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After traveling the country and covering some of the biggest sporting events we realized that often times we were the only African Americans journalist covering these events. Our voices are not being heard and our stories are not being told. We decided something needed to be done.

Accessible Tools

Many of our students don’t have the resources to purchase expensive equipment to produce content. That’s why we focus on using free software and hardware they already have, such as cellphones.

Creating the Leaders of Tomorrow

MELA seeks to create strong leaders by utilizing the power of their creativity, developing their sense of empowerment, increasing their understanding of the community and encouraging their participation in community affairs.

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