Black journalists award conference scholarships

The Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists is awarding five scholarships to students and a professional member of the organization to attend the 40th Annual National Association of Black Journalists Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis, August 5-9.   LSU students Cecil Rucker and Amber Smith, Baton Rouge Community College student Kara St. Cyr, … Continue reading

Black journalists stand with Shreveport meteorologist fired for defending natural hair

WASHINGTON –The world’s largest group of Black journalists has spoken out against the recent firing of Rhonda Lee, a Black meteorologist fired after replying to viewer’s racist comments. In a statement released today, the organization wrote: NABJ is saddened by the recent termination of meteorologist Rhonda S. Lee by Shreveport, La. television station KTBS. According … Continue reading