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On November 13th, 2021, Intellectual Ink had the distinct honor and privilege to attend this prestigious ceremony, and it was everything. Industry professionals that looked like you greeted you the moment you stepped through the door. Everyone was dressed to the nines with bright smiling faces and infectious energy. Once you checked in your vaccination status was confirmed, and you were allowed to grace the red carpet and the 360 Memoriez Photo Booth.

A grand staircase adorned with red, black, and gold balloons led to the hall that served drinks and delicious food. The DJ played soft music as the crowd mingled and networked. It was truly a night to remember.


A round of applause for "the Best and Black in reporting, media management, and community activism." 2021 scholarship recipients and award winners...

Scholarship Recipients

Alissa Clausell - Temple University

Brianna Boone - Temple University

Leila Franklin - Community College of Philadelphia

Jennielee Hilario - Dobbins High School

Award Winners

Cassie Owens - Print Journalist Of The Year

Raishad Hardnett - Visual Journalist Of The Year

Patty Jackson -Lifetime Achievement Award

Bill Anderson - Journalist Of The Year (BROADCAST)

Dr. Ala Stanford - Community Service Award

Terri Andrews - Trailblazer Award


​Founded in 1973, PABJ is the nation’s oldest professional association of Black journalists. With over 200 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.