HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) -On Saturday, “No More Dirty, Inc.,” a non-profit in Huntsville that focus on underserved communities celebrated “2020 Black Excellence” by recognizing local Black and Brown journalists and city leaders.
Our very own reporter, Stefante Randall and photojournalist and editor, David Brazelton, was honored for their commitment to communities in the Tennessee Valley.
Just this year, there have been plenty of impactful stories impacting those communities, from protests to relocation of monuments.
Organizer Frederick Whitlow II said, if it weren’t for the media, there would be no real evidence that there is good in the community, and that things can get better.
“What if there was no media coverage? We would not know. It would be like it was back in the 1960′s and the1920′s and 1930′s, it would just be like it didn’t exist. But because of you and others in your profession, we now can see and we can experience that,” said Whitlow II.
He said the award was a way to give back for the impact our reporting has made in Madison County.
They weren’t the only ones highlighted. Violet Edwards, the first ever black female Madison County commissioner, was also recognized.