The National Association of Black Journalists announced on Friday that the Barry Bonds Family Foundation has given it a $20,000 grant to promote entrepreneurship among black journalists. The problem is that some NABJ members felt the award shouldn’t be given now, with Bonds facing a trial on perjury charges. Some NABJ members plan to cover the trial. Richard Prince’s Journal-isms has the complete story here.
The grant is to be used to fund an annual award, designated the Ray Taliaferro NABJ Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. According to Prince, Bonds wanted to name the award after Taliaferro in recognition of the KGO-AM overnight host’s civic and public contributions to the Bay Area.