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On May 2, I was a featured presenter at Black Freedom Weekend at Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The subject of my 20min talk was Media A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M.

On May 2, I was a featured presenter at Black Freedom Weekend at Huston Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The subject of my 20min talk was Media A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M.


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  • We’re no longer just sitting behind the desk and PC…..we’re in the streets!
  • The presentation is dedicated to the family of Brandon McClelland who was dragged to his death by two White men in Paris, TX
  • Are you just a journalist behind the desk or the PC? Get out into the streets
  • Is it just about meeting deadlines or meeting the needs of the people beyond the story?
  • When taking on an assignment, look for what is NOT being said or reporting.
  • Get on the grounds among the people to feel the pulse. It will radiate through your reporting.
  • Do interviews on radio shows to get your stories more exposure beyond the print. Speak out!
  • Sometime it takes being in dangerous situations, but the story must be told. Be warrior journalist.
  • Go far and beyond to get the stories that will move the readers to action. Are you a soldier?
  • Modern technology is a MUST! Where is your online presence a journalist—also embrace the community reporting model. Unite with others.
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    • 1. MEDIA A.C.T.I.V.I.S.M.
      Presented by Jesse Muhammad
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 2. The 2008 Case of Paris, Texas….James Byrd Style Dragging of Brandon McClellandYouTube Clip……
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 3. Be ACTIVE
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 4. Be Caring
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 5. Be Thorough
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 6. Be Investigative
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 7. Be a Voice
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 8. Be Involved
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 9. Be a Soldier
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 10. Be Modern
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks
    • 11. Support The Final Call Newspaper
      Website: www.finalcall.com
      The only remaining Black-owned nationally distributed newspaper
      Celebrating 31yrs of publishing May 2010
      Brother Jesse Blog wins 2009 Black Weblog Awards blog of the year! http://jessemuhammad.blogs.finalcall.com
      THANK YOU!
      (C) Brother Jesse Speaks