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Talented High School Seniors Speak to SMC Founder about President Obama’s Houston Visit

Talented High School Seniors Speak to SMC Founder about President Obama’s Houston Visit

Ariana Sharma and Victoria Comesanas are talented Houston area high school seniors who attended President Obama’s fundraising rally on March 9. This was their first political rally.  They spoke with Social Media Correspondents’ founder Serbino Sandifer-Walker and correspondent Sierra Randolph Williams on the significance of attending the event .   Tweet »

Professor and Assistant Track Coach Remembers Brandy Fonteneaux

Professor and Assistant Track Coach Remembers Brandy Fonteneaux

Texas Southern University Professor and assistant track coach Clyde Duncan, Jr. said Brandy Fonteneaux was a very special student and strong competitor in track and field. He said she had a passion and vision for success in her life.  Fonteneaux’s body was found Jan. 8 in her barracks at Fort Carson in Colorado. The 28-year-old Army specialist had been strangled and stabbed to death, accordi... »

Occupy Houston Protestors Find Their Voices

Occupy Houston Protestors Find Their Voices

    By Emerald Reed Almost two months after the first occupations occurred on Wall Street in New York City, Occupy Houston celebrates a month of “occupying” downtown Houston. The scene at Tranquility Park on November 10th, a month and four days after the occupy movement descended upon Houston, is just as the park’s name would suggest, tranquil. There are young people playing frisbee, a g... »

Storify: HABJ Mentor Breakfast

Storify: HABJ Mentor Breakfast

Our SMC Ameena Rasheed created a Storify for the HABJ Mentor Breakfast that included various forms of social media from around the web. View the story “HABJ Mentor Breakfast” on Storify] Tweet »

HABJ: Aspiring Journalists Get a Lesson on the New Media

HABJ: Aspiring Journalists Get a Lesson on the New Media

  By Ameena Rasheed Aspiring student journalists gathered together at the Houston Chronicle recently to engage with local media professionals for a mentor breakfast to discuss how to progress in the evolving world of journalism. The event, hosted by the Houston Association of Black Journalists, included three panel discussions and a breakout session where students got to network with local me... »

The Senior Crowd:  Summer National Senior Games Take Place in Houston

The Senior Crowd: Summer National Senior Games Take Place in Houston

By Ameena Rasheed Participants and attendees from around the world met in Houston, Texas for the 2011 Summer National Senior Games.  The games, not to be confused with the Summer Olympic Games, allowed athletes over 50 the chance to compete for — and take home — the gold. The games were held at various spots around Houston, including the George R. Brown Convention Center and Reliant Ar... »

Earnest Charles Carrington says Cleveland is Hurting Over Alleged Sexual Assault Case

Earnest Charles Carrington says Cleveland is Hurting Over Alleged Sexual Assault Case

Earnest Charles Carrington says some media are painting Cleveland with one broad stroke. He says his community is hurting over the alleged sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl.  Sara Phipps Carr reports. Click icon below. (The audio in this report was recorded with an iPhone.) Podcast Powered By Podbean     Tweet »

SMC Partners With Defender Network for Cleveland Story

SMC Partners With Defender Network for Cleveland Story

SMC Goes Beneath the Surface for Cleveland Story Click Image Below Tweet »

Local Media Missed the Story

Local Media Missed the Story

TSU’s NAACP Chapter Shows the Power of One Vote By Sara Phipps Carr Sara is a journalism major at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas.  She produced this story on TSU’s NAACP’s  voting campaign using an iPhone. The story is also on Sara’s podcast channel TSU’s NAACP Chapter’s Voting Campaign. One of the most compelling stories I had to cover this semester was Texas Southern University’s st... »

Edwards says Juneteenth Should Be a Time to Reflect

Edwards says Juneteenth Should Be a Time to Reflect

The political trailblazer responsible for spearheading efforts to make Juneteenth a holiday says his work is still not done. SMC’s Serbino Sandifer-Walker explains. Click icon below to hear report. (Portions of this report were produced with an iPhone.) Podcast Powered By Podbean Tweet »

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