2021 PROFESSIONAL NEWSPAPER SALUTE TO EXCELLENCE NOMINEES

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Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Business

Epic Failure of Legal Weed Equity in Illinois

Tom Schuba

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

I’m Just Grateful and Thankful: Tacoma’s Go Philly Owner Reflects on Whirlwind Change

Debbie Cockrell

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA

Black Homeowner, 2 Appraisals, $64,000 Difference

Elvia Malagon

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Commentary

You Were Saying? and We’re Not Playing

Christopher Murray

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia, PA

John W. Fountain, Chicago Sun-Times: A Selection of 3 Columns

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

A Collection of Columns by Suzette Hackney

Suzette Hackney

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Feature: Series

The Houston Defender Network Coronavirus Coverage

Staff, Sonceria Jiles

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX

The Black Out Series: Stories on the Effects of Racism Felt by Black Ohioans

Mike Wagner, Erica Thompson

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH

Chicago Murals Project: A Series of Reports

Staff – Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Feature: Single Story

Black Male Teachers Make a Difference

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

Why Do Schools Hang on to Discriminatory Dress Codes?

Christina Samuels

Education Week, Bethesda, MD

This Land is My Land

Evan F. Moore

Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – News: Series

Urban or Rural: Black Lives in N.C. are Being Cut Short Before They Begin

Lynn Bonner

The News & Observer in Partnership with the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg

Raleigh, N.C.

The Truth in Black and White

Mara Williams, Mike Fannin, Charles Howland

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

Milwaukee’s Promise

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – News: Single Story

30 Public Schools in Chicago are Named for Slaveholders

Lauren FitzPatrick

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Specialty

AUC Students, Faculty Adjust to Virtual Learning

Allison Joyner

Allison Joyner Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

Suicides of Black Cook County Residents Worst in a Decade

Lakeidra Chavis

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Sports

South Side Bull Rider Turns in ‘Impressive’ Clutch Performance at First Major Rodeo

Evan Moore

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – National – Business

Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

Michael Luongo

The New York Times Style/Styles Section, New York, N.Y.

A Surge in ‘Buy Black’

Nicole Norfleet

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

Coronavirus Layoffs Disproportionately Hurt Black and Latino Workers: ‘It’s Almost Like Doomsday is Coming

Deborah Berry, Nichelle Smith

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

A New Gentrification Crisis

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – National – Feature: Single Story

Images of Brutality Against Black People Spur Racial Trauma

Noreen Nasir, Jaw Hong

The Associated Press, Chicago, IL

What Reparations Mean to One American Family

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Gloria Richardson Pushed Aside a Bayonet as a ’60s Civil Rights Activist. Now 98, She Wants the New Generation to Fight On

Keith L. Alexander, Amber Ferguson

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – National – News: Investigative

This is What Happens to Us

Robert Samuels, Tracy Jan, Jose Del Real, Aaron Williams

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – National – News: Single Story

Health Issues for Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans May Cause Coronavirus to Ravage Communities

Deborah Berry

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – National – Special Project

Indifferent Justice

Wesley Lowery, Hannah Knowles, Mark Berman

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

USA TODAY 2020 Special Commemorative Edition – The Last of the Lions: Remembering John Lewis

Nichelle Smith

USA TODAY, McLean, VA

George Floyd’s America

Staff

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Commentary

Systemic Racism Has Affected All of Us. Here’s How to Start Unlearning its Harmful Lessons

Elizabeth Wellington

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

“Sincerely, Michelle” A 10-part Series on Money and Race

Michelle Singletary

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Life on the Other Side of The Tracks

John Fountain

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Feature: Single Story

Washington Supreme Court Apologizes for Racism 60 Years Later

David Gutman, Bertina Hansen, Ramon Dompor, Carlton Winfrey

The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

The Moment of Change

Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

From Englewood to the Vatican: Reminiscing with Family of New Cardinal Wilton Gregory

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Investigative

Hope, Help, Harm: At the Nation’s Leading Behavioral Health Nonprofit for Youth, Devereux Staff Abused Children in Their Care for Years

Lisa Gartner, Barbara Laker

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – News: Series

The Life and Death of John Lewis

Ernie Suggs, Tamar Hallerman, Tia Mitchell

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA

Scientists Find a Mass Grave in Tulsa That Might Be From 1921 Race Massacre

DeNeen Brown

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – News: Single Story

Their Loved Ones Were Slain in Philadelphia with No Arrests Made. Now They are Organizing to Demand Justice

Mensah Dean

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Racial Bias in Health Care Hurts Patients, But That Can Change

Sarah Gantz

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Mourning the Babies Killed in Chicago’s Violence in a Summer of Horror Now Ended

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Sports

K’Von Wallace Made it Out of Poverty to Become the Eagles’ Safety

EJ Smith

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Pandemic-ravaged Sports Seasons Create Barriers to Higher Education for Philly Athletes

Aaron Carter

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

*Nominees who have questions or corrections regarding their listings may contact awards@nabj.org by Wednesday, November 3, at 5 p.m. ET. Corrections will not be made after the deadline.

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Click titles to view entries. Links to the entries are active until January 7, 2022.

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Business

Epic Failure of Legal Weed Equity in Illinois

Tom Schuba

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

I’m Just Grateful and Thankful: Tacoma’s Go Philly Owner Reflects on Whirlwind Change

Debbie Cockrell

The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA

Black Homeowner, 2 Appraisals, $64,000 Difference

Elvia Malagon

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Commentary

You Were Saying? and We’re Not Playing

Christopher Murray

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun, Philadelphia, PA

John W. Fountain, Chicago Sun-Times: A Selection of 3 Columns

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

A Collection of Columns by Suzette Hackney

Suzette Hackney

The Indianapolis Star, Indianapolis, IN

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Feature: Series

The Houston Defender Network Coronavirus Coverage

Staff, Sonceria Jiles

Houston Defender Network, Houston, TX

The Black Out Series: Stories on the Effects of Racism Felt by Black Ohioans

Mike Wagner, Erica Thompson

The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus, OH

Chicago Murals Project: A Series of Reports

Staff – Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Feature: Single Story

Black Male Teachers Make a Difference

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

Why Do Schools Hang on to Discriminatory Dress Codes?

Christina Samuels

Education Week, Bethesda, MD

This Land is My Land

Evan F. Moore

Chicago Reader, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – News: Series

Urban or Rural: Black Lives in N.C. are Being Cut Short Before They Begin

Lynn Bonner

The News & Observer in Partnership with the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg

Raleigh, N.C.

The Truth in Black and White

Mara Williams, Mike Fannin, Charles Howland

The Kansas City Star, Kansas City, MO

Milwaukee’s Promise

James Causey

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Milwaukee, WI

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – News: Single Story

30 Public Schools in Chicago are Named for Slaveholders

Lauren FitzPatrick

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Specialty

AUC Students, Faculty Adjust to Virtual Learning

Allison Joyner

Allison Joyner Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

Suicides of Black Cook County Residents Worst in a Decade

Lakeidra Chavis

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Local Under 100,000 – Sports

South Side Bull Rider Turns in ‘Impressive’ Clutch Performance at First Major Rodeo

Evan Moore

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – National – Business

Despite Everything, People Still Have Weddings at ‘Plantation’ Sites

Michael Luongo

The New York Times Style/Styles Section, New York, N.Y.

A Surge in ‘Buy Black’

Nicole Norfleet

Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN

Coronavirus Layoffs Disproportionately Hurt Black and Latino Workers: ‘It’s Almost Like Doomsday is Coming

Deborah Berry, Nichelle Smith

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

A New Gentrification Crisis

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – National – Feature: Single Story

Images of Brutality Against Black People Spur Racial Trauma

Noreen Nasir, Jaw Hong

The Associated Press, Chicago, IL

What Reparations Mean to One American Family

Tracy Jan

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Gloria Richardson Pushed Aside a Bayonet as a ’60s Civil Rights Activist. Now 98, She Wants the New Generation to Fight On

Keith L. Alexander, Amber Ferguson

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – National – News: Investigative

This is What Happens to Us

Robert Samuels, Tracy Jan, Jose Del Real, Aaron Williams

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

*Public access to view the supporting document is unavailable due to paywall.

Newspaper – National – News: Single Story

Health Issues for Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans May Cause Coronavirus to Ravage Communities

Deborah Berry

USA TODAY, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – National – Special Project

Indifferent Justice

Wesley Lowery, Hannah Knowles, Mark Berman

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

USA TODAY 2020 Special Commemorative Edition – The Last of the Lions: Remembering John Lewis

Nichelle Smith

USA TODAY, McLean, VA

George Floyd’s America

Staff

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Commentary

Systemic Racism Has Affected All of Us. Here’s How to Start Unlearning its Harmful Lessons

Elizabeth Wellington

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

“Sincerely, Michelle” A 10-part Series on Money and Race

Michelle Singletary

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Life on the Other Side of The Tracks

John Fountain

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Feature: Single Story

Washington Supreme Court Apologizes for Racism 60 Years Later

David Gutman, Bertina Hansen, Ramon Dompor, Carlton Winfrey

The Seattle Times, Seattle, WA

The Moment of Change

Barbara Laker, Wendy Ruderman

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

From Englewood to the Vatican: Reminiscing with Family of New Cardinal Wilton Gregory

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Investigative

Hope, Help, Harm: At the Nation’s Leading Behavioral Health Nonprofit for Youth, Devereux Staff Abused Children in Their Care for Years

Lisa Gartner, Barbara Laker

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – News: Series

The Life and Death of John Lewis

Ernie Suggs, Tamar Hallerman, Tia Mitchell

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta, GA

Scientists Find a Mass Grave in Tulsa That Might Be From 1921 Race Massacre

DeNeen Brown

The Washington Post, Washington, D.C.

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – News: Single Story

Their Loved Ones Were Slain in Philadelphia with No Arrests Made. Now They are Organizing to Demand Justice

Mensah Dean

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Racial Bias in Health Care Hurts Patients, But That Can Change

Sarah Gantz

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Mourning the Babies Killed in Chicago’s Violence in a Summer of Horror Now Ended

Maudlyne Ihejirika

Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, IL

Newspaper – Regional Over 100,000 – Sports

K’Von Wallace Made it Out of Poverty to Become the Eagles’ Safety

EJ Smith

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

Pandemic-ravaged Sports Seasons Create Barriers to Higher Education for Philly Athletes

Aaron Carter

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA

*Nominees who have questions or corrections regarding their listings may contact awards@nabj.org by Wednesday, November 3, at 5 p.m. ET. Corrections will not be made after the deadline.

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