The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 by journalists concerned about the lack of black journalists in the media and the dearth of coverage of the black community.
Click here to download our 2011 pamphlet.
Sarah J. Glover, President
, multimedia journalist
Chris Murray, Vice President-Print
The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, The Griot.com and WURD Radio, freelance writer
Porsha Grant, Vice President-Broadcast
Germaine Edwards, Secretary
Independent public relations consultant
Melanie Burney, Treasurer
The Philadelphia Inquirer, editorial writer
Cherri Gregg Mincey, Esq.
Reporter, KYW Newsradio
- Strengthen ties among blacks in all media.
- Sensitize the media to biased news coverage.
- Promote diversity in newsrooms.
- Sponsor scholarships for black high school students interested in journalism.
- Honor excellence and achievement in the media.
- Offer workshops to enhance the skills of black journalists.
- Offer workshops that teach the community how to gain access to the media.
- Expand job opportunities for black journalists.