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.