Archive for the ‘Media’ Category
We read a post by CEO Gwen Webber McCleod recently that said African American women are starting businesses at a rate six times the national average, and employing almost 1.4 million people. Last week, WAER’s Mark Bialczak profiled journalists Victoria Coit and Vanessa Campbell and their efforts to launch a magazine here in Syracuse called CuseCulture.
They are planning a kick-off event June 25.
Special thanks to journalist/social media expert Sherri Williams for her comprehensive coverage of “The General Body” and “Stand with Baltimore” movements. Her work (in various forms), as it relates to the #Black Lives Matter Movement, is deserving of an award from the Syracuse Press Club.
We’ve seen him speak to community groups and interview celebrities, but deep down we think Sean Kirst is a griot, a storyteller. As a columnist/writer Kirst is a great mix of Gay Talese, Bob Greene and Pete Hamill, but at tonight’s TEDx event, he would have given six-figure keynote speakers such as Malcolm Gladwell a run for the money. In 20 minutes Kirst told what we think is possibly the most memorable tale (minus scandal) we’ve heard pertaining to this region.
Do yourself a favor, when they post the video, make sure to check out “At the Lighthouse…”
Here are some of the photos from Taraji P. Henson’s visit to Syracuse University. She talked about her work in films and television, particularly the success of her new show Empire and the fortitude it takes to pursue a career in show business. She said she’s had the most fun in her career so far on the film Talk to Me (the Petey Greene biopic). Henson will host Saturday Night Live April 11.
Here’s a great interview George Kilpatrick did with John Kellogg, Esq. about the complexities of the “Blurred Lines” v. The Estate of Marvin Gaye decision.
Syracuse is extremely fertile ground for poets, writers and story-tellers. Here is a sound clip from a reading done by Jackie Warren-Moore (who we call our poet laureate) during the Apartheid & Identity event in Downtown Syracuse last week. Her tale illustrates that activism by women and social justice also run deep in our roots.
To find out how this story from her childhood ends, check her out during a public reading, or purchase a copy of her work.
Warren-Moore gave the reading along with Georgia Popoff and Vanessa Johnson.
“Leadership is not a license to do less; it is a responsibility to do more.”
-Simon Sinek (Leaders Eat Last)
If you enjoyed the film “Selma,” which paints an intimate portrait of the coalitions and strategies of the Civil Rights Movement, we suggest you move next to “Death of a King” by Tavis Smiley. His book gives a revealing look at the last year of Dr. King’s life (the good, the bad and the unforeseen).
Smiley is pictured here in Washington, DC in 2005.