I attended the 37th Annual National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Conference on June 20th-June 24th. Every year it is held in a different city than the year before. This year the Conference was in New Orleans.
I have never been to New Orleans so I got a 2-for-1 treat. Speaking of treats, if you have been to the Crescent City then you know that the food is out of this world!! If you have never been, you have to go not only for the food but for the festivities and the history.
Each year the NABJ Conference is about coming together as journalists and being the best we can be at our craft. To make that happen, the journalists are always offered a good balance of workshops and learning labs that focus not only on the basics of journalism, but focus on the latest tools and technology in new media. E xperts from within NA BJ and from other journalism organiza tions lead the workshops.
The conference is a good mix of education and fun. There are a myriad of events you can attend from concerts to a celebrity golf tournament to a morning workouts and the list goes on and on!
As a meteorologist, I was very interested in seeing what the Big Easy looked like post -Katrina. I must say that the city has come a long way in 7 years but there are still some abandoned homes and the new homes are made on stilts. I'm just glad (and I'm sure I'm not alone in saying this) that Tropical Storm Debby is on an easterly track instead of a westerly one.
I recommend everyone visiting New Orleans over and over again. I already have my next trip planned because it is exactly what you need no matter what type of mood you are in!!
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All-time record high temperatures were set at several location in south central Alaska Monday afternoon.
A potent area of low pressure will move along this rim and drop down the front side bringing a round of severe weather to Maryland Wednesday evening/night through Thursday afternoon (timing is still in question).
As the moisture from this tropical low moves north it will interact with a trough out to the west. This will increase Maryland's rain chances late Thursday into early Saturday morning.
Meteorologists with the National Weather Service and researchers from the University of Oklahoma continue to investigate the May 31st El Reno tornado that hit just west of Oklahoma City.
No big shocker here. Oklahoma shares the top of the list of states with the most tornadoes rated either F5 or EF5 since 1950.