Category: My Updates

You Are Not a Brand

On October 8, 2018, KBLX radio personality Armand Carr was joined by the co-director of Dream Defenders, Phillip Agnew for a discussion on “The Business of Podcasting.” This was not your average discussion on millennials and technology–and that’s a great thing! Agnew informed #TECHCNXT attendees on his opinion of “branding”

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News, PR and Politics

The Chicago Chapter of National Association of Black Journalists hosted a panel on Wednesday, September 19, offering an inside look into the careers of the industry’s most notable journalists turned press secretaries. “Career Insider: Behind the Scenes With Spokespersons for the Politically Powerful” included: Monroe Anderson former press secretary for

Letter to Jacque Reid: Tales of an Eager College Intern

Almost every day is TBT when I turn on the radio and often times when I post a photo. But this… Oh boy. This I have to share: So I was scrolling through my 1TB external hard drive in search of a photo. I never found the photo. But I

The Civic Tech Collective:

As someone who has always had an interest in public media, my motivation has always been “find a way to use media to impact lives” or to inspire others to use technology as a tool for impact. In 2014, I started a newsletter and website called The Civic Tech Collective.

For Such a Time as This

In 2009, I hopped on the road with my parents to attend the Urban League’s national conference in Chicago. At some point during the conference, we found out that The Black Women’s Expo was also in session at McCormick Place. Barack Obama had been inaugurated about 7 months prior, Michael

Looking Ahead.

One more reason to look forward to 2018: I had the honor of being filmed for an upcoming project—and the recent trip to L.A. to make it all happen nearly had me in tears. More details to come! “To Whom Much is Given, Much is Required.”

SOCENT: Share Your Stories

Who are the people using technology to make an impact in your community? The Civic Tech Collective is looking for founders, students, startups, and educators on a mission to change the world through tech for our monthly newsletter! 🌎 Do you have an upcoming event or story we should share?

Louis Stokes Community Visionary Award Breakfast

On September 16th, Fairfax Renaissance Development Corporation (FRDC) will honor Georgia Congressman, John Lewis at their 16th Annual Louis Stokes Community Visionary award event.

Malissa Williams | Reform & Equal Justice

On November 29, 2012, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams died from bullet wounds sustained after a high-speed chase with the Cleveland Division of Police. Officers fired 137 shots at the car occupied by the two unarmed residents. Although officers were reprimanded, no charges were immediately filed. One-year after this senseless tragedy, I had the

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