Can columnists write whatever they want? Do Black columnists feel pressured not to write “so much” about race? Are there topics more columnists should address? Do Black columnists have a different mandate than others?
Those questions and others will be on the table Monday as Black columnists discuss the environment in which their colleague, the late Askia Muhammad, < https://bit.ly/3rYEnUU > plied his craft.
Washington’s Pacifica station WPFW-FM, streamed at wpfwfm.org, plans a 24-hour tribute to Askia on Monday, March 28, his birthday.
This radio version of the Journal-isms Roundtable is to air from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Eastern time.
Scheduled for the discussion are:
Todd Steven Burroughs, public historian, media consultant and contractor, Black press historian
Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher, Washington Informer, which ran Askia’s column
Monroe Anderson, “cyber columnist,” Chicago
Jenice Armstrong, Metro columnist, Philadelphia Inquirer
Kevin B. Blackistone, Washington Post sports columnist, professor at the University of Maryland, ESPN panelist
Mary C. Curtis, columnist, Roll Call; contributor, NPR/WFAE Charlotte; senior facilitator/Public Voices Fellowship Program | The OpEd Project < http://bit.ly/354QGDs>
Joe Davidson, federal government columnist, Washington Post; co-founder, National Association of Black Journalists
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Lewis Diuguid, retired editorial board member and columnist, Kansas City Star
Courtland Milloy, Metro columnist, Washington Post
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Michael Paul Williams, columnist, Richmond Times-Dispatch, 2021 Pulitzer Prize winner for commentary
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. . . and listener call-ins.
Hosted by Richard Prince