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Many newsrooms are now capitalizing the B in Black. Here are some of the people who made that happen | Poynter

Many newsrooms are now capitalizing the B in Black. Here are some of the people who made that happen | Poynter

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It took years of work behind the scenes, both with the Associated Press and despite seemingly sacred style rules.

By Kristen Hare, Poynter

Lori Tharps was at work in her basement home office in Philadelphia on June 19 when she got a text: The Associated Press Stylebook — the grammar bible for journalists — would start capitalizing the B in Black when referring to people and culture.

She screamed.

Sarah Glover was driving to cover a Juneteenth event at Malcolm X Park in Philly. At a stoplight, notifications on her phone lit up with the news. She pulled over to the side of the road and started texting and calling colleagues to celebrate.

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Marlon A. Walker was driving in Atlanta when a notification with the news popped up on the screen of his car. He hurried home to read more.

Featured Image, Clockwise from top left, Bobbi Booker, Sarah Glover, Lori Tharps, Meredith Clark, Crystal Paul and Marlon A. Walker. (Submitted photos)
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