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NABJ Congratulates Member Jeff Ballou on His Election as Vice President of The National Press Club

Washington, DC – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Jeff Ballou on his election as Vice President of The National Press Club. The Press Club is a private club of more than 3,000 journalists and communications professionals, and has been a Washington institution for more than a century. As one of the […]

NABJ Statement on the Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly

Dr. Takeisha Davis Named CEO of New Orleans East Hospital

New Orleans, LA – Mayor Mitch Landrieu, Orleans Parish Hospital Service District A (HSD) and LCMC Health recently announced that Takeisha Davis, MD, MPH, will serve as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the New Orleans East Hospital (NOEH) beginning on Jan. 11, 2016. Dr. Davis has spent the last ten years at the […]

FAMU Names Two-Time Emmy Award Winner Elise Durham as Assistant Vice President of Communications

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) Vice President of Communications and External Relations Jimmy Miller today named Elise Durham as the assistant vice president of Communications, Media Relations, and Marketing. Durham, who is a FAMU alumna and accomplished brand manager and television producer, comes to FAMU with more than 20 years of media and public […]

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Phoenix Awards Dinner

Johnny Gill to Perform at UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball December 19

Atlanta, GA – Corporate Executives Shan Cooper and Jack Sawyer are the honorary co-chairs of the 32nd Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball. The formal affair, UNCF’s signature fundraising gala and premier social event of the holiday season, will be held on Saturday, December 19, 2015, 6:30 p.m. at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. […]

UNCF Hosts Town Hall Conversation Addressing Role of HBCU’s and Minority Serving Institution’s in Advancing Sustainability

Inspired Mobility: Hip-Hop Pioneer “Rev Run” To Share The Latest In Faith & Tech

Dallas, TX – Legendary rapper and preacher Joseph “Rev Run” Simmons is no stranger to sharing his faith through mobile technology. Today, he joins AT&T’s Inspired Mobility™ conversation to share the latest ways mobility helps him inspire millions of fans. Rev Run was a founding member and front man of hip-hop’s legendary group RUN DMC. […]

South Carolina voter ID law blocked by Justice Department

Boeing Donates $500,000 to the International African American Museum, Receives “Virgil C. Summer Corporate Award”

Columbia, S.C., – The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) today announced a $500,000 donation to the International African American Museum during the 2015 Equal Opportunity Day Dinner hosted by the Columbia Urban League. “Boeing is committed to supporting and giving back to the communities where our employees live and work,” said Tim Keating, Boeing’s Senior Vice […]

Entrepreneur, Armstrong Williams is Now the Largest Black Owner of TV stations in America

By Hassahn Liggins, RadioFacts.com – If you are not familiar with Armstrong Williams, he is a political commentator, entrepreneur, author of a nationally syndicated conservative newspaper column, and host of a daily radio show and a nationally syndicated TV program called The Right Side with Armstrong Williams. Williams is also founder and CEO of the Graham Williams Group, […]

Kristen Clarke Named President and Executive Director of National Lawyers’ Committee

Washington, DC – Today, the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (Lawyers’ Committee) announced Kristen Clarke as its new president and executive director, effective January 1, 2016, succeeding Barbara R. Arnwine, who served in this capacity for more than 26 years. Clarke currently serves as the head of the Civil Rights Bureau at the […]

Lawyers’ Committee Releases Report Evaluating Supreme Court Nominee Judge Merrick Garland’s Full Record on Civil Rights Cases and Urges Senate to Vote

NABJ Congratulates Member Kevin Merida

Washington, DC – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Kevin Merida on his appointment as editor of “The Undefeated,” ESPN’s website centering on the intersection of race, culture, and sports. Merida will be a senior vice president and editor and oversee the content, the direction, and the strategic initiatives undertaken by the […]

NABJ Awards USC Annenberg’s Eric Burse Student Journalist of the Year