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NATIONAL NEWS
OCTOBER 2012


NABJ to Honor Columnist Richard Prince with  the Ida B. Wells Award

Award will be presented at NABJ's Hall of Fame Gala,
Jan. 17 at the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

 

WASHINGTON (October 12, 2012) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Richard Prince, columnist for the Maynard Institute for Journalism Education, will receive the prestigious Ida B. Wells Award. The annual honor is given to an individual who has made outstanding efforts to make newsrooms and news coverage more accurately reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

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NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS

NABJ Congratulates President Gregory H. Lee Jr.
on New Role as Executive Sports Editor of the
South Florida Sun Sentinel 

WASHINGTON, DC (July 30, 2012)- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates NABJ President Gregory H. Lee Jr. on his new role as executive sports editor of the South Florida Sun Sentinel. Lee begins the new post at the end of August, becoming one of three black journalists currently leading the sports departments at major daily newspapers. He joins Lisa Bell Wilson of the Buffalo News and Larry Graham of the San Diego Union- Tribune who are already in the editor ranks.

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2012 FLORIDA BLACK MARKETING GUIDE BOOKLET ON SALE - LATEST EDITION INCLUDES STATEWIDE
 BLACK MEDIA LISTING -
 

The 2012 edition of the Florida Black Marketing Guide has been published and is available for immediate use.  

This 40-page booklet was developed to provide the consumer with useful tips and industry standards in the world of effective marketing.  In addition, it provides a comprehensive list of the Black media in Florida, and lists the state’s Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). 

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AS TROPICAL STORM LEE CONTINUES TO DEVELOP, FEMA URGES CITIZENS TO BE PREPARED

Families Should Visit Ready.gov to Learn Steps to Prepare for Severe Weather 

WASHINGTON - As Tropical Storm Lee develops in the Gulf of Mexico, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is urging residents, especially those living in coastal areas, to closely monitor the storm and follow the advice of their local officials.  Gulf Coast residents should be prepared flooding and other hazards related to tropical storms, and to visit www.ready.gov/floods for more information.  

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(BPRW) Gregory Lee Elected as 19th President of National Association of Black Journalists

- Errin Haines Elected Vice President of Print, Cindy George Elected Parliamentarian, Student Representative Race Tied, Run-off Election in a Few Weeks -

(BLACK PR WIRE)--PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announces that Gregory Lee, Jr. has been elected the 19th President of the organization.

Lee, the Senior Assistant Sports Editor at The Boston Globe and the current NABJ Treasurer, won the election with 294 votes, 57% of the vote, defeating opponent Deirdre Childress of The Philadelphia Inquirer who received 168 votes. Charles Robinson of Maryland Public Television received 50 votes.

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  2012 PRESS RELEASES
 

VIDEO: Hoffman Sisters Win $1 Million Top Prize on CBS Show
"The Amazing Race"

By CBSNews.com

Los Angeles, CA (May 11, 2011) -- If at first you don't succeed, try, try again certainly worked out well for LaKisha Hoffman and Jennifer Hoffman, who rode past the Harlem Globetrotters to win the latest edition of "The Amazing Race."

The sisters, both coaches originally from Chicago, came up short in season 14 of the show, but crossed the finish line first to win the CBS reality series' $1 million grand prize in the episode that aired Sunday night.

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FORPLAI BY LAMMAN RUCKER NATURAL BATH AND BODY CARE LINE LAUNCHES WITH NEW WEBSITE

Signature Line Now Available for Purchase Featuring Products for Women, Men and Couples

(Dallas, Texas – December 28, 2010) TV and film star Lamman Rucker and Koffee and Kompany of Dallas, Texas, have announced the official launch of forplai, the actor’s signature bath and body care line for women, men and couples. The new line features four alluring scents personally selected by Lamman Rucker as a soft yet subtle introduction to intimacy while encouraging a meaningful and daily connection between the mind, body and spirit. Forplai is now available for purchase exclusively on its new website at www.forplai.com.

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TEENSHOP CELEBRATES 25 YEARS
SERVING GIRLS WITH GOALS

-- All Graduates Attend College or Professional Schools --


Teenshop's 25th Anniversary Gala

Philadelphia, PA (BlackNews.com) -- Seventy beautiful young ladies from Philadelphia, PA and Los Angeles, CA in long white ball gowns, wearing white gloves and carrying a long-stemmed red rose, were presented to an audience of more than five hundred guests during Teenshop's Cotillion-style Gala. The guest speaker was Dr. Arlene C. Ackerman, Superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia, who delivered an inspiring message that challenged the girls to always strive for excellence.

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Dr. Claire A. Nelson to receive prestigious Ortiz Mena Award at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Claire Nelson , Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies, who hails from Jamaica, is set to receive the prestigious Antonio Ortiz Mena Award at the Inter-American Development Bank on Tuesday, October 12, 2010.  

The Antonio Ortiz Mena Award is named after the second President of the IDB who served from 1971 to 1988, and is awarded annually to staff (no more than three) who distinguish themselves through outstanding contribution to the work of the institution.  

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BET NETWORKS HEADS BACK TO ATLANTA FOR THE FIFTH ANNUAL HIP HOP AWARDS 2010
 AND THE NOMINEES ARE IN...

The Elements Will Ignite As Comedian Mike Epps Returns to Host Hip Hop's Most Exciting Night At the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta on Saturday, October 2 and Premieres on BET Tuesday, October 12 at 8:00 p.m.*

Legendary Rapper Jay Z Receives The Highest Number of Nominations in The BET HIP HOP AWARDS History With 10 Nods Across Eight Categories

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     NATIONAL NEWS

WORLD CUP FINALS TO BE
SHOWN LIVE AT
 MERRITONE FAMILY FUN DAY

CT: As the organizers did four years ago, The World Cup Football Finals will be shown live this Sunday, July 11th at the 13th annual Merritone Family Funday, Lake Quassy, Middlebury, Connecticut.

Event CEO, Conroy Allison is aware of the keen interest by fans in this year's World Cup Soccer finals between Spain and the Netherlands and the importance of showing the event live on a big screen TV at the Merritone event.

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GRANT FUNDING FOR WOMEN IN 2009;
STILL TIME TO APPLY

Columbus, OH - Despite a bad economy, grant-making organizations have continued to allocate more funding to women this year and for 2010. Grants are often used by women to start or expand a business, attend college, pay off loans, and/or launch a non-profit organization to help other women.

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TOM JOYNER PRESENTS HOW TO PREPARE
 FOR COLLEGE

The Tom Joyner Foundation, Inc. and Amber Books Publishing Presents "How to" Guide That Helps Parents and Kids, and Offers Step-By-Step Advice

National (BlackNews.com) - Tom Joyner, the nationally syndicated media personality and philanthropist, has released a new book to help students prepare for college.

The book, Tom Joyner Presents How To Prepare for College, is filled with easy to read, easy to understand lessons that can help make the path to college a little easier.

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