Here’s my informed trailer review: YYYYYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thirty years ago today, at the ripe age of 17, I covered my first news story professionally. I covered a huge anti-apartheid rally in Newark, N.J. for
The New Jersey Afro-American newspaper, the “baby” of what then was a chain of weeklies that went up and down the East Coast. Deborah P. Smith-Gregory, my journalism teacher at Seton Hall University’s Upward Bound project in 1983, brought me into The AFRO. She allowed me to share her byline with her. The article made it onto the front page, and I never looked back. Thanks, Mrs. Deborah Smith-Gregory!
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Tagged 1985, apartheid, Black media, Black newspapers, Black press, Deborah P. Smith, Deborah Smth-Gregory, Harry B. Webber, high school journalism, Lawrence Hamm, People's Organization for Progress, Robert C. Queen, Seton Hall University Upward Bound program, South Africa, The Baltimore Afro-American newspaper, The New Jersey Afro-American newspaper, Todd Steven Burroughs, Upward Bound |
here’s a group and a speaker. It’s from 2014, but I was just shown it recently. And on time, too.
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Tagged Amy Goodman, Democracy Now!, drones, Jeremy Scahill, Juan Gonzalez, Mumia Abu-Jamal, President Barack Obama, The Cornel West Theory, The Intercept, whistleblowers |
….makes me think of the first time I paid attention to his voice 30 years ago, which was
on this song on a cassette tape and the above PSA that I saw on New York local television.
I guess the PSA came as a result of the below.
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Tagged " "Every Brother Ain't A Brother, " spoken-word recording, "The Crown, "The GBE Express", 107.5 WBLS-FM, 1190 WLIB-AM, 99.5 WBAI-FM, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Motown, proto hip hop, radio deejay, rap, Stevie Wonder, The Gary Byrd Experience, WBLS/WLIB "Express Yourself" simulcast |
Yep, everyone who loves “Star Wars”
has lost their minds over this! (Including some racists.) With apologies to Minister Farrakhan, white people will get my money on Christmas! LOL!
(Yes, I re-posted this great hour of Black public affairs programming!)
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Tagged "D.C. Breakdown", "News One Now with Roland Martin", "The Rock Newman Show", 1995 Million Man March, Angela Rae, Barbara Williams Skinner, Cora Masters Barry, Dr. Dorothy Height, FCC incentive auction, Federal Communication Commission, Howard University, Howard University School of Communications, Howard University Television, Nisa Muhammad, PBS, Rock Newman, Roland Martin, Soul of the South, The Root, TV One, Vocal Point, WHUR-FM, WHUT-TV |