By “doing the right thing” and ‘trusting no one’ learn if graduate school is right for you: Four, sure-fire ways to find out

m delighted to report that I followed Dr. James’ sound advice: A little more than one year after she directed me to this unknown territory, I graduated from the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. Part of my decision to attend Medill was based on the sage advice of my classmate, Spike Lee, who experienced a similar conversation with Dr. James just a year ahead of me. Spike simply said, “Do what she (Dr. James) said. It is easier that way.” I easily recall what Spike said since it was straight-forward and impactful. Do what she said. It is easier that way.

Class in session 8/26-29/2019: Students’ observation/field reporting assignment is a Scavenger Hunt in Cascades Park, Smokey Hollow

Welcome back students! My RWII classes are learning the power and importance of observation, note taking and more. It’s the baby steps to becoming field producers, researchers and expert writers. Every image in this blog is included in your scavenger hunt. Locate at least five of the images. Indicate location, time and date of photo,Continue reading “Class in session 8/26-29/2019: Students’ observation/field reporting assignment is a Scavenger Hunt in Cascades Park, Smokey Hollow”

Update: FAMU Alumna Keta Browning credits her alma mater for “natural” passion in successful business start up

July 15, 2019, Tallahassee, Fla. — It’s 3:20 p.m. on a hot summer day and Keta Browning is cool as a cucumber while answering individual questions from students whose class ended a half hour earlier. Browning was gaining energy ftom every student as she distributed fragrant samples from her Natural Oats Co. assortment of homemadeContinue reading “Update: FAMU Alumna Keta Browning credits her alma mater for “natural” passion in successful business start up”

Rise above it …

My sister, Melissa, has accomplished great things in her stellar career as a Conceirge for a large, luxury hotel in Chicago. She is among the few African Americans to earn membership in Les Clefs ‘Or (pronounced “lay clay door”), a national association of hotel lobby concierges who have achieved excellence in service to all. ThereContinue reading “Rise above it …”