NABJ 2015 Convention

Thank you to all of our partners and participants who attended the NABJ Convention this summer!



The National Association of Black Journalists welcomes you to join us from August 5-9, 2015 as we gather in Minneapolis for the 40th Annual Convention and Career Fair! Thousands of journalists, media executives, public relations professionals, and students are expected to attend to network, participate in professional development sessions and celebrate excellence in journalism.

To register and find more information about the convention, visit NABJ’s official web site


Thank you to our chapter sponsors:




TCBJ Convention Scholarship for College Students and Recent Graduates

Are you a college student or recent graduate currently residing in Minnesota who wants to attend the NABJ Convention and Career Fair in Minneapolis this August? TCBJ is offering several free registrations for local students interested in a career in journalism. Fill in this online application and email it to nicole.norfleet at by July 24th to apply.

Twin Cities Black Journalists Convention Scholarship

Twin Cities Black Journalists presents Mint Condition, Aug. 6, First Avenue


For NABJ members: $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door; $50 limited VIP

To purchase tickets online, visit First Avenue web site and use code NABJ40; for VIP use code NABJ40VIP

Legendary R&B band Mint Condition will rock the house at First Avenue, the iconic Minneapolis music venue where the Twin Cities group was first discovered decades earlier by super-producers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, formerly of the Time. Out-of-towners may also recognize the venue from Prince’s film “Purple Rain.”

After more than 20 years in the business, Mint Condition continues to provide soulful and funky music which has spanned eight studio albums and includes hits such as “Breakin’ My Heart (Pretty Brown Eyes)” and “What Kind of Man Would I Be.”

Following their 2012 release of Music at the Speed of Life, Mint Condition members have been packing venues across the country with other musical acts such as R. Kelly, Jagged Edge and Keith Sweat.

 Minneapolis R&B listeners have come to know and love Ray Richardson, who has been with urban radio station KMOJ-FM (89.9) since 1997. Ray hosts along with Chantel Sings the R&B oldies show ‘Back In The Day’! which is devoted to R&B hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s and airs every Sunday night.

Don’t miss your chance to see Mint Condition up-close and personal and jam out with DJ Ray Richardson at First Avenue!

The concert is a fundraiser to support local scholarship and advocacy efforts of Twin Cities Black Journalists which strives to improve the quality of press coverage of Minnesota’s black community and increase the number of black journalists employed in newsrooms throughout the state.



*Coming soon silent auction items, merchandise, volunteer project