J;Lockhart , “Yahoo Ceo”

In a article released by the Huffington post, Yahoo’s CEO , Marissa Mayer is in the process of leaving Yahoo’s board.


This Article discusses the Ceo Is in a position to step down because of her ” handling ” of the 2014 hacks against the Company. Mayer has decided to pay the employees out her bonus check , would have been worth 2 million dollars. The hacks against the company had affects of at least 500 million user accounts .”Since this incident happened during my tenure, I have agreed to forgo my annual bonus and my annual equity grant this year and have expressed my desire that my bonus be redistributed to our company’s hardworking employees, who contributed so much to Yahoo’s success in 2016″ said Mayer.

Being a female at such a high ranking company with so much prestige, the pressure for her to succed is up. often time the stereotype for women is they aren’t fit to “rin ” thing or be in charge , and this incident certainly doesn’t help. She has decided to pay the workers with her bonus and that says a lot about how she feels about her workers and even her intentions , would it had been had it been a male and how would he have been seen compared to Mayer.

F.Dickerson: Which Michelle Obama Will We Get When She Leaves the White House?


Michelle Obama will hand her home over to a man who rose to power in part by spreading lies about her husband and intends to pulverize much of his work. If presidential tradition and her own recent conduct are any guide, she will carry herself through inauguration morning with quiet calm and few hints of what she is really thinking.  Her being known to speak her minds many people have had issue with how she addresses certain situations. Being a first lady you’re are known to be one the most sophisticated figures in the nation, this means how you look, how you dress, and most importantly what you say and how you say it? In the image above,  it shows Mrs. Obama looking what most people might think is angry. The biggest stereotype with African American women is that they seem to be knows commonly as angry black women.

The article states a lot of situation in which Michelle Obama would respond to certain questions or make statement that would throw people off because it has so much aggression behind it. The author states that Mrs.Obama at the time when she was the first lady she was not so much into the political part of her job , she focused on addressing the issues that were many times over looked. She felt it would be dishonest and outrageous to over look and just move on to what is “important”. Our former FLOTUS will continue to speak about what she feels is important and if that makes her looked at as angry, then more people need to be just like her.

S. Eccles: Melania Trump




When having the label of first lady there is a standard that comes with that duty. Your physical appearance is one of the main things that are noticed more than others due to the fact that is the first thing that is noticed.

In this article Melania Trump is displaying a sky blue turtle neck dress with a cashmere coat on top. The dress was made by Ralph Lauren and was noticed that it wasn’t the first dress made in that style. There were lots of talk about Melania dressing exactly Jackie Kennedy. She knew that she had to look a certain way and figure her role model would be able to help her achieve the image she was going for. The dresses were not technically identical but was very similar, which made people attentive. Going into the transition of being a first lady Melania’s past came to the light. There were tons of pictures of her and people saying that is not how the future First Lady of the United States should dress. She received a lot of heat about her image and decided that she had to change people’s opinions about her. Some people took to the Kennedy look and others new it was all for the cameras.

Now that she is the First Lady of the United States she was to continue to uphold this professional and elegant look, to get positive feedback for herself and The President of the United States, Donald Trump.

S. Eccles

Having the role of being the first lady can be an interesting task. Michelle had to take on certain responsibilities that represented a good image for not only herself but President Obama as well.

Being the First Lady of the of Unites States, you have to uphold and a certain stature. You have to look a specific way and behave in a way that a first lady “should” behave. In this article the author talks about the negative and positive jobs Michelle will take on now that she will be stepping down from her title due to the expiration of Barak Obama’s presidency. The picture that is used portrays Michelle to be a typical angry black women, when everyone knows she was the total opposite during President Obama’s terms. She looks as if she no longer wants to keep the same reputation she had while she was the first lady. The author speaks very highly of Mrs. Obama and goes on about the various acts she has done for the country, but wonders if she will continue to act in the way that was good for her and her husband’s persona. The big question is, will she finally open up and show the world the real Michelle Obama, or continue to uphold this almost perfect perception, that the country has grown to respect and love?

Marjoya E: 66th Southern Regional Press Institute

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Last week the Southern Regional Press Institute took place in the Student Union on Savannah State University campus. This event is held for all Mass Communication majors to meet professionals in the field as well as being informed with important useful tips and information. The information that is gained from these events are for students to gain knowledege for their future.

The opening session consisted a panel of 3 men and 3 women sitting on a stage. There were plenty of women in the room most of them dressed in professional attire.  The speakers were also dressed neat and in business attire. There were a great amount of men who attended the event as well. Although some men just looked like they came because they were required to. I say this becaue their attention wasn’t focused on the speaker rather it was on their phones or their friends.

The main Speaker Michael Ottey spoke about his career and his life of being the first journalist in South America. His speach informed us what key things helped him be successful while ensuring that women are capabale of being successful also. The women who also spoke showed confidence and confort during their speach.

Their were many women who were consultants of the different events aswell as the leaders of the workshops. Women were very much present during this event.

J;Lockhart , SRPI “Being Consistant”

On Febuary 23rd and 24th , Mass Comm students at Savannah State University classes were canceled due to the Southern Regional Press Institute. At SRPI different successful people come and speak to the student giving things like words of encouragement , resume building and even the things that it took for the to get where they are today. Opening the ceremony we had Savannah States very own Kimberly Starks , a former tiger and Professor Sandra Earley. During the ceremony Ms . Starks received the Louis J. Corsetti  Award for Excellence in journalism. We also were able to hear form Michael Ottey , The first black Journalist in South America ! He gave us tips on becoming a great journalist and expressing the importance of being better than the competition and  how the road to success requires you to be consistent and will involve you remaking yourself.fullsizerender

J;Lockhart , Viola Davis “Not 1 ,2 But 3 “




Actress Viola Davis poses for a portrait during the Santa Barbara Film Festival in Santa Barbara, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009.  (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)


Viola Davis became the first African American Woman to the Grammy’s, Emmy’s and Oscars by acting.

Viola Davis Accomplished something not many people are able to say that they have done . Ms Davis accomplishments has gained her entry into the “3 crown club”. This club is for the few actors on the big screen who have won a Oscars, Emmy and a Grammy award. There are only 23 people who have completed this accomplishment. Ms. Davis gives a speech of acceptance saying that ” There is one place that all the people with potential are gathered, the graveyard “after that opening remark of her speech everything else shows the thankfulness she has for being able to win such an award and accomplish this achievement

For a Woman to win all 3 awards she has to be a “standout” because woman, especially women of color have to work a little harder to become seen as competition. Ms. Davis did ust that and her hard work and achievements earned her a spot amongst a group of people not even 10 percent of actors in the business get to be apart of.