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.
While current communication studies student Tyler Merriweather told his story of his freshman year at the University of Alabama, alumni Andre Taylor and Zaneta Lowe recalled their experiences years ago at UA’s 50th anniversary of the school’s integration on June 11, 1963. All are connected to UA’s College of Communication & Information Sciences.
I just wanted to reiterate some great points that NPR’s Mike Pesca made this week about how journalists negotiate the issue of Jeremy Lin’s racial and ethnic background.
Using Twitter as a required tool in a Race, Gender and Media class this summer taught me some lessons about the limits of social media in a mass communications classroom.
Isabel Wilkerson, author of the award-winning Warmth of Other Suns gave the keynote luncheon address at the University of South Carolina in Columbia on March 18
The February 23, 2011 story of Dale Long as reported by NBC News’ Ron Mott as part of the second year of THE GRIO 100, represented progress in the effort to diversity both media images and the conveyors/producers of those images.
The University of Alabama is making headlines after a racial slur was used by one UA student to another student. Beyond acknowledging the incident and disciplining the offending student, the University must intensify its efforts to provide racial and cultural sensitivity training.
This week’s controvery involving Shirley Sherrod based on a video posted by Andrew Breitbart, the NAACP says, provided a “teachable moment.” Let’s list 10 lessons that might be a part of that teachable moment.
ATLANTA– Imagine the feeling as I turned on the TV here to see a mug shot of what appears to be a dazed Damon Evans on the news. As a two-time University of Georgia graduate (master’s degree in 1999, Ph.D. … Read More