'Woman King,' Viola Davis and the culmination of a struggle
When Viola Davis, sculpted and hardened from months of training, first stood in the full garb of the Agojie warrior women, with her bare feet in the African sand, it was the culmination of not just the years-long push to make “The Woman King,” but of a lifelong battle.
UNC-Chapel Hill settles with Hannah-Jones in tenure flap
The flagship school of North Carolina's university system announced Friday that it has reached a settlement with the journalist who ultimately shunned the school in an extended dispute over tenure and joined a historically Black university. David Boliek, chairman of the Board of Trustees at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, said the settlement with Nikole Hannah-Jones was for less than $75,000 and was approved by school Chancellor Kevin Guskiewicz, news outlets reported.news.yahoo.com
Nikole Hannah-Jones Said People Should Listen to Educators and She’s Right
Written By NewsOne Staff(Source NewsOne):Right-wing outlets continue their war against critical race theory and “The 1619 Project” creator and New York Times writer Nikole Hannah-Jones. During the 17-minute conversation, Chuck Todd asked Hannah-Jones a series of questions about the fake controversy around genuine discussions around race in public education. “I don’t really understand this idea that parents should decide what’s being taught,” Hannah-Jones began. Hannah-Jones has taught journalism and writing professionally. Responding to a question about adding more educators of color, Hannah-Jones highlighted a bigger issue she sees in the classroom.thewestsidegazette.com
SUPPORT NIKOLE HANNAH-JONES AND THE 1619 PROJECT
By Oscar BlaytonMost folks in Black and brown communities have heard of The 1619 Project that was published by the New York Times Magazine in 2019. The 1619 Project sought only to do one thing – start an honest conversation about how toxic attitudes about race have shaped this nation’s past and made America the country it is today. These racially motivated jingoists have stirred The 1619 Project into the witches’ brew of grievance politics and created a screaming mob of frightened white people who fear that an open discussion of America’s history will take something away from them. And Nikole Hannah-Jones and the people who developed The 1619 Project should not be left to fight this battle alone. We cannot let Nikole Hannah-Jones and The 1619 Project fight this fight alone.thewestsidegazette.com
UNC Emails: ‘Who Are You Going to Believe: Abraham Lincoln or Nikole Hannah-Jone
In the aftermath of the heavily publicized Nikole Hannah-Jones tenure controversy, emails released by UNC-Chapel Hill reveal the extent to which wealthy donor Walter Hussman labored behind the scenes to dissuade university officials from offering the acclaimed journalist a tenure package. In a series of four November 2020 emails to Board of Trustees member Kelly […]news.yahoo.com
Howard University Receives $20 Million Endowment for Journalism
By Roger CaldwellAs a proud graduate of Howard University, a Black author, Documentaries, and a weekly contributor to NNPA, it all started at Drew Hall. Drew Hall is a male dormitory at Howard, and all of my 3 other siblings went to the great Howard University. Howard University, founded in 1867, is a private research university with 14 schools and colleges. “It is my pleasure to welcome to Howard two of today’s most respected and influential journalists,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA, president of Howard University. Hannah-Jones is the creator of the 1619 Project that will have a home at Howard University.thewestsidegazette.com
Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones is using major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina.
Philanthropies eagerly back journalist Hannah-Jones
Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones used major philanthropic donors to build her future as a tenured professor at Howard University, just as other major donors sought to stymie the Pulitzer Prize-winning Black investigative reporter at the University of North Carolina. Backed by $20 million in donations, Hannah-Jones announced Tuesday the establishment of the Center for Journalism and Democracy at Howard to increase diversity in journalism. “How could I believe I’d be able to exert academic freedom with the school’s largest donor so willing to disparage me publicly and attempt to pull the strings behind the scenes?” Hannah-Jones wrote in a statement.news.yahoo.com
Nikole Hannah-Jones chooses Howard over UNC-Chapel Hill
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — Investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says she will not teach at the journalism school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill following an extended fight over tenure there, and instead will take a tenured position at Howard University. UNC initially offered her a job without tenure after a board member challenged her teaching credentials, provoking weeks of tension. The whole situation was too much, Hannah-Jones explained as she announced her decision Tuesday on “CBS This Morning.”news.yahoo.com
Oprah, Lionsgate to help adapt The 1619 Project for film, TV
Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones to adapt the The New York Times recent project examining the legacy of slavery for film and television. Lionsgate said Wednesday that it will work alongside The 1619 Project architect Hannah-Jones to develop a multi-media history of slavery and its effects in America for a worldwide audience. The 1619 Project launched in August 2019 in an issue of The New York Times Magazine to mark the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the American continent. Hannah-Jones will be a creative leader and producer in developing films, TV series, documentaries and more inspired by the reporting. The 1619 Project is also being adapted into a series of books.