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NABJ Holds Annual Gala and Awards Banquet
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NABJ Holds Annual Gala and Awards Banquet

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Honorees Included Hall of Fame Inductees

The National Association of Black Journalists – Tulsa Chapter held it annual Salute to Excellence Awards Gala earlier this month. Several awards were given to individuals who contributed to the local journalism community. The sold-out program was held at the Center for Creativity at Tulsa Community College. 

MaKayla Glenn, multimedia journalist with KOTV Channel 6 (CBS), was dinner chair for this year’s event. Nearly a dozen awards were presented. The occasion was made even more special this year because four individuals were inducted into the Oklahoma Black Journalists Hall of Fame. 

Prior to the awards segment of the evening, greetings were extended in person by NABJ Region III Director Eva Coleman, and from a recorded message from on-air political analyst and cable newsroom veteran Tiffany Cross. NABJ-Tulsa members to be recognized included Aaron Bernard, Lifetime Achievement; Nehemiah D. Frank, Best Practices; Mia Fleming, Community Service; and MaKayla Glenn, Outstanding Member. 

Hall of Fame members installed were Carla Hinton, Leon Rollerson (posthumously), Ted Terry (posthumously), and Martha Vaughan. 

Student scholarship honorees were Gerard Lewis (Langston University) and Devin Banks and Monica Long (both of Tulsa Community College). 

On the second day, three workshops were presented – “Media Literacy: Crafting Your Digital Narrative in the Age of Information,” “Diverse Voices in the Paint: BIPOC communities collaborating to better tell our stories,” and “How to Get Your News in the News.” Leading journalists and media professionals nationally and from across the state shared insight about leading topics in communications. 

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Kimberly Manning, Chantalle Lott, Tulsa Public Schools, All-Black Towns, Black Towns, Oklahoma Black Towns, Historic Black Towns, Gary Lee, M. David Goodwin, James Goodwin, Ross Johnson, Sam Levrault, Kimberly Marsh, John Neal, African American News, Black News, African American Newspaper, Black Owned Newspaper, The Oklahoma Eagle, The Eagle, Black Wall Street, Tulsa Race Massacre, 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre

Members of the NABJ-Tulsa chapter attending the affair were (pictured, l-r) Gary Lee, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Russell LaCour, MaKayla Glenn, Eva Coleman, Autumn Bracey, Bianca Harris, Mary Williams, Mia Fleming, Ashley Jones, Paris Rain, Dr. Jerry Goodwin, and Victor Luckerson. Other members attending and participating were Charity Barton, Victor Grimes, Ross Johnson, Sadiqa LaNear, and Princetta Newman. 

NABJ-Tulsa will be hosting the Region III conference, April 12-13, 2024. The region includes 10 states in addition to Oklahoma: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. Journalism professionals and students will be participating in continuing education workshops and networking programming during the two-day program. 

For more information, contact evacolemannabj@gmail.com. 

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