The NABJ Black Male Media Project will launch its first program in various cities across the United States on Saturday, June 10, 2017.
The program is designed to inspire, support and develop training and mentorship opportunities for black men working in journalism and media and those that aspire to.
Join the Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists for a special screening of a documentary about Central Avenue, produced by USF professor, Travis Bell. It will delve into the historically black business district in Tampa, a vibrant area until its physical and symbolic demise in 1974.
This film tells the rise, demise, and remembrance of Central Avenue created by segregation and undone by integration, civil disturbance, and urban removal as well as how the place is now remembered in public spaces. We will screen the movie and have a panel discussion about the role the African-American press played.
The screening, in conjunction with the Hillsborough County Library System, takes place Saturday June 10th at Robert Saunders Library on Nebraska Avenue, from 6pm t0 8pm.
Also, we are recognizing African-American pioneers in the Tampa TV market, with profiles of and encouragement from, current journalists.
See the first installments here: