About Us

The National Association of Black Journalists South Florida operates to serve, educate and empower communities within Broward and Miami-Dade counties. For nearly four decades, the regional chapter of NABJ has united journalists, media professionals, and students who seek diversity and excellence within the industry.

Our Chapter

NABJ-South Florida is committed to providing quality programs and services that advocate of behalf of black journalists in South Florida.
Our Mission
The mission of NABJ-South Florida is being fulfilled in many ways including:
  • Bolstering relationships among black journalists and media-related professionals.
  • Through facilitating annual career and media workshops to expand job opportunities to aspiring minority journalists, as well as providing professional development and training.
  • Providing scholarships for high school and college students, including the Rochelle Bridges Memorial Scholarship, the Florida International University Scholarship, and the Dwight Lauderdale Scholarship.
  • Educating South Florida residents in the most effective manner to obtain media coverage for important issues and events in their neighborhood.
  • Through partnering with local organizations, such as the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Hollywood, to impact South Florida’s communities in various capacities.
  • Through fostering support to community commitments including the University of Miami HighSchool Journalism Workshop, the Florida Memorial University Career Day, and various other annual engagements.
  • Through advocacy, NABJ-South Florida works hard to ensure fair and unbiased media coverage of issues that are important to minority populations in the region.
  • NABJ-South Florida provides media outlets with an inclusive resource of professional journalists of color to help ensure audiences receive an accurate and unbiased “full picture.”

Find out more about SFBJA Bylaws 2018

Our Board Members

Calvin Hughes


Terrell Forney

Vice President

Yovanni Young


April Johnson


Yanatha Desvoure


Kennedy McKinney

Student Board Member

Tsitsi Watkhisi

Academic Representative

Yvette Harris

Public Relations Representative

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