SOLD OUT! Our Holiday Brunch & Coat Drive Is Sold Out!

pancakes with wordsThe Pittsburgh Black Media Federation’s Holiday Brunch & Coat Drive is SOLD OUT!  Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket.  Attendees will enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet in our private room at Walnut Grill in Waterworks Mall from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.  We’ll also be collecting new and gently used coats and winter accessories to donate to WomanSpace East, a shelter for women and children.  Click here for more information.
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It’s Giving Tuesday! Please Support PBMF’s Journalism Workshop for Teens!

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Today is Giving Tuesday! Please consider contributing to PBMF’s Frank Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop, which provides free journalism training to high school students.
Founded in 1983, the weeklong, summer workshop would not be possible without the generous support of individual and group funders.
Please help us keep it going for the next generation of future journalists!  To give, just click on the GoFundMe logo above!
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PBMF’s Statement on Death of Regis Bobonis Sr.

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PBMF mourns the loss of Regis Bobonis Sr., a trailblazing journalist.  A former editor at the Pittsburgh Courier, he also was the first black news reporter at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and the first black news reporter for WIIC, now WPXI. 
Bobonis was the founder of the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial of the Greater Pittsburgh Region.
PBMF’s statement on Bobonis:
“Our friend and brother was a trailblazer who embodied all that is good about journalism. His intelligence, integrity, and love of people distinguished him as both a truth-teller in the news industry and as a historian of international renown. His valuable contributions to a better society will not be forgotten.”
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PBMF Releases Results of Diversity Study at Summit

Keith & Wesley combined 2The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation and Point Park University’s Center for Media Innovation were pleased to present “Press Forward: A Discussion of Race, Diversity & Inclusion in the Pittsburgh News Industry” at Point Park University on Sept. 21.
The provocative discussion included Washington Post reporters Keith Alexander and Wesley Lowery, who were part of a 2016 Pulitzer Prize-winning team for a series on police shootings.  They joined a panel discussion with local journalists. 
PBMF also released the results of its media diversity study at the summit and online.  Click here to see them and a video of the summit.
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