PBPRS Events & News

2017 Happenings: check out our PBPRS blog page

June 2017

June 16, 2017 at Liberty View Ballroom at Independence Visitor Center

 PBPRS conference #PowerPR: Strength in Excellence, the Power of Us

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March 2017                        

                                                    Check Out PBPRS Women's History Month Features on our blog page

WDAS FM's Frankie Darcell!


December 2016

PBPRS held our Crisis Communications Workshop at Independence Blue Cross on Dec 6, 2016!

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September 15, 2016

President Monica Peters Honored by The Philadelphia Tribune

Congratulations to our President Monica Peters on being honored by The Philadelphia Tribune as a 2016 Influential Leader at The Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Congratulations to all the honorees in Philadelphia making a difference.

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July 20, 2016

PBPRS pre-DNC mixer in the news!

                     Over 100 professionals came out for PBPRS pre-DNC event!  Get the scoop here in The Philadelphia Sunday Sun!


July 13, 2016

           Philadelphia Black PR Society Celebration and pre-DNC Mixer@ South, 5pm-7pm  

Come celebrate with the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (PBPRS), and new President Monica Peters for our Pre-DNC Mixer at Bynum brothers' new soul cuisine restaurant "South" on 600 N. Broad St in Fairmount.  Thanks to VISIT PHILADELPHIA, Philadelphia 2016 DNC Host Committee, WHYY and the Black Urban Professionals in Philly (BUPPIES) for their support! Event is free.

May 2016

PBPRS partnered with the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists for their May 10 "Off the Record" discussion at NBC10 studios with Rev. Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The convention takes place in Philadelphia July 25-28, 2016.



Monica Peters becomes new President of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society

"I am honored to serve as your leader"

On May 1, Monica Peters became the new President of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society. Peters is a seasoned journalist and strategic communications public relations veteran from Philadelphia.  She is the Immediate Past Vice President-Print of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. 

Peters, an advocate for tech diversity, handled national public relations on behalf of a tech-education incubator in Silicon Valley for the Whitehouse’s My Brother’s Keeper Hackathon initiative in 2014 and 2015 in Philadelphia and Oakland, California.

 Peters is also known for her public relations expertise on civil rights cases handling press logistics for high profile legal cases Learn more.

January 2016

             National Black Public Relations Society Announces Neil Foote as President and Releases Diversity Action Plan

(Los Angeles – January 12) The National Black Public Relations Society Inc. (NBPRS), the foremost organization for image-makers and brand strategists, released a bold diversity action plan today that focuses on Four Commitments designed to disrupt and transform the industry.

Effective January 12th, the leadership team includes Foote, president; Craig Muckle, treasurer; Sherri Jones, parliamentarian; and Deisha Barnett and Tamekia Ashford, members-at-large. The Presidents Circle, established in 2014 to provide an historical perspective in the decision making process, includes Payne as immediate past president, and Deborah Hyman joins Wynona Redmond to serve as president emeritus. Learn more.

October 2015

National Black Public Relations Society (NBPRS) held its invite-only 2015 State of the Industry Summit in Washington DC at the Dupont Hotel 50 communications professionals were invited to participate including our, now, President Monica Peters serving as an Innovation and Techonology roundtable expert.

*DOWNLOAD NBPRS infographic and white paper released exploring the major trends affecting U.S. communicators professionals identifying as black #PowerPR HERE.