Black journalists in Kansas City met on December 5, 1981, and forged and enduring organization that would enable member to come together for fellowship and to pool their resources to benefit themselves collectively and to better serve the community. The professional organization they created helped strengthen the ties among print, broadcast and electronic media journalists.
The Kansas City Association of Black Journalists is an affiliate of the National Association of Black Journalists, which is headquartered in Washington, D.C. area. KCABJ is a not-for-profit corporation registered in Missouri with the Office of the Secretary of State.
The membership strives to stand as an example of an exemplary group of professionals who represent excellence and promote outstanding achievements among all journalists.