As Zach and I barreled west on I-70 from St. Louis to Columbia, Mo., I smiled at the thought of tracing the path that Gerald took countless times from home to University of Missouri, where he majored in journalism and poli-sci. I was nervous though I had no reason to be; I wanted to represent [...]
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“… [Boyd] reflects on a life — a remarkable Horatio Alger-like rise from “stifling poverty” to a senior post among the newspaper’s “succession of greats,” ending with a swift fall — whose meaning eludes him. This book, published posthumously, is an attempt to come to terms with that life, and particularly with the role race [...]
The DC region was still reeling from its second major snowstorm in just days, but many intrepid souls trudged across the tundra to hear about Gerald and “My Times in Black and White.”
Phillip Dixon, chair of Howard University’s department of journalism in the John H. Johnson School of Communication, joined me on Friday, Feb. 12, [...]
“… could America’s greatest newspaper really be led by such vicious, untrustworthy people? That’s one of many questions one is left with upon reading Gerald Boyd’s angry yet thoughtful post-humous memoir detailing his rise through the hierarchy of The New York Times.
Welcome to Robin’s blog. You’ll find regular dispatches and musings as she travels the country illuminating Gerald’s remarkable legacy and promoting “My Times in Black and White.” After more than three years of mourning and tears and painstaking work, finally a time to laugh and give thanks and exhale.
Saturday, March 06, 2:00 PM
Reading, discussion, and signing.
Wednesday, February 24, 6:00 PM
Robin will discuss and read from Gerald M. Boyd’s “My Times in Black and White: Race and Power at the New York Times.”
Tuesday, February 23, 12:30 PM
Discussion and reading with Patrik Bass of Essence magazine. Hosted by Black Employees at Time.
Reading and signing. More details to come.
Friday, February 19, 6:00 PM