I had the honor of interviewing Chicago junior golf champions, Erika & Myah Jackson ~aka~ The Birdie Sisters, for the Independent Bulletin newspaper. Honestly, I felt like a proud big sister as I listened to these young ladies share their stories and tried to teach me golf terms. I still have no clue about golf, but they have gained a fan! And there is a correction needed on where to send donations to the Youth Sports Initiative. It is Canaan Community Church, formerly known as Canaan Baptist Church, located at 1701 W. Garfield Blvd. Read my story now.
How does the African-American news media cover its community? What more can African-American NGOs, activists and community groups need to get their story told?
Join us for a community dialogue between the African-American news media and community.
When: Tuesday, November 8 from 6pm to 8pm
Where: The Little Black Pearl
1060 East 47th Street
Chicago, IL 60653-3600
Click here to see map of the location
Learn how you, your nonprofit or community group can be a resource to these local media outlets and what kinds of stories they are looking for.
WBEZ reporter Natalie Moore and its South Side Bureau Chief will moderate the discussion between journalists and the community.
PANELISTS include: Glenn Reedus-Chicago Crusader, Richard Muhammad-Final Call, Aminah Hanan-Blogging While Brown and Matt McGill – WVON
Refreshments and snacks will be served.
For more information please contact Stephen Franklin at 312 369 7782
Post updated on November 8, 2011 to include the names of panelists
In fact, Black people were first allowed to roller skate indoors at the Savoy Ballroom in Chicago’s Bronzeville community on December 8, 1938 thanks to Jimmie Davis, the manager of The Savoy at that time.
I don’t have the newspaper articles back this up because the microfilm machines were down at the Vivian Harsh Research Collection center at Carter G. Woodson Library. I will share as soon as I am able to get copies.
Image: Jazz Age Chicago
I am a roller skating entrepreneur and journalist seeking 2-3 interns to help conduct research on Chicago’s roller skating history. You don’t have to be a roller skater yourself; you just have to have a high level of interest in learning more about this old school, yet relatively obscure leisure activity and Chicago.
Ideal interns will be college students with excellent verbal, writing, interviewing and researching skills. You will be creative and resourceful with a good personality. You are computer savvy with a high level of comfort searching the internet and have a good handle on Microsoft Word and Skype. Also, you need to be able to work alone or with a team.
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This is an unpaid internship. However, you will receive credit for your work and referrals based on your commitment to the project and quality of work.
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