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Blogging Whereas Black

by Shawn P. Williams

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Blogging Whereas Black follows the experience of 1 blogger and one site from relative obscurity to countrywide prominence. In 2006, Shawn P. Williams launched the incredibly acclaimed and nationally diagnosed DallasSouthBlog.com often known as Dallas South. The site has been featured on NBC Nightly Information and CNN, as neatly as NPR, BBC, Ebony journal, The Toronto Star and a lot of other countrywide shops. Before Google, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube grew to become family unit names, blogs have been used by way of African-Americans as a automobile to combat poor pictures and stereotypes portrayed within the mainstream media. Black Bloggers ultimately found a means to behave upon years of frustrations with mainstream media outlets Running a blog Whereas Black is a virtual historical past lesson which chronicles a time that Williams refers to Because the Golden Period of African-American on-line activism. The e book makes use of emails, blog posts, comments, letters and reside chats to thrust readers again to a time just earlier than the explosion of social media and mobile contraptions. Williams files how he was in a position to carve out his personal niche within the expanse of the blogosphere by way of experimenting with expertise, networking strategically, and maximizing his God given capabilities as a creator. Blogging Whereas Black looks again at one of the most huge moments within the on-line civil rights circulate that took region between 2006 and 2008. African-American blogs have been influential in bringing consideration to the plight of a teenaged woman in Paris, Texas and a bunch of young guys in Louisiana who ultimately grew to become known Because the Jena Six. The writer provides wonderful perception in these instances as a local of Paris and by way of having attended the September 2007 rally in Jena. Black bloggers were additionally instrumental in assisting to decide on President Barack Obama. During the Democratic Simple in 2008, Dallas South become a depended on supply for election insurance. Later that 12 months Dallas South was certainly one of a choose variety of blogs nationwide awarded credentials for the Democratic National Conference. Blogging Whereas Black additionally takes a deeper look on the Denver Convention and the way bloggers loved better entry than many member of the mainstream media. At the conclusion of each and every chapter, the writer provides information to those intending to use social media equipment to make their personal mark via the cyber web. He additionally appears at "breakthough bloggers" who have became their on-line prominence into offline success. About the Writer Shawn P. Williams is a graduate of Texas A&M College and spent eleven 12 months in laptop and pharmaceutical sales earlier than organizing DallasSouthNews.org in August 2009. Dallas South Information is a nonprofit news company that empowers and informs underserved communities. In 2010, the Austin American-Statesman diagnosed Williams with a Texas Social Media Award as among the state's True 25 clients of social media. He is a visitor columnist for The Dallas Morning Information and has written articles for D Journal, The North Dallas Gazette and The Paris Information. He additionally offers month-to-month commentary for WFAA Channel eight's Inner Texas Politics and weekly information updates for Newshounds Roundtable with Cheryl Smith on Soul seventy three KKDA. In 2011, Shawn grew to become a member of the Countrywide Advisory Board for the Poynter Institute of Media Experiences in St. Petersburg, Florida. Shawn and his spouse Tamela are elevating their two babies Isaiah and Maliyah in Dallas, Texas.


  • ISBN 1432772929
  • ISBN-13 9781432772925
  • Title Blogging Whereas Black
  • Author Shawn P. Williams
  • Format Paperback
  • Year 2011
  • Pages 144
  • Publisher Outskirts Press
  • Dimensions6 in. x zero.4 in. x 9 in.


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