We live in an always on world of information abundance, where a basic algorithm can -- and will -- gather up almost every celebrity news event, and drop them into automatically formatted pages for instant publication. In that world of robotic editors, do we really need Dick Stolley?
It seems like there are more people to draw now than ever. There's an endless stream of people who want to claim icon status today and that's more difficult now because there are so many forums to be considered famous in.
Whether it's 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, or 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, racial prejudice still informs access to adequate education, employment opportunities and advancement, well beyond the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.