The New York Association of Black Journalist congratulates the winners of this year’s NYABJ Awards Competition.


Our NYABJ Awards honors excellence in journalism created by and centering on the African diaspora in and around the media capital of the world. Every year we receive dozens of submissions from high-performing, yet often overlooked reporters who amplify the voices of marginalized and underrepresented people in our community.


The purpose of these awards is to honor these dedicated, hardworking individuals for the work that they do and give them the recognition many deserve, yet rarely receive. Our executive board members reviewed 46 excellent entries for this year’s awards and narrowed them down to the following list of award winners:


Newspaper public affairs:

Separate & Unequal

by Matt Clark, Newsday

Newspaper general feature:

Gordon Heights’ Deep Roots

by Deon J. Hampton, Newsday

Newspaper spot news:

Haitian Migrants

by Victor Manuel Ramos, Newsday

TV documentary:

Race & Real Estate in Harlem New York

Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV

TV public affairs:

Discussion with First Lady of Liberia

Rabin Nickens and Louise Dente, Cultural Caravan TV

Radio spot/General news:

Hundreds Rally to Shutdown Jamesburg Juvenile Jail

Alexandra Hill, WBGO

Radio general feature:

Newark Launches Program to Bring Cops and Kids Face to Face

Alexandra Hill, WBGO

Radio sports:

Former NFL Star Nate Burleson Brings Swag and Fun to Sports Television

Doug Doyle, SportsJam with Doug Doyle, WBGO

Radio public affairs:

Newark Today Presents ‘Four Living Mayors

Alexandra Hill and Ang Santos, WBGO

Online Media/Spot/General news: 

How Corey Long Fought White Supremacy with Fire

By Yesha Callahan, The Root

Online Media/General feature:

Graphic Essay: Betsy DeVos’ ‘School Choice’ Movement Isn’t Social Justice. It’s a Return to Segregation.

By Adam Bessie and Erik Thurman, Splinter News

Online Media/Spot/General news: 

How Corey Long Fought White Supremacy with Fire

By Yesha Callahan, The Root

Online Media/Investigative

‘I Am a Girl Now,’ Sage Smith Wrote. Then She Went Missing. 

The excruciating story of how the system failed a poor, black trans teen

By Emma Eisenberg, Splinter News


Congrats again to all our winners! We appreciate everyone who applied for awards this year and every year!



Winners will receive an email about how to get their reward. Others can join us at our monthly meeting at CBS