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NABJ Renames Awards Honoring Chuck Stone and Angelo Henderson

Saturday, May 03, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Aprill Turner
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WASHINGTON (May 3, 2014) - Today NABJ announced that two of its highest honors have been renamed to pay tribute to the memories of two of the association's pioneering journalists, Chuck Stone and Angelo B. Henderson.

The NABJ Board of Directors voted at its spring meeting to rename its Lifetime Achievement Award, the 'Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award', and the Community Service Award, the 'Angelo Henderson Community Service Award'. The awards will be bestowed at the Salute to Excellence Gala on August 2, 2014, during NABJ's 39th Annual Convention and Career Fair in Boston.  Both Stone and Henderson passed away within the last year.

The 'Chuck Stone Lifetime Achievement Award', has been renamed for Chuck Stone, the pioneering newspapermen who was one of NABJ’s forty-four founders, and the group’s first president. The annual award renamed in his honor is presented to a journalist whose lifetime body of work has had a positive and long-lasting impact on the journalism profession.

The 'Angelo Henderson Community Service Award', has been renamed for Angelo B. Henderson, a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist for the Wall Street Journal, and host of "Your Voice with Angelo Henderson,” a popular news talk show on News Talk WCHB 1200 AM and 99.9 FM in Detroit. The annual award is presented to a journalist that has a positive impact on the community. Henderson, was a stalwart for NABJ who had a passion for journalism, the ministry and issues affecting African Americans. 

"NABJ is proud to honor these amazing journalists. They have given much to our association, and to our industry, it was fitting that our highest honors be renamed to honor their legacies," said NABJ President, Bob Butler. "

For additional information on Chuck Stone, click here.
For additional information on Angelo B. Henderson, click here.

An advocacy group established in 1975 in Washington, D.C., NABJ is the largest organization for journalists of color in the nation, and provides career development as well as educational and other support to its members worldwide. For more information, please visit www.nabj.org.


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