The Rochester Association of
Black Journalists

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is a chapter of
the National Association of Black Journalists that covers the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.
The organization works to groom future journalists of color, help chapter members thrive in their current roles, and advocate for African-Americans to be depicted in a fair and balanced way in the media.

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The Rochester Association of Black Journalists has come a long way since first becoming a chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists in 2004.

The organization has done some exciting things over the past 15 years including collaborations with other Monroe County organizations. Some of our largest accomplishments include creating the Wyoma Best Scholarship Fund for Future Journalists, hosting two signature events (our Salute to Excellence and the Rochester Legends documentary), launching a 5-year partnership with the United Way of Rochester and more. 

We have more programs slated for our future but we're inviting you to help us celebrate our past. Join us this March as we highlight our accomplishments and look toward continuing to fight for diversity in the news media.  

The Rochester Association of Black Journalists is celebrating its 15-year anniversary with an afternoon luncheon in March. Tickets for the luncheon are on sale. Get your tickets today .

The Black Cinema Series

In Partnership with the Little Theatre Presents: CHI-TOWN
Chi-Town follows Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago’s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey of the explosive point guard’s ascent is punctuated by personal loss, debilitating injury, and tragic violence. At only 5’11 and surrounded by shattered dreams and wasted potential, the odds are stacked against Keifer at every turn. Keifer's focus on his goal and his never-wavering support for his community are inspirations. This is an intimate, raw, surprising and unique behind the scenes look at a true champion — and what it really takes to make it. A panel discussion will follow film.

The Little Theatre will screen Chi-Town at 6:30 p.m. March 29.