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After Dinner Conversation

Saturday, February 6th, 2016
Marc Lamont Hill spoke at the Carrier Dome on Sunday.

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill spoke with the inflection of Dr. King, the fire of Malcolm X, and ended with the bravura of Dr. Michael Eric Dyson at the Carrier Dome on Sunday. Hear an excerpt from his speech below.

A Bridge in a time of Troubled Water

Friday, February 5th, 2016

Pause

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016
Between fiery rhetoric on the life of Dr. King and other civil rights giants, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill added just the right amount of whimsy during his talk at the Carrier Dome.

Between fiery rhetoric on the life of Dr. King and what’s missing in the modern day Civil Rights Movement, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill added just the right amount of whimsy. He held back here while some in the crowd roared with laughter.

The Doctor & Uncle George

Monday, February 1st, 2016
The Doctor and Uncle George: Professor Rick Wright and George Kilpatrick provided live commentary at the Dome for Syracuse University's Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

Professor Rick Wright (left) and George Kilpatrick provided live commentary at the Dome for Syracuse University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration.

How to Eat Your Chicken on Camera (and Enjoy It)

Sunday, January 31st, 2016

Week in Review

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
Professor, activist, public intellectual and TV-personality Marc Lamont Hill spent some time talking with students in a question- answer session before his speech for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on campus on Sunday.

Professor, activist, public intellectual and TV-personality Marc Lamont Hill spent some time engaging students in a question- answer session before his speech for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration on campus on Sunday.

Protest Partners

Friday, January 22nd, 2016
The Chief (Oren Lyons) and Leo (the Wolf of Wall Street) on the protest line (Rolling Stone)

The Chief and the Wolf of Wall Street on the protest line in NYC (Rolling Stone)

In case you decide to check out the Rolling Stone piece by Sean Penn, which will be remembered more for the post controversy than the actual writing, make sure to flip a few pages to the right to see the Dicaprio profile, which includes the photograph above.

Sound Advice

Friday, November 20th, 2015

The Power of Vision from Syracuse in Focus on Vimeo.

Journalist and author Byron Pitts gave some advice during a visit to Syracuse University. Pitts (along with Soledad O’Brien) will be part of “Conversation on Race in America” concert special that airs tonight on A&E Network and AOL.com.

Leading Ladies

Sunday, November 15th, 2015
Angela Robinson (left) and Tionna Smalls told students to find a seat at the table and get their minds right respectively in the  contemporary media climate. They agreed that to changes images of minorities in the media ownership and being objective with a pinch of positivity as it relates to the stories they select.

Angela Robinson (left) and Tionna Smalls told students to pursue excellence and understand their power in this contemporary media climate yesterday.  They agreed that to change the images of minorities in the media, ownership and being objective with a pinch of positivity are key. Robinson is host of “In Contact,” a public affairs show in Atlanta. She is also a graduate of Syracuse University.  Smalls is an author, blogger, relationship expert and host of the MTV series “Girl, Get Your Mind Right.” Their discussion, which was part of the Blactivism Conference, was moderated by Lorraine Branham, Dean of The Newhouse School of Public Communication.

Throwback Thursday: It’s a Queens Thing

Thursday, November 5th, 2015
Fashion entrepreneur and TV star Daymon John talked about the influence of LL Cool J on his business development at the Brazzlebox Small Business Summit on Wednesday. This was the first photo for his FUBU "campaign" that John snapped back in the day.  John said what Michael Jordan was to Nike, LL was to FUBU.

Fashion entrepreneur and TV star Daymon John talked about the influence of LL Cool J on his business development at the Brazzlebox Small Business Summit on Wednesday. This was the first photo for his FUBU “campaign” that John snapped back in the day. John said what Michael Jordan was to Nike, LL was to FUBU.

There are do-overs and make-overs, but one of the most stealth ads, “GAP as FUBU,” was maybe one of the greatest get-overs.  We wonder if this campaign is studied by advertising students today?  Well, if not in marketing classes, hopefully in entrepreneurship classes.

How easy is this? Sometimes the little guy triumphs.