PR exec Kayla Tucker Adams honored during the NABJ conference in Las Vegas

Public relations executive Kayla Tucker Adams was recently honored by the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) with the 2022 Patricia L. Tobin Media Professional Award during the Hall of Fame Luncheon in Las Vegas. Patricia “Pat” Tobin was a pioneering publicist, media entrepreneur, co-founder of the National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS), and a […]

ICYMI: Tamar Braxton belts out her hit song ‘The One’ at Chene Park Detroit

Tamar Braxton showed up, showed out and showed off her sultry vocals during a recent concert in Detroit at the illustrious Chene Park. With the Detroit River as the backdrop, she was photo shoot-ready when she hit the stage. She made a dramatic entrance, escorted by security, from the stands in the audience, wearing a […]

The Grio deputy editor Natasha S. Alford honored as a leading lady in media

Natasha S. Alford was recently honored for being a leading lady in media by Jack Daniel’s Gentleman Jack during the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) annual conference in Detroit. Jack Daniel’s “Leading Ladies in Media” private dinner reception honored both Alford and trailblazing Alford is an award winning journalist, Afro Latina advocate, and the deputy editor […]

Tichina Arnold and Brandon Micheal Hall discuss starring in new CBS fall shows

Rolling out national correspondent Jé Wesley Day interviews Tichina Arnold about her role in “The Neighborhood” and Brandon Micheal Hall about his role in “God Friended Me,” two new shows coming to CBS this fall.  Both actors attended the preview of their shows at the National Association of Black Journalists conference in Detroit on Saturday, August […]

Watch: ‘100-Proof Radio Show’ with host Je’Wesley live at NABJ

Tune in Saturday, August 4, at 5 p.m. for a special edition of “100 Proof Radio Show.” Host Je’Wesley will be broadcasting live at the 2018 National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Conference and Career Fair in Detroit for the 48th episode, “Cocktails & Networking.”

Black ESPN reporters refused to fill in for Jemele Hill; network denies report

Despite being the subject of one of the biggest stories in the country, Jemele Hill still co-anchored “SportsCenter” with Michael Smith on Sept. 13. However, ThinkProgress reported that two sources close to the situation said ESPN tried to keep Hill off the air hours before the show. Co-host Michael Smith refused to do the show without […]

Lit AF: Omarosa Manigault, Ed Gordon shame each other at NABJ

Here’s just part of the segment that devolved into a shouting match between @OMAROSA and the moderator. #NABJ17 pic.twitter.com/dzgvrYMuNg — Aaron L. Morrison (@aaronlmorrison) August 11, 2017 Omarosa Manigault, former contestant on “The Apprentice” and current assistant to President Donald Trump, and BET host and panel moderator Ed Gordon had a heated exchange during the […]

Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump’s racism during speech at NABJ

Hillary Clinton served as a guest speaker and held a Q-and-A during the National Association of Black Journalists in Washington, D.C. Clinton shared her plans for minority communities if she becomes the next president of the United States. She also took the opportunity to blast her Republican rival, Donald Trump, and the racist rhetoric that […]

The politics of preserving African American historic sites

On the ‘A’ w/Souleo… A discount furniture store now occupies the space where boxing legend, Joe Frazier, trained in Philadelphia. The home of America’s first female self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker is left vulnerable to potential destruction without proper legal protection. Vandalism and physical deterioration now marks the Hinchliffe Stadium where Negro League baseball thrived. […]

Black Journalists ‘Livid’ After Omission From Presidential Debates

The National Association of Black Journalists and others have blasted the Commission of Presidential Debates’ glaring omission of any journalist of color among the presidential and vice presidential debate moderators this year. The NABJ’s vociferous discontent is matched by the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies and the Spanish language network Univision. The Commission announced […]

NABJ to Begin Reunification Talks With UNITY Group: Most Members Agree With Split Temporarily

PHILADELPHIA – The National Association of Black Journalists, the largest and most influential minority media organization in the Western Hemisphere, passed a resolution to begin reunification talks with UNITY: Journalists of Color coalition when it deemed feasible, perhaps within the next 30 days. However, most members agreed with the rationale behind the executive board’s decision […]

How ‘Real’ Journalists Feel About Bloggers, TMZ and the Changing News Landscape

PHILADELPHIA – Despite the fact that minorities’ population percentages continue to improve in America, diversity in the mainstream newsrooms nonetheless continues on its uninterrupted downward spiral. And with the popularity and convenience of the internet, newsrooms and magazine editorial departments have shrunken to unprecedented lows. That means even less opportunities for minorities and, more specifically, […]

NABJ Divorces From Unity; Coalition of Minority Media Members Conflicted

PHILADELPHIA – The same scenario that has played out in other sectors of society is now apparently afflicting the National Association of Black Journalists: African Americans take great risks and expend tremendous personal resources in order to climb up to shake the socio-political tree, only to have other demographics gather up all of the fruit […]

Black Journalism Group Splits From UNITY

Founded in 1994, UNITY was created to bring together minority journalists culminating in a convention every four years. The specific UNITY groups were the Asian American Journalists Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Native American Journalists Association and the National Association of Black Journalists. Each group maintains its own annual conference. However, the […]