School of Global Journalism and Communication

Morgan State University Foundation to host 31st Annual Golf Tournament and Virtual Event

May 6, 2021
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On May 10th, the Morgan State University Foundation will host its annual golf tournament at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City in conjunction with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. For over 30 years, this event has been a staple within the Morgan community.

 

An annual who’s who event, in terms of Maryland area business leaders and entrepreneurs, that raises money for Morgan State student-athletes and programs.

 

Sports journalists, battle, don’t lose your souls, Jemele Hill advised

May 3, 2021
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Jemele Hill is a sports journalist who is a contributing writer for The Atlantic magazine. 

During an April 30 Morgan State University J-Chat via Zoom, she discussed her career before and after ESPN. Hill explained why she attended Michigan State: She chose them because of their journalism program, not because she was a fan of their sports team. It was the best journalistic program in the state. 

With a formidable amount of draft capital, Ravens aim to rebuild roster through NFL draft

Apr 28, 2021
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(SGJC) —The Baltimore Ravens recently made one of the biggest trades of the offseason after sending disgruntled tackle Orlando Brown Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs for draft picks.

Depending on who you ask, the move was puzzling for Baltimore. It is confounding that the Ravens front office dealt Brown to the Chiefs. A team within the AFC that has defeated Baltimore in three straight games.

‘Our stories are our power,’ says biographer A’Lelia Bundles

Apr 26, 2021
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Morgan State University department of multimedia journalismhosts weekly J-Chat conferences. 

As always, the guest comes on and discusses their career path in the world of journalism with the standard Q&A portion. But April 22 wasn’t anything like what’s usual and customary. 

 

A’Lelia Bundles was the guest who joined the panel. Instead of the event being a routine Zoom conference, I found myself being a fly on the wall listening to a generation of Boomerjournalists reconnect and tell stories of their “hay day.” 

 

Lights, camera, vax-tion?

Apr 16, 2021
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Excuse the cliché, but things just aren’t how they used to be. 

 

A global pandemic threw a wrench in just about everything. Now as the world gets vaccinated, schools and businesses are trying to regain what they’ve lost. In the case of Morgan State University theatre, returning to performing comes with caveats.

 

Sarah Vaughan : A Divine Jazz Pioneer

Apr 13, 2021
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(WEAA) - Sarah Vaughan was an American jazz vocalist and pianist in the early 1940s.

 

She plays a role in jazz history, being known for the versatility of her vocal ability.

 

 

Born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, Sarah Vaughan was the daughter of amateur musicians.

 

She developed a love for music at the age of 7, studying piano and organ along with singing in the church choir at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

 

Easter during pandemic: Muted worship, enthusiastic shopping

Apr 3, 2021

Sunday will mark the second Easter holiday Americans will have celebrated during a pandemic. Easter is traditionally celebrated by attending church, gathering with family and friends, participating in egg hunts, giving or receiving Easter baskets, and enjoying a feast with family or community. With Easter being such a social holiday, it's logical to wonder what a socially distanced Easter may look like in a pandemic. 

 

Hyphenated last names reflect evolving gender roles

Feb 26, 2021

Meeting someone with a hyphenated name is more common than ever before. 

After interviewing three students from Morgan State University with hyphenated names, Cherish Eppes-McNeal, Telia Conway-Kenner, and Elijah Jenkins-Bundrige, it was found that many people have the same reason for having multiple last names. 

 

The three students by the way were all in the same spring semester class of 15 students.

 

Morgan State Receives $4.6 Million to Award Students in Need

Feb 26, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD (WEAA) —Due to federal stimulus bills, Morgan State University will receive $4.6 million in federal funds to distribute directly to students in need. 

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The public is invited to be a part of a conversation about the challenges black female athletes face in sports. Morgan State University’s School of Global Journalism and Communication along with ESPN’s 'The Undefeated', will present a discussion about discrimination based on race and sex in sports.