Chuck Stone's accomplishments in journalism are extraordinary and prolific. He was a columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News for nearly 20 years and held editor positions at Harlem's New York Age, the Chicago Defender and the Washington Afro American.
Just a couple days away from the NABJ convention and I can't stop thinking about New Orleans. Is it the gumbo? No, maybe it's the sounds of jazz and splashes of French culture dancing down the scorching hot streets.
Despite the recent bad news for journalists in Alabama and Louisiana, NABJ stands ready to provide members with the latest tools and technologies to keep them relevant in the newsroom.
So far, Temple has been great. It is challenging at times, but I wouldn't change it. CCP prepared me to know what to expect of college-level work and how to best tackle it.
In the first couple of weeks following the Feb. 26 fatal shooting and Zimmerman's release after claiming self-defense under Florida's so-called "stand your ground" law, few Americans knew anything about it.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Roland Martin's offensive tweets were wrong. GLAAD's handling of the matter was also wrong. Hopefully, CNN will not make a third wrong in firing Roland Martin or delaying his on air comeback.
We, as Americans, should be concerned when advocacy groups (liberal, conservative, gay or straight) have so much power that they can take the words of an individual and turn them on their head to further their political agenda. That is exactly what GLAAD has done in this instance.