Panel Discussion for Opportunities in Mass Media


Are you aspiring to be a Journalist? Have you started to write a book and don’t know the next step to take?Just got started on your blog ,but need to get it out there? Well here are some answers to these questions and more advice that can help you in the career your trying to pursue in Mass Media. I was able to attend a panel discussion that touched on the different fields of Mass Media and what it will take to get your front in the door. Although everyone has their own ways of how to get ahead it is also good at time to hear advice from professionals themselves.It is very important to educate yourself on the field you would like to go into one day.That doesn’t necessarily mean know extremely everything but at least know the bulk of what you need to know.Going into the Media and Journalist field you should know not only what your suppose to but that and more.Some very good advice was giving on that you should be educated on more than you should know.For explain, you may be a producer well guess what a producer job is not just to Produce the production their putting out.That person should be able to write, speak, and know the in’s and out’s of everything around that area.It’s good for you,but even better for your production.Know I also learned some things myself that I had no knowledge about when it comes to writing a book. I had learned you needed an Agent for taking the mainstream route.Now I had no clue that with you having an agent it’s his/or her job to help you get an editor and publishing company.Ever hear of an Enquiry? Well it is a paper that is submitted to an agent telling them what your book is about.I also had a chance to talk with author and Columnist with Daily News Solomon Jones who gave me some great advice that was well needed.This is for my fellow bloggers well we all do it on here express our opinions .That’s what’s good about blogging.A lot of new bloggers are kind of lost when they get started. They don’t know exactly how to get their blog seen and get their voice heard.Well Mr.Wayne Bennett gave some great advice referring to that.Well he said I quote” Write about something that you like to do”.Many people like myself write about things they love because it gives our readers a sense of how we feel which draws them in to read more.So fellow bloggers and newcomers just write about what you love.The best part of the panel was seeing a man who was very humbled,blessed,and Gifted.Stephen A Smith was the keynote speaker at the event.As he came in I was so in a daze I didn’t even think to say hello and get at least a picture with him. Although I didn’t just being able to listen to him speak up close was all I needed.Mr. Smith happened to come in to the event when the news came out that Lebron was going back to his hometown the Cleveland Cavaliers.It was great to see him getting interviewed on what he thought.What really touched me was to see that he was not just a famous Sports Journalist but he was a humbled man of God. He didn’t take where he is now for granted or the way he got there.Stephen A Smith expressed that you have to be strong to be in the field of Mass Media because there are gonna be people who don’t like you but you have to learn to still do your job and handle the situation in a professional way.You could tell that he loved what he did and he did it very well.He spoke about the youth with most don’t touched on and told them straight out that they take life for grated at times and they don’t know the struggle the way our ancestors so they have need to stop complaining all the time about the little things.He shared a personal experience with us that meant a lot.This was just a little bit of the experience of listening to him speak hope you enjoyed the advice and stay tuned for more to come.

Hip Hop 4 Autism

As an young aspiring journalist I have attended events to further my knowledge on being aware of what the younger generation coming up is struggling with.A very important topic such as Autism awareness was touched upon at a recent event called “Hip Hop 4 Autism” I had the pleasure of attending. Founders Jade Slater and Diamon Black decided to start an non-profit organization which was inspired by their son King who was diagnosed with Autism a year in a half ago. For those who are unaware of what it is well Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Both had organized an walk for Autism event this past Sunday.An event that was a great turn out.They wanted to create an organization where people know that the money donated would directly be contributed to helping the Autism community. Jade mentioned how when they first found out their child was battling with Autism they were lost with nothing available in the community. There were no play groups, mentors or lines of communication.She speaks on how she  wanted that to change by giving access to everyone afraid to talk about such a disorder.Instead of letting this get their spirits down they began to do research on what they could do for their son and other children with Autism.They wanted to let those in their community know that their not alone so they thought through music who not reach the younger generation.They made it their mission to make it something cool to be a part.With a vision and knowledge they started such a project to educate and recognize the signs and what to do when they find out.This was something that was not very much talk about so they knew it was their time to step up and become the Voices parents and children needed to hear.They have made it a priority to stay on top of this matter.With strong minds and even stronger voices they will no longer keep quiet and will make sure their journey will not be in vain. ” We will make noise for those without a voice”.


Feeling Blessed

If you haven’t noticed we all struggle at some put in our lives. Not everyone knows how to handle the hardships they may face because they never thought they would go through anything like it.Allow yourself to take it in because it’s normal. Struggle is actually blessing for your future. Without struggle you are not being molded for what God has in store for you later on down the road.I’ve faced times that I never thought I would get through but I did.God is an all doing God.The struggle is real but the blessings from God are even more real.Trust him he does everything for a reason.Thank him even when you have nothing to thank him for.Love what he has brought you to and gotten you through.

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Women who are true Definitions of A Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day Mommy I Thank God every chance so get for allowing you to continue to keep Pushing Strong. Your a wonderful,Beautiful,and caring Mother.You’ve been through so much but still manage to live your life Happily.You have sacrificed so much for us and I thank you for that.Have a Blessed dayYou deserve it My Queen.


A Test of my Faith

As I sat next to my mother in the hospital bed I thought about how powerful God is and his doing of life.I looked into her eyes and saw that God was giving her the strength to keep pushing through.Never in a million years would I’ve have thought that I would see my mother at this point.I always prayed that God wouldn’t put me in situations like this and I wouldn’t have to worry.But I’m glad that God is testing my faith when I least expect it.Sometimes I wonder how I do it then I think “God is how I do it”.He is so powerful that even when my faith is being tested I’m still believing that he is an Awesome God.Times in my life when I question why is God doing this to me? I just say to myself he is testing my Faith I must trust him to give me the strength to push through.


Be more than A Pretty Face”

I am not telling you that having a nice face and nice body isn’t gonna get you places in life because it will.Just don’t make that what you live off of.Don’t make that you self worth Is what I’m really saying.I see so many young girls today who want to be like celebrities they see on television because of their Image.But think about it,Is the Image what you want people to see you as ? Or do you want people to look at what you really doing? I’ve seen that a lot of people are not focusing on the message of a person ,they are more focused on the Image before they even see if the message is positive or negative.Not every perfect image is a good message.Not every image that is not what you want to see is a bad message.Don’t look at someone for their looks and automatically think that it’s the path you want to take.Look beyond it let the message guide you.

I am A Woman

I am A Woman I’m not defined by the clothes I Wear, the way I speak,The perception they have of me in Society.I’m not a Loud Mouth,Angry fighting,always yelling.Don’t judge me for what someone else told I am.Do you know me ?Have you met me?Do you know what I been through?No I thought so.I am not defined by my hair or My Skin Color.I am still a Woman Respect that because as Women we go through a lot.I am Strong,Smart,Beautiful and Proud to be a Woman❤️