of the Day: College and Career Readiness in the African American Community

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Assemble five experts on how to ensure African American students are college and career readiness and you have one outstanding panel, the best one of the latest Summit on Educational Excellence for African Americans today at Jackson State University.

Hats Off to the Chattanooga Times Free Press and Two-Time University of Alabama Alumna Joan McClane For Noteworthy Reporting

Those of us on the journalism faculty at The University of Alabama are smiling today as one of our two-time alums was part of a team named a finalist Monday for the Pulitzer Prize in local reporting.

At University of Alabama, U.A. Stands for “Understanding Ava” DuVernay

Ava DuVernay came to Tuscaloosa this weekend for a screening of her award-winning film Middle of Nowhere and to share her experiences with University of Alabama film students and others attending the Second Black Warrior Film Festival.

NPR’s Michele Norris Teaches University of Alabama Community How To Talk About Race

On the same day as her Race Card Project was named a winner of the Peabody Award for excellence in electronic media, NPR’s Michele Norris shared her journey to get people to talk about race during the Frank Nix Lecture at the University of Alabama.

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