Congratulations 2016 Honorees! 
 
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Each year, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) honors area journalists for their outstanding contributions to the industry and also recognizes community leaders for their efforts to enhance the quality of life in the Delaware & Lehigh Valleys.  

This year’s PABJ Award honorees are:
 
2016 PABJ Journalist of the Year (Online): Carron Phillips, engagement editor at the News Journal/Delaware Online in Wilmington, DE. He is being honored for his groundbreaking opinion pieces that explore race, sports, pop culture, education and current events in and around Delaware.

2016 Lifetime Achievement Award: Robin "Bobbi" Booker, a multimedia journalist whose editorial experience spans news, culture, lifestyle, business, sports, politics and entertainment, for such diverse outlets as The Philadelphia Tribune, Examiner.com, NPR Books, and more. She is being honored for her decades long dedication to documenting the world of America's Black people.



2016 Impact Award: Cesar Aldama, manager of news operations at NBC10 and Telemundo. He is being honored for his outstanding work and contributions for over 25 years, to news, entertainment and sports. During his career, Caesar has managed news operations at stations in Miami, Philadelphia and Orlando.

2016 PABJ Community Service Award: Cheryl Ann Wadlington,Cheryl Ann Wadlington, founder of the Evoluer House. The award winning fashion journalist and commentator is being honored for her decades long commitment to empowering marginalized girls with the tools they need to become college-bound and career-ready, and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

2016 Trailblazer Award: Ernest Owens is an award-winning multimedia journalist and editor of Philadelphia Magazine’s “G-Philly.” He is also the face behind “The Ernest Opinion” column for Metro US. Ernest is being honored for his dedication to reporting on race, politics, pop culture and entertainment and his advocacy for the LGBT community.

2016 PABJ Media Professional of Year: Aalyah Duncan, owner of public relations agency Alist Events Marketing LLC, founded her company in 2013 and is being honored for her communications work in the arts and entertainment industry.  Her clients have included award-winning artists such as Najee, Joey Sommerfield, Kebbi Williams and Carvin Haggins.   


 PABJ will honor its Award winners at its Awards & Scholarship Reception on Saturday, October 22, 2015 from 6 to 10:30 p.m., at WHYY Studios, 6th Street between Arch & Race Streets, Philadelphia. Tickets for the awards program and reception are $65.00 if purchased by October 15 and $75 thereafter.  Students pay $25.  Click here for tickets.  Monies raised benefit PABJ’s student scholarships, journalism training workshops and community programming. PABJ’s 2016 Student Scholarship recipients will be announced the last week of September.  

You can create some beautiful content by using some simple HTML elements. The Warp theme framework offers some neat styles for all HTML elements and a great set of CSS classes to style your content. Basic HTML is very easy to learn and this small guide shows you how to use all styles provided by the Warp framework.

Basic HTML Elements

Here is a short demonstration of text-level semanticts. The <p> element creates a new paragraph. It will have some space before and after itself. To turn your text into hypertext just use the <a> element.

Text-Level Semantics

You can emphasize text using the <em> element or to imply any extra importance the <strong> element. Highlight text with no semantic meaning using the <mark> element. Markup document changes like inserted or deleted text with the <del> element or <ins> element. To define an abbreviation use the <abbr> element and to define a definition term use the <dfn> element.

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Quotations and Code

Inline quotations can be defined by using the <q> element.

The <blockquote> element defines a long quotation which also creates a new block by inserting white space before and after the blockquote element.

To define a short inline computer code use the <code> element. For a larger code snippet use the <pre> element which defines preformatted text. It creates a new text block which preserves both spaces and line breaks.

pre {
    margin: 15px 0;
    padding: 10px;
    font-family: "Courier New", Courier, monospace;
    font-size: 12px;
    line-height: 18px;
    white-space: pre-wrap;
}
Use the <small> element for side comments and small print.

Useful CSS Classes

Here is a short demonstration of all style related CSS classes provided by the Warp framework.

Highlight Content

Drop caps are the first letter of a paragraph which are displayed bigger than the rest of the text. You can create a drop cap using the CSS class dropcap. To emphasize text with some small boxes use <em> element with the CSS class box.

This simple box is intended to group large parts of your content using the CSS class box-content.
This is a simple box to highlight some text using the CSS class box-note.
This is a simple box with useful information using the CSS class box-info.
This is a simple box with important notes and warnings using the CSS class box-warning.
This is a simple box with additional hints using the CSS class box-hint.
This is a simple box with download information using the CSS class box-download.

Use the CSS class dotted to create a dotted horizontal rule.


Tables

Create a zebra stripped table using using the CSS class zebra.

Table caption
Table Heading Table Heading Table Heading
Table Footer Table Footer Table Footer
Table Data Table Data Data Centered
Data Bold Table Data Data Centered
Table Data Table Data Data Centered

Definition Lists

Create a nice looking definition list separated with a line by using the CSS class separator.

Definition List
A definition list is a list of terms and corresponding definitions. To create a definition list use the <dl> element in conjunction with <dt> to define the definition term and <dd> to define the definition description.
Definition Term
This is a definition description.
Definition Term
This is a definition description.
This is another definition description.

Forms

Create a clearly arranged form layout with fieldset boxes using the CSS class box.

Form legend

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Colors Grey, Black, Color
Badges Hot, New, Free, Top
Icons Download, Twitter, Mail, Bubble, Login, Cart

There’s A Place For You!

Not sure where your place is with the chapter? Are you interested in serving on a chapter committee? Please contact the respective committee team leader below to join the many PABJ efforts. If you need additional assistance, contact PABJ President Cherri Gregg, Esq. at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Programs
Develops and assists in implementing programs for the Philadelphia chapter.
Chair: Cherri Gregg - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-Chair: Haniyyah Sharpe - h This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Membership Committee 
This group locates new members, reclaim former members and retain current members, and create programs for this purpose in the Philadelphia region.
Chair: Fatia Kasumu - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Scholarship Committee 
Develops and distributes criteria for PABJ scholarships given to worthy college students majoring in journalism in the greater Philadelphia area.
Chair: Charlene Horne - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-Chair: Sam Gardner 

Awards Committee 
This group is responsible for the production of the chapter’s premiere event of the year.
Chair: Denise James - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Media Monitoring 
This group monitors journalism companies in the greater Philadelphia region for instances of fairness or equality toward African Americans in their coverage and employment practices. Media Monitoring also highlights publications across the country for their outstanding diversity and progress that’s being made in their respective workplaces.
Chair: Denise Clay - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fundraising
This group is responsible for raising money for the organization’s operating budget.
Chair: Nia Ngina Meeks - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-Chair, Cherri Gregg - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PABJ Prism
This group oversees the production of content for PABJ’s multimedia news site PABJPrism.com. If you have content you would like to submit or questions about the current content, contact the Chair of this committee.
Chair: Denise Clay - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Co-Chair: Manuel Smith - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.