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Angela Davis and Duchesne Drew at the 2008 Funk Jam, a scholarship fundraiser held annually by Twin Cities Black Journalists.

Twin Cities Black Journalists (TCBJ) is the Minnesota chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. The chapter was founded in 1987 by a small, determined group of professional journalists who advocated to improve the quality of TV and press coverage of Minnesota’s black community, and increase the number of black journalists employed in newsrooms throughout the state. Today, TCBJ continues to advocate for more consistent, quality coverage of the state’s racial and ethnic communities, as well as for more equitable employment opportunities for journalists. TCBJ has a solid track record for helping African-American students pursue an education and career in the journalism field. Each year, TCBJ hosts an annual scholarship fundraiser that has awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to journalism students since 2000. Additionally, the chapter offers graduate students and career professionals fellowships and career training through the NABJ. TCBJ is making a positive impact on the lives of every Minnesota resident. We encourage you to support our efforts for increased educational and career opportunities and improved coverage by becoming a member, participating in our programs, or donating to our projects. For membership applications, please contact TCBJ President Maria Reeve at maria.reeve@startribune.com. Read more about membership at the JOIN page.


Maria Reeve

Deputy Metro Editor, Star Tribune

Vice President/Print
Nicole Norfleet

Metro Reporter, Star Tribune
Vice President/Broadcast
Jonathan Blakely

Program Director, Minnesota Public Radio
Brandi Powell

Anchor/Reporter, KSTP
Sheree Curry
Manager, Public Relations and Communications, Travel Leaders
Toya Stewart Downey

Assistant Director, St. Paul Public Schools


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