Irby is a senior faculty member at The Poynter Institute. Irby is also an itinerant elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and pastors the congregation at Historic Bethel in St. Petersburg, Florida.There was never a question that President Barack Obama had soul.
Never a question he had swag.
This weekend, in his nearly 40-minute proclamation on race eulogizing pastor Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, Obama revealed his spirit.
And if that was not enough, he provided a few life lessons that can also be applied by journalists as they seek to ferret out important untold narratives that help the nation move from despair to resilience. Read more