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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 scholarship fundraisers that has awarded more than $10,000 in scholarships to journalism students since 2000. In recent years, TCBJ has provided scholarships for local students to attend the national convention. 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.


Chapter meetings are typically held on the third Saturday of every month at Insight News at 1815 Bryant Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55411. Check with an officer for details.


Maria Reeve

Deputy Metro Editor, Star Tribune

Vice President/Print
Nicole Norfleet

Business Reporter, Star Tribune
Vice President/Broadcast
Meghann Oglesby

Producer, Minnesota Public Radio
Adrienne Broaddus

Reporter, KARE 11
Sheree Curry
Manager, Public Relations and Communications, Travel Leaders
Marsha Pitts-Phillips

President, MRPP & Associates Communications LLC

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