2.17.2011

Speaking Tour 2011: On the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston


On February 9, I was a guest speaker at Texas Southern University in an online journalism class headed by Professor Serbino Sandifer Walker. She asked me to talk to her students about some of the stories I've covered for The Final Call Newspaper, community activism and blogging. I spoke to them about four stories in particular: Hurricane Katrina, The Jena Six, The Paris, Texas dragging of Brandon McClelland and the recent hanging death of Frederick Jermaine Carter.


I fielded several questions from them about social media, creating a successful blog, overcoming challenges in being a journalist, and how to stay active in the community. Thank you Prof. Walker for inviting me and thank you to all of the students for an interesting dialogue.