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Black Journalists: The NABJ Story.

by Wayne Dawkins August Press P.O. Box 802 Sicklerville, NJ 08081 198 pages--$12.95 (softcover)

A disappointingly lightweight treatment of a potentially heavy subject, Dawkins' NABJ Story is a metaphor for the major problem of the NABJ as an organization--its total sacrificial "dissing" of the "Black Press" at the altar of the major white dailies and broadcast networks.

I've been to a couple of the NABJ national confabs and the pervasive mindset of both the old in-crowd and the new wannabes is that if you're not a high-on-the-to-tem Negro of a major white media entity then "you ain't sh_t."

Dawkins name drops and pays homage to the founders (a positive move) but beyond that--"where's the beef?"
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Author:Kazi, Kuumba Ferrouillet
Publication:The Black Collegian
Article Type:Book Review
Date:Sep 1, 1993
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