The New Year is both a time to reflect on the challenges and accomplishments of the past 12 months and a time to be excited about the future. As we look back at the year 2014 we should be encourage about 2015. As the BJASC closes 2014, here’s what I’m most proud of – and what has me reenergized for 2015.
This past year BJASC successfully launched a college apprentice program in partnership with the Los Angeles Wave newspaper. Selected students spent 6 weeks working part-time as a contributing writer while being mentored by BJASC members.
Additionally we continued to feature prominent newsmakers as guest during our monthly general meetings. Some included Terrance Roberts (Little Rock Nine), US Rep. Karen Bass, and LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley Thomas.
Unemployment continues to be a challenge for many of our members. Nevertheless the BJASC remains committed to being an advocate for jobs, media responsibility, and the education of its members.
To those who sacrificed their time and effort I want to thank you for your great work and your commitment to our members and mission.
On behalf of the Black Journalists Association of Southern California board of directors, I wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season.
“Whatever good things we build end up building us,” Jim Rohn.
President, The BJASC