Pittsburgh Black Media Federation condemns Post-Gazette column on slavery

Normally, the type of propaganda and twisted thinking evidenced in Jack Kelly’s column “Remnants of Slavery,” published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Sept. 13, should not be dignified with a response.  However, its content is so egregiously ignorant, its premise so flawed, and the platform that lends it credence so public that it must be addressed for the sake of truth and accuracy.  Read PBMF’s full statement here.


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Reserve Your Seats for HER: Dressed To Thrill

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The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s high-fashion show, HER: Dressed To Thrill, promises to deliver style and substance.  Set for 6 p.m. Oct. 12, the event will bring out fashion lovers, PBMF members and friends and others for a night to remember.
To reserve seats or get more information, click here.
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Congratulations to PBMF’s 2015 Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop Graduates

Students and Co-director Olga George, front right, participate in PBMF’s 32nd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop at Point Park University.


PBMF congratulates the 24 graduates of its 32nd annual Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop for teens.  During the workshop, which took place Aug. 1-8 at Point Park University, students produced projects in print, online, photo, radio and television journalism.  Check out their work here.
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PBMF Wins Professional Chapter of the Year Award

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The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation was named a Professional Chapter of the Year at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Minneapolis on Aug. 6.  PBMF tied with the Southern New England Association of Black Journalists for the prestigious award.  PBMF thanks its members and supporters for their dedication and hard work, which helped the organization to achieve the prestigious designation.  It truly is an honor and a privilege to be recognized.
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Media Forum: “From Ferguson to Baltimore: How Facts, Fairness & Firsts Can Collide in Storytelling”

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PBMF will host a forum with journalists, community leaders and others on media coverage of minority communities and images.  The event, which will include a panel, will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. July 8, 2015, at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty branch.  Refreshments will be served.  Register for a free ticket here.


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