7.22.2011

From Facebook to Twitter: Discussing the Social Networking Revolution at the NBUF Convention

(Me, Dez, and Erica Davis during the NBUF Convention social networking workshop)

On July 14-17, the National Black United Front hosted their 32nd Annual Convention in Houston. NBUF is a broad-based organization which includes many social, political and cultural sects of the Black community. Their four-day convention, filled with an array of action oriented workshops, was fittingly held at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, a 40-year old Black institution that services the needs of the people. The theme was “Fighting for Survival, Unity, Justice and Power in Hard Times.”

I was on assignment for The Final Call Newspaper to cover this important convention and I also had the honor of being a panelist in one of the workshops. Joined by Dez of the House of Greenwood and Erica Davis, media relations director for African-American News & Issues newspaper, we led a discussion on social networking and the technological revolution. We received awesome questions and feedback. It also shifted into a much needed dialogue about the digital and generational divide within the Black community.

Thank you to National Chairman Kofi Taharka and the NBUF family for inviting me to be apart of the workshops. Also, thank you for rolling out the "Black, Red & Green Carpet" for me as I worked to cover the events for The Final Call. The food and fellowship was beautiful. Everyone please check out my article on the convention in an upcoming edition of The Final CallForward Ever, Backwards Never!