You probably have heard by now that the greatest musician of all time Prince has passed away. My husband and I have been listening to Prince since we heard the news – my husband was a really big Prince fan–and have found our own ways to mourn and acknowledge this loss. After all, we aren’t … More Using Social Media to Respond to Pop Culture News
I have a confession to make. The VH-1 reality show Love and Hip Hop is one of my guilty pleasures. It plays out like a telenovela and it is delightfully ratchet…and I love every second of it. I watch every Monday night–much to my husband’s disappointment as it overlaps with the beginning of WWE Monday Night Raw. … More What Cardi B. Teaches Us About Building a Brand on Social Media
This post was a long time coming, but I wanted to share my talk about being a #blackgirlindigital for the Women’s Freedom Conference. I talked about how to create a more diverse digital media industry and what it’s like to be a Black woman in digital. We couldn’t get the editing quite right, but I’m … More ICYMI: Watch my Talk for #WFC2015
I’m happy to announce that I am speaking at the Women’s Freedom Conference, which will be live streaming worldwide on October 25, 2015! The conference is really special to me because it centers women of color speakers, writers, and activists. I will be giving a five minute talk entitled Black Girl In a Digital World: Creating … More Register today for Women’s Freedom Conference!
Actress Viola Davis made history last night becoming the first Black woman to win an Emmy for Outstanding Actress in a Drama series. In her acceptance speech, she emphasized the need for diversity in Hollywood, and how often there aren’t enough roles for Black women for them to even be in a position to win … More Viola Davis and Sharing the Spotlight on Social Media
This week I had the opportunity attend Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.’s Congressional Black Caucus forum on improving images of Black women in the media. It was a lively discussion that raised a lot of questions about not only the media images Black women are chosen–and sometimes choose–to portray but also which images we choose … More Social Media is an Opportunity for Media Diversity
In my last post I talked about the lessons we could learn about audience engagement from Trillectro 2015, but after publishing the post I realized I had more questions about what goes into live-tweeting a large-scale event. In my professional life I have live tweeted conferences, hill briefings, and speeches but nothing as large as … More Interview with the Trillectro Social Media Team