There seems to be an undercurrent of opinion in some circles that black people are not allowed to speak on any issue until and unless they address particular issues within their own community. Concerned about police brutality? You can’t address that until you address black on black crime. Distraught that a seemingly clear case ofContinue reading “The right time to take a stand”
I was going to write a post on the Baked Alaskan, but I don’t think I could do a better job than Jeff Winbush. For the record, he and I appear to have come up with the “Baked Alaskan” moniker independently.
Congratulations on another UNITY convention receiving high marks from those who attended. I’m sorry I missed it, and I vow to be with you at your next convention. About that… What’s say we do this again in 2014? Hear me out. I know this idea has been floated and rejected before, but that wasContinue reading “A suggestion for the #UNITYJournalists alliance partners”
They went ahead and did it. UNITY: Journalists of Color is no more. Long live UNITY Journalists. Truth is, the name change was a foregone conclusion from the moment the UNITY board opted to allow the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association to become a part of the coalition. In embracing that bold change, theContinue reading “UNITY name change was a foregone conclusion, but…”
Some of the discussion about what will happen now that NABJ has pulled out of the UNITY: Journalists of Color coalition centers around whether NABJ members will be welcome at the UNITY conference in Las Vegas next year. One answer that was floated around (not an official UNITY answer, but an educated presumption) was that NABJers could pay theContinue reading “UNITY should welcome NABJ members to Las Vegas”
Like many others, I have been watching the unraveling of the UNITY coalition with increasing dismay over the last few weeks. I was concerned about weighing in too heavily because I thought my uninvited observations might not be articulated or received in a constructive manner. With yesterday’s action by the NABJ board to pull outContinue reading “Dis UNITY: NABJ split avoidable, regrettable… reversible?”