Hampton University hosts conference discussing and exploring the Black family.
The three-day conference, titled “Essentially Black: Media and the Modern American Family,” and coordinated by HU Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, will explore how the modern American family is being impacted by the convergence of race and ethnicity, nontraditional relationships, and media-coverage across multiple platforms. Topics explored will also include crime and gun violence, and health & wellness.
“We are bringing prominent leaders and media personalities together to focus on some of the most provocative and vexing issues facing families today,” said Brett Pulley, dean of the Scripps Howard School. “The face of the modern American family is changing, and with the voices we’re bringing to campus to discuss this evolution, it will be an exciting gathering. Add in the live entertainment, and this year’s conference has a lot to offer everyone.”