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AD Alumnus is a Finalist in TechCrunch Disrupt NY

 

Anthony Kelani – CEO of Show Kit  (A Mobile Web Video Customer Service Platform)

 

Alpha Delta, Spring 2004

 

Anthony Kelani CEO of Show Kit

Oh New York in the springtime! In the past two days, 1600 people have passed through the Manhattan Center for TechCrunch Disrupt NY, in hopes of seeing or being the new new thing. We’ve seen Fred Wilson, Brenden Iribe, Mike Judge and many more grace our stage. Tomorrow we’ll get to see interviews of Marissa Mayer, Sophia Amoruso, Whisper’s Michael Heyward and get a surprise visit from WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg.

In addition to the above tech superstars and more, twenty-five startups have presented on our stage in Startup Battlefield. And now our judges (and the TechCrunch team) have judged and we’ve got our five finalists picked out. These finalists will move on to the lightning round tomorrow, competing for a chance to win the $50,000 grand prize and a really big cup.

Finals judges include the esteemed John Borthwick (Betaworks), Roelof Botha (Sequoia Capital), Chris Dixon (Andreessen Horowitz), Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), Brian Pokorny (SV Angel) and Fred Wilson (Union Square Ventures).

Click here to read the full article from tech Crunch.

 

ShowKit

ShowKit is Mayday for mobile, allowing developers to build in live customer service support in app.

 

 

 

Alpha Delta Alumnus from 1964 releases a book about the Black Press

 144016 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Author Clint C. Wilson II Examines Black Press

History and Current Challenges

Explores the development and contributions of African American newspapers in the United States in ‘Whither the Black Press?’

ROCKVILLE, Md. – Those who have wondered whatever “happened” to the Black press will find answers in “Whither the Black Press?” an informative and entertaining book that traces the historical roots of the medium and examines whether new media platforms of the 21st century can fill the void left by a segment of the declining newspaper industry.

 

Written by Clint C. Wilson II, a recognized Black press scholar and professional journalist, “Whither the Black Press?” explores the historic development of African American newspapers from their African roots to the founding of their first weekly journal and into the glory years as the communication foundation for the Civil Rights Movement. In the process, the author reveals little known facts about the ways in which the Black press wove itself into the fabric of American culture among the White and Black populations.

 

This book brings to life interesting historical facts including: the early development of literary and publishing endeavors among Black people in colonial America and what Thomas Jefferson wrote about them; the ironic consequences that visited White publications following the U.S. Supreme Court’s racial segregation decision in Plessy vs. Ferguson; the roles played by aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright in the launch of a Black newspaper published by Paul Laurence Dunbar; how the Black press reacted to the controversial success of the Amos ‘N’ Andy radio show in the 1930s; and why the Black press found itself at a disadvantage in reporting the Civil Rights Movement for which it had been largely responsible.

“Whither the Black Press?” provides journalism historians, students and the general reading public with trends and overviews of key contributors to the development and maturation of the Black press in the United States. Furthermore, it provides a historical framework for assessing today’s African American press in the changing technological world of new communications media. Lastly, this book provides a greater sense of awareness of the importance of communication in multicultural America.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author

Clint C. Wilson II, Ed.D. is Graduate Professor Emeritus in the Howard University School of Communications where he teaches courses in communication, culture and media studies. He is a recipient of the Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri and the Lionel Barrow Award for Distinguished Achievement in Diversity Research and Education. He has lectured at academic symposia at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad at Oxford University. Dr. Wilson is widely regarded among the nation’s foremost scholars of the Black press and his book “A History of the Black Press,” completed the unfinished work of the late African American journalism historian Dr. Armistead S. Pride. The book was cited as one of the 35 “most significant books of the 20th century” by Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly. He has authored or co-authored seven other books including “Racism, Sexism and the Media: Multicultural Issues Into the New Communications Age.” The Society of Professional Journalists honored that work with its 2003 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Excellence in Journalism Research. Dr. Wilson’s professional journalism career includes work for various news media organizations including the Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, St. Petersburg Times, USA Today.com and the Los Angeles Sentinel.

Whither the Black Press?* by Clint C. Wilson II

Glorious Past, Uncertain Future

Publication Date: January 17, 2014

Trade Paperback; $19.99; 176 pages; 978-1-4931-6143-0

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Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (812) 355-4079 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit www.Xlibris.com.  To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

Bro Wilkins wins ASC Student Competition in Nevada

Bro. Wilkins recently competed in the national 2014 ASC (Associated Schools of Construction) Student Competition in Sparks, Nevada. As part of the University of Southern California’s Mixed Use Division, Bro. Wilkins assisted his team in the re-production of Los Angeles’  Ace Hotel’s construction phases, developing the site logistics plans for above- and below-ground excavation & renovation. Despite being both a first-time participant and the only non-construction major in the division, the sponsoring construction company Morley Builders were impressed enough with Bro. Wilkins’ work that they awarded him the division’s highest individual award of ‘Outstanding Student for Mixed Use Division, Region VII’.

For more on Brother Wilkins CLICK HERE

2014 ASC Competition Brother Barry WIlkins Competes. He wins division’s highest individual award of ‘Outstanding Student for Mixed Use Division, Region VII’.

 

Wins highest Individual Award

 

 

 

 

Ronald WiIliams Wins AD 2014 Brother of the Year

Ronald Williams receive 2014 Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Delta Chapter Brother of Year award at the 2014 Miss Black & Gold Pageant. Brother Fred Dorton, current Alpha Delta graduate adviser presents Ron with the award.

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014—During Alpha Delta Miss Black and Gold 2014 Bro. Williams was selected for the honor of AD Brother of the Year. “My line brothers might think otherwise, but the award definitely came as a surprise to me. When I came into the chapter, I knew the expectation was to do work for the chapter and the fraternity—so I came in with the mentality of exactly that. Never would I have ever expected to have been involved with so many different fraternity related initiatives from my crossing date up until now. I have had the privileges of: holding the role of Vice President of the chapter, President of the Chapter on the campus of CSULA, President of the NPHC at CSULA, hosting 4 events/programs at CSULA, attending Alpha leadership academy, attending western regional conference, supporting multiple community service events, and the list goes on. It’s been a very active and demanding year that has been full of challenges and obstacles, but overall the work has been enjoyable and taught me a lot. I am both thankful and honored that the chapter chose to acknowledge me with the Brother of the Year Award for my contributions to the chapter this year.” -Bro Ron Williams, Spring 2013 Initiate

 

For more on Brother Williams CLICK HERE

 

Ronald WIlliams accepts 2014 AD Brother of the Year Award #Scholarship #ManlyDeeds #dapper #mensfashion #ad1921 #CSULAalphas

 

Local Alpha Chapters step in Honor of MLK on the Arsenio Hall Show

Monday, January 20th, 2014 – Bro. Williams [member of Step Masters "Step-by-Step"] had the privilege of freezing the stage with a special step performance on the Arsenio Hall show in honor of our fraternity brother Martin Luther King Jr. Bro. Williams recalls feeling very blessed to have the experience to represent his chapter and fraternity on national television and to do so on the same stage as guests Malcom-Jamal Warner, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Smokey Robinson. “The moment we found out we were confirmed for the show until we actually went on, I was filled with excitement and anxiety—but I was READY! When it was show time and the cameras started rolling, we came out with INTENSITY from the beginning march to the final step. It was truly awesome. Definitely one the best experiences I’ve had since I crossed.” -Ronald Williams, Spring 2013 Initiate

Dr. Martin Luther King is an Alpha man and was initiated at Sigma chapter in 1952. Want to know more …. see the Documentary Link below:

 

 

 

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