By Eva D. Coleman
Oh, what a difference a year makes! Almost a year ago, I had the pleasure of meeting creative soul Leslie Odom, Jr. at the National Association of Black Journalists #NABJ19 of which I served as convention co-chair. NABJers are now gearing up for a virtual convention. Having not seen Hamilton in person, watching the hip-hop and history collaboration he and the entire cast delivered on-screen, via Disney+ was an epic viewing experience I’ll never forget! The diversity of the performers telling the story of a founding father was enlightening as they took us through conflict, loss, and forgiveness. I highly advise you to watch and discover the parallels of laws and unrest we are still facing today. History sure does repeat itself… As a journalist, my favorite line in the Hamilton film—“I’ll write my way out.” Magic can definitely happen via a screen. Hope to see you for #NABJNAHJ2020, August 5-8.