ESPN experts share advice as part of HOUSEsports weekend

Moderator Curtis Bunn (far right) asked ESPN columnists J.A. Adande (left) and Jemele Hill (center) about how they got into sports journalism and what makes for a good sports column.

ESPN, in collaboration with HOUSEsports, a student-run organization at Morehouse that helps budding sports journalists develop in the different realms of media presented the college’s first journalism and sports conference.

Ron Thomas, Director of the Morehouse Journalism and Sports Program, along with Devin Emory and John Smith, co-founders of HOUSEsports organized the event as part of the HOUSEsports Weekend that ran from April 12-14, 2012.
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AABJSC hosts first-ever week of events

The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists Student Consortium (AABJSC) offered a sliver platter of events made for students to dive into the week of Feb. 20 – 24. The student chapter made sure to cater to students in all different fields of journalism in their first-ever week long lineup of events, hosted on Georgia State University’s campus.
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NABJ President visits Atlanta

The National Association of Black Journalists has a new leader at the helm this year. Under the leadership of Greg Lee, NABJ’s youngest president, the progression towards a wider and more technologically-savvy set of goals is already underway.

Lee came to Atlanta on Feb. 29 to converse with the members of AABJ on a more personal level. With the NABJ convention coming up in June, the recent divide from UNITY and the current state of African-American presence in the media, there was plenty to talk about while sitting down with the president. Continue reading

Community gathers to support the dream in annual King Parade

People pay tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by marching through the streets of Atlanta to encourage peace and unity. Photo by Thaddeus Morgan

Even the rain couldn’t stop the public from coming together for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day parade downtown, as a variety people with the same purpose marched down Auburn Ave. – to pay tribute to Dr. King.
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New board draws crowd

Members of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists gathered to swear in the newly elected officers for the 2012-12 cycle and recognized the 2012 NABJ Ida B. Wells Award recipient on Jan. 14 at its monthly assembly

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Thelma Wyatt Moore began the meeting by swearing in the President and Vice Presidents, but not before explaining the significance of inaugurating these officers on Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend.
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A look at the 2012-2014 Executive Board Candidates

The 2012 AABJ board candidates speak to members at general body meeting. Photo by Thaddeus Morgan

Voting for the 2012-2014 AABJ Executive Board opened after November 12th’s general body meeting. Candidates for each office made speeches and took questions from attendees. Voting is taking place online through the members-only portal, as well as in person at the December 13th general body meeting.
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‘Get on the Bus’ campaign encourages community to get involved

Get on The Bus Campaign

Saabirah Muhammad speaks during the "Get on the Bus" campaign. Photo by Thaddeus Morgan

Sixteen years have passed since the historic Million Man March occurred, and in recognition of the movement and the Holy Day of Atonement, the “Get on the Bus” campaign fundraised to inform the public of their purpose as well as help defer the cost of the bus ride to hear the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan speak on Sunday, Oct. 9 in Philadelphia.

The 24- hour fundraiser took place on Sept. 17, beginning at noon, and provided entertainment, refreshments and uplifting information.
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