NABJ Conference Shines in San Diego

It was all good at the National Association of Black Journalists 35th Annual Convention and Career Fair in San Diego, California. Black journalists from all over the country coverged in San Diego for employment and network opportunities and some much-needed R & R. There was also plenty of presentations of awards for distinguished pioneers such as the late Curt Flood, who opened the door for free agency for professional athletes. captured a little of what was going on in photos. 

Top row, left to right: Representatives of Black Entertainment Television (BET) pose for the camera; Curt Flood’s widow, actress Judy Pace Flood, accepts an honor on her late husband’s behalf; Former Olympian LaTanya Sheffield gets a little emotional at the Sam Lacy Sports Pioneer awards ceremony;

Last row, left to right: ESPN columnist Jemele Hill shows off her lovely smile; Job seekers hit up companies for employment; Willie O’ Ree, the first black player to play in the National Hockey League, gives a speech after being honored for his historic achievement.

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Dennis is a news and sports photojournalist. Dennis has covered and written on issues such as civil rights, education, politics, and social justice. His work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, Daily Breeze, Daily Press, Los Angeles Wave, Los Angeles Sentinel, and other media outlets. Dennis is currently the editor and publisher of News4usonline. He covers the NFL, NBA, Major League Baseball, and NCAA. Dennis is an alum and graduate of Howard University.