By Assunta Ng
The black convention had an attendance of 2,500 in its event, one of the highest of its attendance. One African American who worked for the ABC affiliate, told me that the black convention was well done and successful with many corporate sponsors.
Black journalists were able to pull off a great conference without Unity. This proves that they don’t really need to stick with Unity. However reality is, Unity could not afford the absence of support of black journalists. Is there any way that Unity could work something out with the black journalists? We know it’s about money. Perhaps, Unity can be more flexible to accommodate them, and vice versa. I miss connecting with these journalists at Unity, and some black journalists have shared with me that they miss interacting with us too.
The voices of our black colleagues are powerful and essential. Lets not have the next UNITY without them. (end)