New York Association of Black Journalists


Chat-N-Chew with Soledad O'Brian

Join NYABJ for our next installment of our "Chat-N-Chew" series featuring SOLEDAD O'BRIEN, KIM BONDY and CRISTAL WILLIAMS CHANCELLOR.

NYABJ & Al Jazeera America Presents:

Women in Media Leadership & Entrepreneurship
– a "Chat & Chew" event with:
Soledad O’Brien, Al Jazeera America Special Correspondent & CEO of Starfish Media
Kim Bondy, Al Jazeera America Senior Executive Producer, America Tonight
Cristal Willams Chancellor, Senior Producer, Women’s Media Center

April 15th – Columbia Journalism School
6-7:30 p.m. Reception
7:30 – 9 p.m. Panel discussion

***Admission is free and open to the general public. Please RSVP by Thursday March 14th at 5 PM for the security list.*** 

RSVP here:


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New York Association of Black Journalists


Dear Fellow Journalists:

The New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ) Awards recognizes exemplary coverage of people or issues in the African/African American Diaspora. The competition is open to all professional (staff and freelance) journalists in print, broadcast or online new media. Only work originally published or broadcast during the judging period of October 2, 2012 through October 2, 2013 is eligible for consideration.

Entries will be disqualified if they fail to follow the rules and eligibility requirements of their designated category.


Contest Rules

NYABJ Members Only Networking Event with CBS

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NYABJ Members Only: CBS Networking Event

New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ)

Thursday, April 3, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

New York, NY

This is a members only event. Invitations and event codes were emailed to members.


General Body Meeting on April 10

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NYABJ General Body Meeting

Thursday, April 10

6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. networking

7:00 p.m. meeting

Writer's Guild of America East

250 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10013

7th Floor

Will provide updates on:

-Upcoming Events

-Awards Competition




New York's Young and Powerful, Lexington Development Group & Rebelle Agency Presents

Black History Month Book Signing with

NY1 Anchor Cheryl Wills

Author Of "Die Free : A Heroic Family Tale"

Introduction by Roy Paul

6pm-9pm l 2/25

The home of Janet Dewart Bell
444 Central Park West Apt 14B
New York, NY 10025
(at the corner of 104th St. between 104th and 105th)

**Mocktails sponsored by Dlo Infusion Bar. Special thanks to Dlo’s founder and Chief Mixologist Tamara Albertini and Altar Herbal Martinis.

 * Vocal selection by Marlene Villafane (accompanied by prodigy Nkosi Nkululeko).


Host Committee:

Janet Dewart Bell, Joyce Johnson, Audrey Smaltz, Gail Marquis, Lola West, Gian Jones, ILyasah Shabazz, Herb Boyd, Keisha Sutton-James, Robin Bell-Stevens, Sidique Wai, Jacob Morris, Victoria Horsford, Robin Verges, Chet Whye, New York Association of Black Journalists, Kissing Lions Public Relations, Harlem Historical Society, Glenn E. Davis, Brian Haynes Copeland, Lesley Gist, Lynn Rosen, Carolyn McIntyre, Inga Watkins, Kevin Armstrong, Michael Henry Adams, Yvonne Durant, Cheryl Taylor, District Leader Cory Provost, Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Sophia James, District Leader William Allen, Jamel Robinson, Stephanie Thomas, Adjua Mantebea, Joan Capel, Leslie Johnson, Amelia Montgomery, Veronica Cook, Doris Rhem, Bryant Arthur, Tara Childs, Miriam Keith, Chester Gordon


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Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Tuesday, February 11, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

NYU Tisch School of the Arts; Tisch Building; 721 Broadway Room 1027 New York, NY 10003

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JOIN THE NEW YORK ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS for special screening of  "Otelo Burning" A discussion will follow the screening   Synopsis    Based on true events, the story unfolds as three teenage friends look for an escape through a time of turmoil in the township of Lamontville, South Africa and discover freedom through the joy of surfing.  Shot in picturesque Durban, OTELO BURNING is a...

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New York Association of Black Journalists (NYABJ)


Join the

New York Association of Black Journalists

and the Columbia University Association of Black Journalists

for a book signing and discussion of

"SAVAGE PORTRAYALS: Race, Media and the Central Park Jogger Story"

by Natalie P. Byfield

When: Monday, Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Toni Stabile Center at Columbia University

 Former New York Daily News reporter Natalie Byfield will discuss her forthcoming (Feb. 2014) book, Savage Portrayals: Race, Media, & the Central Park Jogger Story. This book recalls the 1989 rape case, where five black and Latino youths were wrongfully convicted of a crime they didn't commit. This book is written from Byfield's perspective as a black female reporter covering the story for the New York Daily News. 





Savage Portrayals

NYABJ General Body Meeting 2/3/14

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for the first General Body Meeting of 2014!

WHERE: CBS, 51 W. 52nd St

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 3 at 6:30 p.m.

Josie Thomas

We will congratulate JOSIE THOMAS, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief diversity officer at CBS Corporation.

She will be in attendance and will speak our to our membership.


-Meet the NEW 2014-2015 Board

-Join Committees

-Get information on the NABJ Convention in Boston

-Find out about Upcoming Events

-Announcement on Awards Banquet

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NYABJ’s Holiday Party and Toy Drive

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The New York Association of Black Journalists

for our Holiday Party and Toy Drive



Tuesday December 3, 2013 from 6:30 to 9:30 PM



Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

485 Tenth Avenue New York, NY 10018


Back bar of Clyde Frazier's Wine and Dine

We will ring in the holiday season with a bang and collect unwrapped toys for kids in need of a little holiday cheer.

Please bring as many unwrapped toys and gifts

as you can!

Books make great gifts, too!!

Come early and let's play some basketball!! There's a hoop in the restaurant!!

See you there!

*This page is for promotional purposes only, no RSVP is required*


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The next general body meeting is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013* at the Associated Press located at 450 W. 33rd St. (between Ninth and Tenth Avenues) from 6:30PM-8:30PM.

*Please disregard the previous post that indicated the meeting was on 11/13. The above date is the correct date.

Even if you are not sure about attending, but are leaning towards it, RSVP by clicking here because we MUST have a complete list of those attending for security at the door. Items to be discussed include:


  • An introduction of the new 2014/2015 NYABJ board
  • Announcing our December holiday party venue


Does your news organization/company have space for us to hold our general body meeting? We like to move around to experience different places and locations. So far we have been to AP, NewsCorp and The New York Times just to name a few. If you can assist please email to discuss. Thanks in advance.