African Americans who want to be journalists have a hard time affording college. Unlike their mainstream counterparts who have been offered millions of dollars in scholarships, our future journalists in Memphis have as little choice of scholarships. That is where the Memphis Association of Black Journalists comes in. The MABJ is an organization where we promote newsroom equality. We also promote the employment of African Americans into newsrooms and Media organizations from low level to management positions.
The goal of MABJ is to educate future minority journalists about diversity, racism, and equal employment opportunities in the Memphis Mid-South area.
The MABJ started this scholarship fund when one of their well known journalists died of natural causes. This scholarship is a tribute to him and is given to local minority college students.
If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund here is the link to the MABJ website.
Here are some of the locations for the meetings.