Welcome to the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists

Founded in 1974, PABJ is the nation’s oldest professional association of Journalists-of-Color. With over 100 active members, we are also one of the largest & the founding chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.


This rich history & size allows us to serve as advocates for newsroom diversity and fair coverage of communities of color. We serve this mission through our awards programs, training institutes and signature community programs like our renowned Media Access Workshop.


In 2019, PABJ launched a first-of-its-kind residency at Pipeline Philly, a co-working space next to City Hall. It is the cornerstone of PABJ’s new focus on supporting Black content creators & media entrepreneurs. Beyond newsroom diversity, our communities benefit best when we own the stories that get told and shared about us.

November General Membership Meeting

Join us for our next General Membership Meeting this Tuesday, November  12 from 6:30pm - 9pm. LOCATION: Pipeline Philly, 30 S. 15th Street, Philadelphia, 15th Floor RSVP here

PABJ Releases Statement on NABJ Convention Bid

In unison, the executive leadership of Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), is issuing a formal statement of protest to the National Association of Black Journalists’ (NABJ) Executive Board regarding the site selection process and subsequent discussions relating to the 2023 & 2025 bids. We affirm the right of any board to make it own [...]

Join PABJ!

Your support and membership goes a long way. By joining us, you're supporting our scholarships, entrepreneurial journalism, training and community empowerment initiatives. Become a PABJ member here. Your involvement helps foster a deeper connection between the media and the Philadelphia region and builds a stronger pipeline for more diverse representation that is sorely lacking in [...]

More Than Just Green the Color of Cannabis

Pennsylvania lawmakers, community members and businesses and are paying more attention to the prospect of legalizing cannabis for adult use consumption in our state.


These conversations are happening as more states across the country legalize cannabis for medicinal or adult use. How does the media, tasked with informing residents from all backgrounds, play a role in covering this ongoing movement and creating an empowered, and engaged, community?