Black Voices

Sorority Hosts Black Voices in Media Panel Discussion: (left to right) Jean Phelps (York College Student Activities), Ashley Oliver (York College Association of Black Journalists), Dorette Lesesne (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Queens Alumnae Chapter), Herb Boyd, Synead Nichols, Imhotep Gary Byrd, Tina Edwards (Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Queens Alumnae Chapter), Cheryl Wills (not pictured: Marcia Moxam Comrie)

* Radio Broadcaster Imhotep Gary Byrd, journalists Herb Boyd, Marcia Moxam Comrie, and activist Synead Nichols spoke at a program, Black Voices in Media .

Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Queens Alumnae Chapter, York College, the Greater Queens Chapter of The Links, Inc., and the Epsilon Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. on February 24 at York College.

Black Voices  in Media Panel Discussion

The discussion, moderated by news anchor Cheryl Wills, addressed the crisis in Black media and highlighted the value and importance of supporting Black voices in media to further expand the narratives around Black men and women. Mr. Byrd’s appearance was arranged by The BulLion Foundation.

The role of Black voices in media remains essential. They are needed as a source of information of issues relevant to our community.

The program explored: how Blacks in media serve and impact the Black community; the challenges faced in disseminating the information and filling the void of mainstream media to tell our stories and narratives.

Plus,  how  individuals can be supportive of the work and the role that Black media has in the community.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.

Founded in 1913 at Howard University, the sisterhood now has a membership of more than 250,000 predominately African American college educated women, with over 950 chapters located in the United States and abroad.

Since its chartering in 1951, the Queens Alumnae Chapter has worked diligently to serve the Queens community with innovative programs and projects that encompasses each aspect of the Sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust.





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