DETROIT (WWJ) – Two groups of professional journalists are coming together to help unemployed journalists.

The third annual “Show The Love Media Mixer and Benefit” is sponsored by the Detroit chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists (DC-NABJ) and the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley will be among the many journalists there, raising money to provide grants for journalists in need.

“It’s a chance to help people who deserve it; who have worked so hard on behalf of the community and sort of deserve a little help,” Riley told WWJ. “But, it’s also a chance to have a lot of fun and meet some of your local journalists. I’ll be there. Anybody who wants to ask me any questions about my column — come out. Vickie Thomas will be there — your stellar reporter for WWJ. And we just wanna have a good time, but have a good time for a cause.”

Former journalist Luther “Badman” Keith and his blues band will provide the entertainment.

The “Show The Love Media Mixer and Benefit” takes place on Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011 at 6:30pm at P.J.’s Lager House, 1254 Michigan Avenue in Detroit (three blocks east of old Tiger Stadium).

Tickets priced at $15 are available at P.J.’s Lager House and from DC-NABJ and SPJ members. Anyone who is unable to attend but still would like to make a donation is asked to mail a check with “Show the Love” in the subject line to:

Vickie Thomas
P.O. Box 44595
Detroit, MI 48244

For more details or to request aid, send an e-mail to:


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