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National Association of Black Journalists

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) was launched in December 1975 by 44 men and women. Four decades later and with 3,000 members, it is the largest association of journalists of color in the world. The continuing mission of NABJ has been to racially integrate and diversify the mainstream media and advocate for news coverage of the Black community that is accurate, balanced, and fair. This entry discusses the history and development of NABJ.

The leading faces of the late 20th-century NABJ included Philadelphia Daily News columnist Chuck Stone, Long Island Newsday foreign correspondent and editor Les Payne, Whitehouse Cox correspondent Mal Johnson, and Chicago daily newspaper columnist Vernon Jarrett. In the digitized 21st century, online TV host Roland Martin and media chronicler Richard Prince ...

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