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Text from Shawn Williams Keynote Address to Society of Professional Journalist Conference

Text from Shawn Williams Keynote Address to Society of Professional Journalist Conference

Society of Professional Journalists – Region 8 Luncheon March 23, 2012, Hilton Hotel Downtown Ft. Worth Shawn P. Williams I would like to thank the Society of Professional Journalists for the opportunity to speak with you today.  It was my intention to discuss with you some of my thoughts on...

Gladys Knight — The Secret White House Project

Gladys Knight — The Secret White House Project

Story Courtesy TMZ.com Gladys Knight is pulling double duty … ’cause in between training sessions for “Dancing with the Stars,” TMZ has learned Knight is also working on a top secret scripted TV show. Sources close to production tell us … Knight has been cast to star in a show called...

Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

Remembering the Legacy of Civil Rights Pioneer Bayard Rustin

By Wade Henderson and Joe Solmonese One hundred years ago this past Saturday, an unsung hero of the civil rights movement was born. Bayard Rustin’s contributions to the world far outweighed his credits – and his 100th birthday is an opportunity to appreciate how his lifelong fights for equality live on...

Monique Woodard: Creator of Speak Chic App

Monique Woodard: Creator of Speak Chic App

I could probably blog for weeks (since I’m only going once or twice a week now, maybe years) about all the great peeps I met at South By Southwest.  But I want to give the first shout out to Monique Woodard, Co-Founder of Black Founders and creator of the mobile...

Panels I’m Planning to Attend at SXSW Interactive

Panels I’m Planning to Attend at SXSW Interactive

Keeping in the spirit of not waiting until the last minute, I’m looking to fill out my schedule for South By Southwest Interactive before I get there next week. My original intent was to drive down Saturday, but it looks like there are a couple of panels on Friday that...

Let’s get caught up

Let’s get caught up

First off I’m thankful to be back on the blog.  It’s been a busy year so far but you really can’t tell that here.  So that will get better….promise. Last week I was blessed to be a guest lecturer at Youngstown State University during their Black History Month calendar of...

TMZ: Whitney Houston — Not a Lot of Pills at Death Scene

TMZ: Whitney Houston — Not a Lot of Pills at Death Scene

Story courtesy TMZ.com Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … multiple prescription drug bottles were found in the Beverly Hills hotel room where Whitney Houston died … but we’re told there were NOT a lot of pills at the scene. Among the prescriptions … ibuprofen (painkiller), Xanax (anti-depressant), Midol (for menstrual cramps), amoxicillin...

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on the January Unemployment Report

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Statement on the January Unemployment Report

Editors Note: Surprise, Surprise The Wire Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus released the following statement on the January unemployment report: “While today’s jobs report brings welcome news of lower unemployment, far too many Americans are still without work. Our economy remains unacceptably weak, and families across the country...

National Action Network Executive Director Joins 2012 Blogging While Brown Speaker Lineup

National Action Network Executive Director Joins 2012 Blogging While Brown Speaker Lineup

The Wire Blogging While Brown is proud to announce that Tamika D. Mallory, Executive Director of Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network (NAN) will be a panelist at the 2012 Blogging While Conference that will take place June 1-2 in Philadelphia at the Chemical Heritage Foundation. “We are thrilled that...