National Association of Black Journalists

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Leslie ‘Les’ Payne, former associate managing editor at Newsday, co-founder and past president of the National Association of Black Journalists and a Pulitzer Prize winner. Payne died on March 29, 2018. He was 76.

In 1975, he helped establish the National Association of Black Journalists and served as the fourth president of the organization.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents a conversation with the late George E. Curry, formerly editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine. Curry was a staunch champion of the black press until his death on Aug. 20, 2016. He was 69.

Curry talks about growing up in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, working for Sports Illustrated, and his commitment to the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Newspaper Publishers Association and BET’s Lead Story.