Sherri Williams studies social media, social television and how people of color use and are represented on social media and how people of color and marginalized people are represented in mass media including traditional broadcast news and reality television. Her interest in diverse social media engagement extends to the ways in which black activists, particularly black feminists, use social media as a social justice tool. Williams delivers her black girl magic through appearances such as on CNN to discuss social media images of Rachel Jeantel after Jeantel testified in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin murder trial. Williams was also interviewed by USA Today for her social media expertise.
A white crisp screen filled with dark grey script in the corner written in clean typography reads “Never Had a Vanity”. This was just my first impression of Michaela Brathwaite’s blog that I would consider both a piece of art and a platform for her self expression. On her blog Michaela discussions life, beauty, and fashion. Michaela took the time to talk to the us about how she got started, where she is now, and where she wishes to go.
Wendy Rose Berry is a marketing affiliate for Warner Bros. working on the Judge Mathis Show and The Real. She serves up excellence through her social media page TV In Colour that promotes diversity in TV by shining a positive light on a wide spectrum of multicultural talent. It highlights black girl magic in front of the camera, as well as those that make the magic happen behind the scenes. Wendy Rose Berry has so much to share when it comes to career, family and personal aspirations. Welcome to the table Wendy!
Michele Stephenson is a Haitian-American filmmaker who’s mostly known for her critically-acclaimed film American Promise. Michele is a dedicated activist and consciously aware of how complex our multicultural world can be. She’s a co-founder of Rada Film Group, a company that produce films to better understand the experience of people of color in America. Michele has produced extraordinary work and has done a great job at representing the realities for people of color in her films. So without further introduction, let’s have Michele give us her piece of the pie:
Genese Jamilah is the savvy entrepreneur and the brains behind the popular I Don’t Do Clubs, a website dedicated to help young, urban professionals mix and mingle on the social scene. With a background in Mass Communications and Radio and Television Production, Genese built her own career path simply from observing the needs of her peers and creating an innovative space where they can network and socialize beyond the nightclub.
Have you heard of MTV? BET? Or, perhaps typed #reservationfor10 into your Instagram searches? Here at the Dinner Table, we have the pleasure of introducing the master mind of a woman that connects them all, Tola Lowal. Tola entered the media business in full force from her freshman year of college and continues to exceed in the field, when recently she began her own company. She is constantly thinking, creating and networking to push herself and the communities around her.
Without further ado her is a peek behind Tola L:
A journalist that needs little to no introduction, Soledad O'Brien is known for taking viewers off of their couch and immersing them into a complete cultural paradigm shift. Whether it be through her “Black in America” or “Latino in America” documentary franchises; Soledad is committed to telling authentic and compelling stories of those that are often overlooked.
Through out the years she has brought viewers around the world a variety of news coverage on networks like PBS, Al Jazeera America, CNN, National Geographic, NBC and several others. In June she launched Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production and distribution company, dedicated to uncovering and producing empowering stories that take a challenging look at the often divisive issues of race, class, wealth, poverty and opportunity, through personal stories. Here at The Dinner Table Doc we believe in the power of sharing diverse content and we feel honored to have such a powerhouse join us for a digital dinner. So before we begin, we say thank you Soledad! You've truly set the standard and highlighted the importance of sharing narratives that need a chance.
Without further adieu check out her Piece of the Pie here: