My Root Article On Wonder Woman vs. Real African Women As U.N. Ambassador For Women And Girls…..

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……..is here.

I’ve since learned that there are different types of U.N. ambassadors: some for fantasy characters and some for real ones. DECEMBER 21 UPDATE: Not that it mattered, I see.

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My 30th Anniversary In The Black Press (Thank You, Deborah Smith-Gregory!)

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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!