Last Blog (for class)

Hello my fellow depressed chicks,

I just wanted to say goodbye for now. This will be my last blog post for my BC&J class. However, I will not stop blogging. I will pick up blogging again this summer starting June 1st.

This summer should be fun (even though I’ll be in school). But I have many thing I will be going to and wold love to share with you all.

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Finals Week

Hello my fellow depressed chicks,

It is finals week here at WIU. I wish the best of luck to everyone taking finals around this time. I would also like to say congratulations to those who are graduating this weekend.

The semester is coming to an end and summer break is near. I hope you all have a fun filled summer.

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History

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University, Washington, D.C. The founders are Arizona Clever Stemons, Pearl A Neal, Fannie Pettie Watts, Viola Tyler Goings, and Myrtle Tyler Faithful. These young women are known to members of the sorority as the “Five Pearls”. These Women strived to be the best and wanted nothing but hard-working young women in their sorority . They envisioned a sorority which would have a positive impact on campus and in the world. Zeta Phi Betas Motto is “a community-conscious, action-oriented organization”.  Zeta Phi Beta was founded on the principles of Scholarship, Service, Sisterly Love, and Finer Womanhood.

FINERWOMAN Hood is how you carry yourself in every aspect, social, business, etc. You must uphold an image not only for your organization but for yourself as a woman. SCHOLARSHIP is important because we strive to do our best in academics. Doing good in academics is beneficial not only to the chapter but to you as an individual. Good  academics can open up many doors for people such as paid internships and scholarships that require a certain GPA. SERVICE is our principal because it is always good to give back to others and people who are in need. Helping/volunteering on and off campus could go a long way. SISTERHOOD is very important in our sorority. We are always there for each other through good and bad times. It is always nice to have an everlasting bond and support from other women. The women of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority up holds a positive image. They are known for their principles, doves and colors ROYAL blue and WHITE.

“Zeta Phi Beta was the first National Pan-Hellenic Council organization to centralize its operations in a national headquarters, first to charter a chapter in Africa,  and first to be constitutionally bound to a fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. The sorority takes pride in its continued participation in transforming communities through volunteer services from members.  Zeta Phi Beta has chartered 850 chapters worldwide.” (zphib1920.org)

Zetas are known for their principles, doves, colors ROYAL blue and WHITE AND  for undergrad their positive image on campus.

Omicron Kappa

Was chartered at Western Illinois University May 5th 1978 the founding line included 7 young women who was led by Soror  Sharon young. Some things omicron kappa do on campus is volunteer work such as painting the paws and cleaning the streets. They also host educational to help benefit the campus.  Omicron Kappa like to be engaged and host or Perform at Step shows on campus. College students like entertainment and Greeks these events are sometimes fundraisers for the chapters. We invite other greek organizations to come out and perform their steps and strolls.  Step shows and strolling is a big part of the D-9 community Soror Essence Townsel explains why in the video below.

Evaluation Of Journalist

The journalist I decided to follow was Tristan Johnson. Tristen Johnson is a  journalist. She graduated from Western Illinois University  with her bachelors in journalism and she graduated from Southern Illinois Carbondale with her Masters. She is currently in a doctoral program and teaching higher education at Illinois State University. Lastly, she is apart of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated.

Johnson’s blog is titled Adjust Yo’ Crown; her blog entails many aspects of life primarily in the African-American community. She tells stories about herself and things that are relevant in the community. like stated on her blog  “Adjust Yo’ Crown is a space to be real and open about various aspects of life and what is happening in the world. It is a space where Blackness is celebrated and unfiltered.”(adjustyocrown.com).

Looking at Johnsons work is amazing. She is so passionate about what she writes about. You can tell from her writing that she takes her time to evaluate situations. She has a blog about Greek letter Devine Nine sororities where she not only addressed her own sorority(Zeta Phi Beta) but others such as Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Sigma Gamma Rho. The reason this piece was eye-catching was because she was not bias.  Not being bias is one flaw in the journalism field. The fact that she wasn’t bias towards her own organization was very intriguing.

Other blogs she wrote evolved the empowerment of black people.  She wrote articles about Chris Brown being criminalized to even writing about the black panther movie. The black panther movie is the first marvel movie with a predominantly black cast. It touched home for many people even Tristen Johnson. Another thing about her blog is that she includes guest writers. She allows other journalist who want to share their pieces to post on her blog.

Looking at the critique aspect the blog is well written she sights all sources, pictures, and videos used in her blogs/articles. she is very clear in her work and its easily understandable.  Another thing is that the placement of her media is good. She doesn’t clutter one spot with pictures. Johnson spreads her media pieces out through out the article and cites them if they aren’t hers.

One thing that may be a problem for some is the fact that her article and blogs primarily discuss things in the African-American community. Some in general may believe her blog is biased towards the black community. However, from reading it and going through the different blogs about her self and articles about others you can see she is trying to uplift people and inspire others.

Lastly, The reason I followed her as a journalist is because her writing was inspirational and she discuss similar things as me. She posted a blog about mental health the was really inspiring mainly due to the fact that my blog touches on that too.

You can look at her work here.