Xavier D’Leau is considered one of the Internet's rising stars. He is
blogger, social commentator and digital content creator. His popular
musing about society and the digital realm can be found on
TheXDExperience .com. He also has a weekly Internet radio show, "The X.
D. Experience Radio" and is executive producer of the Web
series Quarter Century. TNJ.com recently interviewed Xavier D’Leau to find out more about how he's taking the Web by storm.
First Take was started more than 20 years ago by the New York
Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) to give high school students
hands-on experience in journalism. Students learn how to write news
stories that are uploaded to the Web, giving them valuable technical and
video editing experience. TNJ.com caught up with deputy co-director Malik Singleton to find out more about the program.
Vaneese Thomas is part of a musical legacy. Her father is Rhythm &
Blues pioneer Rufus Thomas and her sister is chart-topping singer Carla
Thomas. And she herself has carried on the legacy. Now, Thomas is
celebrating her new album, Blues For My Father.