DC-based National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Black Press Task Force–committed to bridging the gap between the Black press and Black journalists in mainstream media–recently hosted a reception at the NABJ’s national convention in Philadelphia. Special guest speakers were nationally syndicated columnist and CNN political analyst Roland Martin and Cloves Campbell, Chairman of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)-The Black Press of America.
Black Press Task Force co-chairs, Nisa Muhammad, Senior Staff Writer with the Final Call, and Tene’ Croom, President of Tene’ Croom Communications, were pleased that Martin and Campbell addressed the reception sponsored by Rubenstein Associates.
Roland Martin, Nisa Muhammad, Tene’ Croom, Cloves Campbell, Elinor Tatum, Publisher, Amsterdam News and Ron Childs, VP, Flowers Communications Group
Said Croom: “I was particularly happy to see twenty something print journalists there eager to hear the words of wisdom about the media from Roland and Cloves.”
NABJ is an organization of journalists, students and media-related professionals that provides programs and services to and advocates on behalf of black journalists worldwide. Founded by 44 men and women in 1975, NABJ is the largest organization of journalists of color in the nation. It holds an annual convention and careers fair each summer with dozens of plenary sessions and workshops for professional development. The annual Salute to Excellence awards and special recognition honors are bestowed at each convention. As well, each year, NABJ awards nearly $100,000 in scholarships and internships to college and high school students nationwide, as well as fellowships for seasoned professionals.