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Throwback Thursday: Memoir

Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Actor Taraji P. Henson's memoir will be out later this year.

Actor Taraji P. Henson’s memoir will be out later this year. Last year she visited SU to talk to students about her career.

Here is the announcement about the memoir.

Love the Hustle

Monday, May 9th, 2016
Rosario Dawson: From Film to Politics to Media

From Film to Politics to Media: Rosario Dawson has started an online talk show.

Week in Review: The Power of Community Journalism

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

Week in Review

Sunday, April 10th, 2016

The Producer Peek

Friday, April 8th, 2016
Actor Anthony Anderson checks out his bio and makes some suggestions to Newhouse student Nina Rodgers during an event on Tuesday.

Actor Anthony Anderson checks out his bio and approves of the comments made during his introduction by Newhouse student Nina Rodgers (left) on Tuesday.

Imitation of Life

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
Actor/producer Anthony Anderson came to Syracuse University last and talked about his journey from Compton to Hollywood. He broke down his own real-life Bro Mitzva endeavors as well as his Black-ish co-creator Kenya Barris' family life (Barris' wife is named Rainbow) and how they mine the details of their first generation mega success into story ideas.

Actor/producer Anthony Anderson came to Syracuse University this evening and recalled his journey from Compton to Hollywood (via Howard University). He broke down his own real-life bro mitzvah operation, as well as how he and his Black-ish co-creator Kenya Barris mine the details of their first-generation mega success into story ideas (Barris’s wife is named Rainbow). Anderson was a guest of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity for the Truth Be Told Program.

When will SU get a Hip Hop Fellow?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Harry Allen, writer, photographer and hip hop historian completed a two-day residence at Syracuse University and ended it by showing some of his vintage Golden Era pictures at Waston Theater last night.

Harry Allen, writer, photographer and hip hop historian completed a two-day residence at Syracuse University and ended it by showing some of his vintage Golden Era pictures at Waston Theater last night.

Coming of (Middle) Age

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Sometimes the best writers are disguised as something else. Media professional Joe Lee, know for his style as well as his substance, is serializing a new form of biography that he calls The Making Of A Miscreant. The writing is personal and raw as effective as any memoir we’re read in the past few years. (So yes, David Granger, he’s ready for a column).

Lee came to Syracuse about two decades ago (to run WAER FM-88). In link above he talks about his journey to the Salt City. He has talent saturation in writing as much as he does in the radio business. He is a great example of immigrants (he is from the Republic of Baltimore) that make keeps the city vibrant.

Lastly, we wonder what it would take to get his play “The Jook Joint” performed at CFAC or Syracuse Stage next year?

Provocative

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
Kierna Mayo, editor

Kierna Mayo, editor

She has been at Ebony for less than a year, but Kierna Mayo is already on a Tina Brown-type trajectory to change the publication, and scramble what we think of as the journalistic status quo.

Mayo encouraged students to bring their “authentic self” to their work and to critically examine the  culture in which they cover.

“[How you think] is the thing that changes you from having a job to having a career.”

“Create a space for your kind of thinking,” she said. “…feeling empowered matters.”

Mayos has deep roots in magazines, including stints at Honey and Cosmo Girl and even the Source.

She also talked about the day she played hookie from work to cover and experience the street procession following the funeral of The Notorious B.I.G.

She is credited with giving Mary J. Blige the “Queen of Hip Hop Soul” label back in the day. She visited SU’s Newhouse School as part of the Leaders in Communications series.

Mayo is the second Hampton University graduate we’ve seen speak to the journalism students.

Women’s History Month

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
Television producer Erika Green is re-writing the rules of what we expect television to show us.

Television producer Erika Green is re-writing the rules of what we expect television to show us.