KCABJ Newsletter for December 2018

Glenn Rice honored

   Former Kansas City Association of Black Journalists President Glenn E. Rice will be honored Jan. 15, 2019, at the Downton Marriott Hotel at a luncheon that is part of the citywide holiday celebration for the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

Glenn will receive the Community Service Award at the Rev. Dr. Nelson “Fuzzy” Thompson Community Luncheon sponsored by the Southern Christian Leadership Conference of Greater Kansas City. Bishop Mark Tolbert will receive the President’s Award. The SCLC for years has put on one of the nation’s largest community celebrations, honoring the birthday of Dr. King. The Kansas City Globe said in an ad that ran Dec. 27, 2018, through Jan. 2 that the SCLC was honoring “two great community leaders and an advocate who has made a significant impact.”

Glenn Rice, an award-winning reporter with The Kansas City Star for more than 30 years, annually has been responsible for The Star’s production of a special section for the King holiday. The section features many of the weeklong SCLC events as well as other King holiday tributes throughout the metropolitan area and the two-state region. The publication also features special essays from people in the community, explaining what the holiday means to them.

In addition to serving KCABJ over the years as its president, vice president/print and student journalism academy coordinator, Glenn has served the National Association of Black Journalists as its treasurer and regional director.

Please plan to attend the luncheon to see one of our own honored.

KCABJ did not have a monthly meeting in December. The meeting in January will focus on yearend financials for 2018, and members will be asked to discuss KCABJ’s future. Please plan to attend at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Lutfi’s restaurant, 31st and Main streets. A notice will be emailed to members soon.


Registration for the National Association of Black Journalists convention is now open. It will take place Aug. 7-11 in Miami and is expected to draw about 3,000 attendees. For more information go to https://www.nabjconvention.com/NABJ_Registration.cfm.

For students, NABJ is providing several opportunities:

It’s time to renew your membership in KCABJ.

KCABJ Membership Application for 2019

Mail this application with your $35 check or money order ($25 for students) to KCABJ, P.O. Box 32744, Kansas City, Mo. 64111. It covers your annual membership dues. Membership entitles you to receive the KCABJ monthly newsletter sent via email and emailed monthly meeting notices.






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