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Black Media Association 

“A media support network integrated into the community to shift and grow the culture of media.”

- BMA Motto 







Black Media Association builds equity in all media related fields through support, education and access to resources; promoting diverse authentic storytelling with representation of marginalized arts, identities and issues; placing emphasis on education, organization, diversity and ethics.


Founded on October 30th, 2017

at Eastern Michigan University

in Ypsilanti, Michigan








BMA enables a union of students and professionals dedicated to:

(a)Being an exemplary group of professionals that honor excellence in media.

(b) Increasing the number of Black media professionals working as journalists writers, editors, and other staff at the Eastern Echo, and other media entities.

(c) Promoting and advocating the best media practices with respect to coverage of Black communities and other marginalized topics within the black diaspora.

(d) Encouraging and supporting Black scholars that aim to work in media related fields and/or become entrepreneurs.

(e)  Providing in house professional development opportunities, as well as creating greater access to fellowships, internships, grants and scholarships.

(f)  Increasing the number of Black faculty and leaders in academic media programs.

(g)  Strengthening ties between Black media professionals across the nation and world.

(h) Engaging in programming and events to develop, advocate and expand the mission of Black Media Association.

(i) Working to develop the skills and network of all our members to best serve Black Media Association, Eastern Michigan University and beyond.

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