FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, October 26, 2023
PRESS CONTACT: Kenrick Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington, D.C. – The Washington Association of Black Journalists (WABJ) is pleased to announce that Street Sense Media, a renowned nonprofit recognized for its exceptional coverage of homelessness issues in the D.C. area, is the inaugural recipient of the 2023 Dr. Sheila Brooks Community Impact Award.
The WABJ Executive Board presents this award to a local business leader or organization that demonstrates an outstanding dedication to community service in the Washington, D.C. region and beyond, and whose transformative contributions have had a positive impact on disenfranchised communities.
This award was established in honor of Dr. Sheila Brooks, a longtime member of WABJ and the National Association of Black Journalists who has given more than four decades of outstanding service in journalism, communications and social impact in the community. The entrepreneur, author and Emmy-award-winning journalist is the founder, president and CEO of SRB Communications, a multicultural marketing and advertising agency.
“Street Sense Media stands as a shining example of an organization that truly embodies the spirit of community service and the track record and legacy of Dr. Brooks, who is a shining example of a communicator who uses her influence in the community to effectuate change,” said WABJ President Khorri Atkinson. “Street Sense’s work in amplifying the voices and experiences of those experiencing homelessness has left an indelible mark on the DMV area, and has served as a catalyst for positive change.”
Through its renowned multimedia platform and advocacy initiatives, Street Sense Media has established itself as an authority on homeless issues. Its impactful coverage has brought increased attention to this widely overlooked problem and provided valuable insights and solutions to address the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness.
For more information about Street Sense Media and their impactful work, please visit their website at www.streetsensemedia.org or contact Brian Carome at email@example.com.
Founded in 1975, the Washington Association of Black Journalists is an organization of more than 300 Black journalists, educators, public relations professionals and student journalists in the Washington, D.C., metro area. WABJ provides members with ongoing professional development opportunities and advocates for newsroom diversity, equity and inclusion. WABJ was named 2023 Professional Chapter of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists. For more information, please visit www.wabjdc.org