The Greater Dayton Association Of Black Journalists


The purpose of the GDABJ is to promote and encourage journalism as a career for blacks and other minorities. We will work closely with other NABJ chapters and media organizations in the Miami Valley to sponsor activities and events that will fulfill our purpose.


Some of our goals are to:


1.) Foster excellence amongst our members.


2) Recruit, support and retain black and other minority journalists in the Miami Valley.


3) Expand and balance the coverage of minority communities in the Miami Valley.


4) Work with media management to make news coverage inclusive of, and relevant to, the black and minority communities and to sensitize them to institutional racism.


5) Seek and identify scholarships, fellowships, internships and job opportunities for members and area journalism students.


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GDABJ Hosting Forum on Black Boyhood: Growing Up Male and Black


For Immediate Release Contact: Amelia Robinson
Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists 937-225-2384
P.O. Box 1091
Dayton, OH 45401


June 18th, 2018 – How does growing up as a black boy affect your adolescence? The Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists (GDABJ) is holding a forum with community leaders to find out.


The free event will be held on July 26th, 2018 from 7:00-8:30 pm at the Cox Media Center, 1611 South Main Street in Dayton. Registration is required and tickets can be reserved here.


The forum will be moderated by Dayton Daily News Columnist Amelia Robinson, president of GDABJ.


Panelists include:

Gerald Parker – Montgomery County Juvenile Court Magistrate
Wendy Stiver – Dayton Police Department Central Patrol Operations Major
Bakari Lumba – Higher Education Ph.D. Candidate at Ohio State University
Frazier Smith – breaking news team manager for Cox Media Group Ohio
Yvette R. Kelly Fields – Wesley Community Center Executive Director
Amaha Sellassie – Community Activist
Sean Walton Sr. – Youth and Outreach Director at Grace United Methodist Church
Kevin Washington – Promotions Producer at WDHT Hot 102.9 Dayton
Mark Ecton – Dayton assistant police chief and deputy director


This forum is an extension of the National Association of Black Journalists’ Black Male Media Project: an initiative to paint a complete and positive picture of the lives of black men in media and society.