Archive for May, 2019

KCABJ Newsletter for May 2019
May 11, 2019

KCABJ Members

KCABJ Treasurer Bette Tate-Beaver once again is offering KCABJ members an opportunity to travel with her to Cuba on a trip of a lifetime. KCABJ members last went to Cuba with Bette in 2016.

This cultural and professional exchange is being offered through the National Association for Multicultural Education (NAME). Bette is the executive director of NAME.

The dates of the trip are Nov. 22-Dec. 1. The group of up to 25 people will begin the journey in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., before flying to Cuba to visit Santa Clara (the Che Guevara Museum and Memorial) Cienfuegos (a French settlement), Matanzas (where the museum of slavery in Cuba is), Varadero (known for its beautiful beaches) and Havana, which will include many notable stops, such as the Museum of the Revolution and the Literacy Museum. The Thanksgiving tour will include visits to several schools in Cuba and a deep dive into Cuban food, music, dance and arts. To reserve a spot and for more information, send email to

The future of KCABJ also was discussed at the May membership meeting. The consensus was that the organization should continue to exist. New, younger leadership, however, is needed.

People interested in being an officer in KCABJ or in joining the organization should get in touch with Lewis Diuguid at as soon as possible. Meanwhile, KCABJ will continue to fulfill its fiduciary, NABJ affiliate and membership responsibilities.


Elections will take place for new National Association of Black Journalists officers and board of director seats. Members will vote on president, vice president-broadcast, vice president-digital, secretary, student representative, Region I director and Region III director. Those who can cast ballots must be a member of NABJ on or before June 1. Electronic voting runs from July 1-Aug. 9. On-site voting will take place Aug. 7-9 during the NABJ Convention in Miami. To renew your membership and to register for the convention, go to

At 6:30 p.m. EST on May 15, an NABJ free webinar series is offering a program on “Data Driven Journalism: Using Data to Drive Stories that Matter.” It is hosted by the NABJ Broadcast Task Force. For more information and to register, go to

The NABJ webinar series also is giving people an opportunity to learn about “The Black News Channel (BNC) — Everything You Need to Know From Jobs to Programming.” That webinar takes place at 7:30 p.m. EST on May 15. To register and for more information go to