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Month: September 2019

Then and Now; 80 years after Phoenix Colored High School

by Brian A. Wilkins
September 1, 2019

Phoenix Colored High School Class of 1948. Photo via African American Registry (


This article was my junior year Advanced Reporting (301…whatever it was called) assignment at Arizona State University and was turned in on November 23, 2006). It was the most challenging class in my ASU years. Christia Gibbons was the professor. She’s tough and only gave me a B+ for this article that I thought was an “A+.” 

When I read all the reviews on that RateMyProfessor site, it’s nauseating. All the entitled, young Millennials and Gen Z kids on that RateMyProfessor website linked herein are just whining. Journalism is truth, accuracy and proofreading (which is where I failed in my 301 article). Christia is cool and taught me a lot; and she can teach you a lot. Listen to her. She wouldn’t still be there after all these years if she’s not effective. Christia has been in media for a long time and has watched the metamorphosis live in living color. read more

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