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Never in My Wildest Dreams

What was it like to be the first black female television journalist in the western USA?

  • And that's the way it was...

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    And that's the way it was...

    Doggone it! I just know that picture of Walter Cronkite, with his wife Mary Elizabeth ("Betsy"), my husband Bill and me, our arms entwined around one anothers' shoulders, is somewhere around this house, but I can't find it anywhere. I value that photo, I treasure it, and yet at this moment whe...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Connected by the Web

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    Connected by the Web

    The Church for the Fellowship for All Peoples on Russian Hill lists itself as "an interfaith, interracial, intercultural community of seekers dedicated to personal empowerment and social transformation". Sunday's sermon concerned our relationship to one another as human beings. I believe that ...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Fortunate fog and lucky summer sunshine

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    Fortunate fog and lucky summer sunshine

    Life in San Francisco has a myriad of benefits, but a sunny, warm summer is not one of them.I've lost track of the number of summer days I've awakened to the drab color and dense feel of our thick, misty morning fog. Of course, we are aware that this thick, white blanket usually burns off as t...

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    March 6, 2015

  • "Ghetto Girl": Michelle Obama and the Martha's Vineyard black elite

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    "Ghetto Girl": Michelle Obama and the Martha's Vineyard black elite

    Are you ready? Here's a quick lesson in African American social history. For more than a century, the East Coast black elite, including prominent artists, intellectuals and financially secure professionals, has gathered on the island of Martha's Vineyard, off the coast of Massachusetts, to rel...

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    March 6, 2015

  • The Crimson Shield of Truth

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    The Crimson Shield of Truth

    The Harvard University crest takes the form of a crimson shield, surrounded by laurel wreaths, on which are depicted three open books bearing the Latin word, "Veritas"(truth). The design symbolizes a belief that mastery and "truth" can be found through study, research and contemplation, and th...

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    March 6, 2015

  • The arts in a time of famine

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    The arts in a time of famine

    Almost every large and small arts organization is challenged these days to find a way to remain financially afloat.The old model for non-profit survival is just that---old. The days when a good idea or demonstrated need automatically drew the support of wealthy patrons and foundations, is rapi...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Library Journal

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    Library Journal

    Pioneering journalist Davis, writing with Haddock, tells her fascinating story in this highly readable memoir. Davis grew up hand to mouth in Louisiana and then Oakland. Unable to afford college, she began writing for African American publications and later moved to radio and local television ...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Belva Davis named one of the top 100 journalist of the last century

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    Belva Davis named one of the top 100 journalist of the last century

    Belva Davis named as one of the top 100 journalist of the last century by Unity, the national organization representing minority journalists. http://unityjournalists.org/news/unity-journalists-seeds-list-of-top-jou... Quote by Belva: Don't be afraid of the space of between your dreams and reality...

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    March 6, 2015

  • HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ANYONE WHO HAS PLANTED A SEED OF KINDNESS

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    HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY TO ANYONE WHO HAS PLANTED A SEED OF KINDNESS

    In my life, Mother’s Day has always been a day to recognize those who have demonstrated the essence of love by their kindness. I acknowledge the special bond between my natural mother and me, also recognizing that whether in human life or in nature, a mother is a nurturer of seeds that struggle...

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    March 6, 2015

  • Women Changing The World

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    Women Changing The World

    Thought you'd enjoy my blog posted on the San Francisco Foundation's website following the "Women Changing The World Luncheon".http://www.sff.org/comments-women-changing-the-world/ By Belva Davis, who served as a moderator for the Fourth Annual Women Changing the World Luncheon. As the first b...

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    March 6, 2015

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