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Ithaca College To Host Talk By Black Entertainment Television Correspondent

ITHACA, NY—The Ithaca College Office of Multicultural Affairs is sponsoring a Black History Month talk by Jeff Johnson, a correspondent for Black Entertainment Television (BET). Johnson, who is a political advocate and social commentator, will speak on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. His talk is part of the In My Own Words series, and it is free and open to the public.

Most widely known for his appearances on the BET shows “The Jeff Johnson Chronicles” and “Rap City,” Johnson was named by “Source” magazine as one of the hip-hop generation’s key political players. His roles as an activist and strategist have spanned from operating as the national youth director for the NAACP to serving as vice president of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network to providing congressional testimony on Hurricane Katrina recovery. As a correspondent for BET, Johnson was sent on assignment to the Darfur region of Sudan, and he is one of the few international journalists to have interviewed Sudan president Omar Al-Bashir within the past decade.

For more information, contact John W. Rawlins III, assistant director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, at jrawlins@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1692

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




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