NABJ co-founder says Unity's mission has changed since NLGJA joined

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Joe Davidson, co-founder of the National Association of Black Journalists, says he has changed his mind about having NABJ rejoin Unity since the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association joined Unity last week. “NLGJA's inclusion in Unity changes the mission of Unity,” he tells Journal-isms’ Richard Prince. “Throughout Unity's history, its mission has been to advance the interests of journalists of color, as its full name now, but perhaps not for long, indicates." There's been talk recently about Unity dropping "journalists of color" from its description. NABJ President Gregory Lee has appointed a commission to examine Unity’s governmental and financial structures and help the organization decide whether it should reunite with Unity. NABJ withdrew from Unity in April, saying it was no longer financially prudent to be part of the alliance.

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