Special Honors 2023

2023 WABJ Special Honors & Scholarship Gala

The Washington Association of Black Journalists’ annual Special Honors & Scholarship Gala is back on Saturday, December 2nd. Stay tuned for some exciting news about this year’s honorees, venue, and special guests. 

This year promises to be bigger and better than our 2022 inaugural program, which was sold out and drew several special guests including DC Mayor Muriel Bowser, Prince George’s County State’s Attorney Aisha N. Braveboy, and actor Jalyn Hall who stars as ‘Emmett Till’ in the movie “TILL.”

This event celebrates and recognizes D.C. area Black journalists, educators and communications professionals, and students for their distinguished body of work. 

It is also a fundraiser to support our longstanding Urban Journalism Workshop for local high school students, and to sustain our scholarship programs and year-round professional development programming. Click HERE for information on sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Join us as we continue to work to support Black media professionals and aspiring journalists who pursue truth and work to tell our stories the way we want to see them told. WE SEE YOU!

For all inquiries, please email awards@wabjdc.org.