Preschoolers talk about their dads.


Our next meeting is Thursday, June 19 at 7 p.m. at the Orlando Sentinel.

We’ve got lots to discuss, so we hope to see you there.

As always, if you have any questions, contact the executive board at cfabj1[at]gmail[dot]com.

The committee meetings (fundraising and education forum) scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, 06/07, now will be at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 32804

The fundraising committee meets from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., and the education forum committee meets from 11 a.m. to noon or thereabouts.

Message from our president, Kenya Woodard

The fundraising and forum committees will meet from 10 a.m to 12:30
p.m. this Saturday (June 7) at Channel 13 news station, 20 N. Orange
Ave, 2nd floor, Wachovia Bldg. Parking is available on street or you
may park in a nearby garage. 

The fundraising committee will meet from 10 to 11 a.m. and discuss
planning for our August Wine Sips for Scholarships event. The forum
committee will meet to plan an education forum scheduled to be held in

Please come out and bring your ideas. CFABJ needs you

Meeting has been changed to Saturday, May 31, at 10 a.m.

As usual, it will be at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, 32804.

Questions? Comments? Contact a board member.

We’ve reminded you about it before, but figured it wouldn’t hurt to do it again.

If you’re planning to attend UNITY this summer, consider paying your registration costs before June 13, when the price goes up.

Our meeting date has been changed.

The CFABJ May meeting will be Saturday, May 24.

It still will be held at the Orlando Sentinel, 633 N. Orange Ave., Orlando 32804.

As always, contact the executive board if you have any questions:

WESH-TV, an NBC affiliate and Hearst-Argyle Television, Inc. station in Orlando, Florida has an immediate opening for a talented and passionate news photographer. The best candidate will bring at least 4 years of daily news gathering expertise, a tape that shows a mastery of the fundamentals while showcasing creative storytelling techniques, and a clear commitment to doing important local news. You must have proven experience in the safe, efficient operation of ENG trucks. Experience with DSNG operation is preferred.

Directions for sending resume and work samples after the jump:
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There’s a new biography out about black journalism pioneer Ida B. Wells, who was known for her anti-lynching editorials. It’s called Ida: A Sword Among Lions and is written by Paula J. Giddings.

Philadelphia Daily News columnist Jenice Armstrong has the word:

Wells’ militancy and strident personality may have contributed to the fact that her accomplishments weren’t always included in books about black heroes, such as that by Carter G. Woodson, the father of what would become Black History Month. “And despite her reputation as an isolated – if courageous – crank, there is ample evidence that Wells was not petulant in the sense that she refused to cooperate with those whom she personally disagreed with over matters that benefitted the race,” Giddings wrote. Remarkably, Wells managed to stay hopeful.

“In the end, she’s never bitter and she never lost hope in the ability of the country to change . . . despite the lynchings, despite all of her disappointments,” Giddings said. “I think some people lose the faith but not her. She had faith in people. In 1930, she decided that she was going to start a newspaper. She said, yes, people are in a Depression . . . but she said people are going to pay for a paper that was going to educate them.”

Wells continued to write up until her death in 1931. In fact, the biography she started in 1862 ends mid-sentence. “She was writing until she could no longer lift her hand,” said Giddings.

ACORN seeks an experienced and energetic individual to lead its national media relations efforts. The Press Coordinator will develop and implement a strategic plan to generate print and broadcast coverage of local and national ACORN’s work. Duties will include:  
– Preparing, distributing and pitching media materials to support ACORN’s campaigns for social and economic justice;  
– Building relationships with key media outlets, editors, and reporters;  
– Assisting ACORN’s national staff and 103 local offices in developing effective messages and media plans;  
– Training and supporting ACORN’s membership of community leaders from low income communities as media spokespeople.  
Requirements include:  
– Previous experience in the press, media relations, or campaigns;  
– Excellent writing skills;  
– High motivation;  
– An understanding of and commitment to community organizing and social justice work  
The Press Coordinator will report to the national Communications Director and work from ACORN’s national headquarters in New Orleans.  

More details after the jump.

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