Mayor Dinkins invited me to his office and there I revealed my initiative of renaming a street in my Dad's memory. The mayor was in my corner 100% and after going through the necessary channels to implement this, September 18, 1993, the city added the designation “The Matthew S Turner Triangle” at 122nd Street at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. The unveiling of the street was a historic moment for our family. In May 2002, I established a foundation in his memory, The Matthew S. Turner Foundation.
Collings profiles many different journalists and their contribution to maintaining a free press, no matter the cost. Death, jail time, and threats do not obstruct these journalists from making sure they spread news. The main journalists that Collings interviewed came from regions such as Mexico, Yugoslavia, Zambia, the Middle East,
In the early 1900s American journalism began to change before everyone's eyes. Muckrakers, or journalists that exaggerated and denounced the truth behind government and business organizations, began to appear in newspapers and magazines across the nation. It seemed as though that exposing the government for the lies they told became one of the biggest fads of the 1900s. A muckraker’s form of writing is considered to be yellow journalism, or the exaggeration of events taking place in the world. This form of writing was meant to stir up opinions and cause controversy between individuals in the nation, and stir up controversy it did.
England has a long history of periodic architecture and aside from recent war damage and the destruction during the Dissolution of the Monasteries Acts in the 16th century by Henry VIII, much of its historic legacy remains intact.
Tillman Hall. This is the name of the main building on Winthrop University’s campus and is the name of the clock tower at Clemson University. These two buildings have faced quite a number of racial incidences over the past couple of years due to the founder of the two buildings, Benjamin R. Tillman. Many people have raised the issue of having the name changed to something different over the past couple of years but no changes have been made. There hope is to end the racial incidences that occur and ultimately stop racism on these two campuses. The major question at hand is will changing the name of Tillman Hall reduce the number of race-induced incidents? I do think that changing the name of Tillman Hall on both of these two campuses will reduce racial incidences due to the fact that this changes the atmosphere of the school and really holds itself up to its diversity standard, the changing of the name does not change history but it shows that we as a people have come far and don’t need someone like Benjamin Tillman at the center representing us, and it is very likely that these racial incidents will be put to an end as the “violent racist” and his legacy is gone.
Last year, the long disputed Hall and Conard logos were changed after controversy regarding their insulting and culturally-insensitive nature. Students fought for the removal Native American imagery to dissociate the school names from their past visual representations. All went seemingly smooth, with one major exception: The Reservation.
It has taken many years, and many struggles of students, faculty, alumni and community members change Forrest Hall to destroy the institutionalized rasism MTSU built up in those years, and it is now the time and all of our responsibilities to finally put this racist past to rest, and to continue furthering diversity and brotherhood throughout MTSU’s campus. MTSU is a school that promotes diversity, a word that is promoted in its True Blue pledge. But if the Forrest Hall name remains, this completely undermines what the university has been promoting. MTSU has vowed to these students to be a safe place that not only helps to further their careers and education, but to enrich their lives and instill values that will aid them for years to come.
The student government association of Florida Atlantic University has been finding ways to promote the name change of 20th street as their most recent project. FAU’s student government, along with administration, have been looking to turn Boca into more of a college town, rather than the commuter that it currently is. The idea was sparked with the upcoming anniversary of its ten years, as well as the recent builds of University housing and Upark. Name suggestions for the street can be sent in using a hashtag as a way to bring together the entire town in order to create a revived, college- http://www.wtxl.com/news/famu-student-government-president- fights-impeachment/article_9b63cc9c-5d49-11e5-b686- This article informed all readers of the ongoing battle of possible impeachment that student government body president, Tonnette Graham, is currently facing. Due to the allegation against Graham, malfeasance of duty, concerning a student budget dispute, she is now going to face a hearing on the matter. The student senators voted on whether or not to impeach her with an outcome of 16-2 for apparently ‘overstepping her authority’ and ‘completely circumvented the checks and balances of the student budgeting process.’ She has spoken out commenting that she ‘encourages all student leaders to
Rather than attempting to understand naming practices or the names themselves, people often mock, scorn and marginalize the person attached to the name. Jamelle Bouie, a writer from the Daily Beast, in an article titled, “Are Black Names ‘Weird,’ or Are You Just Racist?”, found what many black people have been well aware of: there is a double standard concerning the uniqueness of the Black American name versus unique White names. (Bouie) He, along with other writers and researchers found that “job applicants with ‘black-sounding’ names are more likely to be rejected, regardless of qualifications. ” This raises a serious question: how can people realize self-determination if they cannot move beyond, even, the interview stage? A possible answer is the adoption of a
Theodore Dawes is a writer and reporter from Alabama, he uses examples from the frustration of the people in view of the media, and but brings a better understanding to the process that reporter and editors have to go though in creating a story. He states that objectivity has no existence in news reporting, but journalists still provide the truth that it does exist. Reporters have only so much face time to provide a segment, how can they possibly provide multiple sides of a story and not expect to get all of the facts. Editors and reporter have to make difficult decisions including, the morality of the story and what facts they can possibly leave out. Even though it seems the media is only trying to persuade and pick sides in a story, this
Nowadays journalists have the responsibility to report facts as accurately, objectively, and disinterestedly as is humanly possible. ‘’The, honest, self-disciplined, well-trained reporter seeks to be a propagandist for nothing but the truth’’ (Casey, 1944b).
In conclusion, the change of the Tillman building will be a positive step forward for the community and the world because it would help diminish the obstacle of racial inequality. It would allow for a message that is not contradicting to what Winthrop wants to convey to students and the community, it would be a step towards gaining racial equality, and it would be a positive light unto all the negative situations happening now. A difference can be made here on campus that could lead to even greater changes happening later. Only positive outcomes can come from this change. It is about time for us to make
The author uses pathos to appeal to the audience’s sense of open-mindedness about women who make national news. O’Connor tries to get the reader to realize how being human can cause people to overlook certain stories and make them seem unimportant. In her essay she states, “We don’t pay as much attention to someone missing from a community we don’t know or are not familiar with” (661). This quotation symbolizes how sometimes people can be overlooked in today’s news. The issue about who makes national news can appeal to more than just a sense of open-mindedness, it can also appeal to your sense of sympathy. When news reporters get their stories, no one is for sure how long the story can stay lingering amongst people. Earl Hutchinson, a political analyst, states, “When you raise the issue people say, “This is a tragedy and we should do more,” Hutchinson said. “But it only lasts a hot minute.
The United States is a country that has been built on political, economical and social reform. One revolutionary era in particular that has played a major role in the establishment of new laws and acts which are used today is the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era was an age of political reform during the late 1800’s to early 1920’s, which also contained a lot of social advocacy for workers’ rights. Before the social reforms began in this era, there were numerous instances where poor and immigrant individuals were abused by corrupt political systems. In order to expose the corruption, many journalists who became known as “muckrakers” began writing for popular magazines during the Progressive Era. One journalist who ultimately shed the