Dear Pink Book readers,
I typically do not introduce guest bloggers, but I would like to take the opportunity to introduce you to Mr. Lee Daniels, the Communications Director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Daniels recently as the NAACP LDF is a current client of mine.
After reading, COMMENTARY: Writing, Society & the Lack of Education Plaguing Our Nation, Mr. Daniels had some insightful and great comments to share.
Over the past 35 years Mr. Daniels has reported for three of the most well-known and prominent media outlets in the United States, WGBH-TV in Boston, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He has edited The State of Black America, Opportunity Journal and the National Urban League. Mr. Daniels was at the Urban League for nearly a decade and was also the ghost-writer for the weekly, syndicated and acclaimed column, “To Be Equal.”
Without further ado, guys and dolls, I give you Mr. Lee Daniels…
By: Lee A. Daniels, guest blogger
As one who has been fortunate enough to live out a childhood dream â€“ being a reporter and writer of non-fiction all my adult life — your commentary of April 7 about the decline of good writing skills reminded me of my grappling with this very issue in the seemingly long-ago mid-1990s: when computers were primitive by todayâ€™s standards and cellphones as we know them today barely visible on the horizon.
The cause, I decided then and am even more sure of today, lies in the negative impact of technology.
Let me explain:
I was then teaching expository writing to first-year [Read more...]