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Schedule at a Glance


Special Events

-2015 Film Festival Interest Interest Form

-NABJ Gospel 

Choir Interest Form

Career Fair and Expo

Authors Showcase
and Bookstore

Host Hotel

Travel Information

to Minneapolis


-Hosted Reception Form


Media Credentials





Salute to Excellence Gala - Saturday, August 8, 2015

The awards ceremony is the only event in the United States that honors exemplary coverage of African/African-American people or issues exclusively. The Salute to Excellence Awards Gala highlights the work of media organizations and individuals involved in print, broadcast and online journalism media. Over 50 awards will be presented to writers, columnists, producers, reporters, photojournalists and editors for their exemplary work. The annual gala also recognizes NABJ’s Journalist of the Year, Emerging Journalist and Lifetime Achievement honorees.

 Gospel Brunch - Sunday, August 9, 2015

An NABJ tradition, the Gospel Brunch is one of the convention highlights. Attendees culminate for this experience by feasting on brunch buffet and enjoying entertainment from various recording artists. Past brunches have featured Donnie McClurkin, Albertina Walker, Cece Winans, Vicki Winans, Take Six, Vanessa Bell Armstrong and Tramaine Hawkins. 

Tickets Pre-Registration
By 6/15/15
After 6/15/15

Salute to Excellence Gala - Ticket



Gospel Brunch - Ticket
$50 $65 

Bundle Ticket
Description: Tickets for both the Salute to Excellence Gala and
Gospel Brunch.
One (1) admission ticket for each events

$125 $140

Gold Table - Salute to Excellence Gala and Gospel Brunch
Description: Table with seating for ten (10) - Prime Location
$3,500 $3,500

Table - Salute to Excellence Gala and Gospel Brunch
Description: Table with seating for ten (10)
$2,500 $2,500


Click HERE to order your Tickets or Tables Today!


 Twin Cities Black Journalists Chapter Experience

Mint Condition Comes to #NABJ40


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 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 25 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.

Up-and-comers #MPLS featuring 1000  and Felix of the Heiruspecs will
open for Mint Condition.

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
and Chantel Sings host 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

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

The event is Powered by the Star Tribune and American Public Media Group.

   Purchase Tickets  
The password for NABJ tickets is NABJ40


 2015 NABJ Sports Task Force Scholarship Jam

The Venue - Minneapolis
315 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55401

Friday, August 7, 2015
10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.

Categories Rates

New NABJ Member - Joined between April 1, 2015 and June 15, 2015
Email New Member Ticket requests to

NABJ Member $25.00

Non-Member $30.00

VIP (limited)

At the Door $30.00

VIP Sponsored by Toyota: 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. -- Food and Open Bar
VIP Sponsored by Sports Task Force: 10:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. -- Free well Drinks

Click HERE to Purchase Tickets!!!

2015 NABJ 5K Run/Walk


WHEN: Saturday, August 8, 2015

RACE START TIME: 8 a.m. (Registration: 6:30 a.m.)

LOCATION: Lake Como, Saint Paul, MN
PROCEEDS: Benefit Student Scholarships ~ NABJ high school and college students.


 Categories  Rates   On Event Day
 NABJ Members  $15.00  $20.00
 Friends of NABJ/Non-Members  $20.00  $25.00
 Kids Fun Run Registration  $5.00  $10.00

*Tech Shirts *Awards *Refreshments

Click HERE to Register!




5K Walk/Run Entry Fee - Until July 26


Race Day Registration - After July 26 and on race day


 Kids Fun Run (Ages 4 - 12)   




5K Walk/Run Entry Fee - Until July 26


Race Day Registration - After July 26 and on race day


 Kids Fun Run (Ages 4 - 12)   

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