Hello HRBMP Family! I hope you’re making the most of your summer! We are rejuvenated and refreshed following the NABJ/NAHJ joint convention in Las Vegas! There are lots of wonderful events taking place this fall including a return to in-person meetings!

The first session of the Byron Burney Community Journalism Academy for the fall of 2022 will take place in the Teleconference Center at WHRO Public Media at 7p on Wednesday, September 21st. If you know of anyone, middle school age and higher who is interested in learning about animation, podcasting, television/radio production or who simply wants to hone their writing skills, please encourage them to attend!

WHRO is located at: 5200 Hampton Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23508. We will also continue to carry these sessions via Zoom for those mentors and mentees unable or uncomfortable attending in-person meetings.

Our first in-person HRBMP Members meeting will also take place at WHRO, on Thursday, September 29th at 7p.

Just in case you missed it, Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals turns 40 this year! We are celebrating this very special occasion with a 40th Anniversary Luncheon on the campus of Norfolk State University on October 22nd ! What a wonderful opportunity to see friends and colleagues you haven’t seen in person for a while.

Tickets for this wonderful celebration are $40. You can purchase tickets through Cash App: $hrblackmedia or PayPal by logging onto the HRBMP website www.hrbmpinc.com. If you prefer, you can send check or money order before October 14th to HRBMP, P.O. Box 2622, Norfolk, VA 23501.

Thank you so much for being a part of the HRBMP family. Looking forward to seeing everyone in person this fall!

Lisa Godley
HRBMP President