Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists
Off the Record : a spoken word event



About the TBABJ

Founded as the Suncoast Black Communicators, the group became the Tampa Bay area's affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists in 1990. The TBABJ now represents journalists of color in Pinellas, Hillsborough, Citrus, Hernando, Polk, Manatee and Pasco counties along the Suncoast of Florida.

Their purpose is to bring together people of African decent who work in the media, or media-related jobs throughout the Tampa Bay area. The Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists strives to help ensure diversity in area media and accurate, balanced coverage of communities of color while serving as a resource for both established and aspiring communicators of African decent.

The group meets at 10:45 a.m. on the first Saturday of each month, beginning with the March meeting.

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Program Date & Time

04/29/05 (Friday)

7:00 - 11:00 pm


Suggested $5 donation at the door.

Program Overview

Your take on the media's impact on life, society and the world.

Chapter members, area journalists, any, and all (open to the public) are invited to bring their spoken word creations with media and/or journalism as a theme. There will be prizes for the top three performers, so polish up your work quickly.

For more
information contact: tbabjevents@hotmail.com


Speak out


Be heard