NABJ hosts annual convention in the Motor City

Posted at 11:02 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 06:19:30-04

Detroit and its comeback have become headline news around the world. People are intrigued and excited about our city's passion and progress. 

It's been 26 years since the convention has been hosted in the Motor City. 

Over the next several days, storytellers will converge upon Motown for the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention and career fair. This event is expected to drive an estimated $10 million into the Motor City economy.

The story of the city's revitalization, as incomplete as it may be, it's still an important story. And to have NABJ here in the city is a very important thing and it's a part of Detroit's legacy, and it should be an extension of the voices, and minds that are telling and writing our truth – the truth about Detroit's past, it's present and promising future.

Upwards of 3000 black journalists from near and far across our great country will step foot on our precious soil for NABJ's 2018 national convention and career fair. 

Storytellers in our town sharing their knowledge and gifts with their peers, distant colleagues, our community and the young scholars eager to walk the same path. 

The exchange of ideas and visions, kicked out at a town hall meeting held in Detroit, where some familiar faces were in the place. 

The gathering of dialogue called "Diversity in the D," was held at the city theatre inside Hockey Town.

But diversity is just one part. 

Experts estimate that $10 million in expected to be spent in the city of Detroit, while the journalists and guest are in Detroit, which is a win-win for all involved.