Black Men: How Does the News Define Us?

Pulitzer-Prize Winning Journalist Leads 2nd Annual Transformative Discussion
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Glenn Proctor
Glenn Proctor
CHARLOTTE, N.C. - May 29, 2018 - PRLog -- When you turn on the news or pick up a newspaper, do the images of the black men you see inspire you?  For the second consecutive year, the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists is participating in a nationwide effort led by The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) to empower black males in newsrooms and help provide a more accurate image of black males covered in the news.

The Black Male Media Project seeks to #inspireblackmen by reigniting the discussion about their growth and development. On June 2, NABJ chapters across the country will hold programs to inform and connect black men with the resources they need to establish and enhance their careers in journalism. In Charlotte, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Proctor is leading the dialogue for the second year. Proctor has organized a group of veteran journalists who will lead open discussions about developing the tools necessary to succeed in the media, building a support team to ensure continued growth, and establishing lasting relationships by mentoring emerging journalists.

All are welcome (women, too!) as we #inspireblackmen again at this event at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 2, at Taco Mac, 4626 Piedmont Row, Charlotte. More details at

Glenn Proctor completed a journalism career spanning 41 years when he retired as executive editor and vice president of the Richmond (VA) Times-Dispatch. He shared in the Pulitzer Prize at The Akron Beacon Journal, judged Pulitzers five times, taught at Kent State and Washington and Lee universities and lectured at dozens of other schools. A Marine and Vietnam veteran, the longtime professional mentor is a career and life coach, leadership trainer, media strategist and acclaimed author. The recently released Change: Robots Driving Covered Wagons is the final volume of his critically acclaimed Finding Dust Trilogy. Volume 1, KICKING BOTTLES, NEWS & DUST is the story of a foster kid in the 1950s, raising children as a single parent, decades as a journalist and becoming a top editor. The second volume, Love, Lust & Flirts celebrates the fun, joy and pain of relationships – questions he encourages readers to explore for themselves in his latest book – 750 Questions Worth Asking Yourself or Your Significant Other. You may learn more about his writing and his company at Glenn lives in Charlotte, NC, with his wife Terri, and their dog, Cozby.

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