BABJ Is Having Elections! Sign Up To Run By July 8

Do you, or someone you know want to get connected and help support Black journalists in Boston? If so, you should consider serving.

The deadline for declaring interest in serving on the BABJ Executive Board is Thursday, July 8.

All executive board positions are open for two-year terms and are listed with descriptions here. You can also visit our Facebook page for more information.

You must be a BABJ member to serve on the exec board. To be a BABJ member, you can pay your dues or renew your membership here. You can also text BABJ to (202) 858-1233. Please include the processing fee in your payment.

Contact Gary Washburn (gwashburn14 at and/or Zeninjor Enwemeka (zeninjor.enwemeka at to announce your intention to run, or nominate a friend for a position.

Please note committee chair positions are decided via appointment, rather than election. (The executive board will appoint those positions after the elections. So, if you are interested in being a committee chair, let us know).

Members will have a chance to further discuss the elections and candidates at our chapter meeting Thursday, July 15 at 7 p.m. And BABJ’s elections will be held Thursday, July 29. (More details to come).

The Boston Association of Black Journalists Congratulates Kim Janey

The Boston Association of Black Journalists congratulates Kim Janey, who has made history as the first Black person and first woman to lead the city of Boston.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey, a Roxbury native, was ceremonially sworn in today as the 55th mayor of the city. Janey was elevated from city council president to acting mayor after Marty Walsh resigned as mayor following his confirmation as U.S. Labor Secretary.

We look forward to covering this next chapter of the city’s political landscape.

– The Executive Board of the Boston Association of Black Journalists