BRAABJ to honor SU instructor at scholarship luncheon

Longtime Southern University Baton Rouge mass communication broadcast instructor Darrell Roberson will be one of three pioneering journalists to be honored by the Baton Rouge Area Association of Black Journalists (BRAABJ) at its 5th Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Friday, April 21, 2017, at Boudreaux’s in Baton Rouge.

The other 2017 pioneering journalists are former WBRZ News 2 photographer, Sailor Jackson and WTQT 106.1FM radio personality, Kerwin Fealing.

Valentina Wilson, news anchor at WCTI-TV News Channel 12, New Bern, North Carolina will be the guest speaker at the annual BRAABJ event to benefit future journalists.

Proceeds from the luncheon will be used to send LSU, Southern University, and Southeastern University journalism students to the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) convention in New Orleans in August.

BRAABJ, a non-profit organization founded in 2012, is made up of local media and media related professionals. The goal of the National Association of Black Journalist affiliate organization is to highlight and support journalists of color and give back through mentoring and scholarships. Last year, BRAABJ was recognized as NABJ’s Chapter of the Year.

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