Courier’s LaMont Jones Jr., Debbie Norrell win Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann Media Awards during May 2 reception

Congratulations are in order to the New Pittsburgh Courier’s LaMont Jones Jr., above, and Lifestyles Editor Debbie Norrell, below, for their much-earned Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Vann Media Awards!



Mr. Jones received his award in the Newspaper Feature category, winning for a story on “Cuba’s Open Secret: A Complex Color Bias Rooted in Colonialism Continues to Disadvantage Those There with Dark Skin.” Click the link below to read the award-winning story.

Ms. Norrell received her award in the Newspaper Health/Science/Environment category for “A New Sharon Epperson: CNBC Finance Expert Suffered Brain Aneurysm.”

Read the award-winning story below.



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