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“Dean of Black Press” and Tuscaloosa native, George Curry

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By Kevil Tice ~

It saddens us to learn of the passing of T-Town’s own, George Curry.  Mr. Curry was born in Tuscaloosa and attended Druid High School.  He passed away on August 20th.  He was 69.

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Among various moments of recognition and several awards, Mr. Curry has been named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists, received the National Urban Coalition award, and a Missouri Honor Medal for Distinguished Service in Journalism from the University of Missouri.  He was called “Dean of black press columnists.”

His career spans from working for Sports Illustrated and being the editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine to traveling to write about the war with Iraq and covering presidential campaigns to becoming president of the American Society of Magazine Editors.  He was also the founding director of the St. Louis Minority Journalism Workshop.  The list goes on and on.

ap_050910027619_vert-ada8398e128acb7d54fafc478ae5eaa61ef72561-s300-c85George Curry also appeared on 20/20, CBS Evening News, Fox Network News, Good Morning America, BET, CNN, etc.

His contributions to the world as a journalist, along with his extreme passion and advocacy for the African American Community will never be forgotten.

We, at T-Town Buzz Media, give our condolences to his family and friends.  The world of journalists … our community … anyone who knew and loved him … will definitely experience the impact of his passing.

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