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Retired Sun-Times photographer Bob Black inducted into National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame

He was cited along with other honorees including Tom ‘The Fly Jock’ Joyner for ‘significant contributions to not only their respective fields within the journalism community but also in the black community worldwide.’

Bob Black (right) was honored Friday in South Florida.
Bob Black (right) was honored Friday in South Florida.
National Association of Black Journalists

Retired Chicago Sun-Times photographer Bob Black was inducted Friday into the National Association of Black Journalists’ Hall of Fame.

Black, who worked for the Sun-Times for 38 years after starting at the Chicago Defender, was honored in Aventura, Florida, at the NABJ’s yearly convention, along with others including Tom Joyner, the longtime Chicago radio host known as “The Fly Jock” for the years he commuted between Chicago and Dallas to host daily shows in both cities at the same time.

All were cited for “significant contributions to not only their respective fields within the journalism community but also in the black community worldwide,” according to Sarah Glover, president of the organization. “They have blazed trails and opened doors that have helped black journalists who have come after them to thrive and survive in the industry.”

The NABJ singled out Black for his photos “capturing key historical moments such as the aftermath of Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination” and also pointed to his work as “a mentor to many NABJ college students.”