Gulf Coast Association of Black Journalists, Inc. (GCABJ) was founded and incorporated in 2008 by Charles Mullins, JD. Mullins was a member of the Birmingham Association of Black Journalists, and saw the need for a chapter here along the Gulf Coast.


GCABJ is a local chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists, Inc. (NABJ). GCABJ is charged with carrying out the mission and the programs of the national association which strives to do the following:

  • Foster an exemplary group of professionals that honors excellence and outstanding achievements by minority journalists.
  • Provide informational and training services to the public.
  • Sensitize all media to the importance of fairness in the workplace for minority journalists.




  • Expand job opportunities and recruiting activities for veteran, young and aspiring minority journalists.


GCABJ is a professional, non-profit organization,

501 (c) 3, that strives to unite journalists and other media professionals along the Gulf Coast who are dedicated to excellence and diversity in news coverage and equality in the industry. In addition, special efforts are made to encourage students  who are interested in pursuing careers in the media. 




History/Mission