Riot Days of my Life: 3.4.1968 and 4.4.1968

When I was 10 years old, my world as I knew it in Omaha, Nebraska, changed. Two riots and my ‘gentle giant’ Dad cruelly, physically battered by the police within a 30-day period that spring,  shook me wide awake. It was the year I decided that I would become a journalist. To get ready forContinue reading “Riot Days of my Life: 3.4.1968 and 4.4.1968”

A Lock of Hair and a Salute to my Visible Figure

(Photo credit: Mama Helen collage by Ann Wead Kimbrough)  Photo by Eric Draper, Courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Library – w:George W. Bush, White House Chief of Staff w:Andy Card (left), Donald Richards (far left) and Admiral w:Richard Mies conduct a video tele-conference at w:Offutt Air Force Basein Bellevue, w:Nebraska. U.S. National Archives’ Local Identifier: P7093-16 We called her Mama Helen.  WeContinue reading “A Lock of Hair and a Salute to my Visible Figure”

Show up: Follow your life’s passions

There are three basic rules for success offered by the artistic director of  Chicago-based The Second City Training Center, the companion amateur comedic prep center for the world’s largest improvisational and sketch comedy. They are: Show up. Take care of one another. Do stuff. The administrators and faculty are united around this trio of successContinue reading “Show up: Follow your life’s passions”


Black Television News Channel officials continue to build its news operations team. Earlier this month, it opened the job portal for qualified applicants to fill the position of News and Programming Director and Assistant News Director. All applications — “story and history” — to by Sunday, July 23, 2017. BTNC will launch the 24-hourContinue reading “JULY 23, 2017 DEADLINE FOR APPLYING FOR KEY NEWSROOM MANAGEMENT JOB — Ms. Ann’s blog”

Lanetra Bennett – Multimedia Journalist — Morgan Elise Martin

Nowadays, being a reporter consists of more than just a pretty face and a strong voice. Lanetra Bennett, reporter at WCTV-CBS affiliate in Tallahassee, shared the lifestyle and every day routine of a multimedia journalist. On June 8, 2017 at 11:05 a.m. after the Board of Trustees meeting she informed me there are no videographers…”I […]Continue reading “Lanetra Bennett – Multimedia Journalist — Morgan Elise Martin”