Facebook announced it’s launching a new Local Alerts program that will provide emergency alerts on people’s phones, such as a flash flood warning, mandatory evacuation, and missing person reports. 

"Having that information as soon as possible and that is readily available makes sense," says LSU Assistant Professor, David Stamps, and likewise, “When you say local law enforcement, local first responders, local agencies, who is that? How are they vetted? And then, watch what type of information they put out there because when it starts to tip-toe into problematic behavior, Facebook needs the first to respond to take it down,” said Stamps.

"Identity, Communication Practices, and Power Dynamics in the Classroom" [click here to view] This is a presentation highlighting the communication dynamics that take place among non-Black students and their Black professor. Specifically this talks focuses on the elephant in the room - identity - and how educators can embrace their identity and in doing so, empower students to work towards cultural competency and inclusion. ​

The #WeMatterProject is an exploration of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) Movement highlighting its successes and the influence of SNS with regards to increasing awareness and participation in digital media. This project draws attention to a movement focused on dismantling a bias judicial system and increasing awareness of aggressive policing, while shining a light on effective initiatives focused on changing policies and the narratives surrounding Black identity.

David L. Stamps


We all have fun and funky histories and narratives throughout our journey and one of mine was as an actor/dancer. This is a commercial I did for Texas Pete Wing Sauce, around 00:12 seconds you will see me in a different light. You are welcome.  ​

David was recognized as an "Outstanding Graduate" and his work as an educator, speaker, and activist was highlighted in this media clip. ​