We opened with a Current Events Quiz:
1. Name the retiring Supreme Court Justice.
2. Name the person who was last seated on the Supreme Court.
3. What is significant about the last person seated on the Supreme Court?
4. Which U.S. Senator from Texas is not giving up their seat?
5. Where was the explosion of a coal mine?
6. What is the name of the golf tournament that Tiger Woods is making his return?
7. Who won the girl's Final Four?
8. Who won the boy's Final Four?
9. Name Dallas' District Attorney?
10. Who is the outgoing Dallas chief of police?
BONUS: (Thanks to Gemeral Berry of Our Texas)
1. What did the City of Dallas do as a result of the Badu video?
2. Name the two candidates for governor of Texas.
Paul Quinn College's LaKesha Oliver scored the highest!
Next Publisher Gemeral Berry of Our Texas Magazine, talked about the publication and shared copies with students. They did an interesting exercise looking at the lyrics of love songs and the interpretations. Then Dallas Weekly Managing Editor Gordon Jackson visited with the students and shared a history lesson on the Black Press. Gordon also talked about some of the benefits of working for the Black Press, as well as some of the challenges. During the Q&A, we talked about some of our most memorable interviews. Gemeral's was with Erykah Badu, Gordon's was with either Jim Brown or Muhammad Ali, and I chose between James Brown and Maya Angelou. After lunch, we went over story ideas and students turned in edited stories. Everyone has to come with their resumes next week so that we can review and prepare for mock job interviews on April 24.
SPECIAL THANKS: To Natalie Brown of Subway for once again delivering the food! To Ramona Logan who went above and beyond my plea to everyone to donate $21 to the workshop! If you want to know how and where to donate, give me a call at 469 867 6004 or respond to this email (better and quicker).
NEXT WEEK: Saturday, April 17--We are preparing for job interviews. the lunch speaker will be Joyce Ann Brown. A regular to the workshop, Joyce spent nine years, five months and 24 days in prison for a crime she did NOT commit. In November 2009, she celebrated her 20th year of freedom. She will share her story leading up to and following the conviction and her imprisonment, and she talk about what she has been doing since her release. Cheryl