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OWN'S Queen Sugar and Greenleaf Casts to Converge on #NABJ17

Friday, June 30, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Brittani Butler
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WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 30, 2017) -- The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) is pleased to announce that the casts of OWN's "Greenleaf" and"Queen Sugar" are among those who will attend the annual A&E Task Force reception at the 2017 NABJ Convention and Career Fair in New Orleans Aug. 9-13, 2017. NABJ even received a shout-out on this week's episode of "Queen Sugar" and by Director Ava DuVernay on Twitter.
Once again, the A&E Task Force will present their "How I Landed My Dream Job Before 30" panel, which will feature Justin Tinsley of ESPN's The Undefeated, Sylvia Obell of Buzzfeed and more for an in-depth conversation on how they landed at some of the biggest media brands before hitting a milestone age. Veteran broadcast journalist Tony Harris will be back to present new documentary Black and Blue, which is a timely look at the state of police affairs and race relations on the heels of the controversial verdicts involving police shootings this week.
Finally, take time to network with A&E members at the convention, including Task Force chair Kelley L. Carter of ESPN's The Undefeated, Gerrick Kennedy of the L.A. Times, Eric Deggans of NPR, Patrick Riley of talent agency ICM and more!


About the National Association of Black Journalists: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 additional information, please visit

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