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Essence.com founder Robin Stone visits her alma mater

MSUABJ President Antonice Strickland with legendary Ms Robin D. Stone

Homecoming weekend; a time when the alum of Michigan State return to check up on campus, participate in old events such as tailgating, and we smack up some unfortunate team in football. It’s a time for memories and giving back, and one illustrious alumnus did just that.

Detroit native and MSU alum Robin D. Stone came to talk to the journalists of MSU at a program hosted by the Michigan State Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists on Friday, October 21. Stone is the author of No Secrets, No Lies: How Black Families Can Heal from Sexual Abuse (Broadway Books, 2004), the founding editor-in-chief of Essence.com, former president of the New York chapter of NABJ and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Stone’s various accomplishments throughout her professional career earned her the Outstanding Alumni Award from MSU in 2004. During the program, she stressed the importance of giving back to your alma mater. Stone says she has been donating to MSU’s School of Journalism since she graduated.
Stone also discussed launching Essence.com and being Black in a White newsroom. At the end of her speech, she answered the student’s questions. She was very well received, and we hope she comes back to visit again soon.

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