#BlackLivesMatter Support #NoDAPL

As you many know from my previous posts, the Black Lives Matter movement advocates for injustices not only in the African-American community but also in other minority communities. With that being said, BLM stands in support with the protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Known as #NoDAPL on social media, the protesters want to prevent The… Read More #BlackLivesMatter Support #NoDAPL

Summary #BlackLivesMatter

“Black Lives Matter is an activist movement founded by Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi that originated in the African-American community to bring awareness of the violence and racial injustices such as  brutality, racial profiling, and systemic racism African Americans face in the United States (Benjamin-Grant,2016).” From its humble beginnings of being a hashtag… Read More Summary #BlackLivesMatter

Distinguished Speaker Event: Ben & Jerry’s (Honors College Participation)

  Ben and Jerry the founders of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream came to GSU to speak about the forming of their ice cream business and the importance of social responsibility. From their very humble beginnings of a corner store with used ice cream machines and a $12,000 initial investment they involved their community in… Read More Distinguished Speaker Event: Ben & Jerry’s (Honors College Participation)

The Convergence Culture of #BlackLivesMatter

Convergence culture is a new era of transition where “new and old media collide…..where grassroots and corporate media intersects, where the power of the media producer and the power of the media consumer interact in unpredictable ways” (Henry, 2006). New media consists of newspaper, radio, and TV, while new media consists of blogging, websites, and… Read More The Convergence Culture of #BlackLivesMatter