Carter G. Woodson: Founder of Black History Month

By Lillian Williams

Black History Month is the annual February celebration of the achievements of African Americans in U.S. life and culture, though sadly it appears President Trump is rather confused about it. Read about that here.

Just to set the record straight, Black History Month was proclaimed officially by the U.S. government in 1976 when President Gerald Ford issued the presidential proclamation. Prior to that, African-American heritage was celebrated informally during the second week in February.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture, as well as community centers, libraries, and schools have scheduled special events this month to discuss African-American achievements and goals.

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Carter G. Woodson

The famous historian, Carter G. Woodson, began this special celebration in 1926. Born in 1875, he was the son of freed slaves from Virginia and one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard University. Later he taught and became a dean at Howard University, as well as West Virginia Collegiate Institute.  He believed that younger generations often fail to appreciate their history.  He died in 1950.

Woodson also founded the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He wrote, or co-wrote, more than 20 books, including “The Mis-Education of the Negro,” and “Negro Makers of History,” a copy of which I have in my living room in Chicago.

I’d like to share some of Woodson’s most memorable quotes:

  • “No man knows what he can do until he tries.”
  • “If you make a man feel that he is inferior, you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status, for he will seek it himself.”
  • “I am a radical.”
  • “The oppressor has always indoctrinated the weak with his interpretation of the crimes of the strong.”
  • “In our so-called democracy, we are accustomed to give the majority what they want rather than educate them to understand what is best for them.”
  • “Cooperation implies equality of the participants in the particular task at hand.”
  • “Real education means to inspire people to live more abundantly, to learn to begin with life as they find it and make it better.”
  • “Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”
  • “History shows that it does not matter who is in power or what revolutionary forces take over the government, those who have not learned to do for themselves and have to depend solely on others never obtain any more rights or privileges in the end than they had in the beginning.”
  • “They are anxious to have everything the white man has even if it is harmful.”
  • “When you control a man’s thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. You do not have to tell him not to stand here or go yonder. He will find his “proper place” and will stay in it. You do not need to send him to the back door. He will go without being told. In fact, if there is no back door, he will cut one for his special benefit.”

If you have a favorite Carter G. Woodson quote, share it in the comment section below.

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Key Success Factors For College Students

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by Lillian Williams

 

Dr. Shaun Harper of the University of Pennsylvania, one of the nation’s leading educational researchers, created the “anti-deficit achievement framework” to study college persistence issues among students of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Harper’s framework emphasizes factors that influence achievement, rather than deficits. In other words, Harper’s model looks for contributors to success, rather than barriers to success. His work has been beneficial, particularly in the face of persistent racial gaps in U.S. college and university graduation rates.

As an Education Trust study shows, U.S. colleges and universities have improved graduation rates in recent years, but a significant gap still exists between black and white students. See results of that study here.

“Just like many of the campus activists suggest, our data show that university leaders can and should do more to create a more supportive and welcoming environment that allows black students to thrive,” said Andrew Nichols, Ed Trust research director and co-author of that graduation rate report.

“We have serious concerns that at too many institutions, equitable student success is an afterthought instead of a top-of-mind priority,” Nichols said.

Last year, adapting researcher Harper’s framework, I interviewed 12 successful graduates of the Journalism Program at Columbia College Chicago. Specifically, I explored factors these graduates believe led to their success at Columbia, a private college specializing in arts and media disciplines.

Among the interviewees were eight African-Americans and four Hispanics, 10 females and two males. Each had graduated within the past 10 years. Five were employed in TV news; two in public relations; two as freelancers; one as a web producer, and one as a magazine editor. Themes that emerged from their interviews contained valuable advice for incoming students.

Here’s some of that advice from Columbia College Chicago graduates:

Student/Faculty Interaction: As widely affirmed in literature, these graduates found that interactions with faculty helped them to persist through to graduation. These interactions with faculty – both formal and informal – boosted confidence levels; led to mentorships, and sparked connections to internships. Years later they recalled these meaningful interactions.

One graduate said: “During my senior year, I did a story on the Chicago bid for the 2016 Olympic games. When the professor saw my piece she said it was good enough to be aired on NBC5. I knew then I was good enough to do what I am doing now.”

Another graduate said: “Faculty members…definitely instilled in us that we could, and we would, go out into the journalism world and conquer it.”

Internships: Students should meet their internship/career advisers as quickly as possible, the graduates advised. Internships offer the opportunity to clarify and sharpen career interests; make professional connections, and expand upon competencies gained in the classroom.

Commenting on the value of internships, one graduate said: “There I was able to mingle with professionals already in the industry. All of that motivated me to pursue a career in journalism. I was excited about the type of life I could have becoming a news reporter.”

Another noted the skill-building advantages: “Internships at the news station really forced me to fact check and make sure that all of my ducks were in a row to avoid inaccuracies.”

Student Organizations: Students should get involved in campus-based organizations as a way to network and to build leadership skills, the graduates advised. Right from the start, students should seek to attend meetings of student-run organizations in their disciplines, and/or college-wide organizations.

Here’s how one graduate put it: “Being a part of a student-organization was a great networking tool. It gave me an opportunity to meet new people, be a part of creating exciting events and programs on campus and build my communication and planning skills. As a member of a student organization it also connected me to other power-players on campus-both adults and students. Being a student-leader on campus held me accountable, helped me master time management and allowed me to find my voice. The experiences prepared me well for becoming a leader in the newsroom; someone who sets a positive tone and leads by example.”

In this exploration of factors leading to their success, these graduates pointed to three key factors: significant relationships with faculty, internships, and involvement in student organizations.

In implications, incoming and current students should immediately get to know faculty in their disciplines, as well as participate in student organizations. They should connect with college internship coordinators as early as possible, to understand institutional guidelines for experiential education.

Lastly, though interviewees did not mention them by name, academic advisers serve as a key bridge between various college programs and disciplines. Therefore, students should connect frequently with academic advisers for information about popular campus bridge programs that prepare students for college, tutoring and peer mentorship programs.

Editor’s Note: A version of this article was published on Dec. 19, 2016 in the Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
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University of Michigan Launches Diversity Plan

By Lillian Williams

The University of Michigan recently unveiled a $85 million five-year plan to make its campus more diverse, equitable and inclusive.

The plan comes after a year-long, grassroots planning process, and two key studies of the campus environment and its stakeholders.

Here are the plan’s three key goals:

  • Create a more inclusive campus environment. To reach that goal, staff and others will be trained in cultural awareness and inclusiveness skills.
  • Recruit, retain and develop a more diverse college community. The school plans to develop a pipeline of diverse undergraduate and graduate students, as well as improve its hiring and search processes.
  • Support and encourage diversity in teaching and scholarship. The school will launch programs to recruit and financially support faculty wuniversity-of-michiganho study diversity, equity, and inclusion issues.

In underscoring the plan’s importance, University of Michigan President Mark Schlissel said, “To live up to our full potential as a university, everyone must have the opportunity to contribute and to benefit, and our community can be complete only when all members feel welcome.”

Read the entire Diversity, Equity & Inclusion strategic plan here.

 

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Stunning Images at National Museum of African American History and Culture

By Lillian Williams

As widely reported, President Obama dedicated the new National Museum of African American History and Culture on Sept. 25 with poet Langston Hughes’ words:”I, too, am America.”

The president spoke before some 7,000 persons gathered on the National Mall, exhorting: “African American history is not somehow separate than the American story. It is not the underside of the American story. It is central to the American story.”

But besides his speech, what captured my attention were the stunning images on the museum’s website!

The museum houses more than  36,000 artifacts that help to document African-American history and culture. Many images of those artifacts, however, can be found here.  Among the stunning visuals I found include the following two:

 

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A photo of a voter registration motorcade of the San Francisco Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women. It was dated September 8, 1956.

 

2010_71_14_2001Photo of ticket issued by Southern Railway Company.  This was used by Joan Trumpauer Mulholland for the Washington, DC to Montgomery, Alabama, “Freedom Train”  ride for the historic Selma-Montgomery March in March 1965.

Other images can be found here, separated by categories of people, subjects and exhibition highlights.

The museum is open 364 days a year, however, free timed passes are needed to gain entry. Look here for information on ticket availability. The museum is generally open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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Covering the Gap: Learning from experts in the fields of economics, political science and urban policy.

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In Ferguson, Missouri, a gathering of concerned citizens and business owners on the main business strip in August, 2016.

By Lillian Williams

Why is an October “Covering the Gap: The Impact of Economic Inequality” workshop, sponsored by the McCormick Foundation, so important?

Because the workshop is designed to help reporters better cover thorny issues facing the nation’s urban areas.

Let’s face it. As a society, we have tremendous social and economic tensions, above and below the surface.  And, news media play an important watchdog role, as well as other key functions.

Take a look at the picture above.

This 2016 photo shows concerned citizens once again gathered in Ferguson, Missouri, an urban hot spot that captured the nation’s attention following the 2014 shooting death of Michael Brown.  The people gathered there (including my brother who lives in the metropolitan area) are still looking for answers.

To assist reporters in coverage of such issues, this McCormick-sponsored workshop will explore the following issues and others:

  • Where to find data that can provide rigor and direction for reporters’ coverage
  • How to explain the impact of globalization on people in local communities
  • How to use the power of storytelling to help the audience empathize with subjects
  • How economic inequality is contributing to big changes in America’s politics
  • How social class impacts a community’s institutions and residents
  • What communities and groups within them are doing to fight inequality

The workshop seminars will be held Oct. 11 to 13 in Chicago at Northwestern University ‘s Pritzker School of Law.

McCormick Foundation will pay the costs of tuition, housing and travel for journalists. The application deadline is Sept. 16. Apply here

The faculty includes Butch Ward, senior faculty, The Poynter Institute; Kevin M. Murphy, professor of economics at the University of Chicago; Teresa Córdova, director of the Great Cities Institute at the University of Illinois, Chicago; Alex Kotlowitz, journalist and author; Susan Smith Richardson, editor and publisher, The Chicago Reporter; Natalie Moore, WBEZ reporter and author; Ben Casselman, senior editor and chief economics writer, FiveThirtyEight, and others.

For more information, e-mail seminars@poynter.org.

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JOURNALISM FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS

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By Lillian Williams

Below is a list of journalism fellowships and awards, courtesy of ALL DIGITOCRACY, a website supported by the Ford Foundation.

Note the deadlines!

The Bear Fellowship, Nieman Fellowship, Knight-Wallace Fellowship, among others, are on the list.

There’s even an award for students.

Go for it!

Here’s how ALL DIGITOCRACY described these fellowships and awards:

“Online News Association’s M.J. Bear Fellowship

The MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists, working independently or for a company or organization, who have demonstrated — through professional experimentation, research or other projects — that they deserve support for their efforts and/or vision. The fellows are up-and-coming journalists inside or outside the newsroom who are just beginning to make their voices heard in the industry and working to expand the boundaries of digital news.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, July 14, 2016.

Online News Association’s CNN Diversity Fellowship

Digital journalists from diverse backgrounds with experience reporting for mobile and social platforms are encouraged to apply for the CNN Diversity Fellowship at ONA16. Four winners will receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the ONA conference in Denver Sept. 15-17.

Applicants should have:

A passion for creative storytelling on mobile and social platforms
Experience with producing and/or curating content for mobile web and apps
Deep knowledge of the news mobile and social space
Understanding of how to build community around content and topics through listening, participation and interaction
Applications will be open to journalists of diverse backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age and gender.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, July 14, 2016.

Online News Association’s HBCU Digital Media Fellowship

Four students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will receive hands-on experience during the three-day Online News Association Conference, Sept. 15-17 in Denver as part of the HBCU Digital Media Fellowship, which also gives them high-profile exposure and advanced practical knowledge of emerging technologies, tools and approaches to reporting and distributing news online.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET, July 14, 2016.

October 2016 Deadlines

Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships at Harvard offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designed to advance journalism in some new way. Candidates need not be practicing journalists, but must demonstrate the ways in which their work at Harvard and the Nieman Foundation may improve the prospects for journalism’s future. This may be related to research, programming, design, financial strategies or another topic. Both U.S. and international applicants are invited to apply.

Information about applying for 2017 visiting fellowships will be posted on this page in August 2016. The application deadline is October 1, 2016.

Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

The 2017-2018 Fulbright-National Geographic Storytelling Fellowship, a component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program, provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Storytellers publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.

In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend, health, etc.), and materials and reporting special allowance, Storytellers will receive instruction in story-telling techniques, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and other relevant training by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. National Geographic will also provide editorial mentorship for Storytellers during their Fulbright grant period. Storytellers will provide material for the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis throughout their grant term.

Applications for the 2017-2018 academic year will be accepted for the following themes:

Our Human Story
Themes: Culture/Geo-politics, Contemporary Social Issues, Democracy and Human Rights, Religious Freedom
Critical Species
Themes: Conservation of Species, Extinction
New Frontiers
Themes: Innovations in areas of Health, Medicine, Technology, Energy, Economic Development/Prosperity
Deadline: October 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time

January 2017 Deadlines

Nieman Fellowship

A Nieman Fellowship is an extraordinary, transformative learning opportunity open to journalists working in all media in every country around the world. Those selected for the program spend two full semesters at Harvard auditing classes with some of the university’s greatest thinkers, participating in Nieman events and collaborating with peers. Nieman Fellows are also able to audit classes at other local universities including MIT and Tufts. Each year, the Nieman Foundation awards paid fellowships to up to 24 journalists working in print, broadcast, digital and audiovisual media.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

The Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.

Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

Deadline: January 31, 2017

February 2017 Deadlines

Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Fellowship

The mission of the Joan Shorenstein Fellowship Program is to advance research in the field of media, politics and public policy; facilitate a dialogue among journalists, scholars, policymakers and students; provide an opportunity for reflection; and create a vibrant and long-lasting community of scholars and practitioners. The primary focus for a Fellow is to research, write and publish a paper on a media/politics topic. It is a highly selective program; only a very small percentage of applicants are accepted.

The Center hosts eight one-semester residential fellowships each year (four per semester). Fellows conduct research; engage with students, faculty and the Harvard community; and participate in the various events associated with the Shorenstein Center. Fellows’ research and ideas are presented at weekly research meetings where they discuss and defend their project before a group of peers. Recent projects have been published in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Affairs, The New Republic and Fortune magazine and have been reported on in The New York Times.

Deadline: February 1, 2017

Knight-Wallace Fellowship

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes exceptional journalists for their work, leadership and potential with a unique opportunity: an academic year of study, developing new perspectives and networks, and achieving both professional and personal growth at the University of Michigan, one of the world’s finest universities.

For the small group of journalism professionals from the U.S. and abroad selected for a Knight-Wallace Fellowship, the result is a life-changing experience.

Personalized study plans and access to U-M courses allow you to pursue your own path.
Regular seminars and visiting speakers bring the best from journalism and academia to you.
Workshops for fellows provide opportunities to advance your writing, entrepreneurial and multimedia knowledge and skills.
International travel is a core component of the experience.
Stipends allow our fellows (and their families/partners) to make the most of a once-in-a-lifetime sabbatical opportunity.
Applications for this fellowship open on September 1, 2017. Deadline: February 1, 2017”

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My Mom, My Influencer-in-Chief

 

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My mother, Mrs. Lillian Williams, a retired public school teacher, enjoying the day with me on State Street in Chicago in June, 2016.

By Lillian Williams

Today, June 21, happens to be National Selfie Day.

OK, so I know the photo above is definitely NOT a selfie.

But My Mom, a retired school teacher, is spending the summer with me in Chicago.  I’m trying to capture, and share, as many moments with her as I can.

Here’s the deal: My mother is my INFLUENCER-IN-CHIEF, the person who set the pace for me; the person who encouraged me to earn my  doctoral degree; the person who continues to inspire me.

She’s in her mid-90s.  These days with her are precious.

The photo above was taken during a recent excursion to the Barnes & Noble bookstore in downtown Chicago, where we had Saturday morning coffee. We looked at a few magazines. We chatted about her career as a public school teacher, and my tenure as a college professor, among other subjects. It was a memorable start to the day.

She’s retired from teaching in the public school system of East St. Louis, Illinois. She taught first grade for many years, and later science classes. She won a coveted Golden Apple award.

In our hometown of East St. Louis, she volunteered to raise money  for the police and fire departments. She served as president of both the East St. Louis Community Camp Board and the Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House. She was a founding member of the East St. Louis Women’s Club. She’s still a member of the neighborhood church, Greater New Hope Baptist.

She and my dad, Atty. James E. Williams Sr., now deceased, sacrificed so much for their five children to get a good education. They did without fancy cars, clothes and vacations.

This summer we will have lots of long talks–and laughs. We will reminisce about the days of old, as they say. We will have lunch with longtime friends from Southern Illinois. We will take leisurely strolls along a beautiful pathway adjacent to the Chicago river near Lake Michigan. We will visit fabulous houses of worship. We will dine in, dine out, cook in, cook out, etc. The agenda stretches on and on.

My refrigerator is stocked with ice cream, her favorite dessert. And did I mention that she loves candy?

These days are precious.

 

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How to reason like Golden State Warriors’ “Steph” Curry!

 

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Warriors at Wizards 2/3/16        Photo credit: Keith Allison, Hanover, MD

 

By Lillian Williams

Can we create our own success?

We certainly can contribute to it, so says Warriors’ point guard, Stephen “Steph” Curry.

Though his case is far from complete, there are lessons to be learned already.

Recently I came across Curry’s 2015, NBA MVP acceptance speech.

Here’s the sage, 5-point advice that he offered:

  • Don’t mimic other people: “Be the best version of yourself in anything that you do. You don’t have to live anybody else’s story.”
  • Don’t sweat your deficits: “Sometimes people make it seem you have to have certain pre-requisites or a crazy life story to be successful in this world, but the truth is you really don’t.”
  • Desire counts: Curry describes this characteristic as “an undying passion for what you do,” and “a relentless drive.” Hard work is a necessity!
  • Dodge nothing!: Live in the moment: “And, I hope I inspire people all around the world to just be themselves. Be humble, and be grateful. Be grateful for all the blessings in your life.”
  • Doggedness pays off: “Work your butt off every single day!”

Get the point?

My Columbia College students put it in their campus vernacular: “Stay woke!”

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Quiet Influencers

By Lillian Williams

Game changers are people who transform things. They improve a business or a community. They lay the foundation for others.

In today’s social media parlance, they’re called influencers.

In that spirit, I’d like to recognize three special women who influenced my life: Mrs. Dorothy K. Jones, Mrs. Mamie L. Page, and Mrs. Inez E. Hale. I am grateful that our paths crossed.

All three women lived in or near East St. Louis, a Mississippi river town in southern Illinois, where I grew up. They lived through the Great Depression, World War II, and the 20th century civil rights movement. Their stories, their struggles, their stamina, make them game changers.

The three were born between 1916 and 1925. Dorothy Jones was a public school teacher in East St. Louis for 35 years until her retirement in 1985. Inez Hale was a devoted member of Parks Chapel A.M.E., and Mamie Page worked at the LaBelle dress shop in East St. Louis for many years.

All three outlived their husbands, and all three died within a year of each other.

You won’t find their names in history books, or engraved in fancy marble memorials. But you will find their spirits etched in the hearts of younger generations who grew up in southern Illinois.

Like so many uncelebrated Americans, these women supported their communities in myriad ways. They quietly provided the platform for others to succeed.

What character traits marked these women? Let me share a few of their special qualities:

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Mrs. Mamie L. Page

Hard Work/Volunteerism. Mrs. Mamie Page was born in 1924 in Scooba, Miss., during the era of legally-sanctioned racial segregation. Like so many other African-Americans during that time, she migrated North in search of greater opportunity. In East St. Louis, she and her husband, Frank “Jessie” Page, found work, made friends, and raised a son. But when I attended her funeral, I was struck by something else—her long record of volunteer work. Not only did Mrs. Page work to support her own family, but she found time to volunteer at St. Mary’s hospital, for more than 35 years. As noted in her obituary, the hospital gift shop was renamed Mamie’s Café in her honor. But her volunteer work didn’t stop at the hospital. Every July 4th she and other women (including my mother) would sell beverages on the Mississippi riverfront to raise money for the local police and fire departments.

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Mrs.Dorothy Jones

Generosity. Mrs. Dorothy Jones was born in 1925 in East St. Louis. She attended public schools there; received a bachelor’s degree from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo., and a master’s degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Though busy as a local public school teacher, she found time to give in additional ways. One day she shared with me a printed program of a church-sponsored concert that raised money for student scholarships. For 25 years she had served as president of the committee that raised the scholarship money. The program noted that at least 250 students had received scholarships over the years. But she was active in other organizations noted for service too-the local chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority and the East St. Louis Women’s Club.

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Mrs. Inez E. Hale

Humility. Mrs. Inez Hale was born in rural Ward, Alabama, in 1916. She married my grandmother’s cousin. After moving to East St. Louis, she became an active member of the Parks Chapel A.M.E. church in Centreville, Ill. Though she lacked formal degrees, she was educated in so many other ways. When I would drop by her home, she would give me a hug and a bright smile. But what I remember the most about Mrs. Hale was her calm, reassuring spirit. In my mind, she had a stillness about her that bordered on majesty. I observed another of her crown jewels: She was quick to honor other people. She would recall their good deeds. She recognized the best in others. After she died , a friend wrote a touching message in an online guestbook: “We were truly blessed to have been taught by the best.”

These women trend high on my list of social influencers.

It’s your turn. What values characterize your own life? What values do you admire in others? What organizations, or persons, make a difference in your community, your way of life?

 

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Do I really need to know about the social media “Blab” app?

 

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Snapshot of Blab livestream at BEA 2016 in Las Vegas

By Lillian Williams

At a recent BEA discussion on social media, I saw a demonstration of the Blab app.

Blab is a livestreaming, social media platform that permits up to four people to converse, in front of an audience.

It’s been described by Mashable as Periscope for a group of friends. Picture perhaps four friends (or business partners or educators or teenagers or whoever) in the same virtual room, with an eager audience.  Blab even allows the audience to write comments, as the four guests talk.  And, the whole action can be recorded.

No doubt, endless possibilities exist for this app!

On the day I saw the demonstration, ordinary citizens/activists were the Blab talkers. They described how this app and others allowed them to brand themselves, and their messages. The discussion  was led by media educator and artist Chetachi A. Egwu.

Separately, though, because the  technology landscape changes by the moment, Journalist’s Resource shares a reading list about media and tech issues, including the following sites and others:

“MediaShift: This newer site looks at the changing media landscape across many dimensions and tracks content from other outlets about new trends.”

“TechCrunch: Focused on the technology industry generally, this site often has the latest from Silicon Valley and beyond.”

“Re/code: Founded by well-respected tech journalists, this site does a lot of analysis of the latest digital trends.”
If you have favorite sites for technology and new media issues, please let us know. We’d like to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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