Video: How to Spin a Basketball on Your Finger

Basketball is a sport played by millions of young athletes all the way up to the professional level in the NBA. Many children grow up learning an assortment of different tricks to gain the upper leg on their peers. Now a days, the art of spinning the ball on your finger is labeled as a gimmick for Harlem Globetrotters, and people no longer try to learn this decade old skill. In this tutorial, I bring the art of spinning the ball on your finger back, and teach you step-by-step how you can do it too.


My Top 5 Quotes Through the First 3 Days of WJMC

Throughout the entirety of the Washington Journalism and Media Conference so far, I have been witness to many great speeches by very powerful people in the business. I have received a new outlook on journalism as a whole, and how to look at things in a different viewpoint in not just journalism, but all that I do. These are my favorite quotes of the conference so far that I have been affected by the most, said by some great role models.

1.  “You all have a place in this vast industry of journalism, because this country craves information.” -Sonya Ross a Race and Ethnicity Editor for the Associated Press

2. “Ask critical, not cynical questions.” -Nicole Livas, a news anchor for WAVY-TV

3. “Follow the boss, not the job.” -Jamie Smith, a White House Correspondent

4. “Access is everything.” -Michael Shearm, a White House Correspondent for the Washington Post

5. “It’s going to be a lot better when there aren’t that many “firsts” for women.” -Susan Goldberg, the first female editor for National Geographic

As you can see these are very powerful messages conveyed by some of the most prolific journalists on the block. I feel so honored that I was able to listen to great advice by these wonderful people, and through these speeches I feel much more prepared for what my career and life have for me ahead. Stay tuned, because this isn’t the last time you’ll be hearing from me.