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Will2559 Kenneth J. Williams Jr.


Recently graduating from Michigan State University with a Master's degree in Public Relations and a specialization in Nonprofit Fundraising, Kenneth now serves in the role of Communications Manager in the office of the Provost at Michigan State University. In this role, Kenneth manages the social media content for over five units through innovative social media campaigns and strategies designed to compel and attract existing and potential audience types. Additionally, Kenneth conducts storytelling on student success by composing original content pieces on students and programs at MSU that contribute to the overall success of students. In the fall of 2017, Kenneth was selected to be a Forbes under 30 Scholar. Kenneth earned his Bachelor's Degree in Communication with a minor in Leadership and Integrated Learning from Michigan State University in May of 2016. He has extensive experience in various sectors of public relations and internal communications including nonprofits, technology and crisis communication. Additionally, Kenneth has studied abroad in Mexico, Belize and China whilst also being a published author. He can be reached at kenny.williams@blavity.com.

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Ultimate Match Ups: 9 Verzuz Battles We're Waiting To See

In recent weeks, instead of sitting at home in the house bored, most of us have been watching our childhood dreams manifest. No, Destiny’s Child hasn’t announced a reunion tour, we’re speaking about the Verzuz battles. For those unfamiliar, Verzuz battles are virtual competitions between musicians in which artists duke it out and play some of their best hits....

5 Moments From The Virtual HBCU Commencement Ceremony That Will Have You Relishing In Being Young, Black And Gifted

The onset of COVID-19 has disrupted so much of our everyday lives. From remote work schedules to having our favorite reality TV shows come to a halt, it’s safe to say that Ms. Rona hasn’t been the best company to keep.That — coupled with the disproportionate number of deaths in our community due to the pandemic — has made 2020 a challenge, to say the least, for...

Boosie's Obsession With Sex And Masculinity Is Cause For Pause

Like our good sister India Arie once said, “There’s no substitute for the truth - either it is or isn’t.” In this case, the truth is that Boosie, Mr. “Wipe Me Down” himself, bragged about being an accessory to statutory rape and should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The fledgling rapper made headlines this month when he admitted that...