PBMF Black Male Media Project, #InspireBlackMen

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The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation invites aspiring and professional photographers to participate in “American Heroes: The Homewood Project,” a photo series that will feature black males making a difference in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood.

The 2017 photo series will be displayed on social media, at an exhibit in Homewood this summer and at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention in New Orleans in August.

Community members may submit nominations for the men to be featured in “American Heroes” by using the form below.

“American Heroes” is the second part of PBMF’s Black Male Media Project, #InspireBlackMen, which launched June 10 with a mentorship and networking forum for photographers.

The Black Male Media Project is a nationwide effort by the National Association of Black Journalists to inspire, support and develop training and mentorship opportunities for black men working in media and those who aspire to do so.

PBMF is among 22 chapters of the association participating in the project.

For more information, contact PBMF at 412-339-0730 or americanheroeshomewood@gmail.com.




The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation wants to highlight African-American men in Homewood who are unsung: those who go above and beyond to take care of their families and others, watch over their neighbors, run community programs, win awards for their scholarship, teach, preach, mentor, etc.

The men will be featured in a photo series, called “American Heroes: The Homewood Project,” which will be created with input from community members.  Local professional and student photographers will create the series.

The “American Heroes” photo exhibit will be presented in summer 2017 in Homewood, as well as on social media and at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention in New Orleans in August.

To nominate someone to be featured in the series, please complete the form below by July 10, 2017.

American Heroes: The Homewood Project