SHAWN P. WILLIAMS Blog

University of Houston’s Dr. Lovell Jones Talks STEM in 2010 video

University of Houston’s Dr. Lovell Jones Talks STEM in 2010 video

Over the next few weeks I’ll be doing some work with the Intercultural Cancer Council, who is having their Biennial Symposium in Houston June 26-July 1.  The symposium will focus on Minorities, The Medically Underserved and Health Equity. I want to start by introducing you to Lovell Jones, PhD., founding...

Donna Summer Dead — Disco Legend Dies After Battle with Cancer

Donna Summer Dead — Disco Legend Dies After Battle with Cancer

Courtesy TMZ.com Donna Summer — the Queen of Disco — died this morning after a battle with cancer … TMZ has learned. We’re told Summer was in Florida at the time of her death. She was 63-years-old. Summer was a 5-time Grammy winner who shot to superstardom in the ’70s with...

Dick Clark Dies — Dead at 82

Dick Clark Dies — Dead at 82

      Courtesy TMZ.com Update: Clark’s rep tells TMZ, the TV icon had been in St. John’s hospital in L.A. after undergoing an outpatient procedure last night. Clark suffered the “massive” heart attack following the procedure. Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful. Dick Clark — famed TV producer, and “New Year’s...

Swedish minister of culture, black face, genital mutilation…hilarious right?

Swedish minister of culture, black face, genital mutilation…hilarious right?

So when I saw the following photo, I was caught totally off guard by how blatantly racist the whole scene is. Black cake, white teeth, a lot of smiling laughing faces in the crowd which look, without any context, like they are making a mockery of black women at the...

Tupac Back to Life to Perform with Snoop, Afeni Shakur “thrilled”

Tupac Back to Life to Perform with Snoop, Afeni Shakur “thrilled”

Courtesy TMZ.com Tupac‘s famously protective mother Afeni Shakur agrees with the rest of the planet — the rapper’s resurrection at Coachella this weekend … in the form of an incredibly lifelike hologram … was mind-blowingly awesome. A rep for Afeni tells TMZ, she was absolutely positively THRILLED with Tupac’s virtual performance — when he...

Mary J. Blige — Burger King Chicken Ad Was Not What I Expected

Mary J. Blige — Burger King Chicken Ad Was Not What I Expected

    Story Courtesy TMZ.com Mary J. Blige says she never signed off on the controversial fried chicken ad that she shot for Burger King— at least not the version that was blasted on the Internet. In a statement, Mary J. tells TMZ, “I agreed to be a part of a fun...

Loop 21 Runs Excerpts From Shawn Williams SPJ Address

Loop 21 Runs Excerpts From Shawn Williams SPJ Address

TheLoop21.com published excerpts from my March 23rd address to the Society of Professional Journalists. The title they posted was Don’t Let Character Assassination Kill The Real Story. I thought their choice of title was superb. Especially in light of the fact that when I wrote the speech, the latest attacks...