Join us for the 1st Annual NABJ/BVCL Banquet


Come celebrate the reemergence of Rutgers University’s National Association of Black Journalists chapter and commemorate an amazing year of events by the wonderful student organizations on campus Sunday, April 27 at 7:45 pm in Trayes Hall with keynote speaker Alfred Edmond, Jr. Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise as well as former Star Ledger  crime reporter Sharon Adarlo while honoring the university School of Communication assistant Dean Kevin Ewell.

10153151_472056796258084_5893759826520627036_nAlfred Edmond Jr. is Senior Vice President/Chief Content Officer of Black Enterprise. He is a content leader, brand representative and expert resource for all of the media platforms under the Black Enterprise brand.

Edmond is responsible for overseeing editorial/content policies and enforcing quality standards for all of the major franchises and partnerships of Black Enterprise, including

Edmond appears regularly on television and nationally syndicated radio, including serving as host of WVON 1690 Chicago’s The Urban Business Roundtable weekly radio show (2010-2012); host of Money Matters, a daily radio feature syndicated by American Urban Radio Networks; commentator on PBS’ Nightly Business Report; contributor to American Express OPEN Forum and The Doug Banks Show radio program; and guest expert on MSNBC’s Your Business and CNN. A nationally recognized expert on business and economic trends, Edmond is a highly sought-after public speaker and moderator.

Sharon Adarlo is a writer and artist based in Newark, New Jersey. As a freelance journalist, Sharon’s works have appeared in ThemTTbneYL Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, and other publications.

Her art practice covers drawing, painting, and illustration. She also makes animation videos.

To merge her two disciplines of art and writing, Sharon started The Newark Art Journal, an illustrated storytelling blog about her adopted hometown.

Part reportage, memoir, comic journalism, and sketchbook, its aim is to give a 360-degree view of a city she knows intimately.

Sharon has given talks on reporting, writing, comic journalism, and art at various institutions such as New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

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