So, did you notice that Beyonce put out a new video and performed at the Super Bowl? DID YOU NOTICE!!?? I noticed because I did two radio hits and CNN International to talk about it. The radio hits when pretty close to perfect as interviews for me can go. CNN International was a nightmare of word salad because I couldn’t hear the anchor’s questions. But hey, my makeup looked nice! Continue reading
Whew, seems I’ve been a little distracted of late and not updating with recent stories I’ve written! I’ve been writing throughout September but have been lazy about even looking at this blog. In the past month I’ve interviewed filmmaker Ava DuVernay and talked to her about her latest project in relaunching her gender and ethnic diversity in film releasing network. I did not one, but two stories on Jussie Smollett — one about a viral video of him mopping his floor and another about season two of Empire, his music and his work as an activist. And I wrote a piece debunking some recent rumors surrounding activist DeRay Mckesson and his guest lecture spot at Yale.
I went on HuffPost Live Wednesday to talk about what’s going on in Baltimore, as well as the presidential campaigns of Carly “Demon Sheep” Fiorina and Hillary Clinton. On that we discussed “playing the gender card,” which for me is a loaded term meant to silence legitimate debate about gender inequities. (Click photo to watch video.)
Folks in Baltimore want to talk. They want action, but they really want to talk too. Something traumatic has happened to them that has affected them spiritually and emotionally and they need to excise that trauma. And talking to a reporter like me isn’t enough to do it. I write about this in my post for The Root Wednesday. It’s about a recent town hall Roland Martin hosted for TV One in Baltimore, but the people attending the town hall regularly tried to show up the panelists with their passion, fears, anger and sadness. Continue reading
Howdy folks! If you’re in D.C. on Saturday, May 2nd I’m speaking at Bloggerweek 2015, a networking mixer and unconference. Learn more about it here. I’ll be telling my personal story on how I turned myself into a brand after leaving newspapers and restarting my career online. I’m the morning speaker. My session starts at 9:30 a.m. Sign up for the conference here.